2020 Banquet and Awards

Saturday night proved to be a wonderful February night in Ohio.  We gathered to celebrate 2019 at the SYB Party Center in Stow, Ohio.  What a great venue, with great support and good food.  Thanks to the team at SYB for helping make our night.

We gathered to welcome in our new President, Jeff Ferjutz, and thank our outgoing President, Paul Anderson for his many years of service as a Trustee, Treasurer and President.

We gathered to recognize our 2019 event winners for showing us how to be successful when many us of came up empty.

Spring Outing

May 4th & 5th, 2019

West Branch

1st Place – Mike Adamski

1st Place – Steven McManaway

2nd Place – Ethan Erb



June 8th, 2019


1st Place – Tim Smith



 Summer Contest

July 20th & 21st, 2019

Salt Fork

1st Place – Matt Clark



Minnow Fund Outing

September 28th & 29th, 2019


1st Place – Paul Anderson

2nd Place – Robert Basic



Muskie Munch

October 19th, 2019


1st Place – Ray Elkins



2019 Overall Tournament Winner

David White

4 Muskies


We gathered to recognize our award winners for their outstanding catches in 2019.

Fifty-Inch Award

2019 First Time 50” Catch

Lucas Marusiak

David White

2018 First Time 50” Catch

Pat Klingensmith


Matthew Smith Memorial

Award for Juniors 2019


Boys “Released”

Lucas Marusiak – 50.00”


Girls “Released”

Allison Wagner – 40.00”



Ohio Huskie Muskie Club

Royalty 2019


King “Released”

Scott Donohew – 51.50”



Queen “Released”

Linda Zonker – 49.00”



2019 H.E. “Pooch” Curry Award

(Largest Muskie Caught in Ohio)


Scott Donohew – 51.50”


May 30th, 2019


We gathered to honor our Mr. Muskie and Woman of the Year for their contributions to the success of our club and the muskie fishery in the State of Ohio.

Keith and Danielle Ott from the marinas on Leesville and Ohio Valley Boats.


Finally we gathered to hear a great update from Kevin Page, DOW, on the muskie program in Ohio and what we are learning from the tagging study.


Thanks to all who attended and we hope to see you at our IceBreaker event on March 28 at Piedmont Lake.