OHMC 2019 Events

Ohio Muskie Show

January 11-13

Makoy Center, Columbus, OH

 

58th Annual OHMC Awards Banquet

March 23

McCalls Banquet Center, Canton, OH

 

Muskie Max

March 2-3

Printscape Arena, Canonsburg, Pa.

 

OHMC  Spring Outing

May 4-5

West Branch, Portage County

West Branch Reservoir

 

 

 

Leesville Lungefest

June 8

Leesville Lake, Leesville, Oh

 

 

49th Annual OHMC Summer Contest And Division Day

July 19-21

Salt Fork Lake, Cambridge, Ohio

 

 

 

 

7th Annual Minnow Fund Muskie Outing

September 28-29

Pymatuning Lake, Ashtabula County

 

 

 

 Muskie Munch

October 19

Piedmont Lake, Piedmont, Oh

 

 

 

Milton Muskie Munch Results

Saturday turned out to be a typical October day for 2018, heavy mist, drizzle, and rain at times with temperatures from 40 to 45 degrees.  Lake Milton was also in the middle of a major drawdown, probably dropping a couple feet during the week.  With all that being said, 16 hearty anglers gave it a try to catch the longest fish of the day.  Some of the smarter boats had nice enclosures with rumored heaters and even stoves to cook Ramon noddle lunches.  Others had the opportunity to test out a beautiful fiberglass multi species boat just purchased days before.  When all was said and done, John Ringenbach, guided by Tim Smith in that new boat, was able to claim first prize with a very lengthy 31.5″ fish, beating out two catfish and a sub.  Though he was lucky Ricky Bobby Bondy was not able to land two fish most likely stretching beyond 32″. Given the results, the big fish pool was donated to the Minnow fund earmarked for a few more fingerlings to be stocked in Lake Milton next year.  This was our last event of the year, thanks to all for supporting OHMC throughout the year, and see you and the banquet in 2019.

Milton Muskie Munch

Our final tournament of the year will be a 1 day event at Lake Milton Saturday, October 27th. Registration will be held at the Pointview ramp starting at 6:30 am. Fishing times will be from 7am-5pm with fish being turned in NO later than 5:30pm. Entry will be $15 with a $5 Big Fish pool. The event is open to all.  The longest fish of the tournament will determine the winner.  Hope to see everyone there!!

48th Annual O.H.M.C. Open Summer Contest Results

The OHMC held our 48th annual Summer Contest on Saturday, July 21st and Sunday, July 22nd, 2018 at Piedmont Lake. The weekend seemed to be plagued with many anglers having a variety of boat trailer problems. These issues once again displayed the true character of our club. First, past president Fred Lederer had problems on the highway on Thursday evening. But Chad Harmon, Kevin LaRoche, Phil Cummings, and Greg Eichen all jumped in and helped in their own way. A new member showed up with his sons and had a trailer weld break in the marina parking lot. Our trustees jumped into action and walked the trailer to the ramp to ensure the repair could be made. We had two other members with further trailer problems, but you get the idea, in each instance, our members stepped up and banded together to get everyone on the water. We really do have a wonderful group that I’m proud to be affiliated with.

On Friday evening, we began to assemble and soon laughter, handshakes, and stories began to fill the air. It’s always special to see old friends and new at these events. The weather for the weekend looked ominous with forecasts of heavy non-stop rain dominating the predictions. In typical fashion, trustees Rick Daniels and Kevin Proffit showed up with a tent suitable for all members to have shelter available.

The rain started early on Saturday morning but didn’t last long, we would only see minor sprinkles a couple times for the entire event thankfully. The cooler temps and partly cloudy skies made for perfect weather for this event. Many locals had warned us about the poor fishing recently at Piedmont and the dire predictions seemed to indicate we would struggle for slime in this event. We had 40 anglers set out in search of an opportunity to use their net.

We assembled on Saturday evening for some fantastic steaks, thanks to Rick Simpson, Fred Lederer, and Jerry Rice. Tim Smith once again cooked fresh corn-on-the-cob and there were many other great side dishes to fill our bellies with yummy goodness. We drew our raffle winners, including Rich Daniels winning our lure board and Fred Lederer winning our 50/50. Some of the members went out after dinner, while others elected to enjoy a great evening with a cold beverage and good friends.

By Sunday afternoon, we assembled to see if anyone had cracked the code. Indeed, out of 40 anglers, we had 31 fish reported as being caught. Chuck Land turned in the biggest fish at 45.50 inches and collected $195 for his accomplishment. Scott Donohew turned in 6 fish to claim first place, Phil Cummings turned in 5 fish to earn second place, and Phil Jarvis turned in 4 fish to claim third place. Our winners will get their trophies at our banquet next Spring.

All fish caught: Scott Donohew (32.00, 36.00, 43.00, 33.50, 33.50, 36.00) 58.00 points; Phil Cummings (32.50, 33.25, 32.75, 34.75, 34.50) 43.75 points; Phil Jarvis (31.25, 31.50, 34.50, 38.00) 29.25 points; Dave White (40.00, 36.00) 24.00 points; Chuck Land (45.50) 19.50 points; Jerry Rice (42.00) 16.00 points; Rich Reeves (39.00) 13.00 points; Fred Lederer (37.50) 11.50 points; Seige Bostwick (37.00) 11.00 points; Greg Eichen (36.00) 10.00 points; Elmer McClure (35.00) 9.00 points; Kyle Jones (33.50) 7.50 points; David Baio (33.50) 7.50 points; Tim Smith (33.00) 7.00 points; Bill Zonker (32.00) 6.00 points; Linda Zonker (32.00) 6.00 points; Troy Oliver (32.00) 6.00 points; Jeff Clark (32.00) 6.00 points.

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