8th Annual Minnow Fund Outing at West Branch

Time for the 8th Annual Minnow Fund outing to be held on September 26th and 27th at West Branch.  The preturnover shallow bite should be in full swing by then meaning there will be a lot of opportunities for numbers of fish and big fish.

The event will begin at 8 am on Saturday and concludes at 3 pm on Sunday.  All fish 30 inches or greater will count and be scored using the standard Muskies Inc. method.  Winners of 1st place and 2nd place will receive trophies at our 2021 Banquet.  All fish must be turned into the Tournament Director by 3:30 pm at the parking lot located directly across from the campsite office at West Branch.

There is camping available at West Branch.  Here is the site to make a reservation:


You can register for the event one of 3 ways:

Register online at


the online registration includes payment thru PayPal.

Or, Mail your registration to OHMC, 17712 Edgewater, Lakewood, Ohio 44107,

Or, register in person Saturday morning from 6 am to 8 am in the parking lot directly across from the campsite office at West Branch; look for our canopy.  Due to Covid restrictions, there will be no registration Friday evening at the campsites. We will be observing best practices for Covid 19 during registration.

We encourage registration online or by mail to respect the risks due to Covid 19.  In that light, we will not be providing a fish fry Friday night nor a meal Saturday night which is what has been done in the past.

The entry fee will be $20 and there will be a big fish pool entry of $5.   Entry fees and money raised will be directly deposited to the Minnow Fund.   In the past 7 years, we have donated over $43,000 to the stocking efforts in Ohio.   Thank you for your support which has made this a reality.

We look forward to seeing you all there.

Here are the rules for the event.

2020 Minnow Fund Outing Rules