Sixty years ago this year, the Ohio Huskie Muskie Club was founded thru the efforts of Merrill Gilfillan and John Pelton, both working with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. The Ohio Huskie Muskie Club is one of the oldest muskie clubs in the United States. We will celebrate our anniversary at our banquet on June 12th at the SYB Party Center in Stow, Ohio.
To begin the celebration, in partnership with the Cleveland Fishing Company, we are offering a selection of apparel commemorating our 60 years. Included in the offering are Performance Long Sleeve shirts, Sun shirts, Tee shirts, Hoodies and Sun Hoodies.
Cleveland Fishing Company is providing the shirts at a reduced rate with profits being donated to the Minnow Fund to help continue the strong stocking program of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.
To order, just visit Cleveland Fishing Company’s site at
The apparel will be available to order beginning Monday, April 19th and will available only thru Sunday April 25th. This is a one-time opportunity, OHMC will not be carrying the apparel in our merchandise inventory.
Now that breaking ice is behind us, time to go crazy with some May Madness. Our next event is Saturday, May 15th at Salt Fork Lake. The muskies can always be muskies, but we should be putting lures in front of hungry fish fully recovered from the spawn with shad spawning on shoreline cover everywhere. This event is a big fish event with a $15 entry fee with the winner being the angler who catches the longest fish above 30 inches. To add some Madness, you can choose from our standard Big Fish Pool with an additional $5 fee or our Total Points Pool with an additional $35 fee. Both pools will payout 100% of all pool entry fees. In the case of the Big Fish Pool, winner takes all. In the case of the Total Points Pool, 1st place is 60%, 2nd place is 30% and 3rd place is 10%. The Total Points Pool will require pictures on a bump board and of the angler holding the fish and a bunch of rules. Please read the rules linked below as well as the Total Points Information sheet. Everyone will launch from the Old Marina Boat launch with tournament hours from 7:30 am to 6:00 pm. The registration for this tournament will be online only and you must be registered by 9 am, Friday, May 14th to participate in the tournament. Here is the link for registration:
All Total Points Pool anglers must use a bump board measuring device. If you do not have one, here is a link to Muskie Bumper, they make great boards:
All anglers in a boat must be registered for the tournament and must be signed up for the same pool. If you are fishing by yourself, it is much easier to take the required pictures for the Total Points Pool if you have a cell phone holder with a suction cup to attached to your boat where needed. They can be had for less than $15 at Walmart, Target, or similar stores.
May Madness Rules
May Madness Information sheet