The weather people said it would be a tough day with rain and thunderstorms, but except for an occasional light rain, Saturday June 19th turned out to be a great day to catch muskies. We had 35 anglers sign up to fish the LungeFest at Leesville and most saw action in terms of follows, lost fish and catches. When the day was finished 21 fish hit the nets with 8 being over 40 inches. Rick Thorp led the way with a 5 fish day. The winner of the event was David White with a beautiful 45″ fish. Dave also claimed the big fish pot and graciously donated $60 back to the Minnow Fund. Here is a list of all the fish caught and a few pictures from the event.
Jerry Rice 31″
John Diez 38″ (caught on a fly)
Scott Donohew 33″
Don Gutshall 43.5″
Jack McAllister 39.75″
Bill Schultz Jr. 38.5″
Matt Litten 38″
Leo Soehnlen 37.25″
Rick Thorp 44″, 39.5″, 40.25″, 42.5″, 42.5″
Dave White 39.5″, 45″
Tim Smith 43.5″, 40.5″
Anna Marie Land 36″
Russ Roberts 35″
Jeff Lucas 34.5″
Jason Basic 36″
June is a busy month for the OHMC. The Leesville LungeFest will be held on Saturday, June 19th from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm. This is a one-day event where the longest muskie 30 inches or over by length wins the event. All fish must be turned in no later than 5:30 pm at the launch ramp parking lot. Registration will be from 6:00 am -7:00 am at the launch ramp south of the dam. You can also register online at
Entry is $15 with an optional $5 Big Fish pool.
Just a reminder, the Saturday before, June 12th, is our banquet at the SYB Party Center. Please try to get your reservations in before June 8th. You can register online at
or you can mail in your reservation using the form on our website at
We look forward to seeing you at the LungeFest and the Banquet.