Ice Breaker Results

The water was dirty, the wind was brutal, but that did not stop a select few from braving the day in search of that 57” monster living within the depths of Salt Fork Lake.  All it takes is just one more cast or one slight adjustment to your trolling pattern to land your next personal best.

Water was covered, shores were casted to, bait was searched for, but the fish just did not want to cooperate.  It wasn’t for the lack of trying, though.  While no fish were caught, the Minnow Fund did receive a new donation of $105, thanks to the Big Fish Pool.


We look forward to seeing everyone at the next event.

  • 53rd Annual OHMC Main Event held at Piedmont Lake, June 10th and 11th.


The first OHMC event of 2023 will be the Icebreaker at Salt Fork Lake on Saturday, March 25th.  If all goes well, we will not actually have to break ice to get to open water.  April 2022, ODNR performed an electroshock survey and recorded a 57” monster, as well as a 53” beast! One of these two fish might just be your next personal best Muskie. If helping to contribute to the Minnow Fund isn’t enough of an incentive to come join us, then landing one of these giants will be.

The is a single day event which will run from 7:00 am to 5:30 pm, Saturday.  The winning fish must be at least 30 inches or greater.  The 1st place winner and any ties will receive trophies at our 2024 Banquet.  All fish must be turned into the Tournament Director by 6:30 pm at the Old Marina Boat Launch parking lot or via the cell phone number provided the night before the event.

You can register for the event 1 of 3 ways:

  • Register online at
    • Register Here
    • The online registration includes payment thru PayPal.
  • Via postal mail
    • OHMC, 17712 Edgewater, Lakewood, Ohio 44107
  • In person
    • Saturday morning from 6:00 am to 6:30 am in the Old Marina Boat Launch parking lot.

Once registered, you can launch from any public launch.

The entry fee will be $15 with a $5 big fish entry pool.   Proceeds of this event will help fund the OHMC’s contribution to the Minnow Fund.

We look forward to seeing you all there!

Here are the rules for the event.

Ice Breaker Rules and Regulations


New for 2023 and going forward:

  • ALL fish mush be photographed on a bump board.
  • A to-be-determined identifier released the night before the start of the event must also be present in each photo. It will be found on our social media so be sure to follow us on Facebook (Ohio Huskie Muskie Club Inc) and on Instagram (@ohiohuskiemuskieclub).The identifier must be printed off or handwritten. No fish submissions with a virtual identifier will be accepted (i.e., cell phone image of identifier, edited images overlaying identifier, etc.).
  • Fish submissions not on a bump board or without the correct event identifier present in the picture will be disqualified.


Recap of 2023 Banquet

Our 62th Annual Ohio Huskie Muskie Club business
meeting and awards banquet was held on Saturday, February 18,
2023 at the SYB Party Center located at 4157 Hudson Drive,
Stow, Ohio 44224.

We had 70 members and guests attend the banquet, with vendor tables, business meeting and a great presentation from Kevin Page of the Division of Wildlife.

The key part of the banquet was a presentation of the awards earned in 2022.  Here is a rundown on the awards as well as many pictures from the banquet.


Joe Blackwell “Mr. Muskie” Award 2022

Elmer Heyob

February 18th, 2023

Matthew Smith Memorial Award for Juniors


Cooper Marshall


Piedmont Lake, June 25th, 2022


Lucy Marshall


Leesville Lake, June 30th, 2022

Fifty Inch Award

Brad Evans


Salt Fork Lake, November 27th, 2022

Kyle Jones


Caesar Creek, July 2nd, 2022

Jeff Cooper


Caesar Creek, August 5th, 2022


 E. “Pooch” Curry Award 2022

Brad Evans


Salt Fork Lake, November 27th, 2022


Queen Royalty Award 2022

Maggie Butara


Leesville Lake, September 4th


2022 Event Awards 


March 26th, 2022

Piedmont Lake

1st Place – David White

48” Muskie 


May Madness

May 14th, 2022

Salt Fork Lake

1st Place – David White

43.75” Muskie



June 11th, 2022

Leesville Lake

1st Place – Jabez Burford

43.5” Muskie


52nd Annual Summer Contest

July 9th & 10th, 2022

Pymatuning Lake

1st Place – Chuck Land Sr.

4 Muskies

64.25 Points

2nd Place – Frank Smith

1 Muskie

22 Points


10th Annual Minnow Fund Outing

October 1st, 2022

West Branch Reservoir

1st Place – Drew Bennett

46” Muskie


2022 Overall Tournament Champion

David White

5 Muskies

65.75 Points

10 or More Release Award Dunmire Award
Patrick Klingensmith 253 51
Mike McKenzie 207 24
Chuck McKnight 186
Bob Marshall 143 18
Elmer Heyob 134
Bill Schultz Jr. 127 14
David White 110 28
John Thompson 104 18
Kyle Jones 92 48
Brad Evans 63 13
George Weber 60 14
Derek Halas 58 5
Carl Conrad 53 3
Maurice Potvin Jr. 53
Donald Gutshall 51 9
John Proch 50 4
Charles Klingensmith 44 10
Robert Basic 42 5
Sam Reichenbach 35 4
David Simmons 33 9
Mike Wile 29 3
Thomas Morris 29 3
Greg Them 27
Kevin La Roche 26 6
David Stephenson 26
William Lambert 25 4
Jim Cook 24
Ray Elkins 24 3
Adam Starr 24 4
Phillip Jarvis 23 6
Tony Crisp 21
John Ringenbach 21 9
Patrick Andino 16
Michael Kinney 16 3
Jim Mayberry 16
Cooper Marshall 15
Josh Marshall 13
Mike Erwin 11
Kathy Mitchell 11 3
Neil Butara 10 4
Paul Shepherd 10
Chuck Harmon 4
Jeff Cooper 4
Matt Foose 3
Philip Ringenbach 3