What a beautiful weekend for a two-day muskie tournament on Piedmont Lake! We had 41 anglers hit the water in search of some Ohio giants. 20 fish were submitted with Phil Jarvis catching the biggest one of all measuring in at 45.5” to just edge out Mike Ayers’ 45.25” muskie. Phil took home a cool $200 cash for winning the Big Fish pot. Young Kenna Harmon came prepared to take on Goliath and showed us grown-ups how it’s done as she put a 39.25” and a 39” muskie in the boat to claim 1st place in the Main Event! Dave White also landed two muskies, (38.75” and 33”), to take 2nd place. Congrats to Kenna and Dave who will be awarded plaques at this year’s OHMC banquet.
Also catching fish; Brad Evans 33”, 33”, and 31”, Donnie Gutshall 42.75”, Jeff Ferjutz 41.25”, Scott Donohew 40.25”, Jerry Rice 39.25”, Rick Thorp 37.75”, Tyler Lynn 36.75”, Chris Truax 33”, Gordon Lynn 32.5”, Derek Halas 31”, Richard Daniels 30.5”, and Jessie Wolford 30.5”. Great job to all who put fish on the board this weekend! We would love to share any additional pics of your catches and you can send them to us on our social media accounts.
But…it wasn’t just a weekend of fishing. Around 20 anglers joined around the grill Saturday afternoon to share fish stories and a perfectly cooked shore lunch. Jerry surprised us all with not just his lure making skills, but his grilling skills as well. Thanks for jumping in there and running the grill, Chef Jerry, and thanks to everyone else that helped set up, tear down, and those that brought side dishes.
The Grand Prize Raffle was also drawn during the luncheon. Congratulations to Carlton C for winning a 1 week stay in the North Fork Marina Studio cabin, 1-day guided fishing trip with Ohio Muskie Guide Service, custom rod by Charles Alexander, Shimano Tranx reel, Muskie Bumper measuring board, and a tackle box full of muskie baits.
Thanks to all who attended and be sure to mark your calendars now for our next event at Leesville Lake on Saturday September 9th.