Annual Awards Banquet February 19th, 2022

Our 61th Annual Ohio Huskie Muskie Club business
meeting and awards banquet will be on Saturday, February 19,
2022 at the SYB Party Center located at 4157 Hudson Drive,
Stow, Ohio 44224.
Doors will open at 3:30 pm with the business meeting
starting at 4:00 pm, followed by time to socialize and buy that
lure which will make all the difference in 2022. All members
are urged to attend. During the business meeting, you will be
electing new officers and choosing your 2023 Summer Contest
lake. You must be a paid up member to vote in the meeting.
The banquet will start at 6:00 pm followed by our dinner
and award presentations. The banquet meal will be $30 per
person for adults and $15 for children age 10 and under.
We will be keeping an eye on CDC Covid announcements and
ask that you comply with whatever the current state of mask
wearing is in February.

You can register for the Banquet on line at the following site:

At the site you can register yourself and anyone
attending with you and pay for the meals thru PayPal. This
application has proven successful for our events because it is so easy
to use, so please give it a try.

If you would like to register by mailing the form back, please
make you check payable to “OHMC” and mail to :

OHMC, 17712 Edgewater Dr., Lakewood, Ohio 44107

The mail in form can be found here:

2022 OHMC Events

So…Who’s ready for 2022?  Here is all the information about our upcoming year’s events


2022 Banquet

Saturday, February 19, 2022 at the SYB Party Center, 4157 Hudson Dr, Stow, OH 44224



Saturday, March 26, 2022 at Piedmont Lake

One day tournament with winner being longest fish caught.

May Madness

Saturday, May 14, 2022 at Salt Fork Lake

One day tournament with winner being longest fish caught; also special cash pool for those interested.


Saturday, June 11, 2022 at Leesville Lake

One day tournament with winner being longest fish caught.

52nd Annual Summer Contest

July 9th and July 10th at Pymatuning Lake

Two day tournament with winner being total points for the event.

10th Annual Minnow Fund Outing

Saturday, October 1st at  West Branch Reservoir

One day tournament with winner being longest fish caught.

Minnow Fund Outing Results

What we thought would be a hot bite, turned into a tough bite.  We had 41 anglers attack West Branch from every angle both casting and trolling, conventional gear and fly rods, big Ranger boats and kayaks.  When the “dust” settled Corey Zelinski won the event with 2 fish, a 40″ and 39″ for a total of 27 points.  Just a touch behind also with 2 fish of 41.5″ and 37″ was Jason Chalmers for a total of 26.5 points.  Just behind Jason’s 26.5 points, was Derek Halas who also caught 2 fish of 40″ and 38″ for a total of 26 points.  Derek was one of the fisherman who catches his fish from a kayak.  Justin Knecht was able to net 3 fish of 38″, 33″ and 32.5″.  Russ Roberts caught 2 of 34″ and 40″.  Others catching fish were Mike Mindala 38″, Anna Land 30″, Greg Eischen 35.75″, Kevin LaRoche 38″ and Justin Branham 35″.

We were able to raise over $1,000 for the Minnow Fund through this event, so a big thank you to all who entered and the many who donated extra dollars for the Minnow Fund.

This event concludes our 2021 fishing events.  Our next big event will be our Banquet at the SYB Party Center on February 19, 2022.  Make you plans to be there and watch Corey and Jason accept their Minnow Fund Outing trophies.


Corey holding a beauty


9th Annual Minnow Fund Outing September 25th and 26th

The final event of 2021 is our 9th Annual Minnow Fund Outing at West Branch on Saturday September 25th and Sunday September 26th.  Given that we are in a pre-turnover period, the fish should be feeding heavy to begin bulking up for the winter.  The tournament will run from 7:00 am Saturday to 2:00 pm Sunday.  Tournament registration is online at


You can also register in person at the West Ramp of West Branch from 6:00 am to 8:00 am on Saturday.  All fish must be turned in to the tournament director by 2:30 pm on Sunday at the West Ramp.

All entries fees will go directly into the Minnow Fund.  We will not be having any raffles, so any donations also would be very much appreciated and would go directly into the Minnow Fund.  Entry fee is $20 with a Big Fish pool of $5 if you chose to participate.  First and second place will receive trophies at our banquet in 2022.  Scoring will be based on points with each fish 30” or greater getting 4 points for the fish and additional points for every inch over 30 inches.   For example, a 42.5” fish would earn 4 points plus 12.5 points for a total of 16.5 points.  The winner will be the highest total points for the weekend.  All fish entered will be based on a honor system, no pictures are required but please take some pictures of your fish for our Instagram and Facebook pages.

Summer Contest Results

What a fun weekend for the Summer Contest at West Branch.  Saturday was a calm nice summer day with a few weekend boaters to increase the  drama.  Sunday kept them away with fairly steady rain from 9 am until closing a 2 pm.  We had 45 anglers sign up to fish the event, with a total of 28 fish caught.   Leading the way with 8 fish, and winning not only the event but the Big Fish pool was Chase Gibson.  This was Chase’s first time fishing one of Ohio’s program lakes, and he was very impressed with the quality and size of the muskie.   He hopes West Virginia DNR can take a page from the Ohio book.  Chase caught his fish casting and jigging deeper waters.  Second place was captured by Neil Butara with 4 fish.  Unlike Chase, Neil was able to find his fish shallow, fishing weed beds.  Congratulations to Chase and Neil for their success over the weekend.  Here is a list of the fish reported and some pictures:

Chase Gibson 37″, 41″, 31.75″, 40.5″, 40″, 38.75″, 36.75″, 43.25″.

Neil Butara 36″, 38″, 41′, 40″

Bob Basic  43″ and 38″

Adam Boneham  37″

Phil Ringenbach  41.75″

Chris Daniels 42″

Chad Harmon 36″

Rick Thorp 37″

Tim Smith 38″

Brian Luttmer 38″ and 32.5″

Graham Hardesty  32″ and 33″

Brad Clement  42.5″

John Ringenbach  35″

Tim Grant  31″ and 36″


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