As the air and water temps start to drop, and trees start to change colors, Fall has finally arrived here in Ohio. While some anglers start hanging up their rods and winterizing their boats, muskie anglers chuckle knowing this is one of the best times of the year to be on the water. We welcome the empty lakes with open arms, and what better way to end the tournament season than at West Branch, one of Ohio’s top muskie lakes. As the fish prepare for the long winter months ahead of us, they should be feeding heavily, providing even more opportunities to hook intoyour new personal best muskie. So, what are you waiting for? Head on over to our online registration now and come enjoy an awesome day of muskie fishing.
This is a single day event which will run from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm, Saturday. The angler who submits the longest musky of the tournament will be declared the winner. The 1st place winner and any ties will receive trophies at our 2024 Banquet. The winner of the Big Fish pool will be based on the longest fish turned in amongst all Big Fish pool entrants and will receive all Big Fish pool money. Ties will not be broken; the prize pot will be split evenly amongst tied entrants. All fish must be submitted to the Tournament Director by 6:30 pm at the West Ramp (Rock Springs Road) picnic table located in the car parking lot parallel to the Ramp Access Lane or via the cell phone number provided the night before the event.
Once registered, you can launch from any public launch.
The entry fee will be $20 with an optional $5 Big Fish entry pool. Proceeds of this event will help fund the OHMC’s contribution to the Minnow Fund and any extra donations are welcomed! The statewide Minnow Fund is an integral part of the overall success of Ohio’s Muskie program.
We look forward to seeing you all there!
Here are the rules for the event.
Lunge Fest 2023 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.
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Looking forward to seeing you there!