September 20, 2010’s Members Outing

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On September 20th we hosted our final chapter outing of the year. 13 members and 1 guest attended the event. A total of 10 muskies were caught, most taken on suckers. Steve Berg tripled catching a 37, 36 ½, and 36 and two members doubled: Rick Wyrwas with a 41″ and 37 ¼” and Justin Blanchar with a 36″ and 30″. Nice job!!

The “Big Fish” competition that we started at the outings this year ended in a tie this month since Andy Rosenau and Rick Wyrwas both caught a 41″ fish.

Half of the money collected from the participants is awarded to the person catching the biggest fish that night while the other half is set aside for a prize drawing at the end of the year. Anyone that participated in the fishing contest throughout the year was entered in the drawing. Winners of the year end drawing were Steve Berg, who won a Slammer bump board, and Roy Hinkforth, who won an 8 foot Okuma fishing rod. Congratulations!

Thanks to everyone for coming out and making the outings so much fun. We hope to see more of you join us next year!

July 20, 2010’s Members Outing

On July 20th we hosted our third chapter outing of the year. 14 members and 2 guests attended the event. Five minutes into the outing, at 4:05PM, Rick Wyrwas caught a 39 inch muskie casting a topwater bait. Roy Hinkforth caught the only other muskie of the night, Rick Wyrwas' 39 inch headbanger muskie a 36 ½ inch musky, while trolling a crankbait. Congratulations Rick on wining the “Big Fish” contest two months in a row!

Although there were only two fish caught during the outing, there were more stories to be shared at the gathering afterwards. Two members lost not only fish, but their lures and leaders as well. The biggest loss of the night was an entire rod and reel combo along with the trolling rod holder which was ripped right off the boat. Wow – that must have been one hungry fish. Fortunately, the rig was recovered the following day and returned to the owner.

Thanks to everyone for coming out and making the outing so much fun. We hope to see more of you join us next month on August 20th!

June 23, 2010’s Members Outing

Rick Wyrwas' 36 inch bucktail muskieOn June 23rd we hosted our second chapter outing of the year. The threat of severe thunderstorms didn’t discourage the 11 members and 2 guests that participated. Although the weather held out during fishing hours, the muskies were not very active. Rick Wyrwas caught the only legal muskie of the outing. He boated a 36 incher casting a bucktail. Not only did he win the cash prize for the “Big Fish” contest for the outing, but it was a doubler, due to the fact that nobody caught a fish during our first outing. Congrats again Rick!

The gathering afterwards brought us all together for some good food and drinks while we tried to dodge the raindrops. Thanks to our hosts John and Gordy, we appreciate them allowing us to continue to have our gatherings at Smokey’s West.

Thanks to everyone for coming out and making the outing so much fun. We hope to see more of you join us next month on July 20th!