Pomme de Terre Chapter of Muskies, Inc.

Pomme de Terre Chapter Of MI
Post Office Box #5
Hermitage, Mo. 65668

816-678-1623
George Donner
Chapter President
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Annual Muskie Netting       

  Muskies Can Also Be
   Caught On Smaller Lures

Missouri Lakes With Muskies
        Lake Pomme de Terre, Fellows Lake, Henry Sever, Hazel Creek and Bush CA #35

2018 Year End Report of Muskies Caught
 

Pomme Chapter Muskies Inc.

Thank you to all who used the e-release form found on the Pomme Chapter web page to enter fish. I hope that all of our members are using the Lunge Log to refine lure selection, choice of colors, presentation, choice of lake, etc. All of this information can help build your confidence as you pursue the elusive muskie. I hope you review the year-end report and find the information helpful.

2018 muskie fishing was down from the last several years. A cold spring followed by a super warm-up, and a summer that went directly into winter was the cause. Pomme fishing continues to suffer with the lowest total reported in 5 years. Hazel Creek led the way with the most fish caught. The biggest Missouri fish was caught at Henry Sever (45.5”) for the second year in a row. One fish was reported from Fellows, which is an on-tapped resource. Hopefully in 2019 we will see muskie catching totals go way up!

I hope you enjoy the report.                                                                                                                                                                 Tim Dunaway

Items of Interest

Muskies Caught 50” or Over

Biggest Muskies by Lake Award Winners

Dwight Ipock – 53.75” on Lake St. Clair

Fellows Lake – Kyle Marsanick – 44”

Fred Ipock - 50” on Lake St. Clair

Hazel Creek - Jamie Hughes – 44”

Oh So Close Club

Henry Sever – Ron Smoot – 45.5”

Wayne Humphrey – 49.5” on Lake St. Clair

Pomme – Robert Viscek – 44”

Donna Richards – 49.5” on St. Lawrence River

Pomme – Gary Pearson – 44”

 

Lake St. Clair – Dwight Ipock – 53.75”

Congratulations to All!

Additional Items of Interest

·         Tim Dunaway posted the most Muskies over 30” (32 fish).

·         Ron Smoot broke the Big Fish Record at Henry Sever with a 45.5” Muskie.

·         Ron Smoot’s 45.5” Muskie from Henry Sever was also the biggest Muskie posted to the                      Pomme Lunge Log from Missouri.

Top Fly Fishing Catches

·         Jerry Griffen – 46” Muskie on LAKE OF THE WOODS

·         Jerry Griffen – Most Muskies caught on the fly (8 fish – 78 points – 36” average)

·         Jerry Griffen – Ranked 1st in Muskie Inc.’s Fly Fishing Division Points

·         Erik Griffen – 12th Place in Muskie Inc.’s Fly Fishing Division

Lunge Log Reporting for 2018

Reporting

Method of Fishing

27 People Reported Catching 135 Muskies

113 Caught Casting = 85%

 

  19 Caught Trolling = 13%

 

    3 Electric Trolling=  2%

Muskies Caught by Years/Lakes

Year 2015

Year 2016

Year 2017

Year 2018

Muskies Caught = 207

Muskies Caught = 169

Muskies Caught = 201

Muskies Caught = 134

Lakes

Lakes

Lakes

Lakes

Pomme = 90/44%

Pomme = 29/17%

Pomme = 47/ 23%

Pomme = 27/19.5%

Hazel Creek = 30/14.5%

Hazel Creek = 23/14%

Hazel Creek = 37/ 18%

Hazel Creek = 32/24%

Henry Sever = 34/16%

Henry Sever = 48/28.5%

Henry Sever = 51/36%

Henry Sever = 26/19.5%

Fellows = 1/.5%

Fellows = 1/.5%

Fellows = 0

Fellows = 1/1%

MO Total = 155/75%

MO Total = 101/60%

MO Total = 135/ 67%

MO Total = 86/64%

Other Lakes = 52/25%

Other Lakes = 68/40%

Other Lakes = 66/ 33%

Other Lakes = 49/36%

 

Big Fish Recognition

Lures Used to Catch 135 Muskies

Men’s Largest Fish

20% Caught on Bucktails

53.75”  Dwight Ipock/Lake St. Clair

43% Caught on Crank Baits

Men’s Largest Fish - MO

4% Caught on Jerk Baits

45.5”  Ron Smoot/Henry Sever

 4% Caught on Surface Lures

 

 4% Caught on Spinner Baits

Women’s Largest Fish

 6% Caught on Swim Baits

49.5” Donna Richards/St. Lawrence River

 10% Caught on Glide Baits

 

 9% Caught on Fly

 

Lures Used by Months

Monthly Totals of 135 Muskie

February– May

 

 1 Jerk

 0 in February

20 Crank

 2 in March

 0 Surface

 2 in April

 0 Bucktails

19 in May

1 Swim Baits

1 in June

 1 Glide

30 in July

June – August

20 in August

4 Glide

28 in September

21 Crank

28 in October

3 Surface

4 in November

9 Bucktail

1 in December

3 Spinner

 

12 Fly

Muskie/Temperature Caught

September – December

% Caught

Temperature

4 Jerk

1%

40-49 degrees

19 Crank

17%

50-59

 2 Surface

16%

60-69

 16 Bucktail

57%

70-79

 2 Spinner

9%

80

0 Fly

 

 

10 Glide Bait

 

 

7 Swim Baits

 

 

Length of Muskies Reported Over 40”

Non-Missouri

Length

Missouri

1

54”

0

0

51”

0

3

50”

0

0

49”

0

1

48”

0

2

47”

0

1

46”

1

1

45”

2

2

44”

5

31

43”

1

2

42”

4

2

41”

6

4

40

4

Total 20

*1/2 inch rounded up

Total 23

 

Release Points by Division

Top Men’s Master  Division

Name

Fish Caught

Points

Average

Jim Wilson

2

22

37

 

Top Ten Men’s Division

Name

Fish Caught

Points

Average

Tim Dunaway

32

324

36

Jodie Gordon

18

176

36

Gary Pearson

15

145

36

Ron Smoot

7

 83

38

Earle Hammond

8

82

37

Jerry Griffen

8

78

36

Wayne Humphrey

4

59

41

Greg Mueller

4

57

40

Kevin Richards

4

56

40

Fred Ipock

3

40

39

 

Top Women’s Division

Name

Fish Caught

Points

Average

Donna Richards

3

40

39

 

Top Fly Division

Name

Fish Caught

Points

Average

Jerry Griffen

8

78

36

Erik Griffen

4

20

31

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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