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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Pomme de Terre Chapter
Of Muskies, Inc.
An Organization Dedicated To
YOUTH   FISHERIES   RESEARCH
Missouri Lakes With Muskies
        Lake Pomme de Terre, Fellows Lake, Henry Sever, Hazel Creek and Bush CA #35


 

2019 Year End Report of Muskies Caught

Pomme Chapter Muskies Inc.

It was a tough year for Pomme Chapter members. The cold spring with lots of rain produced high lake levels and dirty water. This equaled poor muskie fishing. For Example:

  • No fish reported 50" or Over
  • Only 101 Muskies Caught (Lowest Total in Many Years)
  • Only 16 People Reported Fish Caught to the Pomme Lunge Log
  • Pomme Continues to be a Tough Place to Catch Muskie (2015 saw 90 fish caught; 2019 saw 15 fish caught.)
  • Henry Sever Catch Rate in 2019 was a Disaster (3 fish reported in 2019; 48 fish reported in 2016; 51 fish caught in 2017)
  • Fellows and Busch continue to have very little activity.
  • Only Hazel Creek has remained somewhat constant. (37 fish caught in 2019, which is slightly up from last year.)

Another possible reason for poor muskie fishing in Missouri during 2019 could be fish escaping the lakes. We can’t control high dirty water, but maybe we can control the number of fish leaving the lakes through the over-flows. Hazel Creek had multiple fish netted below the dam and returned to the lake. Henry Sever’s wire fish barrier was overwhelmed by high water. It would appear that a lot of fish have escaped. Effective fish barriers approved by MDC should be pursued to improve muskie fishing in Missouri.

I hope you enjoy the report. Tim Dunaway

Items of Interest

Muskies Caught 50" or Over

Biggest Muskies by Lake Award Winners

No Fish Reported

Fellows Lake – Kyle Marsanick – 36"

 

Hazel Creek – Greg Mueller – 44.5"

Oh So Close Club

Henry Sever – Tim Dunaway – 31"

No Fish Close

Pomme – Mark Wild – 44.25"

 

Lake of the Woods – Kevin Richards – 48.75"

Congratulations to All!

Additional Items of Interest

  • Tim Dunaway posted the most Muskies over 30" (30 fish).

Lunge Log Reporting for 2019

Reporting

Method of Fishing

16 People Reported Catching 101 Muskies

Caught Casting = 77%

 

Caught Trolling = 21%

 

Electric Trolling= 2%

 

Muskies Caught by Years/Lakes

Year 2016

Year 2017

Year 2018

Year 2019

Muskies Caught = 169

Muskies Caught = 201

Muskies Caught = 134

Muskies Caught = 101

Lakes

Lakes

Lakes

Lakes

Pomme = 29/17%

Pomme = 47/ 23%

Pomme = 27/19.5%

Pomme = 15/15%

Hazel Creek = 23/14%

Hazel Creek = 37/ 18%

Hazel Creek = 32/24%

Hazel Creek = 37/37%

Henry Sever = 48/28.5%

Henry Sever = 51/36%

Henry Sever = 26/19.5%

Henry Sever = 3/2.5%

Fellows = 1/.5%

Fellows = 0

Fellows = 1/1%

Fellows = 2/1.5%

MO Total = 101/60%

MO Total = 135/ 67%

MO Total = 86/64%

MO Total = 57/56%

Other Lakes = 68/40%

Other Lakes = 66/ 33%

Other Lakes = 49/36%

Other Lakes = 44/44%

Big Fish Recognition

Lures Used to Catch 101 Muskies

Men’s Largest Fish

23% Caught on Bucktails

48.75" Kevin Richards/LOW

53% Caught on Crank Baits

Men’s Largest Fish - MO

1% Caught on Jerk Baits

44.5" Greg Mueller/Hazel Creek

4% Caught on Surface Lures

 

9% Caught on Spinner Baits

Women’s Largest Fish

6% Caught on Swim Baits

43" Donna Richards/St. Lawrence River

4% Caught on Glide Baits

 

0% Caught on Fly

Lures Used by Months

Monthly Totals of 101 Muskie

February– May

1 January

18 Crank

0 in February

1 Spinner

0 in March

2 Swim Baits

9 in April

1 Glide

13 in May

1 Bucktail

6 in June

June – August

31 in July

23 Crank

3 in August

5 Spinner

13 in September

1 Swim Baits

23 in October

2 Surface

2 in November

1 Glide

0 in December

8 Bucktail

 

September – December

Muskie/Temperature Caught

1 Jerk

% Caught

Temperature

16 Crank

1.5%

40-49 degrees

1 Surface

24%

50-59

3 Swim Baits

21%

60-69

6 Glide Bait

53%

70-79

5 Spinner

.5%

80

6 Bucktail

   

 

 

 

 

Length of Muskies Reported Over 40"

Non-Missouri

Length

Missouri

0

54"

0

0

51"

0

0

50"

0

1

49"

0

0

48"

0

3

47"

0

0

46"

0

2

45"

1

2

44"

1

1

43"

3

2

42"

0

2

41"

0

4

40

2

Total 17

*1/2 inch rounded up

Total 7

Release Points by Division

Top Men’s Master Division

Name

Fish Caught

Points

Average

Tim Dunaway

30

309

36

Jim Wilson

2

15

33

Top Men’s Division

Name

Fish Caught

Points

Average

Jodie Gordon

18

184

36

Dennis Ledgerwood

7

108

41

Wayne Humphrey

7

99

40

Greg Mueller

5

66

39

Tyler Dunaway

5

57

37

Gary Pierson

4

46

38

Kevin Richards

3

45

41

Earle Hammond

4

40

36

Jamie Hughes

3

37

38

Top Women’s Division

Name

Fish Caught

Points

Average

Donna Richards

2

29

41