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
Email

 

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

Year End Report For 2017

 

2017 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.

A Couple of Observations: Henry Sever and Hazel Creek continue to produce nice fish. Jodie Gordon continues to break the Henry Sever Lake record. (44”, 44.5”, 45”) We had a 46.25” fish reported that sets a new mark to beat for Henry Sever by a non-Pomme chapter member.

Pomme made a slight come-back from 2016, but has a long way to go to meet the 2014/2015 total of 90 fish. Fellows Lake continues to have the least amount of activity of any of the major lakes in Missouri. Chapter members need to make a real effort to catch at Fellows.

I hope you enjoy the report,                                                                                                                                                                 Tim Dunaway

 

Items of Interest:

            Muskies Caught 50” or Over

·         Doug Hutchison – 53” on Lake St. Clair

·         Wayne Humphrey - 51” on Lake St. Clair

·         Doug Hutchison – 50” on Lake St. Clair

·         Denis Ledgerwood – 50” on Lake St. Clair

·         Congratulations to All!

Additional Items of Interest

·         Tim Dunaway posted the most Muskies over 30” (40 fish)

·         Jodie Gordon broke the Big Fish Record at Henry Sever with a 45” Muskie.

·         Jodie Gordon’s 45” Muskie from Henry Sever was also the biggest Muskie posted to the Pomme Lunge Log from Missouri.

Top Fly Fishing Catches

·         Erik Griffen – 37.5” Muskie on the Chippewa River

·         Jerry Griffen – Most Muskies caught on the fly (7 fish – 39 points – 32” average)

·         Jerry Griffen – Ranked 4th in Muskie Inc.’s Fly Fishing Division Points

·         Erik Griffen – 8th Place in Muskie Inc.’s Fly Fishing Division

 

 

 

Lunge Log Reporting for 2017

Reporting

Method of Fishing

20 People Reported Catching 201 Muskies

103 Caught Casting = 60%

 

  65 Caught Trolling = 38%

 

    3 Electric Trolling=  2%

 

Muskies Caught by Years/Lakes

Year 2014

Year 2015

Year 2016

Year 2017

Muskies Caught = 214

Muskies Caught = 207

Muskies Caught = 169

Muskies Caught = 201

Lakes

Lakes

Lakes

Lakes

Pomme = 90/42%

Pomme = 90/44%

Pomme = 29/17%

Pomme = 47/ 23%

Hazel Creek = 32/15%

Hazel Creek = 30/14.5%

Hazel Creek = 23/14%

Hazel Creek = 37/ 18%

Henry Sever = 12/5.5%

Henry Sever = 34/16%

Henry Sever = 48/28.5%

Henry Sever = 51/36%

Fellows = 1/.5%

Fellows = 1/.5%

Fellows = 1/.5%

Fellows = 0

MO Total = 135/63%

MO Total = 155/75%

MO Total = 101/60%

MO Total = 135/ 67%

Other Lakes = 79/37%

Other Lakes = 52/25%

Other Lakes = 68/40%

Other Lakes = 66/ 33%

 

Big Fish Recognition

Lures Used to Catch 201 Muskies

Men’s Largest Fish

17% Caught on Bucktails

53”  Doug Hutchison/Lake St. Clair

49% Caught on Crank Baits

Men’s Largest Fish - MO

8% Caught on Jerk Baits

45”  Jodie Gordon/Henry Sever

 2% Caught on Surface Lures

 

 2% Caught on Spinner Baits

Women’s Largest Fish

 1% Caught on Jigs

41” Donna Richards/LOTW

 16% Caught on Glide Baits

 

 5% Caught on Fly

 

Lures Used by Months

Monthly Totals of 201 Muskie

February– May

 

 7 Jerk

 5 in February

32 Crank

 7 in March

 0 Surface

 13 in April

 1 Bucktails

22 in May

 0 Spinners

17 in June

 0 Jig

49 in July

June – August

32 in August

3 Jerk

29 in September

45 Crank

22 in October

3 Surface

3 in November

22 Bucktail

2 in December

4 Spinner

 

8 Fly

Muskie/Temperature Caught

September – December

% Caught

Temperature

7 Jerk

7%

40-49 degrees

23 Crank

6%

50-59

 0 Surface

21%

60-69

 10 Bucktail

65%

70-79

 0 Spinner

1%

80

0 Fly

 

 

14 Glide Bait

 

 

2 Jig

 

 

 

Length of Muskies Reported Over 40”

Non-Missouri

Length

Missouri

1

53”

0

1

51”

0

2

50”

0

1

49”

0

1

48”

0

3

46”

0

2

45”

1

1

44”

1

0

43”

4

3

42”

1

5

41”

4

2

40”

3

Total 22

*1/2 inch rounded up

Total 14

 

Release Points by Division

Top Men’s Master  Division

Name

Fish Caught

Points

Average

Jim Wilson

15

159

36

 

Top Ten Men’s Division

Name

Fish Caught

Points

Average

Tim Dunaway

40

347

35

Jodie Gordon

25

257

36

Gary Pearson

21

222

37

Doug Hutchison

7

 129

44

Earle Hammond

12

107

35

Wayne Humphrey

5

84

43

Denis Ledgerwood

6

83

40

Kevin Richards

6

64

37

Dennis Marienfeld

4

52

39

Denis Viscek

5

50

36

 

 

 

 

Top Women’s Division

Name

Fish Caught

Points

Average

Donna Richards

5

53

37

 

Top Fly Division

Name

Fish Caught

Points

Average

Jerry Griffen

7

39

32

Erik Griffen

3

27

35

 

 

 

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