Calm winds and mostly sunny conditions made for tough Musky fishing. Amongst the 52 anglers who completed their Angler Logs for the Saturday competition, 18 Muskies were caught and released.
Taking the Swan Trophy for largest release of the outing was Mike Lanzarotta from the Toronto Chapter, with a 45.5" X 19", fishing on Sturgeon Lake.
Summary of catches for the Saturday competition:
- Mike Lanzarotta - 42", 32" and 45.5" X 19"
- Brian Craig - 36" first release
- Mike DeGrace - 37"
- Alexandra Ruhnke - 31" first release (junior)
- Dax Jacklin - 35"
- Jeff Gardner - 32"
- Tom Long - 31"
- Scott Anderson - 37"
- Richard Bennett - 28"
- Mark MacFarlane - 43", 41", 37"
- Dave Anderson Jr - 39", 35", 42", 32"
Also of note was Cynthia Ruhnke, who on Sunday caught and released her first Musky, a 43"er. Upon returning to the dock she was advised that her catch was the largest reported specifically on Buckhorn (out of Scotsman) for the week, earning her a nice trophy.
I would like to thank the following sponsors, whose contributions made our prize table a resounding success:
Paul Gasbarino, Ian Young, Bill Best, Brian Roberts, Bill van Voorden, Muskies Canada Hamilton Chapter, Kesagami Wilderness Lodge, Scotty, Manitou Weather Station, Shimano, Backwoods Premium Rods, Rona Canada, Owl's Nest Lodge, Fishing Butler, Panther Martin, FisherGirl, The Fish'n Canada Show, Hang on Tight, Going Fishing TV, St. Croix, WFN, Legend Boats, Len Thompson, Esox Angler, Bass Pro Shops,Lucky Strike, Full-Bore Marine, In-Fisherman, JB's Fishing Depot, The Home Depot, Lowrance, MuskyHunter, Leatherman, Rat-L-Trap, Blue Fin, Johnson Outdoors.
See the Toronto Chapter page for details of our sponsors.
I would also like to thank the following individuals, whose contributions to planning, organizing, food preparation and running things ensured that we had another terrific outing:
- Jim Kelly
- Christine Finter
- Dave (Mr. B) Boxall
- Cynthia Ruhnke
A few pics from the weekend : Alexandra Ruhnke, Cynthia Ruhnke, Mike DeGrace, Nic Lehnertz, Jeff Gardner, and various group shots