2012-06-16 / Front Page

CAUGHT MORE CARP!

BUCKEYE LAKE – Here’s an event planning tip! If you want above normal temperatures set your event for the same weekend as Carp Fest.

The second annual Carp Fest was pushed five weeks earlier due to the blazing hot temperatures last July that had both fish and fishermen focusing on cooling off.

Participation dropped about 20 percent this year, but the carp take was up nearly 145 percent. This year’s BLASST Monster Carp weighed in at 20.8 pounds compared to last year’s 14.2 pounds. The winner of the Buckeye Lake Marina Big Haul caught 200.6 pounds up from 112.6 pounds in 2011.

Carp Fest will return next year, most likely set for the second weekend in June. A revamped Buckeye Lake Carp Cook-off, after this year’s hiatus and last year’s no-shows, is planned. More than 250 fishermen proved that carp fishing is fun. Give it a try.

Photos by Charles Prince

CARP FEST 2012 WINNERS

BLASST Monster Carp Award
Mathew Schmitt $ 400.00 20.8 Pounds
Chandlersville, Ohio
Mali Lewis $ 200.00
Neil Drewes $ 100.00
Buckeye Lake Marina Big Haul
Clyde Walker $ 400.00 200.6 Pounds
Lancaster, Ohio
Mark Welch $ 200.00
Scott Burns $ 100.00

SATURDAY, JUNE 9TH WINNERS

• Individual Adults
Most Fish
Garry Miracle $ 100.00 83.8 Pounds
Millersport, Ohio
Grant Lewis $ 50.00
RobertVogt $ 25.00
Largest Fish
Christopher Cornwell $ 100.00 13.1 Pounds
Millersport, Ohio
Charles Nelson $ 50.00
Mike Parker $ 25.00
• Individual Youth
Most Fish
Maddie Burns $ 50.00 47.8 Pounds
Columbus, Ohio
Jordan Hatzer $ 25.00
Courtney Shick $ 10.00
Largest Fish
Jordan Hatzer $ 50.00 12.5 Pounds
Lancaster, Ohio
Maddie Burns $ 25.00
Aaron Rose $ 10.00
• Team/Family
Eric & Lora Kreager $ 200.00 69.8 Pounds
Newark, Ohio
Joe & Nikki Killiany $ 100.00
Chad Diss & Ryan Guth $ 50.00

SUNDAY, JUNE 10TH WINNERS

• Individual Adults
Most Fish
Dale Hunter $ 100.00 61.6 Pounds
Columbus, Ohio
Kevin Zacharin $ 50.00
Jared Fowler $ 25.00
Largest Fish
John Westlake $ 100.00 12.7 Pounds
Carroll, Ohio
Daniel Elder $ 50.00
Frank Robey, Sr $ 25.00
• Individual Youth
Most Fish
Jordan Hatzer $ 50.00 39.1 Pounds
Lancaster, Ohio
Blake Davenport $ 25.00
Savanna Elder $ 10.00
Largest Fish
Jordan Hatzer $ 50.00 11.6 Pounds
Lancaster, Ohio
Savanna Elder $ 25.00
Blake Davenport $ 10.00
• Team/Family
Walter Laceada & Jason Marteney $ 200.00 60.8 Pounds
Millersport, Ohio
Zachary Dover Team $ 100.00
Marc Elwell & Clint Smith $ 50.00

Total Catch: Day One = 1571.5 Pounds • Day Two = 1312.5 Pounds • TOTAL = 2884.0 Pounds Over 5,000 Pounds removed to date (2011 – 2012) • (Approximately 800 Carp removed)

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