June 29th 2017 Night Catfishing Outing

The Chairman for this outing is Bernie Shocklee. (330-861-4578)

I had a good time chairing the Friday NIght Catfish Outing at Tweed Lake on June 29th. We had the Main Event, for a $5 individual entry fee plus the $75 from SSA, which was awarded to 1st, 2nd & 3rd Place, for the combined weight of the anglers three largest catfish. The next category was the Biggest Any for a $2 entry fee. We also had Big Snapping Turtle for $1 entry fee. It was a nice evening for fishing. The temperature was in the mid 70's with no wind. There were 18 participants. Most everyone got there early for food and beverage. We had a nice fire pit going, too. 31 fish were weighed in for a total of 98.6 lbs. I added something new to the outing; we had a leader board on dispay during the outing. When someone caught a catfish they would immediately weigh it in and release it. I inturn, would update the leader board. The top three places changed quite a few times during the night between, as many as eight anglers. At the end Mel Richey nearly placed 1st in all three categories. But, Ron Scheetz nozed him out in the Main Event with a total weight of 14.74 lbs. Mel Richey took 2nd place in the Main Event with 14.70 lbs, just .04 lbs behind Ron. Joey Pantea took 3rd place in the Main Event with 12.82 lbs. Steve Zimmerman was just out of the money in the Main Event with 10.61 lbs. Mel caught an 8.96 lb. catfish for the Big Any category. Mel also caught the largest Snapping Turtle to win in that category, as well. Congratulations to the outing placers. I'm looking forward to chairing the outing next year, too.

The outing will be held on Friday August 16th 2018 from 7:00 pm to midnight At Tweed Lake (Bernie Shocklee house-private lake)

Only shore fishing is permitted in this outing. You may fish the west bank of the lake.

All participants must meet for a pre-outing meeting at Bernie Shocklee’s house (1468 Midland Ave. Barberton, Ohio 44203) at 6:45 pm. Entry fees will be collected at this time.

The three largest Cat Fish (by weight) are eligible, including Bull Cats, Channel Cats and Kentucky Blue Cats. First, Second and Third place will be awarded. A $5 entry fee is required.

The Single largest fish(any species, including Cat fish-by weight) will take the Big Fish Prize. First place only. A $2 entry fee is optional.

This is a catch and release outing. Please weigh your catch and release the fish immediately.

You may set-up at your fishing spot before 7:00 pm. Do not start fishing until 7:00 pm. Stop fishing no later than midnight. You may leave the outing any time after you check your fish.

Coney dogs and all the fixings, including beverages (all you can eat) will be provided at Bernie Shocklee’s fishing site.

Please adhere to State fishing regulations.

Directions to Bernie Shocklee’s house: 1468 Midland Ave. Barberton, Ohio:

 You may take route 276 or route 224 to Manchester Road (route 93).

 Head south on Manchester Rd.

 Turn right on to Midland Ave. ( the first street past route 619).

 It’s the last street on Midland Ave. on the right. (Big Tudor-sits back).