August 11th, 2017 Tweed Lake Friday Night Catfish Outing Results

We had a great turnout for the outing at Tweed Lake. Twenty Five members participated. The weather was pleasant all evening; 70-73 degrees and no rain. The fishing was slow. However. Twenty one cat fish and four turtles were caught and released. Last year we caught over seventy cats. John Greathouse easily took first place with 14.38 lbs combined weight for his three largest cat fish($100 prize). He also won Big Fish with a 7.76 lb. Kentucky Blue Cat Fish($48 prize). Lance Speas came in Second Place with 5.67 lbs($60 prize). Mike Greathouse came in Third Place with 5.52 lbs($40 prize). Mike Abbott-4th Place, finishing just out of the money with 3.24 lbs. The remaining finishers were as follows; 5th-Gary Rudolf, 6th-Bob Doyle, 7th-Keith Gibbs, 8th- John Brugnano, 9th-Gerry Kushner, 10th-Steve Zimmerman and 11th- Bernie Shocklee. There were four big turtles caught. Bill Abbott caught the biggest Snapping Turtle($20 prize).

Overall, it was a great outing. I think everyone had a good time. There was plenty to eat and drink and it was a comfortable place to fish and socialize with our fellow SSA members. I enjoy putting the outing on and am looking forward to doing it again next year.

Congrats to the top finishers.


The Chairman for this outing is Bernie Shocklee. (330-861-4578)
The outing will be held on Friday August 11th 2017 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).