Get hooked on fishing at the Ohio Musky Show

HILLIARD, Ohio (WCMH) — Like so many events in 2021, The Ohio Musky Show has been canceled. This year, the event returned better than ever.

Many anglers are addicted to catching this freshwater predator.

“Muskellunge fishing is more about fishing than catching, and they are very difficult to catch,” said Greg Them of Marysville, Ohio. “You sometimes get rewarded with a trophy, here in Ohio there are a few fish that are fifty inches or more.

Greg Them makes Xtreme Muskie lures. He explained that once anglers catch “musk fever,” they are hooked.

“It’s just the hitting, the fighting, and almost all of us getting caught and released, it’s really for the sport. We have a great stocking program here in Ohio,” Them said.

After taking a year off due to the pandemic, the folks here at Hilliard are happy to be back in town sharing their passion.

“Very depressing not having it. Knowing that we were able to have it with regulations and safety and all that, and bringing the guys together because there are guys from eight, nine and 10 states,” said said Ohio Musky Show co-promoter Tony Grant.

Promoters boasted that people came from as far away as Canada, Minnesota and Wisconsin. Others came from neighboring states of Illinois and Indiana.

All types of items can be found among the hottest rods, reels and lures.

For the people of Wisconsin, Mat Hegy and his wife Marty came to take advantage of the “warm” weather offered by Ohio. Of course, Mat was hoping to do business with Mat’s Reel Repair.

“It’s nice to get together and see all the friendly faces at the show as well as all of our customers that we didn’t get to see last year,” said Mat.

In case anyone missed the chance to take pictures during last year’s holiday, there’s a musky saddle

The Ohio Musky Show 2022 is open
Until 8 p.m. on Friday
Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Tickets are $15 per person
A three-day pass is $25
Children under 12 are free.

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