Welcome New Members
The HVL Fish & Game Club invites residents to join in the fun! You don’t have to fish to be a member. Some members are hunting enthusiasts or enjoy boating, golf, and other outdoor activities. Many of our meetings feature guest speakers on a variety of outdoor topics. The club takes a special interest in getting youth involved in outdoor activities. All of us care deeply about the lakes and natural environment, both here in HVL and elsewhere.
In addition to club business and social interaction, meetings include food, snacks and beverages – all for $30 a year. We hope to see many new faces!
Scroll down for Tournament Schedules and results. View the HVL Events Calendar.
First Tuesday of each month – 7:30 p.m.
April through October at Upper Beach Shelter
November through March in HVL Community Room
Dues – $30/ year
Lake Enhancement Projects
Environmental improvements, such as Clean Up America Project
Support for HVL residents
Kids Fishing Derby
Fishing Tournaments (schedule below)
Seniors Weekday Tournaments (schedule below)
Sponsor of a Junior BASS Tournament
Assist Lakes & Parks Committee on Lake Management
Saturday, September 16 – Fish & Game Golf Scramble | Sugar Ridge Golf Course
Saturday, December 9 – Christmas Party
August Tournament Results
August 4 – F&G Club Night Tournament
1st place: Jon Sansone and Pat Hailstones – 4 bass limit – 10.06 lbs.
2nd place: John Roth and Don Bauer- 4 bass limit – 8.57 lbs.
3rd place: Kim Carpenter and Alex Redwine – 4 bass – 8.46 lbs.
4th place: Bill Sess and Tim Maupin – 4 bass – 8.19 lbs
Big Bass: Sansone and Hailstones – 3.55 lbs.
August 11 – F&G Club Senior Tournament
1st place: Kim Carpenter and Tom Derrick
2nd place: Sam Maxfield and Shirley Jones
August 19 – F&G Club Tournament
1st place: Jerry Ludwig and Chris Ludwig – 4 bass limit – 8.00 lbs.
2nd place: Sam Maxfield and Shirley Jones – 4 bass – 7.59 lbs.
3rd place: Bill Sess and Roy Croley – 4 bass – 7.49 lbs.
4th place: John Roth and Will Jackson – 4 bass – 7.23 lbs.
Big bass: Ludwig and Ludwig – 2.53 lbs.
August 30 – F&G Club Senior Evening Tournament
1st place: Bill Sess and Wayne Stubenrauch – 4 bass – 8.6 lbs.
2nd place: Kim Carpenter and Jim Conner – 4 bass – 7.6 lbs.
Big Bass: Sess and Stubenrauch – 2.6 lbs.
Fishing Tip of the Month
The lake water is still very warm. Look for fish in deep water early in the month, moving up to shallower water by the end of the month. Live bait is key for the pan fish bite. Jigs and deep running crankbaits are good choices for bass.
As the water in the lake cools and the days grow shorter, look for fish to start moving into the shallows and the creek arms. A good place to find bass is around docks. Fishing with topwater baits close to the shoreline is good technique. Red ear, bluegill and crappie fishing should really improve as the lake temperature cools. Very small spinners and live bait work best around cover wherever you find it.
Redworms, waxworms, nightcrawlers, crickets, and minnows are all excellent baits for fishing in HVL. Panfish bass and catfish love them. We are fortunate to have Wormies Bait Shop just down the road. Many of these baits can even be found in your yard. Remember, don’t put your unused minnows in any of the lakes as you might be putting in an unwanted species.
Zebra Mussel Prevention
Keep Hidden Valley Lake free of invasive species.
Inspect – Thoroughly inspect your boat’s hull, drive unit, trim plates, trolling plates, prop guards, transducers, centerboards, rollers, axles, anchor, anchor rope and trailer. Scrape off and trash any suspected mussels, however small. Remove all water weeds hanging from the boat or trailer before leaving any water body. Aquatic vegetation can carry mussels.
Drain – Drain water from the motor, livewell, bilge and transom wells and any other water from your boat and equipment while on land before leaving any water body.
Dump – Trash leftover bait on land, away from water, before leaving any water body. Leftover live aquatic bait that has contacted infested waters should not be taken to uninfested waters.
Rinse – When you get home – before launching your boat into uninfested waters – thoroughly rinse and dry the hull, drive unit, livewells (and livewell pumping system), bilge, trailer, bait buckets, engine cooling system and other boat parts that got wet while in infested waters; use a hard spray from a garden hose.
Dry – Boats, motors and trailers should be allowed to dry thoroughly in the sun for at least five days before boating again.
2017 HVL FISH AND GAME CLUB TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE
|DATE||TIME||BASS MIN. LENGTH||NOTES|
|Saturday, March 18, 2017||10 – 4||15||March 25 rain date|
|Saturday, April 08, 2017||8 – 2||15|
|Saturday, April 22, 2017||7 – 1||15|
|Sunday, April 23, 2017||7 – 1||15||Picnic|
|Sunday, May 07, 2017||6 – NOON||15|
|Saturday, May 20, 2017||6 – NOON||15|
|Saturday, June 10, 2017||6 – NOON||15|
|Saturday, June 24, 2017||6 – NOON||15|
|Friday, July 07, 2017||7 P.M. – 1 A.M.||14|
|Sunday, July 23, 2017||6 – NOON||14||**Added for 2017|
|Friday, August 04, 2017||7 P.M. – 1 A.M.||14|
|Saturday, August 19, 2017||6 – NOON||14|
|Saturday, September 09, 2017||7 – 1||14|
|Saturday, September 23, 2017||7 – 1||14|
|Sunday, October 08, 2017||8 – 2||14|
|Saturday, October 21, 2017||8 – 2||14|
|Sunday, October 22, 2017||8 – 2||14||Picnic|
Senior Tournament Directors
Must be 50 or over – *Entry Fee $10 (includes refreshments)
- All HVL and F&G rules apply. HVL-4 bass limit
- March – June 15” length* / July-Nov. 14” length
- Brookville – 5 bass/14” length * Ohio River- 5 bass/12” length
Coast Guard approved life vests must be worn when main engine is on.
2017 HVL FISH AND GAME CLUB SENIOR TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE
|Thursday, March 30, 2017||10 – 4||HVL|
|Thursday, April 13, 2017||8 – 2||Batesville (Bischoff Res.)|
|Friday, April 28, 2017||8 – 2||HVL|
|Thursday, May 11, 2017||8 – 2||Brookville (Bonwell Ramp)|
|Tuesday, May 30, 2017||6 – 10 p.m.||HVL|
|Tuesday, June 13, 2017||8 – 2||HVL*Parent-Child/Grandparent-Grandchild|
|Monday, June 19, 2017||7 – 1||HVL|
|Monday, July 10, 2017||7 – 1||HVL|
|Tuesday, July 25, 2017||7 – 11 p.m.||HVL|
|Friday, August 11, 2017||7 – 1||HVL|
|Wednesday, August 30, 2017||6 – 10 p.m.||HVL|
|Thursday, September 14, 2017||7 – 1||HVL|
|Friday, September 29, 2017||8 – 2||HVL *PANFISH|
|Tuesday, October 10, 2017||8 – 2||Brookville (Bonwell Ramp)|
|Thursday, October 26, 2017||8 – 2||Ohio River (Tanners Creek)|
|Monday, November 06, 2017||8 – 2||HVL* Food afterward|