Fish & Game Club

Fish & Game Club LogoWelcome 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.


Officers

President: Dave Ryberg, 513-478-7251
Vice President: Tom Saltsman, 513-560-0315
Treasurer: Tom Derrick, 937-478-3576
Secretary: Mike Seipel, 513-637-1123

Meetings

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

Activities

Lake Enhancement Projects
Environmental improvements, such as Clean Up America Project
Support for HVL residents
Guest Speakers
Kids Fishing Derby

Outdoor Education
Fishing Tournaments (schedule below)
Seniors Weekday Tournaments (schedule below)
Sponsor of a Junior BASS Tournament
Golf Outing
Christmas Party
Assist Lakes & Parks Committee on Lake Management


2017 Dates

Saturday, September 16 – Fish & Game Golf Scramble | Sugar Ridge Golf Course
Saturday, December 9 – Christmas Party


        


Jon Sansone (l) & Pat Hailstones (r)
Jon Sansone (l) & Pat Hailstones (r)

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.

(l to r) Sam Maxfield, Shirley Jones, Chris Ludwig, Jerry Ludwig
(l to r) Sam Maxfield, Shirley Jones, Chris Ludwig, Jerry Ludwig

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.

Wayne Stubenrauch (l), Bill Sess (r)
Wayne Stubenrauch (l), Bill Sess (r)

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 Tips

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.

Bait

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.


Tournament Directors

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

DATE TIME LOCATION
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