Well gang, another fine opening to what is to be probably one of the best carping seasons in Ohio! First off, thanks everyone for making this event a great success. It's the love of the sport by YOU that makes these events happen. Also a huge thanks to East Harbor State Park for allowing us to hold our event there once again. The staff worked with us the past couple of weeks to get things set up, and we really appreciate it. Now.......on to the review For a friday afternoon, we had a FANTASTIC turnout! Around 15 or 20 people had arrived to fish Friday, most staying through Sunday. We have never had this many people attend on a Friday! Friday night brought some great food prepared by Ak (Crappielooker). He made some Green Curry over Rice and Hot and Sour Soup. They were just what the Dr. ordered for a chilly evening. Between Friday night and Sunday, we had anglers from all over Ohio, as well as Michigan, Pennsylvania, and travelling the furthest were Bill Hodge (IL CAG Chairman) and Corey, from the Chicago, Illinois area. I lost count between everyone coming and going, but we had anglers spread over a 3/4 mile area this year! I'm guessing in the neighborhood of 35-40 anglers attended. Most fishing, some to just share stories and gain knowledge on carp fishing. I'm not even going to try to list everyone, because I know I will leave people out. We had a couple of newspaper articles advertising the event in the prior weeks, as well as the event being announced on the Sandusky and Port Clinton radio stations over the weekend! Friday was once again host to one of the Ohio Member's Bankside Cookouts. If you haven't attended one of these events......you need to! The menu consisted of: Garlic Wings, Crawfish Etouffee, Pinto Beans, Chips/dips, Pasta Salad, Cookies/Brownies, Hot Sausage, Stuffed & Smoked Jalapeno Peppers. I know I'm missing some things, and I'm sure someone will post them here Thanks everyone for adding to the feast! On to the fishing!!! Friday was very slow to say the least. Few fish were caught with the "less than favorable" winds. Late friday night into Saturday morning started to bring fish in though. Some of the highlights were: Richard Elderidge: 20lb even Bill Hodge: 20lb even Mike Todd: 16lb Scott Hollar: 16lb Bambi (Gill Girl (soon to be member): 1st Mirror! Congrats! Mitch (Shore Bound One) Significant Other (Sorry, Forgot Name): 1st Carp! We had numerous fish from the 2lb to 17lb range caught. Craig Welch had 16 fish when I left on Sunday morning, Richie E. had just caught his 20th fish. I believe Scott Hollar had 16. Everyone managed fish that were there from Saturday afternoon through Sunday morning. In the neighborhood of 100 fish were landed from Friday afternoon through early sunday morning. Great job guys! We had an angler originally from South Africa fishing this weekend. He landed his 1st American Carp! Congratulations on this feat! Thanks everyone for a great weekend! Really looking forward to seeing everyone again at our other fish in's! Until then.....tight lines, and screaming drags! To view photos of the event, Follow This Link. More will be added when they arrive to me.