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HOOVER FISHING PHOTOS 2016

Following are photos of some of the great catches made at Hoover in 2016 season. Many of these fish were released to be caught another day and at a bigger size.


These weren’t fish catches but a couple guys were caught by surprise and deeply honored as Chief of Wildlife Ray Petering presents the Wildlife Award to Steve Holtzapfel ( R) and us (L) at the HFS XVIII.  

Chief Ray Petering 27.5” Channel Cat

Dave Funk -50” FH Cat

Paul Schleich - 30” Blue Cat

Mike Bloomfield 26” Blue Cat

John Biteman Crappie

Tom Smith -14” Crappie

Larry Pence - 9” Crappie

Larry Pence - 21” Saugeye

Ethan Simmons - Buffalo Sucker

Lew Fogle - 30” Channel Cat

Greg Hall - Crappies

Betty Hall - 30” Channel Cat

Bob McCarthy 23.25” LM Bass

Bob McCarthy - 33” Channel Cat

Beautiful Hoover Sunrise (by Joe Hatfield)

Steve Funk - FH Catfish

Jeff Murdock - 31” Channel Cat

Emmalee Helms – 15” LM Bass

Walt Alexander - 21” Channel Cat

John Biteman - 21” Channel Cat

Dan Brooks - 23” LM Bass

Brian Annis - 22” LM Bass

Tyler VanAuken - 22” C. Cat

Tim VanAuken - 30.75” Channel Cat

Pete Wilms - 28” Blue Cat

Michele Murdock - 24” C. Cat

Lance Parsley - FH Cat

Bill Parsley - 18” LM Bass

Matt Miller - 36.5” Channel Cat

Jennifer Flaut - 50” Gar

Great Blue Heron (by Jim O’Connor)

Nick Culver - 33” Channel Cat

Joe Friend - 35” Blue Cat  THE first true Fish Ohio Blue Catfish caught at Hoover.

Joe Friend - 33” Channel Cat

Kyle Gibney - 30 Blue Cat

Marc Elwell - 27” Channel Cat

Joe Hatfield - 35.5” Channel Cat

Joey Hatfield - 34” Blue Cat

Cole Wright - 25” Channel Cat

Ryan Young - 24” Blue Cat

Dongkeun Park - Channel Cat

Lew Fogle - 30” Blue Cat

Jim Horan - 26” Blue Cat

Amanda Johnson - 35” Channel Cat

Bob Romage - SM Bass

Bob Romage’s FH Cat