We now have rocket bobbers! 3 different color choices for only $1.98
The winner in our March Madness! fish pics contest and the winner of the Mitchell Tanager rod reel combo is Cory with his Ice Fishing photo! Congrats Cory. We had 20 photos sent to us in March (you can see them on our Fish Pics page). Thanks to all who sent in their pics and keep those fish pics coming.
Our Pipe Talk started off with a discussion of the upcoming UK Pipe Show on May 26th. We’ll be sending a care package to their show with some of our favorite pipe tobaccos. If you would like to show your support any small pipe tobacco pouches would be welcome. No tins. They must be here by May 12.
Keeping the UK in mind, we also discussed the differences between UK and American pipes and tobaccos including their different laws and taxes and how that effects the consumer.
With a show of hands the specs were chosen for the first annual NEOFOPS (Northeast Ohio Fellowship of Pipe Smokers) group pipe. It’s going to be made by the Peirsels of Crappy Pipes (I know, I smiled too the first time I heard it). The pipe will be a Bent Dublin Sandblast Dark with a Champagne stem. If you are interested in ordering one of these lovely pipes a $25.00 deposit is needed by April 10th. It will take a couple of months for the pipes to arrive. Total cost is $50.00 including a pipe bag.
A good time was had by all but we sure missed Art(the Magnificent) and his wonderful, goofy, funny songs.
2019 Trout Stocking Dates
Just over 100,000 rainbow trout will be released this spring at 66 Ohio public lakes and ponds.
Rainbow trout releases will take place across Ohio from March 8 – May 19 as long as areas are ice-free and accessible to anglers. Stocking of these public lakes and ponds are excellent opportunities for families to fish together. Fishing for catchable-sized trout is a great way to introduce young people to the outdoors. Rainbow trout are raised at state fish hatcheries and measure 10-13 inches before they are released by the ODNR Division of Wildlife. The daily catch limit for inland lakes is five trout.
These are the locations in District 3 Northeast Ohio:
Forest Hill Pond (Cleveland), Glacier Lake – Mill Creek Park (Youngstown), Hinckley Lake (Cleveland), Jefferson Lake (Wintersville), Little Turtle Pond (Akron), Lock # 4-Ohio Canal (Canal Fulton), Ohio/Erie Canal (Cleveland), Petros Lake (Canton), Punderson Lake (Newbury), Rowland Nature Preserve Lake (Elyria), Shadow Lake (Cleveland), Silver Creek Lake (Akron), Veterans Park Granger Pond (Mentor).
Stocking dates are tentative based on ice-free conditions.
** Denotes a special event will be taking place.
|FORKED RUN LAKE||Meigs||3/14/2019|
|RUSH RUN LAKE||Preble||3/15/2019|
|NEW LEXINGTON RESERVOIR 1A||Perry||3/15/2019|
|WOLF RUN LAKE||Noble||3/21/2019|
|BLUE LIMESTONE PARK||Delaware||3/22/2019|
|MT. GILEAD LAKE||Morrow||3/22/2019|
|TIMBRE RIDGE LAKE||Lawrence||3/22/2019|
|BARNESVILLE RESERVOIR #3||Belmont||3/28/2019|
|BLUE ROCK LAKE||Muskingum||3/29/2019|
|FOREST HILL POND||Cuyahoga||4/4/2019|
|GLACIER LAKE (MILL CREEK PARK)||Mahoning||4/4/2019|
|PAINESVILLE REC PARK POND||Lake||4/4/2019|
|SWANTON WATERWORKS RESERVOIR||Lucas||4/4/2019|
|DELTA RESERVOIR #2||Fulton||4/5/2019|
|SHELBY RESERVOIR #3||Richland||4/5/2019|
|SYCAMORE STATE PARK POND||Montgomery||4/5/2019|
|ROCKY FORK LAKE||Highland||4/6/2019 **|
|PIKE LAKE||Pike||4/8/2019 **|
|ROWLAND NATURE PRESERVE LAKE||Lorain||4/11/2019|
|SILVER CREEK LAKE||Summit||4/11/2019|
|WALKER ROAD POND||Lorain||4/12/2019|
|LITTLE TURTLE POND||Summit||4/13/2019 **|
|PEARSON METROPARK PONDS||Lucas||4/13/2019 **|
|YOCTANGEE PARK LAKE||Ross||4/13/2019 **|
|VAN WERT RESERVOIR #1||Van Wert||4/17/2019|
|VESUVIUS LAKE||Lawrence||4/18/2019 **|
|VETERANS PARK POND||Lake||4/18/2019|
|WHITE STAR QUARRY||Sandusky||4/18/2019|
|ANTRIM LAKE||Franklin||4/19/2019 **|
|CENCI PARK LAKE||Fairfield||4/19/2019|
|ROSE LAKE||Hocking||4/19/2019 **|
|EAST HARBOR STATE PARK POND||Ottawa||4/20/2019 **|
|JACKSON CITY RESERVOIR||Jackson||4/20/2019 **|
|NORWALK RESERVOIR #1||Huron||4/26/2019|
|MALABAR FARMS INN POND||Richland||4/27/2019 **|
|OHIO CANAL LOCK #4||Stark||4/27/2019 **|
|OLANDER LAKE||Lucas||4/27/2019 **|
|TURKEY CREEK LAKE||Scioto||4/27/2019 **|
|ASHLEY UPGROUND||Delaware||5/4/2019 **|
|SUNBURY UPGROUND #2||Delaware||5/4/2019 **|
|EYMAN PARK||Fayette||5/4/2019 **|
|CROSS ROADS INDUSTRIAL PONDS||Crawford||5/4/2019 **|
|GIERTZ LAKE||Hancock||5/4/2019 **|
|STONELICK LAKE||Clermont||5/4/2019 **|
|OHIO / ERIE CANAL||Cuyahoga||5/19/2019 **|
We started the evening by Craig introducing the new sample tobacco Mac Baren HH Balkan. It was enjoyed by many throughout the night. Afterwards we all took a moment to raise our pipes in silence for the anniversary of the passing of the president of the NEOFOPS (North East Ohio Fellowship of Pipe Smokers), a great friend, and a truly wonderful person, Jim Epling. Bill Kreiling then discussed our overseas friend “Tokin” Tommy and their upcoming pipe show in England. He also discussed creating an original pipe for the NEOFOPS, details to follow. Regis McCafferty then spoke about the pipe show here in Dublin, OH in August. Then our friend Rick Stoltz told us about his accepting a position on the board of (NASPC) The North American Society of Pipe Collectors, Membership is $21.00/year. If interested check out http://www.naspc.org/ . We all signed a thank you note to Erik Stokkebye for taking the time from his busy schedule to come down to our Pipe Talk last month and for sharing his knowledge and for his generosity. We missed our friend and entertainer Art “The Magnificent” this evening due to a prior engagement. DON’T SIGN ANYTHING WITHOUT A LAWYER ART! Overall it was a really nice evening. Mingling and talking throughout the evening. New folks and old friends asking questions and sharing knowledge. Thanks everyone.
You can now email (or Facebook Messenger) your fish pics to us! Send your fish pics to fish@thepiperackohio and we will put them on our website under the Fish Pics page. Also, at the end of March the person who sent the best picture will win a MITCHELL TANAGER ROD REEL COMBO! Your picture has to contain your fish and the person who caught it (not just the fish). If you want to send your first name and where you caught the fish please feel free but it is not required. If you want to send your pics through Facebook Messenger our Facebook Page is https://www.facebook.com/The-Pipe-Rack-106402822713860/
Even though the weather was frigid our pipe bowls were warm and glowing at last night’s Pipe Talk. Erik Stokkebye from 4th Generation Tobaccos and Pipes gave a very informative discussion of how to blend tobaccos as well as the process of selecting briar to make a pipe. Art “The Magnificent” entertained us all with some new songs and a couple of old favorites. Paul Hight from Ventura Cigars talked about their new Archetype Cigar and its Nicaraguan, Honduran, and Dominican blend of tobaccos. At the end of the night there was a raffle where we all won a prize! A great time was had by all! We want to thank Erik Stokkebye, Paul Hight, John, and everyone who braved the nasty weather to make it out to Pipe Talk. Till next time…