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 on: December 21, 2016, 12:36:14 PM 
Started by Tom Means - Last post by MR ED
Are you planning a Mosquito event this comimg year  2017??

 on: May 22, 2016, 06:07:37 PM 
Started by Tom Means - Last post by Tom Means
The N.E.W.C. (New Eastern Walleye Circuit)Lake Erie event scheduled for Saturday July 30 will have a side pot option for teams wanting to qualify for the NTC being held next year on Lake Erie in Lorain.

I will also run a special event on Sunday July 31 for teams wishing to stay and compete. This will be a reduced entry fee which will include a chance to win the side pot for a qualifier to the NTC.

Special rules for this event will be you must fish the event on Saturday to be allowed to participate in this one.

Questions please call Tom Means @ (814) 362-1423 or e-mail me at tgmeans@earthlink.net.

 on: May 22, 2016, 06:00:40 PM 
Started by Tom Means - Last post by Tom Means
Starting with the June event, all the walleye events will have a side pot option to qualify for next years NTC being held on Lake Erie ni Lorain.

 on: March 09, 2016, 06:40:57 PM 
Started by carl milks - Last post by MR ED
Tom and Sue did a great Job.  Was happy to see you guys again.  That goes for you too, Carl.  Take Care and see you again in May.

 on: February 27, 2016, 08:51:57 AM 
Started by carl milks - Last post by shoal angler
You have a lot of people praying for you.

 on: February 23, 2016, 08:04:49 PM 
Started by carl milks - Last post by carl milks
Words cannot begin to express my gratitude to ALL this past Saturday nite at KO's Awards banquet.  Thanx to Tom & Sue for honoring & humbling (& surprizing) me.  I tried to give a "Thank You" speech, but I became too emotional,  and now that the forum is back up and running, I'd like to take this oppertunity to thank all of you for a nite that I will cherish and never forget.  I thank you all for the support, well wishes, cards, donations and friendship thru this difficult time.  I am so proud & honored to belong to such a great organization and to be among the best anglers & friends a man could ever ask for.  From the bottom of my heart I THANK YOU ALL!!!  Hope to see ya'll on the water this May!!!   Carl

 on: May 06, 2014, 08:59:02 AM 
Started by Tom Means - Last post by Tom Means
This past Sunday marked the start of another tournament season for Kinzua Outdoors. Where the traditional opening weekend event seemed traditional, it was actually the start of something wonderful, it was the innaugural Cody Frantz Memorial Walleye Tournament, and it was fantastic.

Depite muddy river and upper lake conditions, dropping water tempatures, terrible weather conditions with high winds, rain, and cold tempature, and a river bite that was extreemely tuff unless you hit the sweet spots, anglers still showed up in force to show their support of this wonderful event.

At the start of the morning teams registering were greated by the Frantz family and given a shirt for participating in the event. When it came time to play the National Anthem we again broke from tradition and had Cody's sister in law sing it for the 45 teams from the dock. While holding back her emotions, she pushed hard to be loud enough to have the boats in the back of the bay be able to hear it in the light breeze,  it was beautiful, she did an amazing job!

Last years Team of the Year Lynn & Nate Smith lead teams out of the bay. One by one teams were signaled to go by Cody's oldest sister who flew in from Florida for this event. After all the teams left the bay in anticipation of catching the elusive eyes Myself and Dick Moore drove up the lake. It was apparent that two strategies where definetly keyed in on during the previous days pre fishing. With numbers of smaller fish in the lake, half the teams chose to stay in the lake, while the other half headed to the river in hopes of cathing a school of migrating eyes coming back down.

In the afternoon as I aproached the weigh ins at the Willows Restaraunt I was quickly amazed to see how many spectators showed up in terrible weather conditions to show their support as well for the event.

Teams started to bring their fish to the scales, and it was quickly obvious that it was definitely a tougher bite for most teams. With the average size of fish down, and many teams not catching a limit, it was going to be interesting to see who had figured it out, it was any body's tournament to win with these tough conditions.

With 45 teams competing only 13 limits were brought to the scale. Who found the right fish, who caught the kicker that would put them over the top of the rest of the teams.

At the end of the day it was the zoo's master anglers who figured out where the right fish was hiding to capture not only the victory, but also become the first winners of the innagural event. Weighing a 5 fish limit to claim the win was DeWayne Cawley and Mark Terwilliger. Their weight was anchored by the huge 5.71 lb monster eye that also won them the big fish pot. The team caught fish all day and slowly upgraded ounce by ounce, and at the end it was enough for the victory.

Top ten teams:
1.  Dewayne Cawley - Mark Terwilliger - 5 fish - 10.86 lb
2.  Ken White - Bruce White                 - 5 fish -   9.50 lb
3.  Randy Smith - Chris Smith                - 5 fish -   8.91 lb
4.  Paul Brenner - Doug Mausser            - 5 fish -   7.86 lb
5.  Matt Cook - James Depto                 - 5 fish -   7.46 lb
6.  Mike Yohe - Gary Massung                 - 5 fish -  6.92 lb
7.  Lynn Smith - Nate Smith                   - 5 fish -  6.87 lb
7.  Chuck Sabatose - Frank Mausser        - 5 fish -  6.87 lb
9.  Don Hicks - Seth Hicks                      - 5 fish -  6.62 lb
10. Brian Minich - Jim Minich                 - 5 fish -  6.47 lb

Big fish:
Dewayne Cawley - Mark Terwilliger - 5.71 pounds

45 boats
13 limits
96 fish caught
15 fish harvested
136.04 lbs total weight
9 woman participated
6 youths participated

After the weigh ins there were many raffles that took place.

I would like to thank all the sponsors that helped the family make it possible to honor Cody in such a fantastic way as well as help Kinzua Outdoors to put on this type of an event. This event was great despite mother nature, at the end there was still plenty of food left, and every one was happy.

A special thank you to the Frantz family, each and every one of you, you are an amzing family! Every one worked hard and was comitted to making this a great day and you did, I am positive Cody was watching from above and smiling.

I want to give a "good job" to Brent Raabe. I know it took the whole family to make it happen, but you accomplished an awful lot in a short time, well done (I am going to have to kidnap you for help with the kids tournament).

We at Kinzua Outoors are honored to be allowed to share this special day with every one and have this event named after Cody. He was a special friend to me, and after yesterdays event I hope every one saw how many people he touched while he was here with us. Cody you are sadly missed but not forgotten.

I would also like to thank the Willows Restaurant and Manager Marianne Cole for allowing us the use of the property and putting the heat on in the patio so our participants could stay warm, thank you.

Also like to thank every one who helped with behingd the scenes activities: set up, tear down, organizing, working the weigh ins and food tables. It takes all of us, thank you.

Our next event will be June 22nd. Both of my circuits will be hear and if you like you may fish in both.

Please pre register!!!!!

Thank you every one for a great event,

Tom Means

 on: February 19, 2014, 02:15:02 PM 
Started by Tom Means - Last post by Tom Means
2014 N.E.W.C. Schedule

February 19, 2014

For immediate release:

Saturday April 26th - Mosquito Lake, Ohio - Presented by Trumbull County Tourism Bureau
Sunday June 22nd - Kinzua Reservoir, Bradford, Pa
Saturday August 16th - Lake Erie, North East Pa (blow day, Sunday)

Two Day Championship
September 13th - 14th - Kinzua Reservoir, Bradford, Pa

The 2014 season is shaping up to be our biggest and best year yet. As always I listen and talk to our anglers, and this past off season is no exception as you will see in the changes made for this year. Bigger payouts, more places paid, & larger fields will be the common scenario at this years events with the "New" Tournament format.

The N.E.W.C. since its inception has been designed to be a stepping stone towards fishing bigger, higher dollar events and circuits. With several grass roots circuits doing well in the Tri State areas, and serving the local anglers well with a grass roots entry fee, and the MWC serving the more advanced teams willing to pay higher entry fee's, the N.E.W.C. has become a in between circuit for those that want to fish a local higher dollar entry fee event, or fish the entire circuit, challenging themselves to learn more, and compete at a higher level.

This years changes to our format has anglers extreemly excited. The chance at higher payouts spread deeper into the field, along with advanced registration being mandatory this year has every one buzzing.

We have strategically picked this years schedule to help the anglers participate in multiple events the same weekend at 3 of the four tournaments, allowing anglers to minimize their traveling throughout the year, and cut down their costs while competing.

- Entry fee for the 2014 events will be $400.00 per event. You must be registered with your entry form submitted 14 days prior to the event, and a minimum of $200.00 Non Refundable deposit. The remaining $ 200.00 can be paid the morning of the event.

- Late entry will be accepted up to the Monday before the event (I must have them in my hand by Monday), but there will be a $ 50.00 late fee applied.

- We will be paying out further down the field. 30 teams pays 6 places, all the way to 50 teams pays 10 places. With 30 or more teams, the last place team receiving winnnings will be at least $ 1,000.00.

- The big fish is included in your entry fee. We will be applying $ 30.00 of entry fee to the big fish purse. With 34 teams entered, big fish will be worth $ 1,020.00.

- Team of year: We will be applying only $20.00 of each entry fee to the T.O.Y purse. With only 20 teams per event, there would be $1,600.00 in the T.O.Y. purse being split  between 1st and 2nd place.

Payouts per event:
20 teams................30 teams.................40 teams.................50 teams
1. $ 2,500.00-----------1. $ 3,000.00------------1. $ 3,500.00-----------1. $ 4,500.00
2. $ 1,300.00-----------2. $ 1,700.00------------2. $ 1,800.00-----------2. $ 2,000.00
3. $ 1,000.00-----------3. $ 1,400.00------------3. $ 1,500.00-----------3. $ 1,500.00
4. $    800.00-----------4. $ 1,300.00------------4. $ 1,400.00-----------4. $ 1,400.00
5. $    800.00-----------5. $ 1,200.00------------5. $ 1,300.00-----------5. $ 1,300.00
b.f. $  600.00-----------6.$ 1,000.00------------6. $ 1,200.00------------6. $ 1,200.00
------------------------b.f. $    900.00-------------7. $1,100.00------------7. $ 1,100.00
 ------------------------------------------------------8. $ 1,000.00------------8. $ 1,000.00
 ----------------------------------------------------b.f. $ 1,200.00------------9. $ 1,000.00
 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------10. $ 1,000.00
 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------b.f. $ 1,500.00

We will also be holding a NTC QUALIFYING side pot event at each tournament

Our website www.neweasternwalleyecircuit will be updated shortly.

Don't wait to register, we will accept entries as of today even without the correct info posted yet.

Any questions please call (814) 362-1423

Looking forward to seeing every one at this years events.

Tom Means

 on: February 11, 2014, 12:34:33 PM 
Started by Tom Means - Last post by Tom Means
The 2014 schedule is complete with all the changes and updates.

I have e-mailed my web guy, and I am sure he will have it up shortly.

I have made changes in the following for this season

Walleye circuit:
Entry fee for first two events is $ 120.00 per event
championship is $250.00 for event, or $125.00 for those only able to fish one day.

Our first event is the Cody Frantz memorial event.

Woman's tournament:
minimum donation $ 50.00 per boat

Take a Vet event:
$10.00 per person in the boat, you may have as many as you like.
This is a 100 percent pay back fun event

Kids Tournament:
We have added 1 more fish category for the kids (7 total)to be able to weigh in (there will be a release tank on site for this event).

Fall Fest:
I have added a optional third big fish category, Pike.

Schedule of events

Walleye circuit:
May 4th
June 22
Sept 13
Sept 14

Woman's tournament:
June 21  Saturday

Take a Vet:
August 9th  Saturday

Kids Tournament:   (please register early if possible)
August 10  Sunday
we will be having the kids optional food donation again this year.

Fall Fest:
October 12

If you have any questions feel free to call me at (814) 362-1423


 on: January 15, 2014, 05:20:11 PM 
Started by Tom Means - Last post by Tom Means
This years banquet will be held Saturday February 8th at the Willows Restaraunt.

Come celebrate last years winners along with some friendly ball bustin looking forward towards this years events.

This will be a sit down dinner with the following choices:

Prime Rib - $ 20.00
Stuffed Chicken Breast - $ 15.00
Baked Haddock - $ 15.00

These prices are all inclusive, meal - tax - tip.
Dinners include salad and dessert

It will be a cash bar.

4:00 - 5:45 Cocktails
6:00 - 7:30 Dinner
7:45 - 8:30 awards
8:45 - ???after dinner cocktails
After party, party at the Corydon till close

I have the Willows handling all of this years reservations to make it easier for every one. You can call or e-mail them your info and pay by credit card, stop out there and take care of it, or if you need to you can drop off at the credit union (don't tell Sue I said so).

When ordering let them know how many in your group, your name, and what dinner choices.

Please get your order and payment in ASAP, and if possible no later than Feb 1st.

Willows - (814) 368-7567
e-mail:  mcole626@gmail.com

Please spread the word and let every one know. They can hold 130 people but will need to close down for us, that is why it is so important to put your order in right away.

Looking forward to seeing every one there again.

Thank you,
Tom Means

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