News & Views from MUSKIE : JAN./FEB. issue Honors our President, Mike Floyd

The following is the latest monthly report about our Chapter #57 in the issue of our national magaine; MUSKIE. Past President, Miles McDonald, who is a master of the well-turned phrase, has again submitted an articulate article. Kudos to Miles and salute to our unsung Master of Esox, Michael Floyd. Take a look:

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Trophy Awards! Mike Floyd & Dan Fuller

President Michael Floyd, left and Tournament Co-Chairman Dan Fuller, with 2 of the massive MUSKIE trophies from 2015. These were awarded in May of 2016. Michael won LUNKER of the Year (biggest fish) and Dan won for winning the most tournies. Mike also has the honor of Angler of the Year, for putting the most fish in the net! Congrats, men! (2016 totals are still being tallied)

Dan Fuller wins May 14th Tourney on Mayfield!

Congrats to Dan Fuller, winner of the May 2016 Mayfield Tourney! His 2 fish totaled 78.5 inches. Mike Floyd took 2nd place with his 2 fish which totaled 61.5 inches. Jani took 3rd place with 1 fish at 31 inches. (Breaking a long dry spell- kudos to net man & Captain, Mike Haw.) Great day to fish; high overcast, light rain at times. Good to see everyone! LOTS of fish caught, some under the required 30 inches to count in the Tournament. Water temps mid 60's.

                                                                                                                  

Almost all photos taken by photographer Joe French, who juggles camera and fishing rod expertly. Thanks, Joe, for the great shots. Click on any image to enlarge it. 

some of the Muskies for 2016!

New Tiger Muskie Lake Signs; Pete's wish fulfilled.

I am proud to announce that 50 Tiger Muskie signs (see below)  have just been ordered for all 7 Tiger lakes in WA. by Chapter #57, Muskies, Inc. Special thanks to WDFW Warm Water Manager, Bruce Bolding for his help in this endevour. Chapter #60, Spokane, will also help fund this project. 

It was ONE of the projects Pete Bergman was determined to get done. This one is for you, buddy Pete. We all miss you dude. Especially the "fishy" phone calls.

MUSKIES, INC. Celebrates 50 Years!

Muskies, Inc. 50 Year Celebration Notes from National President, Carl Phillips
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JOHN FLOYD wins Merwin Tourney with a Personal Best of 47.5 inches! 8/29/15

Tiger Muskie angler John Floyd, wins the August Merwin Tourney with his Personal Best: a NICE 47.5 incher!

Proud Dad Mike also put a 30+ incher in the net. As did Mike Fuller. We opened the Tourney at Speelyai Bay, with a nod to Pete Bergman,  by throwing flowers out into the lake as Mike Haw softly trolled out into open water. It was beautiful. Said a few prayers and different boats went to different parts of the lake to throw rememberances of Pete, too. The flowers stayed afloat all day. Nice. We all thought he was checking out the fish, below. Some saw a water funnel trying to form later, by Cresap. Spooky wind all day, with mighty gusts in the PM.

Had a great time at Lone Fir Resort later that night around the campfire. Nice to have the shelter with the heavy rains. Even Tammy & Kelsey found a cabin after being "homeless". Good Memories.

We lost one of our best anglers on June 13th. Pete Bergman left us suddenly, after a full day on the water. He is greatly missed. See the top left column for more info. The entire back page of the SEPT. 2015 MUSKIE magazine is dedicated to Pete.

Congratulations to Mike Floyd, Chapter #57: On July 10th, he logged his 400th MUSKIE on the Muskies, Inc. Fish Log. WTG, Mike!

He's been busy lately, too: A 13-fish day on Merwin and a 4-fish day on Tapps in a downpour of rain 8.14.

Tigers in the net for 2015:

We have slime in the net!   Congrats, to all! (click photos to enlarge) If there are more members fish to post -- send to me here!

AUGUST & SEPTEMBER

June & July:

APRIL & MAY:

June 13, 2015 Mayfield Tourney was won by Dan Fuller with 2 fish: 42" & 45" (87" total) and 2nd place went to Kelly Reichner with a 37" tiger. 

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1st 2015 Tourney: Mayfield Lake, Saturday, May 16: 18 Tenacious Anglers

 

Good Times, Good Fish, 18 tenacious anglers. The "fish of 10,000 casts (as the muskie is called) tested the merit of some of Western Washingtons best esox anglers on Saturday. Water temp 55, air temp 55-58. Light mist, overcast. Lots of baby tiger (12+ inches) still hanging around from the May 5th stocking of the lake. Tough fishing conditions are nothing new to this group. "The next cast, is the best one".

Winner: Newcomer Kelly Reichner from Oregon with a 30" and a 33"=63". WTG, Kelly and Dan.

2nd Place & BIG FISH goes to Pete Bergman, with a nice 39 incher.

There was no 3rd place win, so, as is our custom, we raffled off the pot for 3rd place, won by one of the NEB (North End Boys) Bryant Peterson.

Great to see all the old faces and some new ones, too. Good turnout, lots of great camaraderie and Special Thanks to Pete Bergman for the stunning wooden sign of a 57inch (of course) tiger donated to Muskie Meadows.

Remember to Thank your dynamic Tournament Directors, Mike & Dan Fuller. It takes early planning, attention to details and careful money managing and they both do it all flawlessly. We are lucky to have them. THANKS Dan & Mike!

AND....Those new Muskies, Inc. shirts and Hoodies look sharp, men! Want one? Scroll down the front page of website.

Looking forward to the next Tourney, June 13 --- also on Mayfield.  RE-PETE!

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AWARD WINNERS for 2014!

MIKE FLOYD: ANGLER OF THE YEAR - with 64 (!) fish and 2,384 inches.

PETE BERGMAN: LUNKER OF THE YEAR - 48 inches!

DAN FULLER: TOURNAMENT CHAMPION 188.5 inches of fish from only Tournaments!

 

Congratulations to our top anglers for 2014! And to everyone who caught even one tiger muskie: They are not easy girls to put in the net; congrats, all. Awards Presented 4/11/2015.

President Brett Olson and Angler of the Year, Mike Floyd, put on a Tiger Muskie Seminar at Sportsman's Warehouse Federal Way in April.

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NEW TOURNAMENT SHIRTS ARE HERE:

SHIRTS ARE AVAILABLE NOW! (See some of the guys in their shirts in photos, above)

Order yours now, from Muskies, Inc.

Add your first name on front, last name on the back. The NW TIGER PAC logo is already on file with the shirt company. Be CH#57 proud this summer - fly the colors and catch more fish!

 

(custom shirt can take up to 4 weeks to process)

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Check out some NW Tiger Muskies!

To enlarge photos, click on the 2nd button from the right, below the photo, then click on arrow to the far right. To restart video, click on arrow to the far right.

New Muskie Log: as of 12/2/14. New Chapter Record: 131 Tigers for the Year, and 755 fish since it's start in April, 2007

<< Click on MUSKIE LOGS to the left

New Muskies, Inc. Video! 

Since 1966. First to promote Catch & Release. Join Today! 

 Sept. 17, 2011: 50 inch Tiger Muskie caught & released at Curlew Lake. Still the biggest Tiger released by a Muskies, Inc. Member in WA. (as of 1/1/2015)

Congrats to Muskies, Inc. Spokane Chapter # 60 Member, Chris Gaddes!

.......... a 50 INCH TIGER!!........

Do You Know the Difference Bewteen a Muskie and a Pike? Check this out:

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      The goals of the Chapter are to promote Tiger Muskie Fishing in the great Northwest, provide information and services to tiger muskie anglers, promote Catch, Photo and Release (CPR) where it is appropriate and to provide information to other groups about the benefits of having the sterile Tiger Muskie in Northwest lakes, as well as the proper way to handle a muskie if one is caught.

     Muskies, Inc. is a National organization, started in 1966 in Minnesota. We are their 57th Chapter. We, like them, are a non-profit 501c3 and our Chapter was started in May of 2007.

                       We were the 1st Chapter in WA. And now we have been joined by yet another fine M.I. Chapter: #60 in Spokane; the Mountain Muskies.  

 For more info, visit their website at www.mountainmuskies.com 

2012 Chapter #57 Past President, Norm Dillon, presents a $1,500 check to Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife, Warmwater Program Manager, Bruce Bolding.

As of 2012, Chapter #57 has raised $16,000.00 to support the Tiger Muskie Program.