It’s finally here: The season opener!
Members Only Tourney – but you can join that morning.
From Tournament Directors Mike and Dan Fuller:
Meet @ 7:00 A.M. at County Park Launch (180 Beach Drive, Mossyrock)
Tourney Ends 3PM
(Sunrise is 5:38) (Sunset 8:37)
$20 entry fee per angler.
$10 Big Fish Calcutta (Optional)
Good, big launch; porta potties.
Contest Banners for your motor cowling are WDFW required. (See one in photo, above). I have found two stores in Western Washington that carry these. They are about $25. And both stores will ship.
Limit out Marine in Sumner (253) 863-9973
Auburn Sports Marine in Auburn (253)-833-1440
They come in 4 sizes. The Chapter may have a few 4 sale @ the launch if you forget yours. Measuring sticks will be provided.
You can fill out 2 quick forms at the launch:
1. Muskies, Inc. Release Form.
2. WDFW Aquatic Invasive Species Form
If you have had your boat in waters OUTSIDE of Washington, you will need to read and follow those instructions. Be thorough in sanitizing your boat. No one wants those invasive
zebra mussels in our waters.
Bring: LICENSE… CAMERA…WDFW LEGALLY REQUIRED EQUIPMENT...FUN!
This is a great bunch of anglers - easy going and fun - yet dedicated to the tiger hunt. Come join us!
May 13, 2017 SATURDAY - Mayfield Lake
July 22, 2017 SATURDAY - Mayfield Lake
August 19, 2017 SATURDAY - Merwin Reservoir
June & September possible additions..... stay tuned.
The new Facebook page for Chapter info is: Washington Tiger Musky hunters
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:
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)
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.
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. 50 Year Celebration Notes from National President, Carl PhillipsM.I.Nat.Pres..pdf
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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
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,
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.
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!
June & July:
APRIL & MAY:
Click photos to enlarge & see captions..
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!
Click photos to enlarge & see captions..
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.
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)
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
<< 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!
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
As of 2012, Chapter #57 has raised $16,000.00 to support the Tiger Muskie Program.