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

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Tiger muskies are a sterile hybrid which are stocked by WDFW. They are a much prized sport fish and they help control the rough fish population, especially northern pike minnow. (Proven through WDFW Diet Study samplings).

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RESULTS FROM MERWIN TOURNEY. 9/22/18:        1st Place: Mike Floyd : 5 Muskies; 183" total               2nd Place: Dan Fuller : 4 Muskies; 157" & Big Fish 42.5   3rd Place: Mitch Jeidy : 1 Muskie: 38"                           4th Place: Mike Sturza: 1 Muskie: 35.25"                                                  11 Muskies  -- CONGRATS TO ALL ! 

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NEXT  TOURNEY:

 

OCTOBER 6, 2018

 

LAKE TAPPS

Members Only Tourney – but you can join that morning.

From the Tournament Directors:

Meet at _________(TBA) at North County Park. 2022 198th Ave E, Bonney Lake

Launch at _______(TBA)(Sunrise is 7:15) Ends at ______ ..TBD that morning
$20 entry fee per angler.
$10 Big Fish Calcutta (Optional)
 
WDFW does not require contest banners for the engine cowling in a tournament, just that the boats be clearly identified. RCW 220-220-220-(f)6. This Chapter chooses to use engine cowling banners for identification. They are available from  Auburn Sports: 253-833-1440 (63" & 68" for about $24). Or the Tournament Directors may still have a few for sale.

 

TWO quick forms to fill out that morning:
1. Muskies, Inc. Release Form

2. WDFW Aquatic Invasive Species Form (TD will have one)
If you have had your boat in waters OUTSIDE of Washington, you'll need to read and follow these instructions. Be thorough in sanitizing your boat; help protect Washington waters from invasive zebra mussels & other hitchhikers.

Many Chapter members chat on this informative Facebook page:

Washington Tiger Musky Hunters

 (not affiliated with Muskies, Inc.) 

2. CHAPTER SHIRTS ARE AVAILABLE !

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 - fly the colors.

 

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

2018 TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE:

 

May 19th .... Mayfield

June 16th .... Tapps

July 28th .... Mayfield

August 25th .... Mayfield

Sept. 22nd .... Merwin

October 6th .... Tapps

 

Questions?

 

Remember to thank your  Tournament Directors. It takes early planning, attention to details and careful money managing. They volunteer their time; we are lucky to have them. Thanks, Dan & Mike

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Results From Mayfield Tiger Muskie Tourney on Mayfield Lake Aug. 25th:  Congrats, all!

1st Place: Mike Floyd: 37.5"

2nd Place: Jon Olsen: 34.5"

3rd Place: Jason Soderston. 32"

(2nd place fish photo coming soon)

 

 

 

 CHAPTER PRESIDENT  

MIKE FLOYD:

"Anyone that's not a club member... join up! Tons of fun and lots of

good guys and gals".

 

Questions?

CH 57 Members: Send us your photos! MUSKIES, INC. won't allow photos of fish that are under duress. Especially support them with a horizontal hold and quick release. Thank you for patiently teaching others, too; we were all new, once. (click to enlarges & scroll)                 

2018:  August/Sept./Oct.                                                          

2018 Muskies: May/June/July:

2018 Muskies: March, April, May

Joe Weisner wins Lake Tapps Tourney June 16, 2018

Full Results:

1st Place AND Big Fi$h: 38.75", Joe Weisner, Chapter #65, Utah

2nd Place: Ryan Elizondo: 37.5", Chapter #65, Utah

3rd Place: Jesse French: 37", Chapter #57, Washington

Lynn Hotchkiss, from Chapter #65,  also netted a 33.75" tiger

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL and thank you to the 19 anglers who turned out to try their luck.

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Jon Olsen wins May 19, 2018 Mayfield Tourney with a 39" and a 42" Tiger Muskie. Mitch Jeidy takes 2nd with a 40" and Perry placed 3rd place with a 37". Mike Floyd also got a 32.75". All caught and released.

Helping to stock baby tiger muskie with WDFW 2018

Tiger stocking 2018, Mayfield. WDFW brought the 10"-12" esox to the lake from Meseberg Hatchery and five CH.# 57 Members were on hand to help plant. FUN! Click on the photos to enlarge.

                           TWO SHOPPING OPTIONS:

1. Shop for NW TIGER PAC products: T-Shirts, Sweatshirts, Coffee Mugs, etc.  

 

.... coming soon...... check back                      

2007- 2017 TEN YEARS STRONG!

Just a few of the Chapter members who fished the Sept. Mayfield Tournament

  September 16th: Mayfield Lake,  Last Tourney of 2017 CONGRATULATIONS to the winners!

1st Place: Mike Floyd - 35" and 45.5" = 80.5 total inches

2nd Place: Jesse French - 41" and 30" = 71 total inches

3rd Place: Joe French - 43"  = total 43 inches

(click on each photo for angler's name and fish size)

FINAL STANDINGS FOR THE YEAR FOR 3 TOURNAMENTS:

1ST PLACE-MIKE FLOYD-149-1/2”

2ND PLACE-JESSE FRENCH-71

3RD PLACE-DAN FULLER-70”

4TH PLACE-JON OLSEN-67”

5TH PLACE-JOE FRENCH-43”

6TH PLACE-MITCH JEIDY-30”

Biggest Tiger of the Year: 9/15/17: President Mike Floyd with a massive 48.25" fish. Released. Remeber WA. tigers must be 50 inches to keep. Tiger's prefered diet is northern pike minnow, which eat salmon smolt. Practicing Catch & Release helps the salmon, too.

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:

News & Views Jan.Feb2017
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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.

President Brett Olson and Angler of the Year, Mike Floyd, put on a Tiger Muskie Seminar at Sportsman's Warehouse Federal Way in April, 2015.

      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.