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. And a big welcome to the Muskies, Inc. Chapter #65 anglers. The day started out with blue skies but it
wasn't long before it clouded over and provided a day better suited for anglers, than skiers. Tapps is a great tiger muskie lake with coves, channels and structure (and the homes are beautiful). A
shot of Mt. Rainier from the lake was featured a while back on the cover of the MUSKIE, INC. magazine.
(click on photos to enlarge)
2018 TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE:
May 19th .... Mayfield
June 16th .... Tapps
July 28th .... Mayfield
August 25th .... Mayfield
Sept. 22nd .... Merwin
"Anyone that's not a club member... join up! Tons of fun and lots of
good guys and gals".
Latest Tigers 2018.SET 2: End of May & June. NOTE: MUSKIES, INC. will not allow us to post any photos of fish that are under duress. Especially support them with a
horizontal hold and quick release. Thank you for patiently teaching others, too, on how to take care of our esox. We were all new, once. (click to enlarge photos)
2018 Fish:SET 1: March, April, May
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
More info & questions answered at this Facebook page:
Washington Tiger Musky
1. Shop for NW TIGER PAC products: T-Shirts, Sweatshirts, Coffee Mugs, etc.
.... coming soon...... check back
2. Tournament SHIRTS ARE AVAILABLE ! (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 - fly the colors and
catch more fish!
(custom shirt can take up to 4 weeks to process)
Just a few of the Chapter members who fished the Sept. Mayfield Tournament
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)
THANK YOU! To our hard-working Tournament Directors MIKE & DAN FULLER, for managing another great year. They are dedicated Members who are accurate, on time, organized and successful anglers
to boot. You are appreciated by all!
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.
FOR THE YEAR FOR 3 TOURNAMENTS:
Mike Floyd: 2 fish for a total of 69 inches
Dan Fuller: 1 fish 39.5 inches
Jon Olsen: 1 fish, 31 inches
Mitch Jeidy: 1 fish, 30 inches
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There are some great photos here - click on them to enlarge the album. 3 SETS HERE, see below each one for more.
Many more photos from 2017 below: Set 2
There are some great photos here - click on them to enlarge the album
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 14, 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.
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.
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:
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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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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, 2015.
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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