IT'S HERE! - FIRST TOURNAMENT OF 2020:                      Saturday, May 30th,  Mayfield Lake

Members Only Tourney – but you can join as late as that morning.

From Tournament Directors Mike and Dan Fuller:

Special Note for Compliance with Covid 19 regs:

We will all be required to wear a mask during registration     and adhere to Social Distancing.

Meet @ 6:00 A.M. at the County Park on Beach Drive

Launch at 6:30 A.M.  (Sunrise is 5:20) Ends 3:00 P.M. (end time may change)
$20 entry fee per angler.
$10 Big Fish Calcutta (Optional)
Good, big launch; porta potties.
Bring $5.00 for parking.

You can fill out 2 quick forms:
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 species in our waters.

LICENSE… CAMERA…WDFW LEGALLY REQUIRED EQUIPMENT...FUN!

This is a great bunch of anglers - easy going and fun - yet dedicated to the tiger & the hunt. Come join us!

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 the engine cowling banners for identification. They are $25 from Auburn Sports (253-833-1440) and they come in 4 sizes. Contact Tournament Co-Director Dan for questions. Measuring sticks will be provided.  dan_ful@hotmail.com

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Many Chapter members chat on this informative Facebook page:

Washington Tiger Musky Hunters

 (independent of  Muskies, Inc.) 

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MIKE FULLER wins last Tourney of the year, with two big tigers! (86 inches total) on Merwin Reservoir - September 28, 2019.  Bravo, Mike!

Thanks to those who came to the 2019 Merwin Muskie tournament! There were only 7 anglers but the weather held out nicely for us. 5 fish we caught during the tournament with 3 at 45 inches or better! John Floyd came up with one at 37 3/4. Michael Floyd had a nice 45 incher swallow a swim bait! Dan Fuller landed a healthy 45 3/4. (2nd photo) And Mike Fuller started off the day with the big fish at 46 x 19 incher (see top photo) and shortly after caught a 40 incher that didn't want to pose for the camera. Congrats to Mike Fuller for taking Big Fish and First Place! Hope to see you all on the water next year!  

 

              (click on photos below to enlarge)

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

KnowtheDifference03.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [264.8 KB]

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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We are not promoting this technique, it's just one of many that are out there. Best one: AVOID it if you can. 

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Jeff Blume takes 1st place in Tiger Muskie Tournament on the July 20, 2019 Mayfield Event!

From Tournament Co-Chairman, Dan Fuller:

"We had a great turnout for Chapter 57 NW TIGER PAC'S Muskie Tournament on July 20! 15 Anglers in total.  Fish were everywhere but almost none to be had.  Finally after getting beat up by the heat, something clicked for two of the fisherman at 12:30 at opposite ends of the lake.  John Floyd got chased into the figure 8 at the boat and the 34 incher was sure hungry! Jeff Blume on the other hand got surprised, when a fish came flying out of the weeds and slammed his lure.  A healthy 41 to take the crown for first place.  Lots wanted to give up because it was getting hot with no action.  Persistence paid off for these two.  No 3rd place or undersized fish this time.
Hope to see everyone back in August, and then Merwin for the September tournament!"

MIKE FULLER WINS TAPPS TOURNAMENT WITH A DOUBLE!  June 15, 2019 & Happy Father's Day, Dad!

From Co-Tournament Director, (and proud son) Dan Fuller:

"We had a great tournament today on Lake Tapps with the N.W. Tiger Pac Chapter 57. There was a total of 14 anglers and 6 fish caught. Jeff Blume took 3rd place with a 38 in muskie. Jason Soderston took 2nd with a 38 3/4 in muskie, and also big fish. Mike Fuller took 1st place with 2 muskies, one 36 in and a 33 in for a total of 69 inches. Honorable mention to Mitch Jeidy with a 30 inch muskie. There was other fish to be had but unfortunately did not make their way into the net. Thanks everyone for coming out. Hope to see you all at Mayfield next month!"

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Mike Floyd wins Mayfield Lake Tourney 5/18/2019!        Dan Fuller takes 2nd place. Congrats to both.

Mike Floyd: 34" and a 37 inch tiger muskie to win the first Tourney of the year. Dan Fuller: 33" tiger to take 2nd place!

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2019 Tiger Muskies in the net from Chapter #57  Members: All released

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 CHAPTER PRESIDENT  

MIKE FLOYD:

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

good guys and gals".

 

Questions?

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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.

      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.