Congratulations to Mike Floyd who wins 1st Tiger Muskie Tournament of 2012. May 5th, on Mayfield. 37.75 inch Tiger Muskie.

Photos courtesy of Jesse French & Mike Floyd.

May 5th was our season opening Tournament on Mayfield Lake with 17 anglers coming out to participate. Many of us linked up Friday evening for dinner and some story telling around the campfire before retiring for the night.

Saturday morning we woke to less than perfect weather as we dealt with cooltemperatures and rain before the sun began to shine though. The lakeitself wasn't much warmer with the average temp being in the mid 40's for most of the day. All this combined with some stained water lead to some SLOW fishing without many opportunities. We pushed hard all day but in the end our good friend Mike Floyd was the only one able to find a tiger that was willing to
take a chance and thus won the tournament with a good looking 37.75 Muskie. Mike also took home big fish honors along with a $50 gift certificate
donated by our friend Ken from the Viking Café in Mossyrock.

Even though the weather and the Muskies didn't cooperate as I would have liked, it was sure great to see everyone again and to get back out on the
water.  I want to thank all those that came out in support of this event and
I appreciated the positive feedback I received about our Chapter. Now we all can look forward to some warmer weather ahead and start making planes for Lake Tapps in June.

Thanks again everyone

ND

Norm Dillon
President
Chapter 57, Muskies Inc.
nwtigermuskies.com