In Memory of Jim Shannon; Member of North Metro Chapter #21. He served in many capacities locally and nationally, most recently as Vice President of Finance. Jim worked tirelessly for Muskies, Inc. at every level. He worked on the 2016 Calendar up until he passed away.  His contributions are too numerous to mention. His passion knew no bounds. His wit and wisdom will be sorely missed. He was a good friend to Chapter 57. His fierce support kept us laughing!

LAKE TAPPS @ RECORD LOW LEVEL

This severe drop in water levels could mean a much different TM fishery for 2015. Time will tell.

Weed Bed Kill @ Curlew Proposed

For a recent (Dec. 5, 2014) post on WashingtonLakes.com  click HERE

Check out Mike Floyd's two new articles on Fishing Addicts NW:

Aug. 4th:   and Sept. 11th:   Good Job, Mike!

 

"Tiger Muskie bites water skier on leg": 25 years later the FABLE is revisited!

Original Funny Story from July 12, 1989
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New Idaho Record:Tiger Muskie 44.26 lbs.Oct 21, 2013 - A 52.5-inch long tiger muskie has been officially named a new world record.

From the Spokane Spokesman Review: FISHING – Idaho’s 12-year-old tiger muskie record has been smashed by Edward Kalinowski of New Meadows, Idaho, while fishing on Little Payette Lake on Aug. 6, Fish and Game Department officials have confirmed.

Kalinowski landed the 44.26-pound lunker on a 12-pound test line with a Neon Magic lure. The fish is 50.5 inches long with a 25-inch girth.

The previous record was 38 pounds, 7 ounces, 48.25 inches with a 22.5-inch girth, caught June 16, 2001, in Hauser Lake by Douglas Butts of Eureka Mont., on a Mepps Bucktail Yellow lure.

Tiger muskies have been stocked for trophy fisheries in about 10 Idaho lakes and seven in Washington, including Silver, Newman and Curlew.

                                        News:

1. Sept. 10. 2013: TOWN HALL MEETING about Fishing concerns on Tapps:
  More info here.

 

2. Sept. 2013: Latest word from WDFW is that Lake Samish will NOT be stocked with Tiger Muskie after all. More info here.