On behalf of Chapter 65 members welcome to our page with some general information about this Muskies, Inc. Chapter starting with a brief history, community involvement, mission, vision and goal statements:
History: A very small group asked the question in February 2016; Can we become a Muskies, Inc. nationally recognized chapter? In 2017, we received our Charter as Chapter 65 of Muskies, Inc.
What is Muskies Inc.?
Muskies Inc. has ove 6,000 Members and 56 independent Local Chapters throughout the country. We have become a national voice of the protection of the muskie species. Muskies, Inc. is widely recognized as the first organized group of anglers to espouse the “Catch and Release” practice now embraced by many conservation minded groups throughout North America. Muskies, Inc. focuses on three critical areas: Youth, Fisheries, and Research.
We currently have active members from Colorado, Idaho, Montanta, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. We consist not only of experience rod and reel anglers, but also experienced fly fishing anglers. Chapter members have thousands of hours on the water, many actively fishing for this species for 10 plus years. We also are students having thousands of hours of research off the water.
We provide the chance for peaople of various fishing abilities the opportunity to join and fish with an organization that is environmentally-conscious, taking great pleasure in muskie fishing and the continued development of the next generation of muskie fishermen – our youth. We are not a fishing club. Although we have members who do tournament fish from time to time, the main purpose of our chapter is the furtherance of out national organization’s core areas of Youth, Fisheries, and Research and, as an insubstantial part of our activities, to allow folks across the area to gather and enjoy muskie fishing. If you are just getting started or wish to learn more, then there is no better way than to come out and join us for an outing or meeting.
- Members assisted UDWR with Tiger Muskie fry stocking in Pineview Reservoir.
- Members has hosted multiple educational seminars emphasizing proper handling and how to target tiger muskies.
- Members assisted UDWR on Yuba Northern Pike for state Tiger Muskie program and Willard Bay Walleye for state sterile Walleye program.
- Members consult with the UDWR on the statewide tiger muskie management plan.
- Trained members tag tiger muskies in Pineview for an aging and growth study.
- Members created an educational document on proper handling of tiger muskies which can be found in the 2019 and 2020 Utah Fishing Guidebooks.
- Members cleaned up 224 pound of trash off the beaches of Pineview Reservoir in 2020.
- Members collected 243 pounds of aluminum cans and 567 pounds of batteries for recycle in 2020.
Mission: Further our national organization’s core focus in the areas of Youth, Fisheries, and Research.
Vision: Ensure the quality of our future tiger muskie fisheries and next generation of conservation minded anglers – our youth
Goal: Recruit new like-minded members and promote education for the future of tiger muskie fishing.
We may be a small group of dedicated anglers but this chapter is up and growing to make a positive impact for the state of Utah and entire Mountain West region.
Again, on behalf of Muskies Inc. and Chapter 65, welcome to the Mountain West Muskie Muskies, Inc. Website