Projects and Activities

Veteran’s Home Fishing Opener
May 6, 2017

Residents of the Minnesota Veterans Home are treated to a day of fishing and a fresh cooked “shore lunch”. A trout pond is erected at the home and residents can come out and try their luck catching lunch. The fish are cleaned and cooked and served to all who participate. If you haven’t ever been to the “fishing opener” at the Vet’s Home, you’ve really been missing out. Volunteer to help the residents get their fish or to serve the shore lunch.

Summer Fishing League

Come out and enjoy fishing metro lakes with fellow chapter members. Outings for the league are scheduled from June through October. The league is intended as a fun outing with other chapter members. Everyone is welcome to join the league outings. For those of you that don’t have a fishing partner, we will find space in a boat for you to take part in the event.

Capable Partners Outing
June 11, 2017

Share your love for the pursuit of muskies with a ­fellow outdoorsman. Join fellow chapter members for an outing on Lake  Minnetonka with ­physically ­challenged ­members of Capable Partners. Volunteers are needed to take the Capable Partners and military out on the lake. A “shore lunch” will end the day and anyone who wants to ­continue fishing in the afternoon is welcome to.

Armed Forces Family Fishing Celebration
June 16, 2017

The Armed Forces Family Fishing Celebration is a collaboration with Fishing for Life. Approximately 50 military kids and 20 adults with connections to the military enjoy a morning of fishing on Lake Minnetonka. Volunteers from the chapter are needed to guide, get people on fish, and safely bring everyone back to the dock at Lord Fletcher's.

Red Wing Lodge Outing, Lake of the Woods
August 12-19, 2017

The Bartlett family at Red Wing Lodge on Sabaskong Bay has hosted Muskies Inc. outings for years with personal and friendly service. They understand what muskie ­people need and like. Cost per person in housekeeping cabins is $300 (US Funds), which breaks down to just $42.85 per day for Canadian muskie fishing. The trip includes: daily bag of ice, free dockage, free boat launch, free ­dinner one night ­courtesy of the Bartlett family, one free trip given away in a drawing and door prizes. Reservations require a $50 non-refundable deposit, made out to ‘North Metro Muskie Inc.’ Contact John van Ingen (, 651-699-5172) or Pat Miller (, 651-429-1629).


Gil Hamm Chapter Challunge
August 23-25, 2017

Represent our chapter at the Chapter Challunge headquartered at Red Wing Lodge, Sabaskong Bay, on Lake of the Woods. Teams from MI ­chapters nationwide will gather for the Challunge. Cabins are reserved for the entire week. Contact John Olson if you’d like to be part of the team.

Frank Schneider Memorial Tournament
September 8, 9, 10, 2017

The 50th annual tournament will be on your choice of over 20 lakes in the Bemidji-Cass Lake-Leech-Longville area of northern Minnesota. The grand prize, awarded by a drawing of every person who registers a muskie, will be $15,000 cash.  You must be present to win the Grand Prize.

George Wahl Memorial Tournament
September 23, 2017

Join in for a one-day tournament held on 13 metro-area lakes. 100% of the proceeds raised by this tournament goes back to the muskie resource. An awards program with a meal will be at Thorne Bros. after the day’s fishing. Grand prize will be a week-long trip to Whitefish Bay Resort on Lake of the Woods and $500 cash.