Release Contest

Release Contest Info & Rules

The “catch and release” philosophy was brought to Muskies Inc. in 1968 by Gil Hamm, the founder of Muskies Inc. By 1994, the release record of M.I. membership was 99.37%! With the lunge log an angler can enter and record the details of each fish they catch – creating their very own muskie diary! The Muskies Inc Lunge Log now includes records of over 350,000 fish caught by its members!

The Bemidji/Cass Lake chapter Release Contest is a fun way to see who caught the most and/or biggest muskie of the season.

Rules for the Release Contest are simple:

  1. You have 30 days to register the fish on the Lunge Log from the day of catch and release.
  2. Muskies must have a 30-inch minimum.
  3. That's it!

**Please note that the Replica Contest has its own rules. Download the Chapter #46 REPLICA RULES here.

 

Point calculation is as follows: four points for the first 30 inches, and one point per inch thereafter. (half inch = half point, quarter inch = quarter point) Measurements will be rounded down to nearest quarter of an inch.

 

**Just a reminder that we do have a hybrid/tiger musky award this year. The same rule applies that the fish must be 30 inches to count. If you do catch one and would like to enter it please email me to let me know. [ brian.lesetmoe@gmail.com ]

 

There are five divisions:

  • Men's masters
  • Women's masters
  • Men's
  • Women's
  • Junior's (must be under the age of 18)

(Masters divisions are for individuals that have entered over 50 fish in the Lunge log)

 

Please contact the release contest chairman - Brian Lesetmoe, if you are having trouble or need assistance entering your fish... 218-556-8792 or brian.lesetmoe@gmail.com

2019 Winner
Dave Willford - 52"

Current Release Contest Standings

Muskies must have a 30-inch minimum. Point Calculation: 4 points for the first 30 inches, one point per inch/one-half point per half-inch thereafter. Measurements will be rounded down to the nearest half-inch.

Questions? Contact Brian Lesetmoe – 218-556-8792 [ brian.lesetmoe@gmail.com ]

Updated December 11, 2021 – Total Fish Released by Members: 60

Men's Masters

Name # of Fish Total Points Largest Fish
Mike Brister
31
455
52.5"
Stu Wiegner
13
141
44"

Men's

Name # of Fish Total Points Largest Fish
Jake Willborg
6
98
52"
Matt Beulke
2
39
48"
Jace Loge
1
28
54.25"
Alex McLean
1
28
54.25"
Lyle Lesetmoe
3
27
44"
David McDougall
1
12
37.5"

Women's

Name # of Fish Total Points Largest Fish
Debra McDougall
1
23
49"

Junior's

Name # of Fish Total Points Largest Fish
Evan Lesetmoe
1
19
44.75"

Lunker of the Month

Month Name Size of Fish
May
Stu Wiegner
32"
June
Mike Brister
52.5"
July
Jace Loge
54.25"
August
Jake Willborg
52"
September
Alex McLean
54.25"
October
Debra McDougall
49"
November
-
-

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