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

2021 Winner
Jake Willborg - 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 November 1, 2022 – Total Fish Released by Members: 101

Men's Masters

Name # of Fish Total Points Largest Fish
Mike Brister
29
365
50.25"
Stu Wiegner
21
275
48.50"

Men's

Name # of Fish Total Points Largest Fish
Brian Lesetmoe
22
326
54.25"
Lyle Lesetmoe
17
211
47.50"
Matt Beulke
4
78
50.50"
Chris Thury
4
65
47.00"
David McDougall
2
27
41.50"
Jace Loge
1
27
53.00"
Rob Yuretich
1
5
31.00"

Women's

Name # of Fish Total Points Largest Fish
-
-
-
-

Junior's

Name # of Fish Total Points Largest Fish
-
-
-
-

Lunker of the Month

Month Name Size of Fish
June
Brian Lesetmoe
54.25"
July
Jace Loge
53.00"
August
Matt Beulke
50.50"
September
Brian Lesetmoe

Mike Brister
44.00"
October
Chris Thury
45.00"
November
-
-

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