We are the local chapter of Muskies Inc. Our chapter was started in 1973 and is known as Chapter #5; the Pomme De Terre Chapter of Muskies Inc.
Muskies Inc. has over 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 provide the chance for people of various fishing abilities the opportunity to join and fish with an organization that is environmentally-conscious, takes great pleasure in muskie fishing and the continued development of the next generation of muskie fisherman – 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 our 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.
Our membership is as diverse as anyone can imagine with fisherman and fisherwomen ranging from the age of 10 to fisherman in their eighties.
Our chapter website www.missourimuskies.org and monthly newsletter provide a means of communication to inform both members and non-members alike about the program activities we have available.
In addition to our chapter’s communications, Muskies Inc., the national organization has benefits, such as 6 issues per year of Muskie Magazine, full access to the MI website www.muskiesinc.org which contains a searchable database of over 420,000 catch & releases. Eligibility to participate in national events such as The Gil Hamm Challenge & regional events held at various lakes throughout the US and Canada. We fish these events as a chapter competing against other chapters.
If you don’t own a boat, that is not a problem. Many of our members don’t have boats either. Members with boats are always looking for partners.