Muskellunge Club Of Wisconsin

Stocking Data

The Muskellunge Club of Wisconsin's historical stocking efforts go back many years and have occurred on several different lakes throughout Wisconsin. Our recorded muskie stocking data now documents all known stocking events MCW has been involved with back to 1987. Research involving a review of MCW annual reports back to 1971 revealed several stocking events we had not documented until now. Some of the data isn't complete (a few missing stocking numbers and no financial information for those pre-2005 stocking events), but we do at least know when and where MCW stocking events occurred. Nearly all of the stocking events prior to 2004 occurred on 8 different lakes in northern Wisconsin. Be sure to let us know if you have any MCW muskie stocking information that is not recorded in our muskie stocking data table so your information can be entered.

MCW's historical muskie stocking data research note: In early 2016, we had good data recorded for MCW muskie stocking efforts back to 2005. We also had copies of some stocking permits back to 1997. The State of Wisconsin requires a stocking permit each time our club stocks muskies so about that time - well before we discovered significant stocking data in our annual reports - we solicited the help of the Wisconsin DNR but they were unable to locate any of our club's historical muskie stocking data in their separate database that contains private fish stocking information.

Since 2005, MCW has partnered with the Milwaukee Chapter of Muskies Inc (MCMI) several times to make a powerful impact by stocking more muskies than either club could do on their own. In addition, MCW has also combined efforts with John Laimon and the organizers of the 3 Charlies Muskie Tournament, Waukesha County, and Gollon Bait and Fish Farm to improve the fisheries where we have stocked muskies.

The following highlights all known muskie stocking events where MCW has been involved back to 1987. A MCW Stocking Statistics slick sheet is also available which summarizes these more recent and local muskie stocking events.

 
​2017

MCW, MCMI, and Waukesha County

MCW's 2017 Commitment - $8340
Waukesha County grant - $4,569.81!

 
​April - 2 Lakes Stocked

1000 Yearling Muskies = $13,000 (MCW: $2,590)

April 20, 2017:  (Click to see photos)
  Okauchee Lake: 750 muskies
  (Note: MCMI (et al.) also stocked Pewaukee Lake: 250 muskies)

In the news: June 2, 2017 Wisconsin Outdoor News stocking article
On the Internet: Lake Country Now Video & SE Wisconsin Fishing Report
                   Team Rhino Outdoors Video, Musky Magnet Lures FB Live Video                          8/19/2017 Ultimate Outdoors Radio (interview: 8:28 to 14:35)
MCW Release Article:   April 2017.

 
​September - 3 Lakes Stocked

1000 Fingerling Muskies = $10,500 (MCW: $5,250)

  September 15, 2017  (Click to see photos)
  Lac La Belle: 300 muskies. (MCW: 200 & MCMI: 100)
  Okauchee Lake: 300 muskies
  (Note: MCMI also stocked Pewaukee Lake: 400 muskies)

 
​September - MCW Stocks 277 Walleyes!

4000 Fingerling Walleyes = $7,200 (MCW: $500*)

  September 28, 2017  (Click to see photos)
  Okauchee Lake: 4000 walleyes (MCW: 277)
  * MCW member donor with company match. Note that MCW was part of a larger stocking of 4000 walleyes into Okauchee Lake. Our financial commitment was $500 which covered the cost of approximately 277 of these 5"-8" fall walleye fingerlings at $1.80 each.

 
​2016

A Big Year of Muskie Stocking
MCW, MCMI, Waukesha County, 3 Charlies and Gollon
3 Lakes - 1490 Muskies = $18,370!

MCW's Commitment - $12,075!
Waukesha County grant - $1,980

 
​April - Okauchee Stocking

1090 Yearling Muskies = $14,170! (MCW: $9,975)

April 12, 2016:   800 muskies.  (Click to see photos)
April 27, 2016:   290 muskies.  (Click to see photos)

In the News: Waukesha County Video & Milwaukee Journal Video Clip & Article.
MCW Release Article:   April/May 2016.
Ben Sieren's article with pics also appeared in MUSKIE (July/August 2016) - Muskies Inc's national magazine.
This stocking article appeared in the April 2017 issue of 30 West Magazine.

 
​September - 2 Lakes Stocked

400 Fingerling Muskies = $4,200 (MCW: $2,100)

  September 23, 2016  (Click to see photos)
  Lac La Belle: 150 muskies.
  Pewaukee Lake: 250 muskies.

MCW Release Article:   October 2016
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​2015

MCW, MCMI, and 3 Charlies

MCW's Commitment - $3,000

 
​September - 2 Lakes Stocked

700 Fingerling Muskies = $7,350

  September 18, 2015
  Lac La Belle: 400 muskies.
  Pewaukee Lake: 300 muskies.
  (Click to see photos)

MCW Release Article:   October 2015.

 
​2014

MCW, MCMI, and Gollon

MCW's Commitment - $2,000

 
​September - Lac La Belle

387 Fingerling Muskies = $4,064

  September 22, 2014
  (Click to see photos)

In the News: Lake Country Now article #1 & Lake Country Now article #2.
MCW Release Article:   October 2014.

 
​2012

 ​November - 2 Lakes Stocked
250 Extended Growth Leech Lake Muskies = $7,500

  November 2, 2012
  Delavan Lake: 100 muskies - PIT tags installed in all muskies.
  Okauchee Lake: 150 muskies - PIT tags installed in all muskies.
  (Click to see photos) (Click to see photo clip)     

In the News: Milwaukee Journal Article & Delevan Lake Association Article.

 
​2005

MCW and MCMI

MCW's Commitment - $3,000

 ​November - Okauchee Lake
600 Leech Lake Muskies = $6,000

  November 12, 2005
  (Click to see photos)

In the News: MuskieFirst Article.

 
​2004

MCW's Financial Commitment - Unknown

 ​September - Okauchee Lake
250 Fingerling Muskies
(Kalepp Fish Farm)

 
​2002

MCW's Financial Commitment - Unknown

 ​October - Chippewa Flowage
250 Fingerling Muskies
(Kalepp Fish Farm)

 
​2000

MCW's Financial Commitment - Unknown

 ​May - Lynx, Oxbow, Presque Isle
175 Yearling (22"-24") Muskies
(Minnesota Muskie Farm)

 
​1999

MCW's Financial Commitment - Unknown

 ​May - Big Sand Lake
225 Yearling (20"-22") Muskies
(Minnesota Muskie Farm)

 
​1998

MCW's Financial Commitment - Unknown

 ​Lac Vieux Desert
Unknown number of yearling (20"-22") muskies
(unknown source - likely Minnesota Muskie Farm)

 
​1997

MCW's Financial Commitment - Unknown

 ​September - High Falls Flowage
285 Yearling (16"-18") Muskies
185 Fingerling (12") Muskies
(Minnesota Muskie Farm)

 
​1995

MCW's Financial Commitment - Unknown

 ​June - North Twin
Unknown number of likely fingerling muskies
(unknown source)

 
​1994

MCW's Financial Commitment - Unknown

 ​June - Lac Vieux Desert
Unknown number of likely fingerling muskies
(unknown source)

 
​1993

MCW's Financial Commitment - Unknown

 ​Delevan Lake
400 unknown age muskies
(unknown source)

 
​1990

MCW's Financial Commitment - Unknown

 ​Lac Vieux Desert & Big Sand Lake
Unknown number of muskies
(Kalepp's Fish Farm)

 
​1987

MCW's Financial Commitment - Unknown

 ​September
Big Sand Lake & Lac Vieux Desert

250 Fingerling (10") Muskies
(unknown source)