The chapter has sponsored state outings, etc. and has proven to be the most gracious host at these events.
In 1982, the Hayward Lakes Chapter started purchasing muskie fingerlings for stocking in Sawyer County, WI lakes. From 1983 to 2006, the chapter stocked 26,795 fish, with a value of $200,053. They have also contributed generously to other chapters who are raising fingerlings.
In addition, Hayward Lakes Chapter has awarded 41 scholarships, totaling $39,250. Our chapter has held 20 “Kids Fishing Days” since 2000. We have invested $26,421 in these events.
The fundraiser that has made all of the above possible is the Annual Fall Muskie Tournament sponsored by the chapter in the Hayward Lakes area. It is probably the most popular muskie tournament in the state of Wisconsin, having grown from 313 contestants in 1979 to almost 500 contestants in 2019. This growth is evidence that they are doing it right! The tournament is release oriented, with very few fish being killed over the years.
The Hayward Lakes Chapter is made up of many fine anglers. In 1986 their members caught 42 muskies over 40 inches in length. In 1989, there were 75 over 40 inches; in 1991, this figure rose to 93.
- Hayward Lakes Chapter was born on March 29, 1978.
- A one-of-a-kind, spectacular display of muskie mounts at our International Symposium on Muskellunge in La Crosse, WI.
- Mike Brandt has emerged as a leader, having served on many of the International Board's committees.
Whom to Contact
- Mike PerssonPhone: (715) 634-4543