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Stocking Data

MCW Stocking History

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.

STOCKING INFO

Of The Year

2017 April & September

MCW’S 2017 Commitment: $8340

Waukesha County Grant: $4,569.81!

April – 2 Lakes Stocked

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

  1. Okauchee Lake: 750 muskies
  2.  (Note: MCMI (et al.) also stocked Pewaukee Lake: 250 muskies)

​September – 3 Lakes Stocked

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

  1. Lac La Belle: 300 muskies. (MCW: 200 & MCMI: 100)
  2. Okauchee Lake: 300 muskies
  3. (Note: MCMI also stocked Pewaukee Lake: 400 muskies)

September – MCW Stocks 277 Walleyes!

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

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 April & September

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)

​September – 2 Lakes Stocked

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

  1.  Lac La Belle: 150 muskies
  2.  Pewaukee Lake: 250 muskies

2015 September

MCW, MCMI, and 3 Charlies

MCW’S Commitment: $3,000

2 Lakes Stocked

700 Fingerling Muskies = $7,350

  1. Lac La Belle: 400 muskies
  2. Pewaukee Lake: 300 muskies

2014 September

MCW, MCMI, and Gollon

MCW’S Commitment: $2,000

Lac La Belle

387 Fingerling Muskies = $4,064

2012 November

2 Lakes Stocked

250 Extended Growth Leech Lake Muskies = $7,500

  • Delavan Lake: 100 muskies – PIT tags installed in all muskies
  • Okauchee Lake: 150 muskies – PIT tags installed in all muskies

2005 November

MCW and MCMI

MCW’S Commitment: $3,000

Okauchee Lake
600 Leech Lake Muskies = $6,000

2004 September

MCW’s Financial Commitment (Unknown)

Okauchee Lake
250 Fingerling Muskies
(Kalepp Fish Farm)

2002 October

MCW’s Financial Commitment (Unknown)

Chippewa Flowage
250 Fingerling Muskies
(Kalepp Fish Farm)

2000 May

MCW’s Financial Commitment (Unknown)

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

1999 May

MCW’s Financial Commitment (Unknown)

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 September

MCW’s Financial Commitment (Unknown)

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

1995 June

MCW’s Financial Commitment (Unknown)

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

1994 June

MCW’s Financial Commitment (Unknown)

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)

Big Sand Lake & Lac Vieux Desert
250 Fingerling (10″) Muskies
(unknown source)

1987 September

MCW’s Financial Commitment (Unknown)

Big Sand Lake & Lac Vieux Desert
250 Fingerling (10″) Muskies
(unknown source)