Musky Hunt 2013

Lake Chippewa Flowage Musky Hunt 2013 – Barb Czarnecki

The 15th Annual Lake Chippewa Flowage Resort Association Musky Hunt opened to the most beautiful weather ever, followed by the toughest fishing ever. Only 12 qualifying muskies over 34” were registered, about half the usual number. The 200 entrants were from 12 states including not only neighboring states but Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Kentucky, Ohio, and South Carolina. 17 fishermen have participated all 15 years.

The winners were:
First Place Josh Justman LaValle WI 48.5 $2000.00 Cabela’s Gift Certificate
2nd Place David Larson Hayward WI 42 St. Croix Legend Rod Calcutta Garcia Rivo Toro Winch
Reel & $250 Cabela’s Gift Certificate
3rd Place Denny Aaron Hayward WI 41 St. Croix Legend Rod Ambassador Record Reel
4th Place Brad Sanderson Wabash WI 40.25 Garcia Rivo Toro Winch Reel
5th Place Ernie Thieding McFarland WI 40 Stow Master Net
6th Place Brian Smith Hayward WI 38.5 Stow Master Net
7th Place Bill Piccirillo Palos Park IL 38 Stow Master Net
8th Place Paul Kangas Nashotah WI 36.5 Ambassador 6500 C Reel
9th Place Randy Hamm Cadott WI 36 Ambassador 6500 C Reel
10th Place Peter Kangas Evansville WI 35.5 Ambassador 6500 C Reel

Cards are drawn in case of a tie for length. The Musky Hunt 2013 also draws for an 11th place out of all the other fish that were registered, beyond the 10 place winners. Mark Sikora of Milwaukee WI was the 12th fish at 34 inches, and Ron Leu of Hudson WI tied for 10th place but lost the card draw. But Lucky Leu won the 11th place drawing as well as having the unprecedented luck of catching a fish on the first day and winning the shotgun raffle and the cooler of booze raffle on the same day.

A wonderful meal of Ham Stacker sandwiches was provided by The Landing on the first night, where tournament rules were reviewed and fishing conditions discussed. A break in the first day of fishing for the Brat Feed was at Deer Run Resort. The food was donated by Reinhart Food Service. The final night awards dinner at Treeland Resorts welcomed a record crowd of participants and guests. Each event included door prizes and raffle drawings, with the final place prizes awarded at Treeland Resorts.


All 200 participants are included in the drawing for the Grand Prize – a Polaris Sportsman 4 Wheeler purchased from Hayward Power Sports. The lucky winner was Jerry Mannigel of Hayward WI.

Over 100 door prizes were awarded each night including a total of 12 spinning combo rod & reels, 33 rods, 34 reels, rain gear, 6 game cameras, clothing, numerous baits and more. The Lake Chippewa Flowage Resort Association is grateful to its members for their many donations and for the sponsorships of Cabela’s Outfitters, Park Ridge Distributing, Hayward Bait and Tackle, Jenk’s Bait and Tackle and Reinhart Food Service.