DECEMBER 2011

CHAPTER OFFICERS 2011                Dec 14, 2011                           We are looking into what Lake
President- Sonny Stephens            MI Chapter membership meeting          Carlton needs for constructing
(309)797-1803                        at 7pm at the QCCA. Please enter       docks.
Vice Pres.-Jeff Edwards              through the back door at the main
(309)787-6320                        concession.                            Thank you Don Swensson for         All voting for Chapter Officers        arranging for the Striped Bass that
Secretary-Judith Edwards             must be turned into the Secretary,     were placed in Lake George on
(309)787-6320                        Judith Edwards by Dec 14, 2011 at      Nov 14.    
Treasurer-Michael Murrin             Or (309)787-6320                       We have fish!!
Merchandise Dir.-Michael Murrin
Youth Dir.-Jeff Edwards              Jan 11, 2011                            Remember to submit those
Membership Dir.-Sonny Stephens       MI Chapter membership meeting          pictures of Muskies that you catch-
Contest Release Chair-Rob            at 7pm at the QCCA. Please enter       the length, date, and where you
Dickinson                            through the back door at the main      caught them!!
(309)737-3171                        concession.                                                              Current Standings:
Public Relations-Sonny Stephens      QCCA Calendar of Events:               Come and join us at the banquet in
                                     Jan 6-8, 2012                          February to get the final tally for
BOARD MEMBERS                        Bald Eagle Days                        the standings for 2011.
Sonny Stephens                       Jan 15-17
Jeff Edwards                         Farm Show                              Congratulations to all who have
Don Swensson                         Jan 20-22                              caught fish and good luck to all
Michael Murrin                       Rod & Custom                           who are still trying. “Let them go,
Ralph Dickinson                                                             let them grow”.
Rob Dickinson                        The QCCA pays our Chapter $3
Jim Megli                            per hour for every member who          A new Photo Contest has started.
Dick Narske                          volunteers time. This is paid to our   For 1 year, from banquet to
                                     Chapter at the end of the year. The    banquet, the best photo will win
Buy, sell, or trade                  money we receive plays a very          something special. Please email
Jeff Edwards is looking for a gas    important role into the restocking     those favorite photos!!
power ice auger. Please contact      of our local lakes and chapter
him at (309) 787-6320 or             events.                                Please check all equipment         If you are interested in               before long trips: Your boat,
                                     volunteering for Expo Shows,           trailer, motor, etc. Remember,
Got stuff you want to sale? Let us   Please, contact Jerry Hagstrom at      the dingbat award is still
know and we will put it in our       (309) 764-7097.                        available.
newsletter and on our website.
                                                                            If you catch an Illinois Muskie,
                                                                            don’t forget to fill out a green card.
                                                                            This helps to track Illinois
                                                                            Muskie’s for research and
                                                                            stocking. The link for the Creel
                                                                            Card is located on our website:


                                     MIMV Projects                          Regional 4 Meeting
MIMV 11 Calendar of Events
The meeting was held in                        Rob Dickinson                Stickers are now available to be
Springfield, IL on October 15,                                              purchased at the QCCA in our
2011. Rick Knox, Chapter                                                    showcase or at the monthly
Representative reported the                                                 meeting.
following information from the
meeting:                                                                    New Website
                                                                            The new website has been up and
* Kimberly Cates reelected for                                              running for 1 month now. We have
Regional Representative                                                     received a lot of compliments
                                                                            about the website. In the last
* V.P. of Youth Activities added                                            month, we have had approximately
                                       Residence: Rock Island, IL           168 people visit our new website.
*Renaming the position of V.P. of                                           One was even from Moscow,
Finance to V.P. Finance/Treasurer      Member Since: 2000                   Russia (I think this person was
                                                                            lost, lol). So starting January
*Executive Committee is now 13         Favorite place to fish: Moose Lake   2012, please go to the website to
                                                                            get all the current information.
* MI is looking for $150,000 for       Favorite lure: Top Raider, Wisher    THIS WILL BE THE LAST
the 2016 Muskie Symposium from                                              NEWSLETTER SENT BY MAIL.
all Chapters with matching funds       Other Clubs: Izaak Walton            IF YOU HAVE NO ACCESS TO
from MI; works out to be just          League, QCCA                         A COMPUTER, LET ME KNOW,
under $3000 per Chapter                                                     I WILL SEND A NEWSLETTER.
                                       Reason for joining MI: To learn      IF I DO NOT HEAR FROM
* Executive Committee cut MI           proper handling of Muskies to        YOU, NO NEWSLETTER WILL
magazine subscription from 12 per      assure a safe release and the        BE SENT.
year to 6 + 1. The reason is for the   challenge of the fish                Call me at (309)787-6320
TV show, Keyes Outdoors
                                       Best fishing: Eagle Lake Ontario,    Check out the link to the new
*New MI website should cost less       Canada where I caught my largest     website:
than $10,000.                          Muskie to date with my guide Mr.
                                       Muskie                               http://mississippivalleymuskiesinc.
*Do Not Send CASH through the                                               com/
mail for memberships or donations      Best advice: Keep your eye on the
to MI at any time. Please send         bait and always figure 8             Please sign the guest book in the
check , money order or credit card.                                         new website! We would like to
                                       Comments: If you’re looking for      know who is visiting our website.
* Members are now considered           information about Muskie fishing
Adult at age of 18. 17 and under is    attend our meetings. They are very   Please feel free to contact me with
Youth                                  informative. There is a lot of       any suggestions or ideas to:
                                       knowledge to be shared at these
*Next Regional meeting will be         meetings.                            Or mail to: MIMV11
held November 3, 2012 at a new                                                            1115 95th Ave W
location.                                                                                 Rock Island, Il 61201
                                                                                         (309) 787-6320


Fish need to be reported to Rob
Dickinson or online within 30
days of day caught. This is an
MI rule that is being enforced by
MI. Please contact on line at or mail release
form to Rob Dickinson 1531 11th
Street, Rock Island, IL 61201.

Let’s meet and greet…….                New Logo

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