About the First WI Chapter of Muskies, Inc.

Located in the Eau Claire/Chippewa Falls area of northwest Wisconsin, the First WI Chapter is a leader in building a better Muskie fishery in Chippewa and Rusk Counties.

The First WI Chapter is one of over 40 chapters in the United States. Our club members are primarily from the Chippewa Valley but we have members from as far away as Texas. We are not limited to “dyed in the wool” muskie fisherman, everyone is welcome!

Please join us. Our general membership meetings are open to everyone. Throughout the year, we have featured speakers and “on the water” gatherings on Lake Wissota plus an annual tournament.

Contact The First WI Chapter: info@firstwimuskiesinc.org or 1-888-726-6733


Why should you join the First WI Chapter?


Monthly General Membership Meetings

The First WI Chapter of Muskies Inc. meets on the first Monday of every month except September and January. Summer meetings (May, June, July and August) are held at the Chippewa  Rod and Gun Chapter on Lake Wissota. Summer meetings start at 5:30 P.M. and last for about 1/2  hour. Fishing is encouraged after the meeting with boats and tackle available to the new  members. October through April meetings are held at Fill-In Station 104 W. Columbia St, Chippewa Falls, WI. These meetings start at 7:00 P.M. and run for about 45 minutes with programs following the general session.

Monthly Board Meetings

Board meetings are open to any member who wishes to attend. Board Meetings are held the third Monday of every month. Meetings are held at the Chippewa Rod and Gun Chapter on Lake Wissota during the months of May-Sept. All other months, the meetings are held at the VFW on Starr Ave. in Eau Claire.


Members of the First WI Chapter receive a club news letter called “The Follow Up”. This news letter will keep you up to date with club activities and programs. The “MUSKIE” magazine is the official magazine of Muskies Inc. It is mailed out monthly and gives you information on muskie fishing plus the activities of Muskies Inc International and other chapters.


The club has an annual tournament in September. It is held on the Chippewa River system, from the Pope & Talbot Dam in Eau Claire (Dells Pond) to U.S. Hwy. 8, the Flambeau River from the Chippewa River to the Big  Falls Dam, Lower Long, Sand, Island, McCann, Clear, Fireside, Amacoy, Potato and Chain. This  is the clubs largest fund raiser.

Members Only Fishing Contest

The “Members Only” fishing contest recognizes angler achievements for releasing muskies in six categories (Mens Masters, Mens, Womens Masters, Womens, Juniors FRY, and Juniors FINGERLING) along with “Lunker of the Month” awards.


As a Muskie Inc member, you have access to a computerized database that is used to store information on thousands of muskie releases. Our local chapter has a tagging program that allows members to keep track of re-captures of specific fish.


We have numerous outings throughout the year that promote muskie fishing and camaraderie. The club sponsors teams to participate in the Larry Kleeba State Chapter Challenge as well as the Gil Hamm International Challenge. An annual banquet is held in January.

Join Now

Join Muskies Inc. Be a part of preserving our fishing resources, protecting the environment and learning more about muskie fishing. Fill out and mail your application today.