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Chicagoland Wins 2013
Webster Lake Ice Out Challenge!
Chicagoland Wins 2012 Gil Hamm!
Who'd have thunk it? That a rag-tag group of Chicagoland Muskie Hunters, Chuck
Birmingham, Joe Fabian, Randy Jaros, Bob Lottman, Frank Loye, and John Wall,
headed up to Lake Of The Woods for vacation and returned home the 2012 Gil Hamm
Challunge Champions. But it really happened, and what made it even more special
was that it was truly a team effort with everyone contributing fish to the win.
Team leader and organizer, John Wall, set the 'team first' tone early by
unselfishly marking maps More....
Hello Muskie Hunters!
The last few weeks have been an incredible bait and switch for the beginning of
the open-water fishing season. From snow and ice, to record floods...then I
wake up to snow on the ground again. Yikes!
In spite of the conditions, Club members have already been pounding the water
with great success! As you may notice elsewhere in this newsletter, our Editor,
Frank Loye, nailed a 47" beauty on James to win the Webster Lakes Ice Out
Challunge for the Chicagoland Muskie Hunters. He also caught the first fish of
the year while fishing Kinkaid a few weeks earlier.
This year's Fishing Flea Market was a huge success, with record attendance,
happy vendors, and a nice chunk of revenue for the Club to use to fulfill
the mission of Muskies, Inc. We will be finalizing our donations to the
Illinois Muskie Alliance and the Illinois DNR at the next Board meeting. It
has been awhile since we have been able to donate significant funds to these
organizations and we hope to be able to increase those donations in the next
few years. Zach Arnold deserves our gratitude for all of the time he
contributes organizing the Flea Market, and Alan Weinblatt does an incredible
job pulling together donations for the on-site raffle. It is truly a group
The cabins at Spring Bay Resort are almost full, but there are still lots
of cabins available at other nearby resorts. If you are interested in being a
part of our Club's defense of the Gil Hamm Lunge Bucket, you need to act soon.
Contact Frank Loye or Joe Pavilonis for details, or visit the Gil Hamm website
for more information.