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Musky Open Tournament

The 30th Annual National Championship Musky Open Tournament
August 21-23, 2015.

Dear Musky Hunter… 

The Eagle River Area Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center and Musky Clubs Alliance of Wisconsin, Inc. are pleased to announce the 30th Annual National Championship Musky Open Tournament August 21-23, 2015.

Our door prizes and raffle prizes will be better than ever! The Grand Door Prize is a 2015 Mercury Powered Ranger Boat with a RangerTrail trailer. Other prizes have been supplied by Shimano, PowerPro Line, G Loomis, Fittante Replicas, H3O, Maccccs Net Holster, Enticer Tackle, Super Slayer, Wild Eagle Lodge, Miller Beer of the Northwoods, Ducktail Lures, Enticer Tackle, Suick Lure Company, Waterworks specialists and Musky Hunter Magazine.

Our tournament headquarters will be at Vilas County Fairgrounds on Highway 70 West, just blocks from downtown Eagle River. Registration and orientation will be at the headquarters where you will receive your registration packet.

Please note the registration hours, briefing times and fishing hours. All contestants must attend a briefing before fishing and must register in person.

The entry fee will be $60.00 on or before August 1, 2015.  Please note that all walk-in entry fees at the tournament headquarters will be $65.00 cash. We would like as many entrants as possible to pre-register before August 1, 2015. This makes it easier for the tournament to have the proper number of hats, entrant bags and any other information. Should you need to register after August 1, 2015 you will need to do so at the tournament headquarters.  No pre-registration will be accepted after August 1, 2015.

To be eligible for the Early Bird Drawing, you must register before May 15, 2015. Our Early Bird Prize is two nights lodging by the Days Inn in Eagle River (subject to availability).

We will mail you a confirmation registration card. Please keep your copy and bring it to tournament registration.

It’s going to be a great tournament! Remember, a portion of the proceeds always goes for fish stocking and habitat improvement. If you have any questions regarding the tournament, please call the Eagle River Area Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center at 800-359-6315.


Get a chance to win one of many wonderful musky fishing prizes by donating a non-perishable food item or cash.  For each food item or dollar you donate, you will receive one chance in the Help Fight Hunger drawing.  Non-perishable food items and cash donations can be brought throughout the weekend to the Help Fight Hunger Tent located at tournament headquarters.  All food donations will be donated to the Vilas County Food Pantry.

A registered adult (18 and older) and a child (8 – 17 years) can enter to win this category by catching the most fish in inches.  The winners of this category will receive a trophy for their efforts.  This category is just like the Husband/Wife category.

Your Help Needed in Controlling Invasive Aquatic Species
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Bring a “New Angler” Drawing
Any prior angler of the National Championship Musky Open who gets a NEW angler to enter the 2015 tournament, can enter their name into a special drawing for a musky rod and reel.  The more people you have entered, the more chances you have to win this great musky rod and reel.  You do not have to fish with this person(s), just recommend our great event and have the new angler register to be in the tournament.

To download and print this year’s “Bring A “NEW” Angler Drawing Form –Click Here

2015 Registration Form/Rules and Regulations Information

2015 Registration Forms – Click Here

2015 Rules and Regulations – Click Here