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Midwest Musky Classic

October 5, 2018 @ 8:00 AM - October 7, 2018 @ 11:00 AM

Huge Muskies – Huge Prizes!

1st Place: $1200 cash AND replica of the winning fish!

2nd Place: $800 cash!

3rd Place: $600 cash!

PLUS cash prizes each day for the Big Fish of The Day!

Catch the BIG ONE in Phelps!

Do you want to prove your musky fishing prowess to the world? Looking for a unique fishing tournament challenge? Want your chance to win a prize for catching the BIG ONE? Register today to guarantee a spot in the 38th Annual Midwest Musky Classic!

This Vilas County fishing tournament is held on the beautiful waters of North Twin Lake, South Twin Lake, Big Sand Lake, and Lac Vieux Desert. The $85 registration fee per fisherman includes a tournament hat, entry into the Big Fish competition each day, and a free luncheon on Sunday. Registration is for single fisherman only, and prizes are awarded based on musky length guidelines.

2018 Musky Tournament Schedule

Friday, October 5th: 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, October 6th: 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Sunday, October 7th: 7:00 a.m. –11:00 a.m.

 View the 2017 Midwest Musky Rules and the 2017 Musky Classic Invitation.

Countdown to the 38th Annual Midwest Musky Classic!

2017 Musky Champ

Pictured above is Brandon Lewandowski with his 48" prize-winning musky caught on Big Sand Lake.

  • 2nd place – Jay Rosenbecker – 46.5" – Lac Vieux Desert
  • 3rd place – Barry Von Groll – 46 1/4" – Lac Vieux Desert

18 muskies were caught and successfully released.

2016 Musky Champ

Pictured above is Jacob Munes with his 48 1/4" prize-winning musky that was caught on Lac Vieux Desert.

  • 2nd place – Roger Haack Jr. – 47" – South Twin Lake
  • 3rd place – Corey Henne – 46" – Big Sand Lake

18 muskies were caught and successfully released.

Win a Free Entry to the 2019 Midwest Musky Classic!

Brian Fons with his 43 inch musky on Big Sand Lake

The Hook-A-Buddy program gives you the chance to win a free registration for next year’s fishing tournament, just by telling a friend about this great event! Any participants named on registration forms as a referring friend will be entered in a drawing to win a Hook-A-Buddy prize package, which will include next year’s registration fee. Have a buddy you want to beat on the water or share a boat with? Pass on a registration form!

First time musky tournament participants in 2018 will be entered in a New Angler drawing for a chance to win their own free registration for 2019’s Midwest Musky Classic.

Participants must be present at the Sunday Award Ceremony to win Hook-A-Buddy or New Angler drawings.

Spectacular Fishing All Year Round in Phelps Wisconsin!

With the many clear freshwater lakes in Phelps, you will find world-class fishing all year long! Try your luck at catching award winning muskies, brook trout, walleye, bass and pan fish in an area with the highest density of freshwater lakes in the world! And ice fishing is a Northwoods tradition for many die-hard fishermen – schedule your ice fishing trip to Phelps today!

Interested in Supporting the Midwest Musky Classic?

There are several ways that you can help make this event awesome. We are currently seeking sponsors and volunteers for this year’s tournament. Interested businesses can become a financial sponsor or donate an item for the Awards Banquet raffle. Have some free time that weekend? We are also looking for individuals with boats to act as tournament judges. Call Celeste at 715-545-3800 for more details.

Support Local Events

Become a Sponsor Today! Thank you to all of our wonderful volunteer judges and supporting businesses for helping keep the Midwest Musky Classic alive. Would you like to be a sponsor for this long-time fishing tournament? Become a sponsor – mail this form to Phelps Chamber, P.O. Box 217, Phelps WI 54554.

Musky Sponsor Poster

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