This Is Our Story
Greetings fellow muskie anglers.
The Committee of the Modern Day Muskellunge World Record Program (MDMWRP) is excited and proud to welcome you to our web site.
We exist to facilitate the recording and verification of a Modern Day muskellunge world record, covering a current void of record availability to North American muskie anglers for a muskie in the 58 to 67.5 pound range, considered by many to be within the maximum ultimate range of growth of the species. In fact, there has not been a muskellunge caught and kept in the first seventeen years of our program, that we are aware of that exceeds our current 58-pound Modern Day World Record! Obviously, however unlikely, should a muskie larger than 67.5-pounds exist and be caught, that too may be submitted to our program.
Since our program began in 2006, there have been several known muskellunge caught and kept that were between 55 and 56 pounds. and perhaps even more exciting, there have been a couple caught and released that “may” exceeded our current record!
Ed Beers with his 59 inch uncertified 56 pound St. Lawrence River monster 2010
Jeff Gardner with a 59 inch, certified 55 pound 9 ounce St. Lawrence River giant 2006
In 2011, a Tiger Muskellunge was caught that likely would have set a very high bar for our “Tiger” category, likely weighing in the near 50 pound class…it didn’t meet the length requirement where caught, the St. Louis River, Minnesota, for keeping and had to be released!