top of page

Our Committee Members

Our Committee consists of:​

  • Joe Bucher - Editor Emeritus Musky Hunter Magazine & Legendary Hall of Fame Muskie Angler;

  • Jim Bunch (Deceased) – Chairman, Muskie’s, Inc. Members Only Fishing Contest & Muskiemagazine “Lunge Log” Editor;

  • John Casselman, Ph. d. - Adjunct Professor, Queen’s University, Department of Biology, Senior Scientist Emeritus Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources Applied Research and Development Branch, Member Muskie’s, Inc. & Muskies Canada

  • Terrie DuBe’ (Deceased) - Past Muskie’s, Inc. International Secretary & Professional Muskie Tournament Angler;

  • Brad Latvaitis - American Fisheries Society (AFS) Fisheries Professional Emeritus; Owner, Environmental Solution Professionals; Enshrined, Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame 2006; Muskie Historian & Researcher; (former) Contributing writer Musky Hunter magazine;

  • Mike Lazarus - Member Muskies Canada & Ontario and Quebec Muskie Guide, Member of Muskies Canada, Enshrined in the Muskies Canada Hall of Fame and the Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame as a Legendary Angler;

  • Ron Lindner (Deceased) - Publisher Emeritus In-Fisherman Communications Network; Member Lindner Media Group & Hall of Fame Angler;

  • Pete Maina – (Former) General Manager/Co-owner Esox Angler magazine; Contributor Wisconsin Sportsman magazine & member Muskie’s, Inc.;

  • Bruce Michael - Business Development & Website entrepreneur responsible for multiple Muskie and Fishing related ventures. Lifelong Muskie Fisherman;

  • Jerry Newman - Founder World Record Muskie Alliance (WRMA now WMA); Member Muskie’s, Inc. & Muskies Canada;

  • Steve Pallo – Management Programs Section Head Illinois Department of Natural Resources (Ret.)- Fisheries (Retired), American Fisheries Society (AFS), Certified Fisheries Scientist, Past Director-Research Muskie’s, Inc. International, Past Chair AFS Esocid Technical Committee, Life Member of Muskie’s, Inc., Co-Chair of Fisheries Habitat Committee Muskie’s, Inc.;

  • Gord Pyzer - Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources (Retired) Kenora, Fishing Editor, Outdoor Canada Magazine, Field Editor, In-Fisherman Magazine and Television Co-Host, The Real Fishing Radio Show, President, Canadian Angling Adventures Ltd. & Outdoor Editor/Columnist, the Kenora Daily Miner and News, the Fort Frances Times, Just Fishing and Grainews and multiple award winning Journalist;

  • Larry Ramsell, Chairman - Former Research Editor Musky Hunter magazine, Muskie Historian, Dual Hall of Fame Muskie Angler, Life Member & Past President, Muskie’s, Inc. International, Former Representative International Game Fish Association (IGFA), Former World Secretary National Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame (NFWFHF) & Former World Record Advisor NFWFHF (Resigned), Member Muskies Canada;

  • Steve Sarley - Host of CLTV's "The Great Outdoors" television program - 2002 to 2005, Host of "The Outdoors Experience" radio program on Chicago's NewsTalk 560-AM WIND – 2003 to present, Weekly columnist for Shaw Newspaper's "Northwest Herald," "Kane County Chronicle," and other Shaw daily newspapers, Monthly columnist for "MidWest Outdoors magazine" - 1996 to present;

  • Tim Simonson - Southern District Fisheries Supervisor for the Wisconsin DNR. AFS Certified Fisheries Scientist (#2,056, 1992); Certified Fisheries Professional (#3,420, 2003); Past Chair, Esocid Technical Committee, North Central Division, AFS (2005-06). Co-editor of “Muskellunge Management:  Fifty Years of Cooperation Among Anglers, Scientists and Fisheries Biologists”. 2017.  AFS Symposium 85;

  • Marc Thorpe - Past President Muskies Canada & Ontario and Quebec Muskie Guide;

  • Diana Worline - Former Member Muskie’s, Inc. International Board of Directors & Professional Muskie Tournament Angler;

  • Steve Worrall - Wisconsin licensed guide for over 45 years, Co-owner and content manager of the world's largest Muskie website,, Digital content creator, Social media manager, multiple brands, VP Communications and Marketing, Muskies Inc., Outdoor writer, certified old fart;

  • Tom Betka, MD, BA, BS (Aquatic Biology) -  Past Vice-President of Fisheries, Research & Youth, Muskies, Inc. International, Past Research Director, Titletown Muskies Inc., Green Bay, Wisconsin;

  • Will Schultz, Assistant Chairman - Past President of the Michigan Muskie Alliance chapter of Muskie’s, Inc., chapter coordinator with the Michigan DNR;

  • Bill Hamblin - Well known Canadian Muskie Guide on Georgian Bay, Ontario, member of Muskies Canada and Author & co-author of several books on Muskies.

  • Andrew (Duke) LeBaron - Lifelong angler and 25-year muskie devotee with a special interest in fisheries management and ecology.  A true student of muskie biology, history, legend and lore, Duke brings a voracious appetite for knowledge of all aspects related to muskies.  He serves on Michigan DNR fisheries advisory committees and is the current Vice President of Michigan Muskie Alliance.

bottom of page