Welcome to the Penn Jersey Chapter 50 site. We’re a local chapter of MUSKIES Inc. which is the largest conservation organization in the world dedicated to the preservation of Muskie and the gratification of Muskie fishing. MI50 is celebrating its 10 year anniversary and we’ve achieved some great successes over the years.
Whether you have accidently caught a Muskie, seen them follow your lure or are already targeting them exclusively, MI50 is the perfect club to gain local experience from our seasoned members. We’re always looking for new individuals to join our club and below are just a few of the benefits:
October 28th - Members from Muskies Inc Chapter 50 met at both Lake Nockamixon and Marsh Creek to meet the stocking truck from Wisconsin's Gallon Bait and Fish Farm, and take delivery of 750 12"-14" advanced fingerlings. These fish were purchased with the funds raised through generous supporters of the cause - improving the muskie fishery in Eastern Pennsylvania. Working along with the PA Fish and Boat Commission - supplemental stocking has been going on for years. To date, the results have been tremendous. We began stocking Marsh Creek with purchased purebreds in 2006, and the lake has yielded pures up to mid-40 inch mark. Lake Nockamixon was added to our list on 2012 - and one of our members caught a 30 and 33 inch, likely stocked in 2012, following the stocking of todays fish. Awesome! Thank you to all of our sponsors and supporters! Collectively, we are making a diference!
Update: Tom Long rescuing a massive pure-bred muskie, which had large wound from attemped unlawful snagging. Other fish had hooks stuck in their sides from snagging attempts. Many fish beat up from trying to jump falls to get back to lake. Over the weekend, another 11 fish were saved - bringing the total to 36 fish. Another effort will take place late afternoon Wednesday May 4th 2014. Photos will continue to be posted in our photo gallery
High water level at Marsh Creek Lake has allowed Muskies to pass through the dam and end up in the spillway. An effort by MI50 and other volunteers is underway to save these muskies and return them to the lake. We would like to thank Mark Peters Jr and Robbie Peters, from Garnet Valley, PA for their volunteering efforts on Day 1 - which saw 10 muskies returned to the lake. On Saturday and Sunday, May 31 and June 1, an organized effort to return the remaining fish will take place. If you would like to help, please contact Tom Long at tomlong110 @ Comcast.net
The Lake is located in Marsh Creek State Park (675 Park Rd, Downingtown, PA 19335 ) Google Map
Muskies Inc Chapter 50 Purchased and Stocked Summary
To date, our chapter has raised and spent apx $62,100 on stocking our waters with advanced fingerlings...
Muskies Inc. Chapter 50 (MI50) was offered the opportunity to follow along Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) biologists, Greg Murphy and John Buzzar, as they conducted their annual Muskie population survey on Lake Nockamixon. MI50 has a significant interest in the pure-bred barred Muskellunge that were first introduced to the lake in the fall of 2012 at the average length of 14 inches. Through various fund-raising activities, MI50 spent nearly $14,000 on advanced fingerlings for Nockamixon in order to better Muskie fishing for everyone wanting to fish the southeastern part of Pennsylvania...