Welcome to MDMWRP!

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 availibility to North American muskie anglers for a muskie in the 60 to 68 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 six years of our program, that we are aware of, meeting our minimum weight requirement. Obviously, however unlikely, should a muskie larger than 68 pounds exist and be caught, that too may be submitted to our program.

Since our program began in 2006, there have been two 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” have met our minimum weight requirement.


Jeff Gardner with a 59 inch, certified 55 pound 9 ounce St. Lawrence River giant 2006



Ed Beers with his 59 inch uncertified 56 pound St. Lawrence River monster 2010

Can it be long until the next 60 pounder is caught and registered?

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!


If you are not familiar with us, immediately below this introduction you will find two news releases, the first being the most recent and the second our initial introduction to the muskie world in May of 2006, including our current preeminent list of Committee Members. Enjoy your visit here and let us know if you have any questions by emailing us at:

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