Mission Statement

To maintain, protect and enhance the quality of the lake and its surroundings for the collective interest of the members.

News & Updates

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019

Many thanks to those who helped with the aerator fence install on Jan 5th. These people are helping with the annual task of drilling 150 holes in the ice. Placing 125 stakes and trying on the 1/2 mile of security rope. Adding 200 plus reflectors and signs. With the compressor successfully started this team had worked up…

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018

Check out the updated membership lists in the Membership/Dues area

Friday, March 16th, 2018

Your lakeside neighbors have some things for sale that might best find a home nearby. See Facebook Group – Muskellunge Lake Association-Vilas County for current items and messages.


Friday, March 16th, 2018

It sounds simple but Muskellunge Lake needs your help. You see a lot of the things that you so enjoy about spending time at the lake are not just based on what mother nature provides. You see, almost all of the reasons why you own property here are influenced by your neighbors who take some of their time to…

Friday, March 16th, 2018

A big thanks to the volunteers that helped with putting in the fence on Jan. 7th. There is another spring task that is necessary. The fence installed has nearly 3000 feet of rope, 120+ posts, 250 reflectors and several signs and warnings. When the ice goes out this all must be taken in and stored. Unfortunately we cant just…

Monday, November 27th, 2017

Please add to your Calendar Saturday Jan 6th 2018. If you are you are up to a couple hours on the ice, we could always use some help putting in the aerator fence. An email with more detail will be sent as we get closer.

The minutes to the November Board meeting are posted in the Organization area.

Eurasian Water…

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

Many of you were not at the Muskellunge Lake Assn. annual meeting last week. At that meeting we got an update on the Eurasian Water Milfoil situation on our lake. You may have seen DNR personnel, our consultant and some of your neighbors out on the lake. They were doing detailed sampling and mapping of the plants in our…

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

Please check out the 2017 annual meeting report in the committees area. This has a recap of the presentation about Eurasian Water Milfoil in Muskellunge Lake by our consultant Joe Pallardy.

In the Lake management area you will find the presentation materials shared by Joe Pallardy.

Thursday, July 13th, 2017

Mark your calendar. On Saturday July 29th at 9:00 at the Kalmar Center in Eagle River we will have our Muskellunge Lake Assn Annual Meeting. Our program this year will be all about our lake and the process we are working on with our consultant Joe Pallardy. Joe is a Water and Natural Resource Specialist with EOR company. If…

Thursday, July 13th, 2017

What a great parade again this year on July 3rd. Lots of sun, fun, participants and onlookers. I’m sure all had a good time. Take a look in the photo gallery area for 2017 parade photos.
Once again a big thanks to all who helped the local food pantry with your donations over the holiday weekend,

Monday, June 19th, 2017

As in the past we will take the opportunity to give back to the community be donating to the Vilas Co. Food Pantry. On July 1st through July 4 you can leave your non perishable food donations at three locations. Hodkiewicz’s on Lofty Pines, Cerull’s on Musky rd, or Passarelli’s at Wilderness and Bayview. Your donations will certainly help…

Monday, June 19th, 2017

Join us Monday July 3rd at 3:00 for a bit of summer fun. We will line up just before 3:00 at Kurhajec’s pier. A one lap tour of the lake will result with one family winning the coveted flag and trophy. Again this year we will be serving free lunch at the end of the parade. Dress up your…

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

Mark your calendar now. Saturday July 29 @ 9:00 at the Kalamar Center in Eagle River. Come early and enjoy coffee and donuts. As usual we will have our guest presentation first and then the business meeting. Come and get an update on our actions dealing with Invasive Species in our lake.

Sunday, July 17th, 2016

Mark your calendar now. You and your family are invited to the lake association annual meeting on Sat. July 23th at 9:00. Come early and enjoy coffee and donuts put on by the social committee. It will be a good chance to catch up with some lake side friends as well as meeting a few…

Friday, July 8th, 2016

Be sure to check out the new photo albums added in the gallery area. Photos from the 2016 Boat parade and some excellent wildlife photos have been posted. Many thanks to our photo expert Bill Raboin for sharing his talents with us. If you have photos from the parade or other lakeside activities you would like to share please…

Monday, July 4th, 2016

MLA Boat Parade Results
Well the results are in. We have a winner for the 5th annual boat parade held July 3rd 2016. First a real big thanks to all those who helped organize this fun event. A new format of starting on the south end of the lake, judges and ending in the shallows for the award presentation is…

Sunday, May 8th, 2016

Mark your calendar now. You and your family are invited to the lake association annual meeting on Sat. July 23th at 9:00. Come early and enjoy coffee and donuts put on by the social committee. It will be a good chance to catch up with some lake side friends as well as meeting a few folks…

Sunday, May 8th, 2016

Watch here for more info but in the mean time, mark your calendars. Sun July 3rd 2016 at 3:00. Once again we will have no specific theme so you can dress up your boat or yourself and join in the fun. We plan a different route this year and a few more surprises. Stay tuned.

Sunday, May 8th, 2016

If you haven’t been here in awhile we have updated a number of areas on our website. Newsletters, calendar and meeting minutes have all been updated. The owners data has all been updated as well with new neighbors and property changes as well. If you have forgotten your password to access this info in the membership only area please…

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

We had a real great evening again this year at the annual Winter Social on Saturday January 30th. We were at the Eagle River Inn for a buffet dinner and a bit of fun. New this year our social committee organized some dice games which offered an opportunity to meet some neighbors we don’t see often. We had about…

Tuesday, July 7th, 2015

A real big thank-you to all the people on Muskellunge lake that contributed to our annual food drive. This simple once a year contribution is very much appreciated by the Vilas Co. Food Pantry. While it is a busy time here in the north woods it is also a time when donations can be at their lowest. The needs…

Tuesday, July 7th, 2015

What a beautiful day we had on Sat. July 4th. We had an excellent turn out of participants and lots of people out on their docks to cheer on the parade. It was quite a site. We had 15 boats in the parade this year. This year we had no specific theme but that didn’t quell the creativity of…

Tuesday, July 7th, 2015

Mark your calendar now. You and your family are invited to the lake association annual meeting on Sat. July 25th at 9:00 at the Kalamar Center. Come early and enjoy coffee and donuts put on by the social committee. It will be a good chance to catch up with some lake side friends as well as meet a few…

Sunday, April 5th, 2015

New posting! Like new Pro Bass Tracker 165 with less than 50 hours on its ELPT Mercury. Welded aluminum hull. wet well. trolling motor. fish finder. front & fantail fishing seats. custom trailer. plus all normal outfitting gear. Boat now “too young” for “too old” a fisherman. $7250 less 10% Musky Neighbor Discount.
Call Roger Nelson at (715) 477-2329…

Sunday, August 24th, 2014

Many updates on our web site have been added. Surf around and check things out.

Our election of officers was held at our annual meeting as usual. Mike Newmeister has been elected as President of MLA succeeding Tom Cerull who remains on the board. Many thanks to Tom for the many years of his leadership in this position. Check…

Saturday, July 12th, 2014

Thanks again to everyone who helped by donating to our MLA food drive on July 4th. You can see a picture in the Boat Parade gallery. Ruth Cerull indicated this was an improvement over last year and was much appreciated by the food pantry.

Saturday, July 12th, 2014

What a great afternoon we had on Independance day on Muskellunge Lake. 9 families dressed up their boat and themselves for a fun trip around the lake. It was a great afternoon and we had many folks out on thier pier and in their boats to watch the 3rd annual event. Participating this year was Borkowicz’s, Rappold’s, Kurhajec’s, Haroldson’s,…

Friday, March 14th, 2014

Mark your calendar now and begin the planning for another great boat parade on Muskellunge Lake. Friday, July 4th. Come cruise with us this year thru our American history. CRUSIN’ THRU AMERICAN HISTORY is this year theme. Just decorate your boat to tell the story of some great American moment. For example: Raising the flag at Iwo Jima, John…

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

Be sure to return and look for new information and posts on our site. There is new data on our 2013 CBCW program, Annual meeting minutes, boat parade pics and more. Come back often.

Friday, July 19th, 2013

The data has been updated in the Members Only area. Thanks to all who provided updates to their contact information we now have a single data file with all this information. If you know of changes please forward to musky.board@gmail.com . Information that is available to you is Alphabetical, Clockwise from Landing, and Membership.

Monday, July 15th, 2013

Many thanks to all. On July 4th our boat parade and food drive were both successful. Tom’s car was filled with food donated to the food pantry on behalf of our lake owners. Checkout the parade photos in the gallery

Saturday, July 6th, 2013

Hey we all had fun on July 4th. The participants went all out and the beautiful weather brought out spectators galore. Check out the photo gallery and don’t forget to send me your photos and Ill include them in the gallery. Details on winners and the food drive to follow soon.

Thursday, June 20th, 2013

Muskellunge Lake Residents
Join in the fun on the 4th of July – Be part of the 2nd Annual Muskellunge Lake Boat Parade!
Theme: – Christmas in July
Parade starts at the boat landing at 3:00 on Thursday, July 4th. We will begin lining up at 2:30.
For those not participating in the parade, please support us from your pier, shoreline or…

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

Special Guest this Year! Plan on bringing your family for a very interesting program. A number of years ago we had this group come to our meeting and everyone truly enjoyed the presentation and discussion. Our guest speaker at this years meeting will be from the Raptor Education Group located in Antigo. http://www.raptoreducationgroup.org/
They have a wonderful rehab…

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

Well we waited and waited and thought it would never happen but finally at 9:00 on Saturday May 4 our famous block on the ice named “Sinking Winter” finally sunk. By late Sunday the rest of the lake was ice free as well. Watch your newsletter for the details about the winners. Many thanks to the Social Committee and…

Saturday, May 4th, 2013

It is with sadness we share the passing of Dave Masiakowski. Dave, a long time resident on Muskellunge Lake was one of the original founders of The Muskellunge Lake Association. Dave and his wife Jan, who passed several years ago, held many positions in the association. Most importantly Dave’s caring for our lake and his willingness to get involved…

Sunday, January 6th, 2013

In November the MLA board voted to obtain 100 hours of boat landing inspections by the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh interns at a cost of $1,300. Ted Ritter was contacted with the request and he responded by mentioning a grant opportunity that would end up costing just $650 for 200 hours of inspection. We have been approved…

Sunday, January 6th, 2013

Don’t forget the Winter Social at Eagle Waters Resort on Jan 26th @5:30. Always a buffet, a white elephant gift exchange helps you get to know your neighbors real interests. Only $18 per person. If you missed your reservation in the mail, Contact Mimi Johnston by Jan 16. Always a lot of fun.

Sunday, January 6th, 2013

Well for the 10th year running we are taking entries for lucky draws of when “Winter” goes through the ice. Whether you enjoy winter as I do or not, it is good to see the hard water season end. Watch your mail for details.

Sunday, September 23rd, 2012

We encourage anyone to with news or information about our lake to forward your documents to Susan Hodkiewicz for inclusion in the next newsletter. Newsletters will be published in January, May and August. If you have something in between newsletters send them to the Webmaster and they will be listed here. Thanks, musky.board@gmail.com

Sunday, September 23rd, 2012

The Board has agreed to discontinue the MLA involvement in the Adopt-a-Highway road clean up program. It was very difficult to secure volunteers to help. All are again reminded that much of what we do relies on the voluteer efforts of our members. We are all busy, but if you have a few hours we could always use some…

Monday, July 23rd, 2012

Our thanks to Jeff Currie who at our annual meeting presented the proposed trail system linking St Germain, Eagle River, Conover, Land O Lakes and Phelps. This effort is led by volunteers and is a non profit endovor. Check out the details of their project at:
Great Headwaters Trails

Monday, July 23rd, 2012

The final summaries from the Onterrra study of 21 Town of Cloverland lakes have been posted on the Cloverland web site. Included there is the complete report on Muskellunge Lake. A link will be in our resources area and here.

CLASS project final report

Monday, July 23rd, 2012

Saturday July 21st we had our Annual Meeting at the VFW. The minutes from the meeting will be posted here soon. A big thanks to Tim Hoyman of Onterra. Tim reported on Muskellunge Lake specific findings from the 3 year CLASS project that we were a part of. His presentation material can be found in the Lake Management Plan…

Sunday, July 8th, 2012

What a sight on Muskellunge Lake on July 4th. We had nineteen boats decorated for the occasion making a grand tour of the lake. The folks in the boats and the dozens of lakeside spectators that came out all had great fun. If you have some pictures of the event you could share, send them to musky.board@gmail.com . They…

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

The USGS recently installed a lake level monitoring system near the Muskellunge Lake dam site. There is data available for the lake level at the gauge height measured in feet. Discharge data is measured in cubic feet per second is also here. This data is reported live along with user configurable historical graphs. So next time you want to…

Wednesday, May 9th, 2012

Check out the Boat Landing Inspection area in the Invasive Species Watch tab. We have a new form this year for CBCW boat landing inspections. There are also some good instructions and scripts you may want to use to help guide your inpections. We can always use your help to keep invasives out of our lake by taking a…

Sunday, April 15th, 2012

Check out the just released final report from Onterra LLC about our lake. It can be found on the Lake Management tab along with much of the other historical reports done on our lake.

Friday, March 30th, 2012

Looks and feels like summer is just around the corner (except for the 1” of snow on March 30th), and time to start thinking about boat inspections for Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS). As in the last couple of years, I will be doing the volunteer scheduling each week. And, as in the past, I will be communicating…

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

Well here it is. You have found it. We launched this web site in March of 2012 for the use by the members and friends of the Muskellunge Lake Association. We have built this site as another means to share news, social events and history of Muskellunge lake. As stewards of the lake where we live and play, we…

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

The needs of the members of our lake association are changing with the times. While the newsletters and word of mouth have worked great for years, lifestyles for many of us seems to speed up every year. Many people are turning to the web for nearly everything these days. As the properties on the lake turn over as time…

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