Muskie Creel Survey Report Card

The Illini Muskies Alliance and the Illinois Department of Natural Resources are jointly sponsoring a muskie creel survey. The purpose of the survey is to gain valuable information regarding muskies caught that only you the angler can provide. Anglers catching a muskie should complete the information requested on this web form as soon as possible. When you complete the form, click the submit button.

Thank you for your cooperation. Please practice CATCH and RELEASE!


Current Illinois fishing regulations require that pure muskies harvested or kept be no less than 48", 42" or 36" in total length from selected waters. Tiger muskies kept from selected waters where they occur must be 36" in total length or longer. Anglers should refer to the current year's "Illinois Fishing Information" booklet to determine site specific length limits or contact the local DNR office for additional information. Thank you for taking the time to complete the information requested.

For scientific information download the following pdfs:
Muskie Creel Project Report 2013
Muskie Creel Project Report 1987-2010
Muskellunge in North America

Items with an * are required.

Time and Place

* Lake/Stream Name:   

* Month:     * Day:     * Year:   * Time: 

About Your Muskie


* Total length in inches: A value is required. Invalid format. The entered value is greater than the maximum allowed. Exceeded maximum number of characters.

* Lure Name: A value is required. Exceeded maximum number of characters.

* Lure Type:   A value is required. Exceeded maximum number of characters.

* Lure Color:  A value is required. Exceeded maximum number of characters.

About You

First Name:    Last Name:     Middle Initial:    

Address:     City:     State:     ZIP Code: 

Phone Number: xxx-xxx-xxxx

Email Address:

How many hours did you fish the day you caught your muskie? 

How many hours have you fished this lake since you caught your last muskie?