The Michigan Muskie Alliance (MMA) is not just a fishing club; far from it. MMA has always called itself a conservation organization above all else and is committed to the conservation of muskies.

Through cooperative projects with the Michigan DNR and other organizations, MMA is making muskie fishing better in Michigan for all anglers. One of the very first involvements MMA had with the Michigan DNR was getting a 50″ size limit put into effect on Thornapple Lake because that is one of Michigan’s two muskie broodstock lakes. Since that time, MMA has worked to promote Preservation, Restoration and Education through the projects below.


  • A Thornapple muskellunge being implanted with an ultrasonic transmitter.

    Thornapple Lake Tracking Study

    Central Michigan University, Michigan DNR, Michigan Muskie Alliance, and Muskies, Inc. sponsored this study that kicked off in 2004 and continued through 2006.

  • Iowa fall fingerlings being stocked at a Michigan lake.

    Iowa – Michigan Muskie Transfer

    One of the first major projects MMA was responsible for was a partnership with the Iowa and Michigan DNRs.