The Illinois Muskie Tournament Trail (“IMTT”) is an Illinois Not-For-Profit Corporation uniquely set up through the cooperation of existing Muskie clubs throughout the state.   The organization’ s mission is to promote interaction and camaraderie among Muskie fishermen in the State of Illinois and  help maintain and expand the state’s fishery.
 
To achieve this mission the IMTT organizes an annual “Trail” of Muskie fishing tournaments.  Each participating club hosts one or more tournaments.  The host club is responsible for the administration of their tournament(s)  and reports the results to the IMTT.  In addition to club tournaments the IMTT hosts several tournaments each year which are administered by IMTT tournament directors.   Points are awarded to members for Trail event participation, placing in Trail tournament events, and total inches of fish caught during Trail events.  The annual Trail culminates with a State Championship tournament each fall.  IMTT recognizes a State Champion and Runner Up each year based on the State Championship tournament and an Angler of the Year and Runner Up based on total Trail points accumulated throughout the year.
 
A portion of the entry fees from each IMTT administered tournament are set aside for the fishery.  These entry fees along with membership dues and monies raised through other fundraising activities, are used to support and expand the fishery.  The IMTT participates in the Illini Muskies Alliance and assists the Illinois Department of Natural Resources through the purchase of equipment and materials for the Jake Wolf Memorial Hatchery and the Fisheries Division.  The IMTT operates a youth fishing program (Youth Honor Roll) to encourage young anglers to participate and grow in the sport.  In 2012 the IMTT awarded it’s first annual scholarship (IMTT Scholarship) to a Fishery Biologist major to help preserve our angling resource for future generations.      

 


 

2017 IMTT Officers and Directors

PRESIDENT
HOWARD CHAMBLISS
12422 N. SPARROW LANE
MOUNT VERNON IL 62864
618-214-5918
hdpada@aol.com

TREASURER
KYLE KROENING
2017 CANDLESTICK LANE
MARION IL 62959
505-252-0693
kylek4215@gmail.com

DIRECTOR
MICHELLE TAYLOR
michellemtaylor2017@gmail.com
765-586-6517

DIRECTOR
GARRY C. HANDLIN
hoosiermusky@yahoo.com
812-240-1716

DIRECTOR
LUCAS KROENING
lucaskroening5@yahoo.com

DIRECTOR
JUSTIN TAYLOR
309-216-0038
nectarpuke@gmail.com

DIRECTOR
WILLIAM GADDY
wildbillsautomotive@gmail.com

YOUTH AMBASSADOR
BYRON GADDY
wildbillsautomotive@gmail.com


VICE-PRESIDENT/HISTORIAN
BOB TAYLOR
3922 PENBROOK LANE
LAFAYETTE IN 47905
309-262-9720
imtt2014@gmail.com

SECRETARY/MEMBERSHIP CHAIRMAN
JOHN KLICZKO
405 ASHWOOD COURT
SCHAUMBURG IL 60193
630-981-4344
metromusky@aol.com

DIRECTOR/MEDIA DISTRIBUTION
RAY WHEELOCK
wheelocr@yahoo.com
618-234-7192

DIRECTOR
GARRY BROOKMAN
glbimtt@charter.net
573-258-9860

DIRECTOR
GARRY W. HANDLIN
812-249-3833

DIRECTOR
SHAWN TAYLOR
309-721-3605
squiggy_80@yahoo.com

DIRECTOR
PHIL GUTMANN
muske62@comcast.net