Stevens Point musky enthusiast, Pete Stelmacher, founded the 12 Apostles Musky Club, Inc. Pete along with eleven other local anglers fished together for many years and called themselves the "12 Apostles". In 1977 the group formally organized the 12 Apostles Musky Club Inc. for the purpose of promoting musky fishing in the central Wisconsin area. Today, the 12 Apostles Musky Club is one of 23 musky fishing clubs in Wisconsin who have joined together to form The Musky Clubs Alliance. One of the major purposes of the alliance is to provide an organizational framework in which the clubs can share information and work together to improve the musky fishery in the state. The 12 Apostles Musky Club, Inc. promotes catch and release fishing for muskies, in order to insure quality angling for the future. The club also provides angler education programs for youth in order to introduce young people to the sport of angling. Competitive fishing leagues are offered through the club as well.