Muskies Canada is an angling club whose interests extend beyond the mere catching of fish…

 

We also share an interest in the preservation of our target species, Muskellunge, and we hope to enhance this fishery by our direct involvement in the management of the species. The projects and programs we are managing have all been designed to raise the public’s awareness of the muskellunge fishery as well as to protect it.

Muskellunge in recovery minutes after surgery.
Muskellunge in recovery a few minutes after a surgery of implantation of an acoustic and radio transmitter.

Some of our numerous other projects include: Radio Telemetry projects on two Ontario rivers, Identification Sign projects in southern and eastern Ontario, and spawning habitat protection projects throughout Ontario. We annually participate in numerous Sportsman’s shows and conduct seminars for other angling clubs and community youth organizations such as Scouts and Guides. More information on these and all of our other programs is readily available by contacting one of our National Executive Directors, or a local Chapter Chairman.

Our Goals

  • To enhance the sport fishery for muskellunge in Canada.
  • To protect and enhance the muskellunge fishery in Canada through the wise use of the muskellunge resource and participation in research projects, habitat protection and improvement projects, and scientific studies of the species
  • To support the abatement of water pollution.
  • To promote the exchange of muskie information among he angling public.

Muskie Odyssey

Every 2 years the Muskie world gathers for Canada’s only all-muskie expo.  This is the rendezvous for all of us who can’t wait for the muskie season to open.
This fantastic event is organized by Muskies Canada. It brings together some of the best muskie experts  anywhere to show us how to be more effective in pursuit of giants.   Guest speakers include professional guides, bait makers, researchers and equipment specialists.

One of the most amazing things about the Odyssey is the variety of specialized exhibitors that develop products for muskie fanatics. We will have an incredible group of lure makers, tackle companies, apparel suppliers and muskie-related organizations to satisfy your pre-season muskie fever. Break open your piggybank because you’ll find some great deals and unique products that will want to come home with you.

Muskie Odyssey 2019

Saturday April 13, 2019

New Location:
Garnet B. Rickard Recreational Complex
2440 Durham Regional Hwy 2,
Bowmanville, ON

Early Bird Draw

Hosebait Fatty
Hosebait Fatty

Buy your ticket on-line and you could win this special edition Hosebait Fatty. We will do a random draw of one ticket holder from the Eventbrite advance ticket list on March 31, 2019. 

Supporting Canadian Muskies

Muskies Canada works toward the sustainability of wild Muskellunge in Canada through angler education (catch & release), by supporting science through research/education grants to students doing Muskie research at Masters or PhD level, and throughout direct participation in monitoring and tracking studies. We partner with Provincial Ministries, Ducks Unlimited Canada and Regional Conservation Authorities to restore wetlands habitat that is essential for sustainable natural reproduction of this important apex predator.

Come to the Odyssey

Admission $15 advance / $20 at the door. Bring the kids free (13 and under).

Exhibitors List

Odyssey 2019 Exhibitors List.pdf

Great Prize Table Draws

Incredible prize table draws, hundreds of great items!

Silent Auctions

Bid for fantastic offers of rods, reels, lodge stays, guides, custom baits and more!

More than 50 Muskie vendors, including custom baitmakers, Muskie rods, reels, line, accessories, technology… everything you could ever need to hunt giants!

Official Odyssey Flyer [JPG] [PDF]
Odyssey Guide (PDF)

Keynote Speakers

Muskies for Women

Fly Fishing for Muskies

Muskies 101

Tech Talks

Background

Muskies Canada Sport Fishing and Research Incorporated or Muskies Canada was founded in 1978 and incorporated in Ontario on March 20, 1981. The club functioned as a single entity until 1987 when geographic Chapters were established.

Muskies Canada is a family club which annuals 600 members in our thirteen Chapters; eleven in Ontario, one in Quebec, and one in New Brunswick. Our membership extends beyond the boundaries of the individual Chapters, with members living across Canada and the United States. We pride ourselves in the co-operative attitude we share between our Chapters and we extend this cooperation to other organizations, government agencies, and business concerns. We believe that our record of concern and cooperation with government agencies is among the best for organizations of our nature.

Why Join?

Supporting a club that advances the goals of conservation, education and wise management is certainly something to feel good about but our members realize a great many other benefits that enhance both their enjoyment of the sport and success on the water. Through Chapter Meetings, family-oriented weekend outings and our Release Journal, we experience a sense of community in which novices and veterans alike share in a pool of expertise spanning decades on the world’s premier muskie waters.

Get the Grin

The Muskies Canada community extends beyond the membership as we have long-standing associations with research biologists, resource managers and tackle producers. Muskies Canada members hear of the latest research findings and tackle innovations “from the source” and are in a unique position to provide feedback and contribute to broad based conservation and education initiatives.

Muskies Canada Members have the unique ability to work directly with the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources (OMNR) on many OMNR Projects They also participate in the Angler Log Program providing Catch/Unit of Effort(CUE) data by recording their efforts whenever they fish for Muskellunge. The OMNR uses this data as part of their Muskellunge Management Strategy.

MEETINGS

Each of our thirteen chapters hold monthly meetings. The format varies but typically the focus is on a guest speaker. The past year has featured presentations by research biologists, expert fishing guides, tackle company representatives and do-it-yourself lure makers. At the end of each meeting, donated tackle and other sporting items are raffled off. These meetings are informal and provide opportunities to share stories and strike up new friendships and fishing partnerships.

The Chapters also provide local muskie populations with much needed support such as educational booths at sportsman’s shows, visual spawning surveys, tagging and telemetry studies, launch ramp signs, seminars and release records that provide invaluable data to fisheries managers.

Non-members are not only welcome but are encouraged to come and check out any of our meetings. Meetings are generally held on a Wednesday night; you can check times, dates, and agendas for individual chapter meetings found throughout this site.

Many of our members live outside of urban centres and are unable to attend meetings. Helping to keep them “in the loop” is an exclusive Muskies Canada Members Forum.

Another perk of membership is a discount (usually 10 percent) on some muskie tackle from many Tackle Retailers.

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Our Chapters

Barrie
Belle River
Gananoque & 1000 Islands
Hamilton
Kawartha Lakes
Kitchener-Waterloo
Mississauga
Montreal
Ottawa
Quebec City
Saint John River
Sudbury
Toronto
Upper Valley