Muskies Canada @ Work: a Virtual Muskie Odyssey

A HUGE thank you to EVERYONE who donated and/or participated in the first-ever Virtual Musky Odyssey, we couldn’t have done it without all of your support!

RECORD-BREAKING AUCTION RESULTS FOR MUSKIES CANADA 2021 VIRTUAL ODYSSEY. $49,000 RAISED FOR MUSKY RESEARCH AND REHABILITATION.
 
“The feast is over, now for the dishes!” – Peter Levick
Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2021 VIRTUAL ODYSSEY and for your patience!
 
We are hard at work behind the scenes to ensure all auction items are packaged and prepared properly to be transported to you in a timely manner!
 
For all inquiries on auction items:
 
*$49,000 GROSS, AMOUNT RAISED BASED ON LIVE AUCTION BIDS*
 

– From the 2021 Odyssey Team

About Us

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.

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

Release Journal Magazine

By becoming a Muskies Canada member you get a subscription to the Release Journal!

Current issue: Spring 2021 – Vol. 44, No. 1