THE ODYSSEY – 20 YEARS OF SUCCESS
The biggest Muskie event in Canada is The Odyssey. We’ve brought in some of the best speakers from the Muskie World. Over the past 20 years it’s been a great source of Muskie knowledge for everyone that made the trip. That’s one of the reasons it has that name.
It’s been a valuable gathering of the Muskie community every two years. During that time we’ve seen the explosion of the Canadian bait making scene to the point that Odyssey exhibitors showcase the best baits in the world. Since the beginning, 20 years ago, many of us have travelled to St. Catharines, to Clarington, to Virtual Online (during Covid lockdown), to more recently Hamilton, and now this year to Oshawa to get the chance to get stocked up for the coming season. Sometimes we braved snow and difficult driving conditions to make the trip.
In many regions there is research to better understand these fragile Muskie populations and the challenges and stressors that impact them. Canada’s Muskies are WILD NOT STOCKED. The future of our Canadian Muskie fisheries depends completely on natural reproduction. We’ll look behind the scenes to look at the work Muskies Canada is doing to research and understand the devastating effects of invasive species, habitat loss, disease and handling. You’ll discover the dedication of our chapters in fighting for healthier, more sustainable Muskie populations across Canadian waters.
The Odyssey has always been our fundraiser. Muskies Canada has a special fund called The Odyssey Research Fund, which is where our fundraising goes. It’s through that account that we participate in important research, education and conservation projects that directly help our wild Muskie fisheries.
OUR BAITMAKERS AND INDUSTRY TO THE RESCUE
Muskies Canada and the industry, and especially our extraordinary baitmakers have always worked together to raise funds through the Odyssey event.
Everyone understands that Muskies Canada is a not-for-profit organization. A team of super-dedicated volunteers runs the Odyssey, unlike any other Muskie Expo. Even the speakers volunteer their time and effort to make it a great show. And finally, 100% of net proceeds go to the Odyssey fund so that we can support research, science and management for the benefit of our fragile wild Muskie Populations in Canada.
INCREDIBLE LIVE AUCTION
This year the generosity of the whole community has been overwhelming. We have received so many beautiful donations that we will be running the biggest live auction ever held during this upcoming Muskie Odyssey. Looking for a DK or Hosebait? BWB or Clarke? Toddy Tickle or a BR bait? Musky Factory or Handlebarz in-line spinners? Shimano rods and reels, Muskie Lodge stays or a “Day on the Water” with some of our top Muskie guides? These are just a few of our incredible donations that will be auctioned during the event.
The net funds we raise will go to straight into Muskies Canada’s Odyssey fund ultimately going right back into the fishery.
Whether you donate something, volunteer to help Muskies Odyssey event, or buy something in our incredible live auction, you are directly helping our precious Canadian Muskie fisheries.
BE PART OF IT – HELP OUR WILD CANADIAN MUSKIES
Help us help our Muskies.
Come live and participate on March 25th, 2023 for the biggest Muskie show ever.
Muskies Canada is your greatest source of knowledge about Muskies, science, research, management and fish biology. We can help you improve your Muskie success. Our log program provides valuable data to fisheries managers. The new Analytics function allows you to search all our Canadian Muskie Waters for population data, catch per unit of effort (CPE), average size, and even weather and moon conditions for logged Muskies.
Get involved. Come join the event. Buy something. Become a member. Support our wild Muskies. Thanks everyone for your support.