- Meetings and Events:
We are delighted to have a very successful well known Ottawa River Guide and owner of the Ottawa Musky Shop, Jean Laprise joining us for a presentation Live on January 20th at 7:00PM for our January Chapter Meeting.
Jean Laprise is a Canadian professional Musky angler and guide, best known for guiding the Upper Ottawa River and Lake St. Francis. Years of promoting hard work, dedication and many hours on the water has landed him some great sponsors such as Blue Water Baits, Musky Innovations, Huskie Muskie Leaders, Spanky Baits, Brunswick Baits, Skoll gear, St Lawrence Musky shop and 54 or Bust. When Jean is not guiding, he is fishing with his son to become the next future Musky Pro! Jean is also known as the owner of the Ottawa Musky Shop. Jean just lives Muskies! Come join us and learn from all of Jean’s years of experience on the water. Lots of great tactics to take away from.
We are also very exited to team up with Jean to give away a full day guided trip on the Ottawa River as our grand prize for the evening for our prize table this month. Also on the table, we are throwing in 2 high end baits; runner-up winners will go home with a 9” BWB Cisco and a Buckhorn Baits Bobsled. We wanted to start the new year off strong! See our facebook page for Prize Table bait pics. Same format as past meetings, unlimited spots. Please send entries to MCI.Mississauga@gmail.com to participate to get your name entered for your chances to win! If you have any questions, please send us a private message.
We will be using the ZOOM App for this chapter meeting which can be joined from your computer, tablet or smartphone. Please send us a message with your email address to get sent the link.
We are looking forward to virtually seeing everyone on the 20th and can’t wait to see who will be going fishing with Jean Laprise.
Thursday December 16th, 2021 at 7PM EST – Holiday Meeting with Special Guest Doug Wegner
We are delighted to have the very successful well known Lake of the Woods Guide and YouTube sensation star from Doug Wegner Fishing, Captain Doug Wegner presenting Live on Thursday, December 16th at 7:00PM.As many you may recognize from the hit YouTube series ‘Doug Wegner Fishing’ that has over 15K subscribers: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCz7ugBKUD8ZbhYeY-KM-w5A/videos
Doug Wegner Website:
Doug Wegner is a very well known Professional Musky guide, musky educator and online video series entertainer. Doug Wegner has been running musky guided fishing trips since 2015, taking his clients on adventures all over the Midwest, including Canada. Growing up in South East Wisconsin, Doug started fishing at a very young age. Over the years, Doug had access to many lakes that he used to sharpen his skills. Most of his spare time was spent traveling to destinations all over North America chasing his favorite species: Muskies. Doug uses his electronics, experience, and instincts to be successful on the water. His passion for the sport runs deep, this has inspired him to share that same passion with his customers on every guided trip. He also shares his education of fishing by speaking at sports shows, local fishing clubs, large group events and even offers Musky School where he educates fellow anglers on how to be more successful on the water!
Nothing can replace experience on the water and with over 200 + guided trips yearly, you can be rest assured your experience on the water with Capt. Doug will be a memorable one. One of the more popular guide experience location is going after the most sought after Canadian Musky destination, Lake of The Woods. A trip with Doug is about much more than just catching fish, it’s a full experience of learning skills you can use in your future fishing endeavors!
Since it’s the Christmas holiday season, we thought we would do something special this month. Our prize table for the evening is open to all MCI members and will include a sensational BWB exclusive prize table featuring 2 gorgeous 9” CISCOS along with 4 separate WEED WHACKERS (See event comments for pics). Same format as past meetings, unlimited spots. Please send entries to MCI.Mississauga@gmail.com to participate to get your name entered for your chances to win! If you have any questions, please send us a private message.
Due to recent Zoom meeting hijacks that’s been going around compromising our online meetings, we need to keep this meeting private and not open to the web. Please send us a message with your email address to gain access to the Zoom meeting link. We need to keep our meetings secure.
Thursday November 18th, 2021 at 7PM EST – With special guest Brent Bochek from ‘Setting the Hook’ series and Fish NV guiding .
Brent Bochek is the owner and operator of FISH NV Guiding, concentrating on musky in the Kawartha Lakes. He has his own fishing show and is the host of ‘Setting the Hook’ and is also frequently featured as a host guide on “Need to Fish” TV series.
Brent Bochek is a talented multi species angler with a special passion for chasing Musky. Brent has been chasing musky for over 20 years. He has been a member of Muskies Canada since 1990, he was invited to fish in the 1992 World Musky Hunt, the youngest member to date to have fished the event. He enjoys writing about his adventures and many of his articles have been published. He has been a featured seminar speaker at many Boat, Fishing And Outdoor Shows and is also a Pro-Staff member with Suick for many years. His experience and personality are a great combination for a fun-filled educational meeting.
Our prize table for the evening is open to all MCI members and will include 2 hard to get baits. The 2 grand prizes this month will be a sexy BWB 9”Cisco and a beautiful Buckhorn Baits Bobsled (See FB event page comments for pics). Same format as past meetings. Please send your entries to participate to get your name entered, for your chances to win!
Thursday October 21st, 2021 at 7PM EST – With special guest Rob MacRae from Jäger Baits/ St Lawrence River Guide.
Rob MacRae is a well-known Musky bait builder/owner of Jäger Baits, he’s a successfully fishing guide who specializes mostly on the St Lawrence River and he also does extensive research and studies of the waters of the St Lawrence River. Rob has an abundant amount of knowledge and tons of experience on the water. Rob has been fishing the St Lawrence River for decades and will be sharing lots of insight of the musky fishery as it stands today, its history over the years, current projects on the river, and why your fish of a life time that you are looking for swims these waters. He will also be showcasing some of his very successful bait line up, the techniques used to catch BIG fish on them and will be answering your questions live. If you are after a world record giant, you don’t want to miss out on this knowledge!Our prize table for the evening is open to all MCI members and will include 2 separate special Jäger Baits packages and a sexy BWB 9”Cisco as our grand prize (See event page comments for pics). Same format as past meetings, unlimited spots. Please send us a private message to participate to get your name entered, for your chances to win!
Mississauga Chapter Outing Event
Who is ready to try and win the 2021 Swan Trophy & Adam Clarry Award?
Exciting news, Registration is now open. Mississauga Chapter has secured the location and date for our annual outing.
When: September 17, 18 & 19, 2021
Where: Totem Point Lodge on the beautiful French River
46 Nature’s Trail Rd.
How to register:
1. Complete the Registration/Waiver form.
2. Submit the $30 outing fee to Peter Robertson. Please etransfer firstname.lastname@example.org
3. Contact Totem Point Lodge to book your accommodations. email@example.com
4. Confirmation of your registration will be sent to you.
Info: For the full weekend accommodations (2 nights -Fri & Sat) the full cost per person is $152.55 paid to Totem Point Lodge. This includes Cottage rental, Boat launching and docking, parking, propane and BBQ and lunch on the Saturday included. Additional nights to extend your stay can be purchased for $50 a night.
Thursday May 20th, 2021 at 7PM EST – With special guest Mike Parker from Handlebarz Musky Lures & Handlebarz Fishing Guide Service
Mike Parker is a very well known Musky bait builder and successfully fishing guide which we welcomed to our May’s Chapter meeting. Mike shared some of his adventures on the water and gave us tips and guidance to catch more fish. Mike Parker is the owner of Handlebarz Musky Lures and Musky fishing guide extraordinaire for Handlebarz Fishing Guide Service. He and his family have grown their business from their Chatham Ontario home into one of the most respectable bucktail musky companies out there that catch lots of really big fish.
Canadian Muskie waters are all supported by wild populations. Thus, proper fish handling and a strong catch-and-release ethic become essential to maintaining our fisheries. Our experts will go over best practices to help ensure healthy releases.
Hosts and guests: Mike Howser (Mississauga Chapter Chair), Brent Bochek (Setting The Hook TV, Guide), Sean Landsman, Ph.D. (Carleton U. & author of “Project Noble Beast”)
Streaming here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jGX6I-etlB8&t=137s
We were extremely proud to have hosted the very first Virtual Odyssey / Live Auction that was held on April 17 & 18 live from our very own MCI Mississauga Facebook Page.
RECORD-BREAKING AUCTION RESULTS FOR MUSKIES CANADA 2021 VIRTUAL ODYSSEY: $49,000 RAISED FOR MUSKY RESEARCH AND REHABILITATION. All proceeds will be donated to Musky research.
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!
Thursday Arpil 15th, 2021 at 7PM EST – With special guest Gord Pyzer
Gord is widely regarded as Canada’s most scientific angler. Known in fishing circles as Doctor Pyzer, he worked for 30 years as a senior manager with Ontario’s Ministry of Natural Resources before devoting all his energies to fishing. A member of the Canadian Angler Hall of Fame, the award-winning writer is also an internationally sought out speaker, tournament angler and field editor with In-Fisherman Magazine and Television.
Thanks for joining and learning with us again! It’s always amazing to hear stories and learn lessons from all of Gord’s years of experiences and studies on the water. We are privileged and honoured to have Gord Pyzer as an incredible ambassador to our sport and we appreciate all his years supporting us at Muskies Canada.
We had again an overwhelming response in support for our prize table and Chapter this month. We are so lucky to be part of such an amazing Musky Community! We had 137 people join us. We had not 1 but 3 different Hosebaits to give away to our lucky members. Congratulations to David Roach, Logan Prout and Brian Ernest for winning each a Hosebait package.
Thursday March 18th, 2021 at 7PM EST – With special guest Matt O’Brien
Matt is a very successful well known French River Guide and YouTube sensation star from Slobland Flicks which shared with us lessons on how to catch more French River beauties to prepare us for the Muskie opener. Matt is a professional guide who puts up impressive numbers consistently. He seems to have an ability to find them when no one else can. His ability to put his clients on BIG Muskies on a regular basis guarantees you an unforgettable fishing trip and to become a better Muskie angler!
We had an overwhelming response in support for our prize table and Chapter this month. We are so lucky to be part of such an amazing Musky Community! We had a total of 96 people online join us virtually. Congratulations to Muskies Canada Member Joseph Klee for winning the grand prize of the 2 day/ 2 nights all inclusive stay at the beautiful Chaudiere Lodge and the full day fishing guide experience with Matt O’Brien on the French River, valued over $1100.
Thursday, February 18th, 2021 at 7PM EST – With special guest Landry Smith from Rover Baits
Landry has an abundant amount of knowledge and tons of experience when it comes to soft-plastic swim baits. He showcased his very successful bait lineup, educated us on how his baits are made locally here in Canada, the techniques used to catch BIG fish on them, accessories to use with them and answered all our questions live. What an awesome guy and amazing baits that he makes!
Congratulations to Tony Miceli for winning the grand prize form our prize table a new Black Perch Flat Shad Hosebait and runner-up’s Danny Cawley and Ryan Fagundo going home with Rover Baits prize packages.
Thursday, January 14, 2021 at 7 PM EST – With Special Guest Frank Thurston
from Thursty Lures
Great Chapter meeting with Frank Thurston from Thursty Lures. We had over 40 people online for our Virtual Chapter meeting and lots of great solid advice and good insight on how to run these amazing lures. The tips and tricks learned will help many of us put some big fish in the net this upcoming season. We are privileged and honoured to have Frank support Muskies Canada Mississauga.
Congratulations to Glenn Tonge and Mark Hornick for winning our raffle. They walked away with their very own custom paint 9” and 13” Thursty Lures.
In person meetings info:
Mississauga Chapter Meetings are normally held the Third Thursday of every month, at 8:00 pm, at the Port Credit Legion (Pre Covid, temporally Virtual)
35 Front St N, Mississauga, ON L5H 2E1
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