Musky Monday Seminar Series!


I wanted to share this exciting news from John Anderson at the Ottawa River Musky Factory about this new Seminar series I am excited to be a part of:

Announcing the Musky Monday Seminar Series for 2021
Beginning Tuesday January 5th (because France’s birthday is on Monday the 4th) and every Monday evening after that at 7 pm I will be hosting a live educational event online on the Musky Factory Baits Page.
These evenings will feature a different topic each week and a different special guest to do a presentation, talk muskies, and answer your questions. Behaviour and tactics are at the core of this series with a focus on real world applications to catch more muskies.
Topics and guests so far include:
Tuesday January 5th – Everything Inlines and Spinnerbaits with Mike Spratt from Musky Factory Baits. We will talk construction, materials, action, vibration, colours, repairing your baits, and what makes some baits work so much better than others
Monday January 11th – Musky 101 with Brent Bochek – Brent have given this seminar for Muskies Canada members a number of times including at the last Musky Odyssey. This is an intro level presentation to talk equipment, behavior, and presentation basics.
Monday January 18th – Musky Equipment with JP DeRose – You know JP from countless TV programs. He knows more about fishing equipment specs, construction, and use than anyone I know. We will talk rods, reels, line, leaders, knots, and applying the right equipment at the right times as well as tactics and behavior.
Stay tuned for future seminar topics and guests but here is some of what and who we have lined up for you:
Pete Bowman on over 30 years of filming muskies on Fish’n’ Canada TV
The History of Muskies in Ottawa with Big Jim McGlaughlin.
Everything Jerkbaits with Mike Suick from Suick Lures and Brent Bochek from Setting the Hook TV, and Suicks first ever female pro staffer, Lisa Goodier
Musky Myths Exposed & Outside the Box Tactics with Wally Robins – Jigging and other forgotten gold with a diversely experienced outdoor writer.
Everything Crankbait with Noah Clarke from Clarkey Baits and Brynn Roach from B&R Baits
Soft Plastics – Where, When, Why, How
Using Technology and Reading your Fish Finder with RJ (Rob Jackson)
How Muskies Canada Catches You More Fish and what is in store for MCI nationally and and chapter by chapter for the 2021 season. If you are not a member you will want to be.
Ashley Rae – Multi-species expert, guide, writer, and all around super outdoors woman Ashley Rae takes us into her world.
Musky Research and Sustainable Fishing with Lawrence Gunther from Bluefish Canada – past, present, and future
The Other Ottawa Rivers – The Rideau, The Madawaska, The Gatineau, The Jock, and some surprises too.
The St. Lawrence River – An evaluation of current conditions and populations
More great speakers and topics are in discussion right now. If you have an idea for a guest or a show topic please let us know.
These events are sponsored by:
Musky Factory Baits
Andre Lalonde Marine
Let’s make 2021 our best musky season ever!

Lisa Goodier

John Anderson says: Severely addicted to muskies!  That’s a great way to describe Lisa.  Although she caught her first musky only 9 years ago, Lisa will tell you that fish changed her life.  She immediately went out and bought a boat and began spending almost every spare minute on the water.  Her learning curve has had an enormous trajectory and she has been a student of many well-known musky guides.  All this led Lisa to make a major career change and going into her third season Lisa is one of only a handful of full-time female musky guides in Canada.  In fact, I will tell you that she is at the top of the list of female guides in our country.  With fish up to 51.75 inches in 2019 she more than earned her stripes in her first full season.  You will be well taken care of in Lisa’s boat and there are a bunch of letters from her customers already attesting to how much they learned and how well they were looked after.  Lisa is a member of  Muskies Canada ( and is a long time volunteer with Blue Fish Canada ( teaching sustainable fishing practices and ensuring the future of recreational fishing in Canada. “Lisa, We had the best time!  I honestly can’t thank you enough.   You absolutely made our trip and put a huge smile on my son’s face.  Ty can’t stop talking about the fishing trip with you.  It is like the others didn’t happen.  He is already planning his trip with you next year! I really appreciate you getting us in at the last minute and getting those fish hooked.  Wow!!!  You are an amazing guide and angler.” – Stephany R. (July 2019) “We had a super day! You are a super person and an excellent fishing guide… passionate and know your stuff. Thanks again!”  – Todd N. (September 2019)