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NEXT MEETING!



New Location



The Powerhouse



21 Jones St. Stoney Creek!!



7:30 pm  May 15th 2018



Special Guest Speaker Mike Ross Georgian Bay Musky Expert!!


Tips and Tricks for Big Fish!!






 



 



 



Our Philosophy We are dedicated to "Catch and Release", conservation, and education regarding proper handling techniques. Fishing for this predatory giant is a part of our cultural heritage, and is done so with great passion and enthusiasm.




Our Membership Included in our group are dedicated muskie fishermen from the seasoned veteran to the inexperienced novice angler. All are welcome, and part of our goal is to pass on our knowledge and experiences to those who share a common interest in Muskellunge fishing and habitat.

Range Situated in close proximity to the Niagara Peninsula many would assume the Niagara River/Lake Erie fishery to be our home waters. This is somewhat true, however, we have a large contingency of dedicated anglers who test the waters of the Kawarthas, Southern, and Northern Georgian Bay, Ottawa River, the Nipising/French River watershed and Lake St. Clair.                                                                                 

Contact Us If you are interested in attending a meeting or obtaining information on joining the chapter, you can contact our Membership Director, David Morallee.



  Meetings are held at 7:30PM, the third Tuesday of each month except for July and August. Meetings are held at The Powerhouse in Stoney Creek. Directions at bottom of this page.




Special Projects Muskies Canada has a close working relationship with the O.M.N.R., and the majority of our projects are in support, and in partnership with the Ministry. Support is provided both financially and in volunteer hours when called upon. The first hand knowledge gained from spending a day on the O.M.N.R. boat is not one soon forgotten or paralleled. Imagine trap netting a 50" plus Muskellunge during a Spawning Survey, and releasing this magnificent fish back to the wild. The Hamilton Chapter has donated nearly $10,000 to the Lake Simcoe Muskellunge Restoration Project (LSMRP) The LSMRP is a joint venture between the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resourses, Muskies Canada and Sir Sandford Flemming College to reintroduce a self-sustaining Muskie population to Lake Simcoe.



                         

                       

                    Some Chapter members with fish from Fall 2017

 


 

 



 

 
                                     
            


                

       





                                                                   



 

 



 

   
 

 



 


          

 


     

 

Meeting Location

Our meetings are held at 7:30pm on the third Tuesday of every month ( except July & August), at the new location The Powerhouse at 21 Jones St , Stoney Creek.
http://thepowerhouse.ca/

To get there from the Niagara peninsula take:

Take QEW Toronto to Fruitland Road exit.
Follow Fruitland Rd, Hamilton Regional Rd 8 and King St E to Jones St

To get there from the Toronto area.
Take Queen Elizabeth Way and ON-403 W to S Service Rd in Hamilton. Take the South Service Road exit from Queen Elizabeth Way/QEW
Continue on S Service Rd. Take Lake Ave N to Jones St

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Past Hamilton Chapter Meetings

  • February 20, 2018
    Simcoe/Spanish River update MNR - Chris Wilson - Simcoe/Spanish River update

  • November 03, 2016
    November Meeting This Months meeting will be held on November 15th at 7:30 pm, same location as always!

  • May 17, 2016
    May Meeting!! This May's meeting is the infamous Tackle Swap!!!

    Bring out your tackle and do some swapping with your fellow members!!! LOL

  • May 19, 2015
    Our speaker will be Kitchener and longtime member Bill Hamblin. Bill's presentation is titled "World Records & Other Muskie Musings".
    Doug will have swag and a great prize table as always.

  • April 21, 2015
    Jonathan Dunning will spill the beans on Balsam Lake. Don't miss this!!
    Also I will have Odyssey tickets $15 ea.

  • February 17, 2015
    Our Feb meeting will feature Northmen Outdoors. They will be talking about their new creation, the Big Dirty. It's a bucktail/spoon combination that looks awesome in the water. All our meetings are now at the Coach and Lantern in Ancaster. We have also changed fron the 2nd wed night of the month to the 3rd tues of the month.

  • January 16, 2015
    March meeting Hey everyone.
    Our March meeting has J.P. Leblanc doing a presentation on Georgian Bay.
    The meeting is on MONDAY the 16TH of March. The tues was not available for us because of St. Patty's Day party. Don't forget we are at the Coach and Lantern in Ancaster. Meeting starts at 730 sharp!

    Dave

  • September 16, 2014
    Our meetings have switched locations. We are no longer at Ye Old Squires Tavern we are now at the Coach and Lantern in Ancaster.
    Sept 16 meeting will consist of a lure swap,an overview of our muskie fishing so far, and maps of the Woseley Bay area and detailed fishing areas will be discussed.

  • December 12, 2012
    Christmas wing and pizza night Come out for some wings and pizza at our new location Ye Olde Squire Pub at the corner of Upper Wentworth and Fennell, beside the Value Village. Bring a new $20 muskie lure and be entered into a draw for a St.Croix rod. Please bring some canned food for the Foodbank.

  • July 11, 2012
    1st Hamilton Chapter Barbeque Come out to Grimsby Tackle on July 11th at 6pm for some food, fun and muskie conversation. Buy a lure and be entered into the draw for a rod. Located at 515 Main St.West in Grimsby. Come support one of our sponsors. See you there!

  • December 14, 2011

  • November 09, 2011

  • October 12, 2011
    Guest Speaker-Dr. Patricia Chow-Fraser Dr. Patricia Chow-Fraser of McMaster University will discuss a proposal to conduct a multi-year project using radio telemetry in three Georgian Bay locations to determine the major characteristics/requirements of habitat for juvenile muskies.

  • September 14, 2011

  • August 10, 2011
    NO MEETING-See you in September

  • July 13, 2011
    NO MEETING-See you in September

  • June 08, 2011
    Show, Tell & Share Early Season Tactics With musky season opening the first weekend in June for most of Southern Ontario, it's time to share your early season tips and tactics with your fellow musky anglers. Bring along some favourite lures to show and tell us about where you fish.

  • May 11, 2011
    Lure Swap & Sale If you are like most of us you can't wait for the opener to come. Part of the ritual in the spring is to take stock of what you have and make a list of what you need. Here's an opportunity to swap, trade or sell equipment, rods, reels, tackle and of course lures.Dave Allan will be back with some more of his hand tied lures and Dave Michaluk of Bare Bones Baits will be attending as well. Hope to see you there

  • April 13, 2011

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