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Ottawa Chapter

Who We Are

Muskies Canada Ottawa Chapter

Chapter Highlights

Next Meeting

Habitat Restoration Projects for 2015

2015 Capital Challunge 

The Muskies Canada Ottawa chapter is represented by young and old anglers from all over the Ottawa region and surrounding areas. It is comprised of both experienced and novice anglers who share many similar concerns and objectives when it comes to fishing the mighty Muskie.
The Ottawa chapter strongly promotes actively putting something back into this fishery through the encouragement of catch and release, participation in conservation projects and support to research into our local muskie environment. Situated in what is considered to be one of the best Muskie fishing areas period, the Ottawa region offers many opportunities to hook up with one of the largest game fish in eastern Ontario.

The Ottawa chapter's intent is to welcome new members into MCI and see to it they are able to enjoy and respect this magnificent animal to the fullest. Ours efforts are not limited to just catching and releasing Muskies, as the Ottawa chapter has continuously supported and participated in numerous conservation and study efforts over the years, thus offering to it's members a firsthand opportunity to see the science behind the fishery. Members can also expect to learn why Muskellunge stocks in this region are naturally sustaining and not stocked, and what efforts, as a club, Muskies Canada Inc. take to ensure that continues to be true.

Habitat Restoration Projects for 2015

This year the Ottawa Chapter will continue to support two habitat restoration projects that were started in the fall of 2014.

Brewer Park Pond Project
This project will re-connect a '60s, swimming pond with the main channel of the Rideau river downtown. This pond never worked very well for swimming and became an algae pit and fish trap. It would flood in the spring and gradually de-oxygenate over the summer. It had no natural connection with the river. The restoration project will create Muskie spawning habitat and will be supported by fish tagging and monitoring to measure the success of the innovative approach to habitat improvement.

Jock River Fish Habitat Embayment Project
The Rideau Valley Conservation Authority together with a group of partners has created a new fish embayment on the Jock river site which will greatly enhance spawning and nursery habitat for our favourite fish. The Ottawa chapter, investing and working through our new Muskies Canada Foundation, has put $5000 into this important project. Two other fishing organizations also contributed and we were successful in leveraging that and received a major federal grant under the Recreational Fisheries Conservation Partnership Program.

2015 Capital Challunge

The 2015 Capital Challunge winner was Corey Easingwood with a 48.5" beauty.

Winning Muskie
2014 Outing winner Corey Easingwood - 48.5"
Swan Trophy Presentation
Swan Moving Trophy Presentaton


When you attend our chapter meetings you will get a great opportunity to meet and talk with all kinds of people involved in Muskie fishing. Experienced anglers, scientists doing research on different aspects of Muskie biology, lure manufacturers and electronics experts to name a few.

Every meeting is different, but one thing you can be sure of is you will leave the meeting with a better understanding of what it takes to find, catch and safely release the Muskie you have been chasing. Here are a few quotes from new members:
“Just awesome! I met a great bunch of guys at the chapter meeting, all willing to share their knowledge. A real learning experience - start to finish.” 
 “This group is dedicated to proper management of the Muskie fishery. They have helped me catch more fish and shown me the right tools and techniques for handling and releasing this great fish.” 

Come out and join us. MCI members and friends are welcome to share the experience. Chapter meetings are held the 3rd Tuesday of every month at the Orleans Legion starting at 7:30. Click the map link below for location details.



Meeting Location

800 Taylor Creek Road
Orleans, ON K1C 1T1



Upcoming Ottawa Chapter Outings/Events

  • Saturday June 18, 2016 - Capital City Challunge
    • Location: Orleans Legion View Map
    • Details: The Ottawa chapter is proud to present its annual Capital City Challunge. This year, our outing will take place opening weekend on June 18th, 2016 on the lower Ottawa River.

      This is our chapter’s biggest fishing event of the year. Please come out and join us for a great day of awesome fishing, a fantastic meal with friends and a huge prize table that will help to support our chapter.

      Corey Easingwood currently holds the Swan Trophy with his 48.5” Muskie last year. Who will have the honours of bringing home the Swan trophy this year?

      Fishing for the event will be from sunrise to 5:30pm on the lower Ottawa River from Parliament to Hawkesbury. The banquet will take place at the Orleans Legion upstairs hall and start at 6:30pm sharp. A catered dinner will be served followed by a raffle and the trophy presentation.

      So far we have over $1,000 worth of prizes for the raffle table and expect to have well over that by the time the outing rolls around. Check back often as we will update with pictures of the prizes available to be won.

      The cost of the Outing and dinner is $50 per person and includes a ticket for a Handlebarz Bump Board Door Prize!

      For information on important local stuff (the location of the Orleans legion, boat launches, restaurants, accommodations, etc.) please follow the following link https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mi ... tvz0aKLfFE.

      To register for this outing, you can reply to the post in the General section viewtopic.php?f=2&t=10131 or you can contact Jarrett or myself. We will keep an updated list of participants on the other post.

      If you have any questions about registering or if you require additional information on the 2016 Capital City Challunge, please fell free to contact me.

      Chris Haynes
      Muskies Canada - Ottawa Chapter

  • Saturday October 01, 2016 - Crystal Cup Challenge
    • Location: Restaurant l'Escale, 1027 Main street East, Hawkesbury, On View Map
    • Details: Crystal Cup Challenge

      Les chapitres d'Ottawa, Québec et Montréal se rencontrent a Hawkesbury pour le Crystal Cup Challenge.

      La pêche se fait de 7h00 à 16h00, par la suite le souper a lieu au restaurant L'Escale à 18h00.

      Coût: 40$ incluant pêche et souper. Les non membres doivent etre accompagnes d'un membre de Muskies Canada.

      Achat de billets
      The Ottawa, Quebec City and Montreal Chapters faces off in the Muskies Canada Crystal Cup Challenge in Hawkesbury, ON.

      Fishing from 7 AM until 4 PM. Dinner will be held at 6 PM at the Restaurant L'Escale, 1027 Main Street East, Hawkesbury, ON

      Cost is $40 and includes registration and dinner.

      Buy tickets

Ottawa Chapter Sponsors Offering Discounts to MCI Members

Ottawa Chapter Partners & Sponsors

We would like to thank all of our sponsors for their support.

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