Biology, conservation issues, humour, fishing techniques and tackle reviews.
With our members scattered across three provinces, and beyond, The Release Journal is the glue that holds our club together. Regularly featured are articles related to muskellunge biology, conservation issues, humour, fishing techniques and tackle reviews. Photographs and accounts of many of the largest fish released in North America are provided by other members. Collectively, past issues comprise an invaluable reference library detailing a wide range of proven presentations, tackle innovations and how best to approach popular and less-known fishing locales.
Online Release Journal
The Release Journal is available online and in full color in the Members section of the Muskies Canada website. Black and white printed copies are still available to the members by request.
Release Journal Archives
MCI has an archive of Release Journals going back to the club's beginning in 1979. The paper copies of the Journal are now safely stored in the offices of the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources at their Water Street location in Peterborough, Ontario. Many Thanks to Steve Kerr of the the OMNR for making this opportunity available to the club. MCI has always been a "virtual" club with no actual building to call our headquarters, but our archives are now safe and secure and available to those who would like to review the paper copies. (by appointment please)
A much more user friendly way to access our archives is via this website. All of our past issues of the Release Journal are now accessible via the Members section of the website. By using a limited Search function, members can identify magazines that include specific subjects, or they can simply browse particular issues. Many Thanks to MCI National Secretary, Steve Nelson for the many years he spent gathering the archive, having them digitized and made available to the members via the website. Well Done Steve!
Would you like to contribute to the RJ? Please, Contact the Editor
for more information on how to get your stories and pictures published AND become eligible for a draw to win some great muskie baits - available only to those MEMBERS who submit an article!