Operation Muskie


Welcome to Operation Muskie

Operation Muskie provides recent overseas veterans with the fishing trip of a lifetime on Lake of the Woods. Each year this event pairs a new group of 20 vets with 10 of the greatest fishing guides for an all-expenses-paid, fully-guided "welcome home" at world-famous Baystore Camp.

Operation Muskie got started when  Dick Pearson contacted Frank and Laura Walsh at Baystore C
amp about reserving a cabin  to take a returning Veteran muskie fishing.  Frank told Dick to find 19 more deserving Veterans and they would host them free of charge. 


With the help of  Doug Johnson and many other  friends and the contributions from hundreds of patriotic people, the idea grew into Operation Muskie.

The camaraderie between vets who have "been there, done that" and those who appreciate their sacrifices, revealed a meaning that went far beyond the fishing alone.

With the help of generous individual gifts, as well as support from sponsors, Operation Muskie continues to meet it's mission: "Putting Thanks Into Action!" 

2015 Veterans and Guides

Operation Muskie 2015 - Monday
Well here we go again!  The 8th Operation Muskie has kicked off.  

This mornign the Vets were honored by an honor guard at a breakfast provided by Marvin Windows Company in Warroad.  They arrived on Oak Island later in the morning.  After their gear was put in their cabins we had the OM opening ceremony then they'll be off on their first day of fishing!!!

 We expert fishing to be good with sunny and warm weather.  The rest of the week looks the same with water temps in the high 60s to lower 70s.  Weeds showing up and during pre-fishing the guides have seen and caught good numbers.

Special thanks to all our sponsors,supporters and staff for making this happen!   

For more pictures check out "Days of Operation Muskie 2015" page, MuskieFIRST,  Baystore Camp Forum and Operation Muskie on Facebook.




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