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!" 


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2015 Veterans and Guides

Thanks to ALL that made Operation Muskie possible!!

 

 

Every day many men and women in our Armed Forces serve our country and defend our freedom. Thousands of Veterans have served in numerous conflicts all around the world. Many of these Veterans come home injured and many do not come home at all. These Veterans made enormous sacrifices that we can’t take for granted, and we can’t thank them enough for their service as they stand guard 24/7 in defense of our Nation.

 

The Operation Muskie organization thanks our Veterans for their service by providing Veterans returning from recent combat deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan with a muskie fishing trip of a lifetime on Lake of the Woods. Each year this event pairs a group of 20 Veterans with 10 world-class muskie fishing guides for an all-expenses-paid, fully-guided "welcome home" at Walsh’s Bay Store Camp.

 

Operation Muskie got its start when legendary muskie fisherman and guide Dick Pearson sent his Muskie on the Shield books and DVDs to a soldier at an Iraqi base. The soldier exchanged emails with Dick about fishing and eventually it was decided Dick would take him fishing on his return to the United States. Dick called Frank and Laura Walsh at Walsh’s Bay Store Camp about a cabin and was told by Frank to find 19 more Veterans, and they'd host them free of charge. With the help of many great Americans and the contributions from hundreds of patriotic people, the idea grew into Operation Muskie. Each year since the first Operation Muskie in 2008, 140 Veterans participated in Operation Muskie. This year, Operation Muskie 2015 will host 20 more Veterans, bringing the total Veterans supported to 160!

 

America is a better place because of the service and sacrifice made by men and women in the Armed Forces. Our veterans defended America through both the best and worst of times and they have performed their difficult duties tirelessly. A simple love of country and liberty com-pelled them to serve this great nation of ours. And they fought with an equally simple convic-tion — that some principles in life are worth dying for. Our men and women in the Armed Forces will continue to honor their sacred duty of protecting this Nation, our fellow citizens, and the freedoms we hold so dear. With the help of generous individual gifts, as well as sup-port from many sponsors, Operation Muskie continues to meet its mission, "Putting Thanks Into Action!" and support the Veterans that have sacrificed so much for our country.

 
Todd Forcier's 2015 Flyer.

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

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