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!" 


Live Online Auction


Thank you for supporting our Veterans by participating in the Operation Muskie 2014 live online auction. A VERY special thanks to the many lure manufacturers, guides, resorts, individuals, muskie clubs, professional organizations and companies that made many generous donations! Thank you for your support! Our Veterans make enormous sacrifices to serve our country and to preserve our freedom. Your support of Operation Muskie demonstrates your dedication to support our Veterans.

If you won an auction lot, you will need to provide your name and address. Lot winners can then pay for their lot by sending a check to the Operation Muskie Treasurer or make a payment via the Operation Muskie PayPal. Treasurer and PayPal info can be found on the “Donations” page at http://www.operationmuskie.com/home.html After we receive the payment, the lot will be shipped. Shipping cost is included in the winning bid amount, but a donation of a nominal shipping cost is much appreciated. For the guide trips and resort stays, the name auction lot winner will be emailed to the guide/resort. At that time, the winner can coordinate and schedule at their convenience.



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