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Steve's Favorite 10 Lures for Beginner Musky Anglers
June 17, 2024

Steve's Favorite 10 Lures for Beginner Musky Anglers

With so many musky lure options this alone can be a daunting task for expert anglers much less someone just getting into the sport of musky fishing.

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Musky Shop Northwoods Fishing Report: Early June
June 07, 2024

Musky Shop Northwoods Fishing Report: Early June

Most everything has been shallow however most species are starting to scatter a bit.

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Musky Shop Northwoods Fishing Report: Late May
May 24, 2024

Musky Shop Northwoods Fishing Report: Late May

The season is off to a very good start here in the Northwoods of Wisconsin.

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Musky Shop Northwoods Fishing Report: Early May
May 10, 2024

Musky Shop Northwoods Fishing Report: Early May

The game fishing season is off to a good start here in the Northwoods of Wisconsin.

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The Allure of Spring Lake Fishing
May 03, 2024

The Allure of Spring Lake Fishing

In the spring, the shallows of a lake are akin to nature’s nurseries.

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Quick Color Reference Guide for Musky Fishing
April 22, 2024

Quick Color Reference Guide for Musky Fishing

This chart will give you a good jumping off point on days where you don't know where to start.

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Musky Shop Northwoods Lake of the Month: Gilmore Lake
April 15, 2024

Musky Shop Northwoods Lake of the Month: Gilmore Lake

If you’re looking for a new lake to check out here in the Northwoods, look no further than Gilmore Lake.

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Musky Shop Northwoods Fishing Report: Early April
April 05, 2024

Musky Shop Northwoods Fishing Report: Early April

It's legal to fish for panfish and bass in Oneida and Vilas counties however you cannot keep bass until mid-June.

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Musky Shop Northwoods Fishing Report: Late March 2024
March 25, 2024

Musky Shop Northwoods Fishing Report: Late March 2024

We have open water on most of the lakes in Oneida and Vilas county which should be close to a record for ice out.

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Musky Fishing Guide
March 15, 2024

Why Book a Guide Trip with a Musky Fishing Guide: Unlocking the Secrets of the Elusive Muskellunge

Musky guides are seasoned professionals who intimately understand the behavior, habitat, and feeding patterns of these elusive fish.

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Crappie Ice Fishing
March 08, 2024

Musky Shop Northwoods Fishing Report: Early March 2024

Our gamefish season has ended, so primarily you may target crappie, perch, and panfish in the Northwoods.

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Thai Fish Curry Recipe
March 04, 2024

Thai Fish Curry Recipe

Thai Fish Curry Recipe

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Musky Shop Northwoods Fishing Report: Late February
February 23, 2024

Musky Shop Northwoods Fishing Report: Late February

If you are thinking about coming up, please stop by the Musky Shop.  We have a full selection of ice fishing equipment as well as a great selection of bait held in cold well water.

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Musky Rod Choice 101: Finding the Best Fit
February 19, 2024

Musky Rod Choice 101: Finding the Best Fit

Choosing a rod for you that will remain in production and classic, is always the best place to start. 

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Musky Shop Northwoods Fishing Report: Early February
February 09, 2024

Musky Shop Northwoods Fishing Report: Early February

 Our winter has been about as mild as any of us here in Minocqua can remember.  Last winter was really long and this winter was really mild.

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Wicked Cold Southern Musky Trolling
February 05, 2024

Wicked Cold Southern Musky Trolling

Wicked Cold Southern Musky Trolling

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Musky Shop Northwoods Fishing Report: Late January
January 26, 2024

Musky Shop Northwoods Fishing Report: Late January

Here in the Northwoods of Wisconsin, our ice conditions are finally getting somewhat decent.

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Musky Shop Lake of the Month: Big Arbor Vitae
January 19, 2024

Musky Shop Lake of the Month: Big Arbor Vitae

Musky Shop Lake of the Month: Big Arbor Vitae

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Subverting Disaster while Fishing in Freezing Temperatures
January 15, 2024

Subverting Disaster while Fishing in Freezing Temperatures

While musky fishing in January and February might seem like a foreign concept to some, it is a welcomed perk of living in the south. Admittedly the winters in the muskies' southern habitat range are generally mild, some years are simply brutal.

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Musky Shop Northwoods Fishing Report: Early January 2024
January 12, 2024

Musky Shop Northwoods Fishing Report: Early January 2024

Fishing has been good.  Walleye’s have been primarily in green weeds – wood and rocks are ok.

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Tennessee Musky Winter Musky Tactics
December 29, 2023

Tennessee Musky Winter Musky Tactics

As temperatures continue to cool during January and February Tennessee muskies make moves towards deeper structure and cover.

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Merry Christmas to All From Jim Stewart at The Musky Shop
December 25, 2023

Merry Christmas to All From Jim Stewart at The Musky Shop

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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Musky Season Is Never Over for Avid Anglers
December 11, 2023

Musky Season Is Never Over for Avid Anglers

So now that the lakes are officially frozen and it’s time to seal up the family barge, what can avid musky anglers do to hold them over for the long winter season?

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