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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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River Monsters: How to Tangle with Moving-Water Muskies
May 20, 2024

River Monsters: How to Tangle with Moving-Water Muskies

In rivers that harbor muskies, it’s common to catch them during late winter and early spring, right along with big smallmouth bass and walleyes.

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Musky Shop Musky Season Readiness Checklist
May 13, 2024

Musky Shop Musky Season Readiness Checklist

Getting your fishing rods and reels ready for the season is crucial for a successful and enjoyable fishing experience.

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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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Enjoy Fishing the Great Outdoors for it's Health Benefits
April 26, 2024

Enjoy Fishing the Great Outdoors for it's Health Benefits

Fishing in general offers so many health benefits, outside of the adrenalin rush of landing a trophy musky.

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Musky Shop Northwood's Fishing Report: Late April
April 19, 2024

Musky Shop Northwood's Fishing Report: Late April

Here in Oneida and Vilas Counties, our game fishing season is closed until the first Saturday in May but there are plenty of Crappies, Perch, Panfish, and Bass to fish for.

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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 and Tiger Musky Fishing in North Dakota: A Hidden Gem for Anglers
April 01, 2024

Musky and Tiger Musky Fishing in North Dakota: A Hidden Gem for Anglers

For nearly 20 years, the North Dakota Department of Fish and Game have been quietly stocking both muskellunge and tiger muskies into the waterways of North Dakota.

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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 Shop Northwoods Lake of the Month: Lake Laura
March 18, 2024

Musky Shop Northwoods Lake of the Month: Lake Laura

Lake Laura is not the typical fair when it comes to the Northwoods' most sought-after musky lakes, but it is something to be appreciated and fished when you're looking for a relaxed getaway.

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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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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 Lake of the Month: Sugarbush Chain
February 12, 2024

Musky Shop Northwoods Lake of the Month: Sugarbush Chain

The small Sugar Bush Lake Chain is the answer to all your needs – right here in Vilas County.

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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 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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