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Behind the Baits: Interview with Josh Recknagel from Reck N Rack
May 16, 2022

Behind the Baits: Interview with Josh Recknagel from Reck N Rack

A change of pace this week from our "Behind the Baits" blog as we reach out to a friend of the Musky Shop and champion of many anglers, Josh Recknagel, owner of Reck N Rack.

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Musky Season Opener Boat Prep w/ Al Frost
May 13, 2022

Musky Season Opener Boat Prep w/ Al Frost

Take the time to look over your boat for season opener with this quick list from Al Frost.

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North Woods Fishing Report: Early May
May 10, 2022

North Woods Fishing Report: Early May

The gamefish season officially opened a few days ago and the season started off with pretty good reports.

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Lake of the Woods Muskie Trends, Tactics & Threats
May 09, 2022

Lake of the Woods Muskie Trends, Tactics & Threats

In the centuries since French explorers and Indian tribes roamed its rocky islands, dramatic changes have reshaped Lake of the Woods.

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Muskie vs Northern Pike: How These Apex Predators Compare
May 02, 2022

Muskie vs Northern Pike: How These Apex Predators Compare

Let’s dive into the differences between muskies and northern pike so that when you tangle with one or the other, you can spot the difference and have a clearer understanding of both these apex predators.

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North Woods Fishing Report: Late April (Spring)
April 22, 2022

North Woods Fishing Report: Late April (Spring)

Fishing in the Northwoods of Wisconsin is still through the ice unless you hit the Wisconsin river south of us.

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Behind the Baits: Interview with Ben Kiscellus of SpitFire Musky Baits
April 04, 2022

Behind the Baits: Interview with Ben Kiscellus of SpitFire Musky Baits

This month, we've reached out to our friend Ben Kiscellus who is in the early stages of producing a chatterbait that seems to sell out faster than we can get them in stock.

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Northwoods Fishing Report: Early April (Spring)
April 01, 2022

Northwoods Fishing Report: Early April (Spring)

Winter seems to want to stick around longer than we all want but since that is the case one might as well still take advantage of some late season ice fishing. Ice conditions in the Northwoods are in the 30" range.

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West Virginia State Record Smashed by 51lb Musky
March 22, 2022

West Virginia State Record Smashed by 51lb Musky

Fishing below Burnsville Lake, Luke King landed the 55-inch beast over the weekend, breaking the current state record by a whopping 11 pounds

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Northwood's Fishing Report: Late March
March 18, 2022

Northwood's Fishing Report: Late March

The gamefish season is closed so panfish is the targeted species until ice out.

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The One That Got Away
March 10, 2022

The One That Got Away

When you've married into a "musky" family, finding your path to recognition is difficult.  You are surrounded by the wild stories and tall tales of Grandfathers, Fathers, and boat partners casting and repeating, with the aggrandized ending of finding success when a mighty musky takes the bait.

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Do you ever wonder what happens to the fish in a frozen lake?
March 07, 2022

Do you ever wonder what happens to the fish in a frozen lake?

It is winter in the Northern Hemisphere. The vicious cold has transformed the scattered blue lakes of the North Woods into white disks — barren wastelands of ice.

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Saturday, March 5: Customer Appreciation Day
March 01, 2022

Saturday, March 5: Customer Appreciation Day

Musky Shop Customer Appreciation Day!!!

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2022 Professional Musky Tournament Trail (PMTT) Event Schedule
February 25, 2022

2022 Professional Musky Tournament Trail (PMTT) Event Schedule

You can sign up on the website with your boat partners and compete for some hansome rewards with a chance to compete at the year end's invitational.

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Tiger Muskies of the Pacific Northwest are Desperate for Anglers
February 23, 2022

Tiger Muskies of the Pacific Northwest are Desperate for Anglers

Tigers of Oregon and Washington have been stocked by their respective wild life agencies in a effort control other invasive species.

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Northwood's Fishing Report: Late February
February 17, 2022

Northwood's Fishing Report: Late February

Ice fishing in the Northwoods continues to be very productive. Many of guys are fishing for panfish and gamefish.

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Southern Musky Winter Fishing with the Livingston Pounder
February 16, 2022

Southern Musky Winter Fishing with the Livingston Pounder

The Pounder is an exceptionally tough lure with a reinforced lip that can take the abuse of ticking timber and slamming into subsurface rocks.

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Behind the Baits: Interview with Bill Schwartz of Slammer Tackle
February 14, 2022

Behind the Baits: Interview with Bill Schwartz of Slammer Tackle

Read on for round two of Behind the Baits. This time we were able to throw some questions at Bill Schwartz of Slammer Tackle.

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Mepps Tactics for Fishing Musky
February 09, 2022

Mepps Tactics for Fishing Musky

Both Mepps Musky and Giant Killers emulate ciscos and whitefish. Try a silver blade model with a white, or black and white bucktail.

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ICAST 2022: Registration Begins
February 09, 2022

ICAST 2022: Registration Begins

What many don't know is that ICAST also features various local governments for towns and cities to feature their lakes and rivers, guides and captains so that you may acquire new business, and educational booths designed to feature the science or knowledge behind fishing.

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Northwoods Fishing Report: Early February
February 04, 2022

Northwoods Fishing Report: Early February

Ice fishing in the Northwoods continues to be good for many species. The Crappie bite has been good. The Willow Flowage has some large Crappies and fishermen targeting them have been doing pretty well.

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Behind The Baits: Interview with Chris Piha of Llungen Lures
January 31, 2022

Behind The Baits: Interview with Chris Piha of Llungen Lures

Musky Shop will be having a quick chat with the people behind the companies that make some of your favorite Musky Lures. For January, we reached out to Chris Piha of Llungen Lures to find out what makes him tick.

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Lakeland Invite 2022 - High School Ice Fishing Tournament on Lake Minocqua
January 27, 2022

Lakeland Invite 2022 - High School Ice Fishing Tournament on Lake Minocqua

Saturday, January 22 - Lakeland Union High School Ice Fishing team with the help of their coaches and sponsors were able to organize the first invitational tournament held this year on Lake Minocqua.

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Alarming muskie decline in the St. Lawrence River: Invasive fish species, virus could be contributing
January 26, 2022

Alarming muskie decline in the St. Lawrence River: Invasive fish species, virus could be contributing

The St. Lawrence River’s muskie fishery has taken a few hits for more than a decade

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