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September Turnover and Topwater Activity for Musky
August 29, 2022

September Turnover and Topwater Activity for Musky

Topwater in Wisconsin is amazing to witness if you get your boat out and explore the shallow weeds.

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The PMTT Sonar Saga: What is Pro-level?
August 26, 2022

The PMTT Sonar Saga: What is Pro-level?

For professional anglers that use sonar daily to keep clients coming and boating fish against the odds, isn’t unfair, it’s modernization.

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Musky Shop Lake of the Month: Papoose Lake
August 22, 2022

Musky Shop Lake of the Month: Papoose Lake

Papoose Lake is a 422-acre lake with a max depth of 65 feet

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Musky Shop Northwoods Fishing Report: Late August
August 19, 2022

Musky Shop Northwoods Fishing Report: Late August

Hi everyone, fishing in the beautiful Northwoods of Wisconsin has been very good.

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Northwood's Fishing Report: Early August
August 06, 2022

Northwood's Fishing Report: Early August

We are receiving very good fishing reports from our guide staff and customers who are fishing in the Minocqua area.

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Northwoods Fishing Report: Late July
July 22, 2022

Northwoods Fishing Report: Late July

All of us at the Musky Shop have still been catching muskies and other species but it has been a much tougher bite the last few days.

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Musky Shop NorthWood's Lake of the Month: Upper & Lower Buckatabon
July 11, 2022

Musky Shop NorthWood's Lake of the Month: Upper & Lower Buckatabon

This month we take a different route to highlight a lake with a history of family friendly fun, Upper and Lower Buckatabon Lake.

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Take a Page Out of These Favorite Fishing Titles
July 05, 2022

Take a Page Out of These Favorite Fishing Titles

It’s in the support of those who still enjoy a good read that we list off 7 favorite musky titles that should never leave your cabin.

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2022 Inductees into the Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame
June 30, 2022

2022 Inductees into the Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame

Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame Inductees for 2022

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Northwoods Fising Report: Late June
June 24, 2022

Northwoods Fising Report: Late June

Summer in the Northwoods of Wisconsin is off to a fantastic start.

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Three Keys to Early Season Musky Fishing
June 20, 2022

Three Keys to Early Season Musky Fishing

Early season musky fishing is something that all us, who are musky nuts, can’t wait to start doing, yet few us are truly successful at catching fish during this period of time.

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Sharpen Your Skills in Timber
June 17, 2022

Sharpen Your Skills in Timber

When targeting muskies in the South, the importance of timber can not be overstated.

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Moonlit Musky Nights
June 13, 2022

Moonlit Musky Nights

I fish a heavily trafficked area with pleasure boaters and other anglers so it can often be advantageous and simply more enjoyable to fish at night

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North Woods Fishing Report: Early June
June 10, 2022

North Woods Fishing Report: Early June

Fishing in the Northwoods of Wisconsin has been outstanding in the early part of the season.

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Second Annual Lakeland Hawks Musky Tournament
June 08, 2022

Second Annual Lakeland Hawks Musky Tournament

The second annual Lakeland Hawks Musky Tournament was held on Saturday June 4th.

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Musky Shop NorthWood's Lake of the Month: Ike Walton Lake
June 03, 2022

Musky Shop NorthWood's Lake of the Month: Ike Walton Lake

This month, representing the finest the Northwood's has to offer for scenic beauty is Ike Walton Lake, sitting slightly North East of Lac de Flambeau.

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Northwoods Fishing Report: Early May
May 31, 2022

Northwoods 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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Tips for Finding your Target: Big Toothy Muskies
May 30, 2022

Tips for Finding your Target: Big Toothy Muskies

Since you're fresh out of the gate this Saturday, it's important to take note of a few factors when seeking out the first musky of the season.

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Musky Shop Northwoods Lake of the Month: Sevenmile Lake
May 23, 2022

Musky Shop Northwoods Lake of the Month: Sevenmile Lake

Sevenmile Lake lies in both Oneida and Forest County’s and is surrounded by land owned by the US Forrest Service.

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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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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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Booking a Guide? Things you need to know!
April 26, 2022

Booking a Guide? Things you need to know!

As some might find out too late, there are several appropriate dos and don’ts for guides that can save you some embarrassment or even planning when it comes to traveling with your hired hand.

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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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