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Campfire Chili for Cold Weather Fishing
January 14, 2022

Campfire Chili for Cold Weather Fishing

Nice campfire chili recipe for those braving the elements for ice fishing fun!

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Iowa DNR releases 2022 Updated Fishing Regulations
January 12, 2022

Iowa DNR releases 2022 Updated Fishing Regulations

Thanks to improvements in hatchery practices, additional areas are now stocked.

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

Northwood's Fishing Report: Early January

Ice Fishing this week in the Northwoods of WI has been great. The ice is in great condition with most lakes having approximately 10"-13" of ice.

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An Inside Look at Southern Musky Fishing with Pro Guide Steven Paul
January 05, 2022

An Inside Look at Southern Musky Fishing with Pro Guide Steven Paul

With the majority of musky anglers firmly in winters grasp fortunate few southern states are blessed with not only open water but also open seasons.

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A New Year's Message from Owner Jim Stewart
January 01, 2022

A New Year's Message from Owner Jim Stewart

Message from the owner of Musky Shop for our friends and customers!

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Musky Shop
December 24, 2021

Merry Christmas From the Musky Shop!

As we reflect back on all of the things we are thankful for this year, nothing comes to mind more than our loyal customers and friends.

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Beginner Ice Fishing 101
December 21, 2021

Beginner Ice Fishing 101

If you are new to ice fishing and are planning to get your start this season, here are some tips for first timers to ensure that you find success!

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Northwood's Fishing Report: Late December
December 17, 2021

Northwood's Fishing Report: Late December

As we slide into mid December, erratic weather patterns have really made the early ice fisherman's season precarious at best.

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North Woods Fishing Report: Early December
December 04, 2021

North Woods Fishing Report: Early December

There are a few of the lakes that are still open here in the Northwoods of WI. Water temps on the lakes with open water are 33-35 degrees.

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Deep Dives "Trolling" - Musky Shop Winter Educational Series
November 30, 2021

Deep Dives "Trolling" - Musky Shop Winter Educational Series

Take a look at this weeks video with discussions on trolling rods, reels, baits, tactics, and map work to help you find the magic depth, speed, and patterns to put some muskies in your net when you troll.

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Guided by Fred Palermo
November 13, 2021

North Woods Fishing Report: Late November

If you're brave enough to continue fishing in chilly temps, then this is the report for you.  Late November has taken the swing into the much colder temperatures of fall.

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Musky Fishing 101 with Steve Paul
November 09, 2021

Musky Fishing 101 with Steve Paul

This week Musky Shop introduces new anglers to the competitive market of all things musky.

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Fall Transition and Lake Turnover EXPLAINED
October 28, 2021

Fall Transition and Lake Turnover EXPLAINED

The transition from Summer to Fall can be a confusing time in Musky Fishing especially in colder climates where the transition is quite dramatic. When the fall transition is taking place in the air and landscape around you, imagine the same is taking place subsurface.

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Sucker Rigging 101 with AL Frost
October 27, 2021

Sucker Rigging 101 with AL Frost

Here's a quick how to video to help you better understand working with suckers and arranging your quick strike rigs to help you find success.

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Musky Shop TV Musky Fishing Mepps Bucktails
October 26, 2021

Musky Shop TV: Mepps Massive Musky!

Mepps are the gold standard for bucktails as they have a guaranteed to start blade cup which is great for new or inexperienced anglers on the water.

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Jay Esse Musky Shop TV Musky Fishing Wisconsin
October 20, 2021

Musky Shop TV: Big Fork Sandcat Fish In Wisconsin

On this weeks episode of Musky Shop TV, Jay lands a boat-side lunker with the help of the Big Fork Sand Cat.  We discuss the use of various tactics in highly pressured waters.

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Night Fever Muskies 101!
October 08, 2021

Night Fever Muskies 101!

Targeting night muskies might just be the ticket this Fall when you want to feel like your miles away from the crowd.

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Musky Shop TV Musky Fishing
October 05, 2021

MUSKY SHOP TV: Twitch Darter Wisconsin Musky Fishing

On this weeks episode, finding pelagic bait fish in post frontal conditions leaves the boys with no other option other than hitting all levels of potential targets.  Fishing in groups means that all rods on the boat need to be throwing something that reaches these bait clouds at a different angle or depth.

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musky shop fishing report
October 01, 2021

Musky Shop Fishing Report - Early October

This week, multiple lake reports will have you lined up on your targets, no matter the species.

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Lessons in BIG RUBBER!!
September 24, 2021

Lessons in BIG RUBBER!!

There is no question that big rubber baits put muskies in the net.

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Musky Shop TV: Steve's Monster Wisconsin Musky
September 21, 2021

Musky Shop TV: Steve's Monster Wisconsin Musky

With the help of the Musky Shop Shield Rod and Red October Tubes, Steve lands a 52" fish on this weeks episode. As always, Musky Shop TV provides you with all of the tactics and tricks to boat monster muskies wherever you are.

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Steven Paul - Musky 360
September 15, 2021

Musky Shop Blog - Handle With Care Release Tactics

Learn the best tactics for handling and helping with conservation in the sport of musky fishing.

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Musky Shop TV: Smity Baits Wisconsin Musky
September 14, 2021

Musky Shop TV: Smity Baits Wisconsin Musky

Stay tuned to Musky Shop TV for inside information on the baits, gear, and techniques you need to put a musky in your net this season.

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Doug Smith helps Client Matt boat 48" Fish
September 10, 2021

Doug Smith helps Client Matt boat 48" Fish

This past week, client Matt was hoping to end his trip on a high note and booked a full day musky guided trip with Musky Shop Guide, Doug Smith.

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