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Musky Shop North Woods Fishing Report: Early February
We have had a few really cold days that slowed things down a bit but that cold blast is gone now and warmer winter temps are on the way.
Northwoods Lakes and Piers for the Shoreline Fisherman and Family
This is a great time for non-boaters to explore musky fishing with family and friends from docks and banks across the state.
Featured Musky Shop Guide Service Member: Matt Raley
As a professional fisherman Matt and his tournament partner Nate Osfar are one of the best if not the best Musky Tournament teams to ever compete in Musky Tournaments.
Wisconsin’s Musky Whisperer spills his secret: Thinking like a scientist
Weeks discovered that after muskies spawned in specific locations, they would take off, swimming all over the lake chains.
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.
Northwoods Fishing Report: Early May
The gamefish season officially opened a few days ago and the season started off with pretty good reports.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Season Opener Musky Fishing Favorites with the Musky Shop Guides
Musky Shop guides discusses their perfect hand-full of favorite baits for early season success.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
I Speak for the Fish: Meeting the mysterious muskie
Today, the majority of our dives in the St. Clair River now include a muskie sighting thanks to the world-class muskie fishery in Lake St. Clair.
Saturday, March 5: Customer Appreciation Day
Musky Shop Customer Appreciation Day!!!
History for the Avid Angler: ESOX Facts and Interesting Information
Just to keep it fresh on the Musky Shop blog, why not scour the internet for the most interesting tidbits we could find on Esox.
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.
Understanding Modern Musky Reels w/ JAY ESSE
This video will help you navigate the ins and outs of modern musky reels. How do you choose and what does it do!
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.
Ice Fisherman Lands Rare Golden Crappie
Minnesota fisherman, Rick Konakowitz, recently landed a rare "golden" crappie while fishing on Clear Lake.
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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