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Cold Weather, Cold Fronts, and Deep-Water Muskies
November 25, 2022

Cold Weather, Cold Fronts, and Deep-Water Muskies

After the fall turnover, when the turmoil of turnover lake soup settles, you might be asking yourself where have all the muskies gone.

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Musky Shop North Woods Fishing Report: Late November
November 18, 2022

Musky Shop North Woods Fishing Report: Late November

The open water portion of the fishing season here in the Northwoods of Wisconsin is nearing the end.

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Musky Shop North Woods Fishing Report: Early November
November 04, 2022

Musky Shop North Woods Fishing Report: Early November

With November's arrival, an above average stretch of weather continues to heavily influence fishing in the Northwoods.

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Muskies Under Pressure: Unraveling Pre and Post Frontal Conditions
October 24, 2022

Muskies Under Pressure: Unraveling Pre and Post Frontal Conditions

The best time to catch a trophy musky (if you are following your local weather patterns) is prior to a cold frontal condition.

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Musky Shop North Woods Fishing Report: Late October
October 21, 2022

Musky Shop North Woods Fishing Report: Late October

Fall is an awesome time of the year; we hope you find time to get out and enjoy God's creation and catch a bunch of fish.

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Musky Shop North Woods Fishing Report: Early October
October 07, 2022

Musky Shop North Woods Fishing Report: Early October

Fall Musky fishing has been quite good as has Crappie fishing, Walleye fishing, and Bass fishing.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Northwood's Fishing Report: Late January
January 21, 2022

Northwood's Fishing Report: Late January

Ice fishing in the Northwoods has been fantastic. A lot of favorable reports on walleye fishing and panfish in the region.

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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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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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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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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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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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