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Musky Season Is Never Over for Avid Anglers
December 11, 2023

Musky Season Is Never Over for Avid Anglers

So now that the lakes are officially frozen and it’s time to seal up the family barge, what can avid musky anglers do to hold them over for the long winter season?

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Musky Shop Northwoods Fishing Report: Late November
November 24, 2023

Musky Shop Northwoods Fishing Report: Late November

We have had some great reports from customers and from our guide staff of some very nice muskies.

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Weedless Lures to Attract Shallow Fall Muskies
September 11, 2023

Weedless Lures to Attract Shallow Fall Muskies

Sometimes, it’s not about finding the perfect weedless bait but adjusting the presentation you already have.

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Throw Back Thoughts for Boat Lazy Muskies
July 24, 2023

Throw Back Thoughts for Boat Lazy Muskies

So, to put anglers on the fish, it’s time to step outside of the box and focus on some throwback lures that dial up the heat.

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Livingston Titan Junior Release Promises Exciting Season Opener
March 17, 2023

Livingston Titan Junior Release Promises Exciting Season Opener

The Livingston Titan Junior designed by Steven Paul, is a 6”, 1.5 oz lure guaranteeing the same easy dive and rise action of its predecessor.

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Winter Project Series: Toploading Your Lake X Toad
February 27, 2023

Winter Project Series: Toploading Your Lake X Toad

The Lake X Toad is a great bait without any interference, but if you want to get some extra mileage out of it this season, take a minute to give it a little enhancement

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Winter Blues? Use Parts & Pieces to Mod Your Tackle
February 03, 2023

Winter Blues? Use Parts & Pieces to Mod Your Tackle

There are many useful tools, parts, and pieces that can help you create, adapt, and upgrade the baits you already have in your musky catching stash.

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Winter Project Series: Making Your Own Bucktail
December 30, 2022

Winter Project Series: Making Your Own Bucktail

You can assemble the perfect bucktail in any color, size and configuration.

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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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A Discussion on Scent Response in Musky
June 27, 2022

A Discussion on Scent Response in Musky

All types of freshwater and marine fish respond to various types of “odors” in the water, with responses varying across the spectrum as each species functions differently in the food/habitat chain.

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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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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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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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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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Season Opener Musky Fishing Favorites with the Musky Shop Guides
April 27, 2022

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.

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Under My Seat: A Musky Guides' Guide to What You Need
April 15, 2022

Under My Seat: A Musky Guides' Guide to What You Need

Whether you use a butt seat while fishing or you just stand on the deck, all musky anglers keep a wide variety of tools and lures in a "quick reference" area on their boats.

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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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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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Steven Paul
January 19, 2022

Exploring Bucktail Modifications with Steven Paul

A how to video of killer bucktail mods to keep muskies coming back for more.

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Tying the Unbreakable Knot: Musky Edition
January 19, 2022

Tying the Unbreakable Knot: Musky Edition

Personal notes from the guys at the Musky Shop on the knots that work for them!

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