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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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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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Lake of the Woods Muskie Trends, Tactics & Threats
May 09, 2022

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.

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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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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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Five Top Musky Destinations in Ontario
April 11, 2022

Five Top Musky Destinations in Ontario

I travel all across Ontario chasing muskies, and there are lots of great musky waters.  Ontario is the dream destination of all musky anglers, for one simple reason: there are lots of big muskies in shallow water.

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The Northeast’s Native Muskies
March 25, 2022

The Northeast’s Native Muskies

The Middle Allegheny River begins at the outflow of the Kinzua Dam close to the town of Warren, Pennsylvania. The area is breathtakingly beautiful, with 37 miles of the river falling within the boundaries of the Allegheny National Forest.

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Titan : Dive and Rise Musky Lure
March 22, 2022

Titan : Dive and Rise Musky Lure

Dive and rise lures have been a part of musky fishing from it's earliest days. Wooden sticks with little more than hooks added to them have been some of the most successful presentations of all times.

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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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2022 Professional Musky Tournament Trail (PMTT) Event Schedule
February 25, 2022

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.

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Northwood's Fishing Report: Late February
February 17, 2022

Northwood's Fishing Report: Late February

Ice fishing in the Northwoods continues to be very productive. Many of guys are fishing for panfish and gamefish.

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Understanding Modern Musky Reels w/ JAY ESSE
February 15, 2022

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!

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