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Musky Shop Northwoods Fishing Report: Late February
February 23, 2024

Musky Shop Northwoods Fishing Report: Late February

If you are thinking about coming up, please stop by the Musky Shop.  We have a full selection of ice fishing equipment as well as a great selection of bait held in cold well water.

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Musky Rod Choice 101: Finding the Best Fit
February 19, 2024

Musky Rod Choice 101: Finding the Best Fit

Choosing a rod for you that will remain in production and classic, is always the best place to start. 

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Musky Shop Northwoods Fishing Report: Early February
February 09, 2024

Musky Shop Northwoods Fishing Report: Early February

 Our winter has been about as mild as any of us here in Minocqua can remember.  Last winter was really long and this winter was really mild.

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Wicked Cold Southern Musky Trolling
February 05, 2024

Wicked Cold Southern Musky Trolling

Wicked Cold Southern Musky Trolling

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Pan Fried Burbot with Butter Beans
February 02, 2024

Pan Fried Burbot with Butter Beans

Pan Fried Burbot with Butter Beans

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Bring The Kids To Milwaukee County Ponds To Learn To Ice Fish Feb. 17
January 29, 2024

Bring The Kids To Milwaukee County Ponds To Learn To Ice Fish Feb. 17

Bring the kids out to one of five Milwaukee County parks for free ice fishing clinics on Saturday, Feb. 17

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Musky Shop Northwoods Fishing Report: Late January
January 26, 2024

Musky Shop Northwoods Fishing Report: Late January

Here in the Northwoods of Wisconsin, our ice conditions are finally getting somewhat decent.

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Musky Shops Exciting New Baits for the 2024 Musky Season
January 22, 2024

Musky Shops Exciting New Baits for the 2024 Musky Season

So, let’s take a run through what’s out so far this year to add some spice to your musky targeting tackle arsenal.

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Subverting Disaster while Fishing in Freezing Temperatures
January 15, 2024

Subverting Disaster while Fishing in Freezing Temperatures

While musky fishing in January and February might seem like a foreign concept to some, it is a welcomed perk of living in the south. Admittedly the winters in the muskies' southern habitat range are generally mild, some years are simply brutal.

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Musky Shop Northwoods Fishing Report: Early January 2024
January 12, 2024

Musky Shop Northwoods Fishing Report: Early January 2024

Fishing has been good.  Walleye’s have been primarily in green weeds – wood and rocks are ok.

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Warmer Weather Hurts Snowmobiling But What About Ice Fishing?
January 08, 2024

Warmer Weather Hurts Snowmobiling But What About Ice Fishing?

Many of the lakes of Vilas and Oneida County have between 4-10″ of ice that is still great for ice fishing.

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Tennessee Musky Winter Musky Tactics
December 29, 2023

Tennessee Musky Winter Musky Tactics

As temperatures continue to cool during January and February Tennessee muskies make moves towards deeper structure and cover.

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Merry Christmas to All From Jim Stewart at The Musky Shop
December 25, 2023

Merry Christmas to All From Jim Stewart at The Musky Shop

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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Musky Shop Northwoods Lake of the Month: Boom Lake
December 18, 2023

Musky Shop Northwoods Lake of the Month: Boom Lake

It’s time again for another Lake of the Month here in Northern Wisconsin and any “to fish” list wouldn’t be complete during ice season without a line for Boom Lake in Rhinelander.

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Ice Fishing Safety Tips for Northward Travelers
December 15, 2023

Ice Fishing Safety Tips for Northward Travelers

Though we never want to be a downer at the Musky Shop, we do want to raise awareness for those planning to ice fish this season and promote safety for those traveling to the Northwoods to ice fish for the first time.

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Musky Shop Northwoods Fishing Report: Early December
December 08, 2023

Musky Shop Northwoods Fishing Report: Early December

We are kind of in that in-between stage as the big lakes just froze up 4 days ago.

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Venison Vegetable Soup
December 04, 2023

Venison Vegetable Soup

Venison Vegetable Soup

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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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Musky Shop Northwoods Lake of the Month: Annabelle Lake
November 20, 2023

Musky Shop Northwoods Lake of the Month: Annabelle Lake

If you’re heading to the Northwoods for fall or ice fishing, don’t hesitate to add Annabelle Lake to your visitation bucket list.

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Planning for Muskies: What makes a good day for Musky Fishing?
November 17, 2023

Planning for Muskies: What makes a good day for Musky Fishing?

What makes any day a good day for musky fishing?  Or any other words, when will muskies be most active.

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Musky Shop Northwoods Fishing Report: Early November
November 10, 2023

Musky Shop Northwoods Fishing Report: Early November

There's nothing like catching a huge Musky in late fall and we hope many of you will find time to enjoy God's creation and catch some monster fish.

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Pass On Your Love Of Fishing, Become An Angler Education Instructor
November 06, 2023

Pass On Your Love Of Fishing, Become An Angler Education Instructor

Wisconsin DNR requests Angler Education Instructors

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November Patterns Find Slow Muskies in Slow Water
November 03, 2023

November Patterns Find Slow Muskies in Slow Water

November muskies can sometimes feel like the hardest to find and least likely to eat, but starting out each trip in the right direction might help you make shorter work of getting those buggers to eat.

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