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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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North Woods Fishing Report: Early May
May 10, 2022

North Woods 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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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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First Leg of PMTT Winner Announced
May 06, 2022

First Leg of PMTT Winner Announced

The first qualifying leg of the PMTT kicked off April 30th-May 1st this year on Cave Run Lake.

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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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Booking a Guide? Things you need to know!
April 26, 2022

Booking a Guide? Things you need to know!

As some might find out too late, there are several appropriate dos and don’ts for guides that can save you some embarrassment or even planning when it comes to traveling with your hired hand.

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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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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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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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Finding the right gear: Novice Musky Fisherman
April 08, 2022

Finding the right gear: Novice Musky Fisherman

When you dip your toe into musky fishing, there are many confusing takes that set a beginner back a mile when attempting to round up the right rod, reel, gear, and even fishing mantras.

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Behind the Baits: Interview with Ben Kiscellus of SpitFire Musky Baits
April 04, 2022

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.

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Northwoods Fishing Report: Early April (Spring)
April 01, 2022

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.

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Five musky lakes to try this season!
March 29, 2022

Five musky lakes to try this season!

This region offers some of the best musky lakes on the planet—anglers can choose from thousands of lakes, ranging in size from a few hundred acres to several thousand.

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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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West Virginia State Record Smashed by 51lb Musky
March 22, 2022

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

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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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Northwood's Fishing Report: Late March
March 18, 2022

Northwood's Fishing Report: Late March

The gamefish season is closed so panfish is the targeted species until ice out.

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The One That Got Away
March 10, 2022

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.

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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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I Speak for the Fish: Meeting the mysterious muskie
March 02, 2022

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 

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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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History for the Avid Angler: ESOX Facts and Interesting Information
February 25, 2022

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.

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