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Musky Shop Northwoods Fishing Report: Late June 2024
June 21, 2024

Musky Shop Northwoods Fishing Report: Late June 2024

Here in the Northwoods of Wisconsin, we have been experiencing a lot of rain this summer.

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Steve's Favorite 10 Lures for Beginner Musky Anglers
June 17, 2024

Steve's Favorite 10 Lures for Beginner Musky Anglers

With so many musky lure options this alone can be a daunting task for expert anglers much less someone just getting into the sport of musky fishing.

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The Allure of Folk Art Fishing Lures
June 10, 2024

The Allure of Folk Art Fishing Lures

Folk art fishing lures are a testament to the ingenuity and creativity of anglers from the past.

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Musky Shop Northwoods Fishing Report: Early June
June 07, 2024

Musky Shop Northwoods Fishing Report: Early June

Most everything has been shallow however most species are starting to scatter a bit.

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Dame Julianna Berners: The Pioneering Conservation Angler of Medieval Times
May 31, 2024

Dame Julianna Berners: The Pioneering Conservation Angler of Medieval Times

Understanding the history of angling as a thoughtful endeavor takes us back to literature from medieval times.

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Musky Shop Northwoods Lake of the Month: George Lake
May 27, 2024

Musky Shop Northwoods Lake of the Month: George Lake

George Lake just slightly Southeast of Rhinelander proper is a great place to take a day trip if you’re looking to catch a biggun’.

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Musky Shop Northwoods Fishing Report: Late May
May 24, 2024

Musky Shop Northwoods Fishing Report: Late May

The season is off to a very good start here in the Northwoods of Wisconsin.

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River Monsters: How to Tangle with Moving-Water Muskies
May 20, 2024

River Monsters: How to Tangle with Moving-Water Muskies

In rivers that harbor muskies, it’s common to catch them during late winter and early spring, right along with big smallmouth bass and walleyes.

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Host A Free Fishing Weekend Event This Summer with the Wisconsin DNR
May 17, 2024

Host A Free Fishing Weekend Event This Summer with the Wisconsin DNR

Host A Free Fishing Weekend Event This Summer with the Wisconsin DNR

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Musky Shop Musky Season Readiness Checklist
May 13, 2024

Musky Shop Musky Season Readiness Checklist

Getting your fishing rods and reels ready for the season is crucial for a successful and enjoyable fishing experience.

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Musky Shop Northwoods Fishing Report: Early May
May 10, 2024

Musky Shop Northwoods Fishing Report: Early May

The game fishing season is off to a good start here in the Northwoods of Wisconsin.

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The Allure of Spring Lake Fishing
May 03, 2024

The Allure of Spring Lake Fishing

In the spring, the shallows of a lake are akin to nature’s nurseries.

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Water Temperature: Top to Bottom and Beginning to End
April 29, 2024

Water Temperature: Top to Bottom and Beginning to End

Water temperature is one of those pieces of data that we can use to help us understand muskie behavior.

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Enjoy Fishing the Great Outdoors for it's Health Benefits
April 26, 2024

Enjoy Fishing the Great Outdoors for it's Health Benefits

Fishing in general offers so many health benefits, outside of the adrenalin rush of landing a trophy musky.

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Quick Color Reference Guide for Musky Fishing
April 22, 2024

Quick Color Reference Guide for Musky Fishing

This chart will give you a good jumping off point on days where you don't know where to start.

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Musky Shop Northwood's Fishing Report: Late April
April 19, 2024

Musky Shop Northwood's Fishing Report: Late April

Here in Oneida and Vilas Counties, our game fishing season is closed until the first Saturday in May but there are plenty of Crappies, Perch, Panfish, and Bass to fish for.

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Musky Shop Northwoods Lake of the Month: Gilmore Lake
April 15, 2024

Musky Shop Northwoods Lake of the Month: Gilmore Lake

If you’re looking for a new lake to check out here in the Northwoods, look no further than Gilmore Lake.

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Understanding Musky Spawning Patterns
April 08, 2024

Understanding Musky Spawning Patterns

When you’re the fish of 10,000 casts, your Spring seasonal pattern is not unlike most land animals that hibernate, it’s often a slow, groggy path from Spring spawn to normal Summer behavior.

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Musky Shop Northwoods Fishing Report: Early April
April 05, 2024

Musky Shop Northwoods Fishing Report: Early April

It's legal to fish for panfish and bass in Oneida and Vilas counties however you cannot keep bass until mid-June.

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Musky and Tiger Musky Fishing in North Dakota: A Hidden Gem for Anglers
April 01, 2024

Musky and Tiger Musky Fishing in North Dakota: A Hidden Gem for Anglers

For nearly 20 years, the North Dakota Department of Fish and Game have been quietly stocking both muskellunge and tiger muskies into the waterways of North Dakota.

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Musky Shop Northwoods Fishing Report: Late March 2024
March 25, 2024

Musky Shop Northwoods Fishing Report: Late March 2024

We have open water on most of the lakes in Oneida and Vilas county which should be close to a record for ice out.

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Musky Shop Northwoods Lake of the Month: Lake Laura
March 18, 2024

Musky Shop Northwoods Lake of the Month: Lake Laura

Lake Laura is not the typical fair when it comes to the Northwoods' most sought-after musky lakes, but it is something to be appreciated and fished when you're looking for a relaxed getaway.

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Musky Fishing Guide
March 15, 2024

Why Book a Guide Trip with a Musky Fishing Guide: Unlocking the Secrets of the Elusive Muskellunge

Musky guides are seasoned professionals who intimately understand the behavior, habitat, and feeding patterns of these elusive fish.

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Ice Fishing for Crappie: Tips and Techniques
March 11, 2024

Ice Fishing for Crappie: Tips and Techniques

Whether you’re a seasoned ice angler or a curious beginner, here are some key tips and techniques to enhance your crappie ice fishing experience:

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