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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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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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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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Tiger Muskies of the Pacific Northwest are Desperate for Anglers
February 23, 2022

Tiger Muskies of the Pacific Northwest are Desperate for Anglers

Tigers of Oregon and Washington have been stocked by their respective wild life agencies in a effort control other invasive species.

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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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Southern Musky Winter Fishing with the Livingston Pounder
February 16, 2022

Southern Musky Winter Fishing with the Livingston Pounder

The Pounder is an exceptionally tough lure with a reinforced lip that can take the abuse of ticking timber and slamming into subsurface rocks.

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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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Behind the Baits: Interview with Bill Schwartz of Slammer Tackle
February 14, 2022

Behind the Baits: Interview with Bill Schwartz of Slammer Tackle

Read on for round two of Behind the Baits. This time we were able to throw some questions at Bill Schwartz of Slammer Tackle.

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Mepps Tactics for Fishing Musky
February 09, 2022

Mepps Tactics for Fishing Musky

Both Mepps Musky and Giant Killers emulate ciscos and whitefish. Try a silver blade model with a white, or black and white bucktail.

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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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Northwoods Fishing Report: Early February
February 04, 2022

Northwoods Fishing Report: Early February

Ice fishing in the Northwoods continues to be good for many species. The Crappie bite has been good. The Willow Flowage has some large Crappies and fishermen targeting them have been doing pretty well.

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Behind The Baits: Interview with Chris Piha of Llungen Lures
January 31, 2022

Behind The Baits: Interview with Chris Piha of Llungen Lures

Musky Shop will be having a quick chat with the people behind the companies that make some of your favorite Musky Lures. For January, we reached out to Chris Piha of Llungen Lures to find out what makes him tick.

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Lakeland Invite 2022 - High School Ice Fishing Tournament on Lake Minocqua
January 27, 2022

Lakeland Invite 2022 - High School Ice Fishing Tournament on Lake Minocqua

Saturday, January 22 - Lakeland Union High School Ice Fishing team with the help of their coaches and sponsors were able to organize the first invitational tournament held this year on Lake Minocqua.

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