Musky Shop Blog
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Northwood's Fishing Report: Late March
The gamefish season is closed so panfish is the targeted species until ice out.
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.
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.
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.
Saturday, March 5: Customer Appreciation Day
Musky Shop Customer Appreciation Day!!!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Alarming muskie decline in the St. Lawrence River: Invasive fish species, virus could be contributing
The St. Lawrence River’s muskie fishery has taken a few hits for more than a decade
Northwood's Fishing Report: Late January
Ice fishing in the Northwoods has been fantastic. A lot of favorable reports on walleye fishing and panfish in the region.
Exploring Bucktail Modifications with Steven Paul
A how to video of killer bucktail mods to keep muskies coming back for more.