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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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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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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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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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