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The Fairness of Using Forward-Facing Sonar in Fishing: A Balanced Perspective
July 15, 2024

The Fairness of Using Forward-Facing Sonar in Fishing: A Balanced Perspective

In recent years, the advent of forward-facing sonar (FFS) has revolutionized the fishing world, sparking a heated debate among anglers.

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Musky Shop Northwoods Fishing Report: Early July 2024
July 12, 2024

Musky Shop Northwoods Fishing Report: Early July 2024

Muskies have been scattered pretty much for the last few weeks and most likely will remain scattered until early fall.

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The Quest for the Elusive Musky: Strategies for Success
June 28, 2024

The Quest for the Elusive Musky: Strategies for Success

Firstly, it's important to recognize the different types of musky species and their habitats.

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

Musky Shop Northwoods Fishing Report: Early June 2024

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

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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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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 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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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 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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Crappie Ice Fishing
March 08, 2024

Musky Shop Northwoods Fishing Report: Early March 2024

Our gamefish season has ended, so primarily you may target crappie, perch, and panfish in the Northwoods.

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Musky Shop Northwoods Fishing Report: Late February
February 23, 2024

Musky Shop Northwoods Fishing Report: Late February

If you are thinking about coming up, please stop by the Musky Shop.  We have a full selection of ice fishing equipment as well as a great selection of bait held in cold well water.

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Musky Rod Choice 101: Finding the Best Fit
February 19, 2024

Musky Rod Choice 101: Finding the Best Fit

Choosing a rod for you that will remain in production and classic, is always the best place to start. 

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Musky Shop Northwoods Lake of the Month: Sugarbush Chain
February 12, 2024

Musky Shop Northwoods Lake of the Month: Sugarbush Chain

The small Sugar Bush Lake Chain is the answer to all your needs – right here in Vilas County.

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Bring The Kids To Milwaukee County Ponds To Learn To Ice Fish Feb. 17
January 29, 2024

Bring The Kids To Milwaukee County Ponds To Learn To Ice Fish Feb. 17

Bring the kids out to one of five Milwaukee County parks for free ice fishing clinics on Saturday, Feb. 17

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Musky Shop Northwoods Fishing Report: Late January
January 26, 2024

Musky Shop Northwoods Fishing Report: Late January

Here in the Northwoods of Wisconsin, our ice conditions are finally getting somewhat decent.

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Musky Shops Exciting New Baits for the 2024 Musky Season
January 22, 2024

Musky Shops Exciting New Baits for the 2024 Musky Season

So, let’s take a run through what’s out so far this year to add some spice to your musky targeting tackle arsenal.

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Musky Shop Lake of the Month: Big Arbor Vitae
January 19, 2024

Musky Shop Lake of the Month: Big Arbor Vitae

Musky Shop Lake of the Month: Big Arbor Vitae

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Musky Shop Northwoods Fishing Report: Early January 2024
January 12, 2024

Musky Shop Northwoods Fishing Report: Early January 2024

Fishing has been good.  Walleye’s have been primarily in green weeds – wood and rocks are ok.

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Merry Christmas to All From Jim Stewart at The Musky Shop
December 25, 2023

Merry Christmas to All From Jim Stewart at The Musky Shop

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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Musky Shop Northwoods Fishing Report: Late December
December 22, 2023

Musky Shop Northwoods Fishing Report: Late December

Ice fishing has been very good with a lot of fish beging caught here in the Northwoods of Wisconsin.

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Musky Season Is Never Over for Avid Anglers
December 11, 2023

Musky Season Is Never Over for Avid Anglers

So now that the lakes are officially frozen and it’s time to seal up the family barge, what can avid musky anglers do to hold them over for the long winter season?

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Musky Shop Northwoods Fishing Report: Early December
December 08, 2023

Musky Shop Northwoods Fishing Report: Early December

We are kind of in that in-between stage as the big lakes just froze up 4 days ago.

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