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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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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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Summer White Fish Loaf
June 03, 2024

Summer White Fish Loaf

Summer White Fish Loaf

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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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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 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 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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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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Walleye Fishing in February: Tips and Tactics for Success
February 26, 2024

Walleye Fishing in February: Tips and Tactics for Success

Walleye fishing in February can be challenging, but also rewarding. Walleye are cold-blooded fish that slow down their metabolism and activity in the winter.

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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 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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Musky Shop Northwoods Fishing Report: Early February
February 09, 2024

Musky Shop Northwoods Fishing Report: Early February

 Our winter has been about as mild as any of us here in Minocqua can remember.  Last winter was really long and this winter was really mild.

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Pan Fried Burbot with Butter Beans
February 02, 2024

Pan Fried Burbot with Butter Beans

Pan Fried Burbot with Butter Beans

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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 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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Warmer Weather Hurts Snowmobiling But What About Ice Fishing?
January 08, 2024

Warmer Weather Hurts Snowmobiling But What About Ice Fishing?

Many of the lakes of Vilas and Oneida County have between 4-10″ of ice that is still great for ice fishing.

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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 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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Musky Shop Northwoods Lake of the Month: Annabelle Lake
November 20, 2023

Musky Shop Northwoods Lake of the Month: Annabelle Lake

If you’re heading to the Northwoods for fall or ice fishing, don’t hesitate to add Annabelle Lake to your visitation bucket list.

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Musky Shop Northwoods Lake of the Month: Star Lake
October 13, 2023

Musky Shop Northwoods Lake of the Month: Star Lake

Star Lake in Vilas County is an interesting horseshoe-shaped lake that lies about 30 minutes northeast of Minocqua.

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Musky Shop Northwood's Fishing Report: Late September
September 22, 2023

Musky Shop Northwood's Fishing Report: Late September

Currently, here in the Northwoods of Wisconsin, we are experiencing some warmer air temps in the mid to upper 70's.

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

Musky Shop Northwoods Fishing Report: Early September

Fall has arrived and for many fall is a favorite time of year.

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Musky Shop Northwoods Fishing Report: Late July
July 21, 2023

Musky Shop Northwoods Fishing Report: Late July

We hope you're all having a great summer. Fishing in the Northwoods of Wisconsin has been good.

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