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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 Musky Season Readiness Checklist
May 13, 2024

Musky Shop Musky Season Readiness Checklist

Getting your fishing rods and reels ready for the season is crucial for a successful and enjoyable fishing experience.

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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 Lake of the Month: Gilmore Lake
April 15, 2024

Musky Shop Northwoods Lake of the Month: Gilmore Lake

If you’re looking for a new lake to check out here in the Northwoods, look no further than Gilmore Lake.

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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 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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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 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: 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 Northwood's Fishing Report: Early October
October 06, 2023

Musky Shop Northwood's Fishing Report: Early October

Fishing in Oneida and Vilas counties remains pretty strong.

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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 Lake of the Month: Hasbrook Lake
March 20, 2023

Musky Shop Lake of the Month: Hasbrook Lake

estled in between these two behemoths is a small, but productive water that deserves its day in the sun: Hasbrook Lake.

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Musky Shop Northwood's Fishing Report: Late January
January 27, 2023

Musky Shop Northwood's Fishing Report: Late January

We hope you are having a great winter and are getting out to do some ice fishing.

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Musky Shop Lake of the Month: Tom Doyle Lake
January 20, 2023

Musky Shop Lake of the Month: Tom Doyle Lake

Tom Doyle Lake is nestled near a slew of big and small lakes that dot the wilderness just 20 minutes North of Rhinelander.

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What's The Deal With Drag?
January 16, 2023

What's The Deal With Drag?

One of those seemingly simple similarities are the adjustment and maintenance of baitcaster drag.

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Musky Shop Northwoods Fishing Report: Early January
January 13, 2023

Musky Shop Northwoods Fishing Report: Early January

Fishing Report for Early January

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Musky Shop Lake of the Month: Moen Lake
December 26, 2022

Musky Shop Lake of the Month: Moen Lake

This month’s lake, Moen Lake, resting just east of Rhinelander in Oneida County is a great place to hang your ice fishing hat without leaving all the creature comforts behind.

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Ice Up: Adding to your Ice Fishing Tackle Box
December 12, 2022

Ice Up: Adding to your Ice Fishing Tackle Box

As ice up is inching in, it might be time to add a few things to your box to make sure you are ready for the season.

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Musky Shop Northwoods Fishing Report: Early December
December 09, 2022

Musky Shop Northwoods Fishing Report: Early December

The open water fishing season has come to an end in Northern Wisconsin.

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For Newcomers to Ice Fishing: Basics of Using a Tip Up
December 02, 2022

For Newcomers to Ice Fishing: Basics of Using a Tip Up

Helpful video for those who would like to try ice fishing with tip ups!

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Musky Shop Lake of the Month: Papoose Lake
August 22, 2022

Musky Shop Lake of the Month: Papoose Lake

Papoose Lake is a 422-acre lake with a max depth of 65 feet

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Booking a Guide? Things you need to know!
April 26, 2022

Booking a Guide? Things you need to know!

As some might find out too late, there are several appropriate dos and don’ts for guides that can save you some embarrassment or even planning when it comes to traveling with your hired hand.

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