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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 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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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 Fishing Report: Early March
March 10, 2023

Musky Shop Northwoods Fishing Report: Early March

The game fish season in northern Wisconsin has come to an end.

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Musky Shop Northwood's Fishing Report: Late February
February 24, 2023

Musky Shop Northwood's Fishing Report: Late February

The Wisconsin game fish season is winding down as it ends March 5th 2023. Ice fishing has been quite good despite the swings in the weather.

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Musky Shop North Woods Fishing Report: Early February
February 10, 2023

Musky Shop North Woods Fishing Report: Early February

We have had a few really cold days that slowed things down a bit but that cold blast is gone now and warmer winter temps are on the way.

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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 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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Tips and Safety Checks for Ice Fishing in Wisconsin
December 05, 2022

Tips and Safety Checks for Ice Fishing in Wisconsin

Tips to help you prepare and stay safe while ice fishing this season

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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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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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Saturday, March 5: Customer Appreciation Day
March 01, 2022

Saturday, March 5: Customer Appreciation Day

Musky Shop Customer Appreciation Day!!!

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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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Ice Fisherman Lands Rare Golden Crappie
February 10, 2022

Ice Fisherman Lands Rare Golden Crappie

Minnesota fisherman, Rick Konakowitz, recently landed a rare "golden" crappie while fishing on Clear Lake.

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Northwoods Fishing Report: Early February
February 04, 2022

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.

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