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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 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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Ice Fishing for Crappie: Tips and Techniques
March 11, 2024

Ice Fishing for Crappie: Tips and Techniques

Whether you’re a seasoned ice angler or a curious beginner, here are some key tips and techniques to enhance your crappie ice fishing experience:

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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 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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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 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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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 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 Northwoods Fishing Report: Late August
August 25, 2023

Musky Shop Northwoods Fishing Report: Late August

The Northwoods of Wisconsin has been an outstanding place to be as summers in the Minocqua area are awesome.

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Musky Shop Northwoods Fishing Report: Early July
July 07, 2023

Musky Shop Northwoods Fishing Report: Early July

Fishing in the Northwoods of Wisconsin has been fantastic. Many species are a bit scattered but with a little luck, you’re bound to find them.

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Musky Shop Northwood's Fishing Report: Late June
June 23, 2023

Musky Shop Northwood's Fishing Report: Late June

We hope everyone is having a great summer and a great fishing season. Fishing in the Northwoods of Wisconsin has been pretty solid so far.

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Musky Shop Lake of the Month: Lost Lake
June 12, 2023

Musky Shop Lake of the Month: Lost Lake

Lost Lake is just a few minutes from downtown St. Germain and offers some excellent Class A musky fishing waters.

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Musky Shop Northwoods Fishing Report: Early June
June 09, 2023

Musky Shop Northwoods Fishing Report: Early June

We hope all of you are having a great start to the summer and catching a lot of fish.

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Musky Shop Northwoods Fishing Report: Late May
May 19, 2023

Musky Shop Northwoods Fishing Report: Late May

We have had a lot of reports from fishermen and our guide staff that fishing has been really good to start the season.

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Musky Shop Northwoods Fishing Report: Early May
May 05, 2023

Musky Shop Northwoods Fishing Report: Early May

The fishing season is finally here. Whew, what a long winter.

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Musky Shop Northwoods Fishing Report: Late March
March 24, 2023

Musky Shop Northwoods Fishing Report: Late March

We are in the time of year here in the Northwoods of Wisconsin when the ice fishing season is winding down, and we are all patiently waiting for open water.

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