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2022 Inductees into the Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame
June 30, 2022

2022 Inductees into the Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame

Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame Inductees for 2022

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Three Keys to Early Season Musky Fishing
June 20, 2022

Three Keys to Early Season Musky Fishing

Early season musky fishing is something that all us, who are musky nuts, can’t wait to start doing, yet few us are truly successful at catching fish during this period of time.

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Sharpen Your Skills in Timber
June 17, 2022

Sharpen Your Skills in Timber

When targeting muskies in the South, the importance of timber can not be overstated.

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North Woods Fishing Report: Early June
June 10, 2022

North Woods Fishing Report: Early June

Fishing in the Northwoods of Wisconsin has been outstanding in the early part of the season.

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Second Annual Lakeland Hawks Musky Tournament
June 08, 2022

Second Annual Lakeland Hawks Musky Tournament

The second annual Lakeland Hawks Musky Tournament was held on Saturday June 4th.

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Musky Shop NorthWood's Lake of the Month: Ike Walton Lake
June 03, 2022

Musky Shop NorthWood's Lake of the Month: Ike Walton Lake

This month, representing the finest the Northwood's has to offer for scenic beauty is Ike Walton Lake, sitting slightly North East of Lac de Flambeau.

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Northwoods Fishing Report: Early May
May 31, 2022

Northwoods Fishing Report: Early May

The gamefish season officially opened a few days ago and the season started off with pretty good reports.

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Tips for Finding your Target: Big Toothy Muskies
May 30, 2022

Tips for Finding your Target: Big Toothy Muskies

Since you're fresh out of the gate this Saturday, it's important to take note of a few factors when seeking out the first musky of the season.

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Musky Shop Northwoods Lake of the Month: Sevenmile Lake
May 23, 2022

Musky Shop Northwoods Lake of the Month: Sevenmile Lake

Sevenmile Lake lies in both Oneida and Forest County’s and is surrounded by land owned by the US Forrest Service.

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Behind the Baits: Interview with Josh Recknagel from Reck N Rack
May 16, 2022

Behind the Baits: Interview with Josh Recknagel from Reck N Rack

A change of pace this week from our "Behind the Baits" blog as we reach out to a friend of the Musky Shop and champion of many anglers, Josh Recknagel, owner of Reck N Rack.

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Musky Season Opener Boat Prep w/ Al Frost
May 13, 2022

Musky Season Opener Boat Prep w/ Al Frost

Take the time to look over your boat for season opener with this quick list from Al Frost.

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First Leg of PMTT Winner Announced
May 06, 2022

First Leg of PMTT Winner Announced

The first qualifying leg of the PMTT kicked off April 30th-May 1st this year on Cave Run Lake.

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Muskie vs Northern Pike: How These Apex Predators Compare
May 02, 2022

Muskie vs Northern Pike: How These Apex Predators Compare

Let’s dive into the differences between muskies and northern pike so that when you tangle with one or the other, you can spot the difference and have a clearer understanding of both these apex predators.

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Season Opener Musky Fishing Favorites with the Musky Shop Guides
April 27, 2022

Season Opener Musky Fishing Favorites with the Musky Shop Guides

Musky Shop guides discusses their perfect hand-full of favorite baits for early season success.

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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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North Woods Fishing Report: Late April (Spring)
April 22, 2022

North Woods Fishing Report: Late April (Spring)

Fishing in the Northwoods of Wisconsin is still through the ice unless you hit the Wisconsin river south of us.

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Pan Fried Perch with Caper, Olive & Tomato Salsa
April 18, 2022

Pan Fried Perch with Caper, Olive & Tomato Salsa

Pan Fried Perch with Caper, Olive & Tomato Salsa

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Under My Seat: A Musky Guides' Guide to What You Need
April 15, 2022

Under My Seat: A Musky Guides' Guide to What You Need

Whether you use a butt seat while fishing or you just stand on the deck, all musky anglers keep a wide variety of tools and lures in a "quick reference" area on their boats.

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Behind the Baits: Interview with Ben Kiscellus of SpitFire Musky Baits
April 04, 2022

Behind the Baits: Interview with Ben Kiscellus of SpitFire Musky Baits

This month, we've reached out to our friend Ben Kiscellus who is in the early stages of producing a chatterbait that seems to sell out faster than we can get them in stock.

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Northwoods Fishing Report: Early April (Spring)
April 01, 2022

Northwoods Fishing Report: Early April (Spring)

Winter seems to want to stick around longer than we all want but since that is the case one might as well still take advantage of some late season ice fishing. Ice conditions in the Northwoods are in the 30" range.

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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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The One That Got Away
March 10, 2022

The One That Got Away

When you've married into a "musky" family, finding your path to recognition is difficult.  You are surrounded by the wild stories and tall tales of Grandfathers, Fathers, and boat partners casting and repeating, with the aggrandized ending of finding success when a mighty musky takes the bait.

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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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I Speak for the Fish: Meeting the mysterious muskie
March 02, 2022

I Speak for the Fish: Meeting the mysterious muskie

Today, the majority of our dives in the St. Clair River now include a muskie sighting thanks to the world-class muskie fishery in Lake St. Clair 

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