Musky Shop Blog
Lakeland Invite 2022 - High School Ice Fishing Tournament on Lake Minocqua
Saturday, January 22 - Lakeland Union High School Ice Fishing team with the help of their coaches and sponsors were able to organize the first invitational tournament held this year on Lake Minocqua.
Alarming muskie decline in the St. Lawrence River: Invasive fish species, virus could be contributing
The St. Lawrence River’s muskie fishery has taken a few hits for more than a decade
Northwood's Fishing Report: Late January
Ice fishing in the Northwoods has been fantastic. A lot of favorable reports on walleye fishing and panfish in the region.
Exploring Bucktail Modifications with Steven Paul
A how to video of killer bucktail mods to keep muskies coming back for more.
Tying the Unbreakable Knot: Musky Edition
Personal notes from the guys at the Musky Shop on the knots that work for them!
Campfire Chili for Cold Weather Fishing
Nice campfire chili recipe for those braving the elements for ice fishing fun!
Iowa DNR releases 2022 Updated Fishing Regulations
Thanks to improvements in hatchery practices, additional areas are now stocked.
Northwood's Fishing Report: Early January
Ice Fishing this week in the Northwoods of WI has been great. The ice is in great condition with most lakes having approximately 10"-13" of ice.
An Inside Look at Southern Musky Fishing with Pro Guide Steven Paul
With the majority of musky anglers firmly in winters grasp fortunate few southern states are blessed with not only open water but also open seasons.
A New Year's Message from Owner Jim Stewart
Message from the owner of Musky Shop for our friends and customers!
Merry Christmas From the Musky Shop!
As we reflect back on all of the things we are thankful for this year, nothing comes to mind more than our loyal customers and friends.
Beginner Ice Fishing 101
If you are new to ice fishing and are planning to get your start this season, here are some tips for first timers to ensure that you find success!
Northwood's Fishing Report: Late December
As we slide into mid December, erratic weather patterns have really made the early ice fisherman's season precarious at best.
North Woods Fishing Report: Early December
There are a few of the lakes that are still open here in the Northwoods of WI. Water temps on the lakes with open water are 33-35 degrees.
Deep Dives "Trolling" - Musky Shop Winter Educational Series
Take a look at this weeks video with discussions on trolling rods, reels, baits, tactics, and map work to help you find the magic depth, speed, and patterns to put some muskies in your net when you troll.
North Woods Fishing Report: Late November
If you're brave enough to continue fishing in chilly temps, then this is the report for you. Late November has taken the swing into the much colder temperatures of fall.
Musky Fishing 101 with Steve Paul
This week Musky Shop introduces new anglers to the competitive market of all things musky.
Fall Transition and Lake Turnover EXPLAINED
The transition from Summer to Fall can be a confusing time in Musky Fishing especially in colder climates where the transition is quite dramatic. When the fall transition is taking place in the air and landscape around you, imagine the same is taking place subsurface.
Sucker Rigging 101 with AL Frost
Here's a quick how to video to help you better understand working with suckers and arranging your quick strike rigs to help you find success.
Musky Shop TV: Mepps Massive Musky!
Mepps are the gold standard for bucktails as they have a guaranteed to start blade cup which is great for new or inexperienced anglers on the water.
Musky Shop TV: Big Fork Sandcat Fish In Wisconsin
On this weeks episode of Musky Shop TV, Jay lands a boat-side lunker with the help of the Big Fork Sand Cat. We discuss the use of various tactics in highly pressured waters.
Night Fever Muskies 101!
Targeting night muskies might just be the ticket this Fall when you want to feel like your miles away from the crowd.
MUSKY SHOP TV: Twitch Darter Wisconsin Musky Fishing
On this weeks episode, finding pelagic bait fish in post frontal conditions leaves the boys with no other option other than hitting all levels of potential targets. Fishing in groups means that all rods on the boat need to be throwing something that reaches these bait clouds at a different angle or depth.
Musky Shop Fishing Report - Early October
This week, multiple lake reports will have you lined up on your targets, no matter the species.