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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 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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Wicked Cold Southern Musky Trolling
February 05, 2024

Wicked Cold Southern Musky Trolling

Wicked Cold Southern Musky Trolling

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Musky Shops Exciting New Baits for the 2024 Musky Season
January 22, 2024

Musky Shops Exciting New Baits for the 2024 Musky Season

So, let’s take a run through what’s out so far this year to add some spice to your musky targeting tackle arsenal.

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Subverting Disaster while Fishing in Freezing Temperatures
January 15, 2024

Subverting Disaster while Fishing in Freezing Temperatures

While musky fishing in January and February might seem like a foreign concept to some, it is a welcomed perk of living in the south. Admittedly the winters in the muskies' southern habitat range are generally mild, some years are simply brutal.

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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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Tennessee Musky Winter Musky Tactics
December 29, 2023

Tennessee Musky Winter Musky Tactics

As temperatures continue to cool during January and February Tennessee muskies make moves towards deeper structure and cover.

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Merry Christmas to All From Jim Stewart at The Musky Shop
December 25, 2023

Merry Christmas to All From Jim Stewart at The Musky Shop

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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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: Late November
November 24, 2023

Musky Shop Northwoods Fishing Report: Late November

We have had some great reports from customers and from our guide staff of some very nice muskies.

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Musky Shop Northwoods Lake of the Month: Annabelle Lake
November 20, 2023

Musky Shop Northwoods Lake of the Month: Annabelle Lake

If you’re heading to the Northwoods for fall or ice fishing, don’t hesitate to add Annabelle Lake to your visitation bucket list.

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Musky Shop Northwoods Fishing Report: Early November
November 10, 2023

Musky Shop Northwoods Fishing Report: Early November

There's nothing like catching a huge Musky in late fall and we hope many of you will find time to enjoy God's creation and catch some monster fish.

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November Patterns Find Slow Muskies in Slow Water
November 03, 2023

November Patterns Find Slow Muskies in Slow Water

November muskies can sometimes feel like the hardest to find and least likely to eat, but starting out each trip in the right direction might help you make shorter work of getting those buggers to eat.

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True Tall Tales from Camp Kranky Musky Part 5
October 30, 2023

True Tall Tales from Camp Kranky Musky Part 5

True Tall Tales from Camp Kranky Musky Part 5

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Going Deep: Targeting Fall Muskies on their Fall Turf
October 23, 2023

Going Deep: Targeting Fall Muskies on their Fall Turf

It’s time to pull muskies up from their cold-water holdouts and get them interested in your cranks, swimbaits, jerkbaits, or even a little boat-side sucker.

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This read inspires the “Next Level” in “Musky Fishing”
October 16, 2023

This read inspires the “Next Level” in “Musky Fishing”

Read this Write UP by  in the Sawyer County Record

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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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Steven Paul and Musky Shop TV: The Complete Guide to Musky Fishing
September 25, 2023

Steven Paul and Musky Shop TV: The Complete Guide to Musky Fishing

An almost 2 hour video, hosted by Steven Paul, to walk you through the ins and outs of musky fishing

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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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Why are muskies the fish of 10,000 casts? Study explains
September 15, 2023

Why are muskies the fish of 10,000 casts? Study explains

Researchers got into the minds of muskies to learn what personality traits make the fish more likely to strike. In the process, they learned valuable lessons that could help conserve the important aquatic predators.

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Weedless Lures to Attract Shallow Fall Muskies
September 11, 2023

Weedless Lures to Attract Shallow Fall Muskies

Sometimes, it’s not about finding the perfect weedless bait but adjusting the presentation you already have.

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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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