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Northwoods Fising Report: Late June
June 24, 2022

Northwoods Fising Report: Late June

Summer in the Northwoods of Wisconsin is off to a fantastic start.

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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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Moonlit Musky Nights
June 13, 2022

Moonlit Musky Nights

I fish a heavily trafficked area with pleasure boaters and other anglers so it can often be advantageous and simply more enjoyable to fish at night

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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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Roll Mops with Pickled Pike
June 06, 2022

Roll Mops with Pickled Pike

A Northern twist on a traditional polish dish!

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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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Parmesan Crusted Walleye Fillets
May 20, 2022

Parmesan Crusted Walleye Fillets

Enjoy an excellent and easy spring recipe for fresh walleye and your favorite Wisconsin Parmesan Cheese!

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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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Lake of the Woods Muskie Trends, Tactics & Threats
May 09, 2022

Lake of the Woods Muskie Trends, Tactics & Threats

In the centuries since French explorers and Indian tribes roamed its rocky islands, dramatic changes have reshaped Lake of the Woods.

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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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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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Finding the right gear: Novice Musky Fisherman
April 08, 2022

Finding the right gear: Novice Musky Fisherman

When you dip your toe into musky fishing, there are many confusing takes that set a beginner back a mile when attempting to round up the right rod, reel, gear, and even fishing mantras.

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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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The Northeast’s Native Muskies
March 25, 2022

The Northeast’s Native Muskies

The Middle Allegheny River begins at the outflow of the Kinzua Dam close to the town of Warren, Pennsylvania. The area is breathtakingly beautiful, with 37 miles of the river falling within the boundaries of the Allegheny National Forest.

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West Virginia State Record Smashed by 51lb Musky
March 22, 2022

West Virginia State Record Smashed by 51lb Musky

Fishing below Burnsville Lake, Luke King landed the 55-inch beast over the weekend, breaking the current state record by a whopping 11 pounds

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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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Southern Musky Winter Fishing with the Livingston Pounder
February 16, 2022

Southern Musky Winter Fishing with the Livingston Pounder

The Pounder is an exceptionally tough lure with a reinforced lip that can take the abuse of ticking timber and slamming into subsurface rocks.

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Behind the Baits: Interview with Bill Schwartz of Slammer Tackle
February 14, 2022

Behind the Baits: Interview with Bill Schwartz of Slammer Tackle

Read on for round two of Behind the Baits. This time we were able to throw some questions at Bill Schwartz of Slammer Tackle.

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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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ICAST 2022: Registration Begins
February 09, 2022

ICAST 2022: Registration Begins

What many don't know is that ICAST also features various local governments for towns and cities to feature their lakes and rivers, guides and captains so that you may acquire new business, and educational booths designed to feature the science or knowledge behind fishing.

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