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How to Nail Down Late Summer Muskies!
August 21, 2023

How to Nail Down Late Summer Muskies!

So, if you’re heading out to fish the remaining few weeks of Summer, Musky Shop can help you out with some selections that definitely cater to the Late Summer Bite.

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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 Lake of the Month: Hasbrook Lake
March 20, 2023

Musky Shop Lake of the Month: Hasbrook Lake

estled in between these two behemoths is a small, but productive water that deserves its day in the sun: Hasbrook Lake.

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Musky Upgrades: 10 Accessories We’d Rather Not Live Without
February 17, 2023

Musky Upgrades: 10 Accessories We’d Rather Not Live Without

So here are a few accessories to gussy up your fishing gear collection that you may not need, but your heart will definitely desire.

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Best Lures for Gifting Fishermen to Wrap Up 2022
December 16, 2022

Best Lures for Gifting Fishermen to Wrap Up 2022

As far as musky baits go, there are a million to choose from at the Musky Shop, so for moms, dads, grandparents, husbands, and wives, choosing which ones to gift might be a bit overwhelming.  As Christmas is right around the corner, a short list of what might be a home run for the fisherman in your family could be exactly what you need.  Here’s a list of 10 quality lures that have made the cut and come recommended by Musky Shop.

Several new baits have hit the shelves this year and would make exciting gifts for the fisherman in your life.  A wild new rubber lure carried by the shop is the Boggs Custom Lures Mohawk.  These hand-poured rubber baits are a great add to your rubber collection as they have great undulation in the water that really get the fish excited.  They are great Fall/Winter target. 

We are also carrying some great baits from Bomb Squad like the C-4 Flaptail.  This oversized top water makes a great splash in Spring and Summer when the fish are moving shallow.  It makes a ton of surface commotion and is super easy to work with hand cranks and pulls.

Another new addition to the shop this year is the Livingston Titan.   The Titan hit the shelves this Spring and has been a great seller for all walks of fishermen.  A great bait for novices, the Titan can be worked with simple hand cranks and pulls and is a great season opener bait for Spring and Summer fishing.  It has a playful dive and rise with a twisty tail that drives the muskies wild.

For a nice twist on the classic bucktail, the Musky Frenzy Stagger 8/9 makes a great stocking stuffer.  The slight blade variation makes a big artificial thump if you’re a bucktail lover, you'll get tons of use out of it.  And as most bucktails, it's a snap to use for new folks as well.

For spinnerbait enthusiast, Acebait’s Tandem Series is perfect for ease of use and come in a few sizes for year long use.  The Tandem blade  is a great attractant with a solid body construction that lasts.  This spinner is definitely a great recommendation.

If crankbaits are your speed, then look no further than the Bucher ShallowRaider or Slammer Shallow Crankbaits.  Both of these trusted favorites come in a multitude of sizes and colors.  With both Slammer and Bucher baits, you know what you are going to get right out of the box, solid crankbaits that get the job done.  Both of these bait makers really hit the mark offering a litany of colors to get the job done on any body of water.

Some fisherfolk shy away from big rubber, but it makes a great gift for an exciting unboxing at Christmas time.  For someone that experimenting or someone who is a pro, big rubber is great for Fall fishermen.  With these folks in mind, Chaos Tackle Medussas cover all the points you want in your big rubber baits.  They have a lot of movement with undulating tentacles and really offer a great assortment of sizes and colors.  The look great underwater and are a staple amongst musky guides.

For the big reveal, if you are up for spending big bucks for the fisherman in your family, while at the same time getting them something that they may not get themselves, then Supernatural Big Baits are the way to go.  Christmas gift opening will take a pause when the big trolling bait is revealed.  This mighty bait gets the job done in every trolling situation.  They work incredibly well and are in a league of their own as far as big trollers go…big wobble, big fish!  Supernatural Baits are handmade, hand painted, and get fisherman excited on site. 

Of course, all of these suggestions are just that….suggestions.  Many folks wanting fishing gear will ask for specific items, and know exactly what their tackle box is missing, but for newcomers a bit of suggestion always helps.  Hopefully we’ve got what everyone needs this holiday season to keep the fisherfolk in your life well supplied for next season!  Merry Christmas and Tight Lines.

 

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Musky Shop North Woods Fishing Report: Late November
November 18, 2022

Musky Shop North Woods Fishing Report: Late November

The open water portion of the fishing season here in the Northwoods of Wisconsin is nearing the end.

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Musky Shop Lake of the Month: Long Lake
November 14, 2022

Musky Shop Lake of the Month: Long Lake

Long Lake near Phelps is sandwiched between North Twin and Big Sand Lake near the Wisconsin and Michigan border.

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A Big Toothy Critter caught on a Toothy Tuff Assault Eel
November 11, 2022

A Big Toothy Critter caught on a Toothy Tuff Assault Eel

Myself, my brother, my nephew and our good friend Marcos Longoria all got together for a weekend fishing trip.

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Trolling Must Haves for  Fall Fishing Success
November 07, 2022

Trolling Must Haves for Fall Fishing Success

Here is a great list of things you need to get you going and what these tools accomplish.

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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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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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North Woods Fishing Report: Early December
December 04, 2021

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.

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Deep Dives "Trolling" - Musky Shop Winter Educational Series
November 30, 2021

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.

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