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Walleye Fishing in February: Tips and Tactics for Success
February 26, 2024

Walleye Fishing in February: Tips and Tactics for Success

Walleye fishing in February can be challenging, but also rewarding. Walleye are cold-blooded fish that slow down their metabolism and activity in the winter.

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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 Shop Northwoods Lake of the Month: Sugarbush Chain
February 12, 2024

Musky Shop Northwoods Lake of the Month: Sugarbush Chain

The small Sugar Bush Lake Chain is the answer to all your needs – right here in Vilas County.

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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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Musky Shop Lake of the Month: Big Arbor Vitae
January 19, 2024

Musky Shop Lake of the Month: Big Arbor Vitae

Musky Shop Lake of the Month: Big Arbor Vitae

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Musky Shop Northwoods Fishing Report: Early January 2024
January 12, 2024

Musky Shop Northwoods Fishing Report: Early January 2024

Fishing has been good.  Walleye’s have been primarily in green weeds – wood and rocks are ok.

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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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Bacon Wrapped Walleye Bites
January 05, 2024

Bacon Wrapped Walleye Bites

Bacon Wrapped Walleye Bites

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Musky Shop Northwoods Fishing Report: Late December
December 22, 2023

Musky Shop Northwoods Fishing Report: Late December

Ice fishing has been very good with a lot of fish beging caught here in the Northwoods of Wisconsin.

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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 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 Lake of the Month: Star Lake
October 13, 2023

Musky Shop Northwoods Lake of the Month: Star Lake

Star Lake in Vilas County is an interesting horseshoe-shaped lake that lies about 30 minutes northeast of Minocqua.

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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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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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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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Musky Shop Northwoods Fishing Report - Early August
August 04, 2023

Musky Shop Northwoods Fishing Report - Early August

We hope all of you are having a great summer and enjoying some time on the water.

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Musky Shop Northwoods Fishing Report: Early July
July 07, 2023

Musky Shop Northwoods Fishing Report: Early July

Fishing in the Northwoods of Wisconsin has been fantastic. Many species are a bit scattered but with a little luck, you’re bound to find them.

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Musky Shop Lake of the Month: Lost Lake
June 12, 2023

Musky Shop Lake of the Month: Lost Lake

Lost Lake is just a few minutes from downtown St. Germain and offers some excellent Class A musky fishing waters.

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Musky Shop Northwoods Fishing Report: Early June
June 09, 2023

Musky Shop Northwoods Fishing Report: Early June

We hope all of you are having a great start to the summer and catching a lot of fish.

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Musky Shop Lake of the Month: Lower Kaubashine Lake
May 22, 2023

Musky Shop Lake of the Month: Lower Kaubashine Lake

Bring your Jon boats, kayaks, canoes, and rafts to Lower Kaubashine Lake, Musky Shop’s Lake of the Month.

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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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Fixed vs Slip Bobbers 101
May 08, 2023

Fixed vs Slip Bobbers 101

As many anglers are prepping their tackle for the season, the question of bobbers comes up for those planning to use live bait.

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Musky Shop Northwoods Fishing Report: Early May
May 05, 2023

Musky Shop Northwoods Fishing Report: Early May

The fishing season is finally here. Whew, what a long winter.

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