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MUSKY HUNTERS! Cast For Show, Troll For Dough…..

  This is the ticket! In the north country where it is found, the musky is a legend. When fishing conditions are not conducive to success, the musky can seem to be even more than its billing of “The Fish of 10,000 Casts.” But when conditions are right, big muskies seem to be everywhere. Is it really that hard to catch? A new breed of musky angler the musky hunter, has evolved. These fishermen seek muskies, and little else, and are effectively narrowing their time between musky […]

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CPR (Catch-Picture-Release)

Let’s all do our part as a true sportsmen to help MUSKY live to fight another day! Choose lines and equipment that will bring fish in quickly, so they don’t exhaust all their energy in a prolonged battle. Use artificial lures over live bait. Fish that hit artificial baits are less likely to be hooked deeply enough to damage vital organs and have a high survival rate. Prepare for easy release by squeezing hook barbs flat with pliers or filing them off. Hooks without barbs won’t cost […]

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50 BEST FISHING LURES OF ALL TIMES

 50 best fishing lures of all time: Is there any way to estimate how many of the best fishing lures have been invented and brought to market since the beginning of time? “Impossible,” said Dan Basore, our longtime fishing collectibles columnist. “I have some that were made 6,000 years ago in Wisconsin, and lures were made much earlier than that. I discover makers every year that were unknown, and so do other collectors. With the long history of lures, it becomes a daunting task to select the […]

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MUSKY: How To Set The Hook

Did you know most novice, and even some experienced Musky Hunters still don’t know the proper way to set the hook? Well, you are not alone. I didn’t learn myself until I lost a number of good sized Muskies. As we all know, the goal in setting the hook is to move a lure through a muskies teeth hard enough too make sure at least one hook penetrates the flesh of its mouth.  Something to understand is that  there will always be some muskies that won’t get […]

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Tiger (Hybrid) Musky

The tiger musky is a hybrid produced when a male northern pike (Esox Lucius) fertilizes the eggs spawned by a female musky (E.Masquinongy), consequently, it is conceivable that one might find a tiger musky anywhere that both musky and northern pike occur together, though it is not a common fish anywhere. Tiger muskies may also be found in areas where they have been introduced, but such populations are naturally self-limiting since the tiger musky is sterile, like the mule (which is a cross between a horse and […]

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World Record Musky

The largest Muskellunge on record was caught by Louie Spray (pictured above) in the Chippewa Flowage (Hayward, Wisconsin, United States) on July 24, 1949. The fish weighed (69 lbs. 11 oz.) and was (63 1/2″) long….. Louie Spray’s GIGANTIC Musky has remained the World record since the day it was caught….. Is it possible for someone to catch a 70 pound musky? My answer to this question is a definite yes.  Most expert guides and other so called authorities  believe that there are a few swimming in our waters somewhere in the Great Lakes […]

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Musky Myths & The Media

NOTHING MAKES A MUSKY BIGGER THAN ALMOST BEING CAUGHT! This article is about something I know to be true based on over 46 years of fishing for, and reading about musky fishing. It’s something I feel must be said! Some of what you are about to read might shock you! As with subjects like politics, entertainment, health, weather and anything else you can think of, there is and always will be people that feel they must say and write things, true or not true, just to make themselves feel important and to […]

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Lake St.Clair Michigan Musky

Musky Fishing at Lake St.Clair After fishing for Musky in Wisconsin and Canada for many years, I think your best shot to hook up with a trophy Musky,  is at  Lake Saint Clair in Michigan. This super fishery system contains Lake St. Clair,  St. Clair river and Detroit river. Studies have shown that this chain has more musky per square mile than anywhere else in the world. It’s been reported that there are more than 50,000 Musky over 30” in Lake St Clair alone. There are a number of factors that […]

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Musky Fever

Of all the fish that roam the fresh waters of the continent, the mighty Muskellunge has been the center of more ridicule, scorn, praise, dogged determination and “DISEASE” than any other species. The “DISEASE” is continuously diagnosed as ” MUSKY FEVER, and, brother, when you contact it, you’ve had it—usually for life.” There has been so much written about Musky fishing, you could fill a semi truck with it! Some is just hype or myth, some straight out lies and a whole lot of good publications written […]

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MUSKY SABASKONG BAY- Lake Of The Woods, Canada

Home of my whopper! A trip to remember….. Lake of the Woods Canada is a tremendous body of water, covering roughly 951,300 acres. There are over 14,000 islands scattered about the lake and about 52,000 miles of shoreline to cast! King Island is located on Sabaskong Bay, on the east side of Lake of the Woods. Sabaskong Bay offers a safe haven, with many bays and hundreds of islands of all shapes and sizes. You can always find safe water here to fish, no matter how hard […]

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