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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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Lake Vermilion Minn…..Fisherman’s Paradise

40,000 acres, 1,200 miles of shoreline and 365 islands! Lake Vermilion, Minnesota is indeed a fisherman’s paradise….. Long renowned for its  walleye , northern, bass, bluegills and crappie.  Offering a trophy potential in each species. Lake Vermilion is also recognized as Minnesota’s new and untapped musky fishing resource. No doubt a sure fire lake to bag a trophy Musky! Lake Vermilion’s countless bays and inlets and 365 islands provide solitude and protection from wind and weather in virtually and condition. In addition, the enormous amount of fish […]

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1955 Leech Lake Musky Rampage

A MOMENT IN TIME: 1955 MUSKY RAMPAGE The Leech Lake musky Rampage was a two-week fishing extravaganza that began on Saturday, July 16, 1955. The exact number of muskies taken during this period is not known, but at least 163 fish from 18 to 42 pounds were recorded at Federal Dam alone and the rest of Leech Lake was hopping too. Leech Lake was crowned the “Musky Capital of the World” after the famous musky rampage during a hot spell in July 1955.  It was not until the […]

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((104 INCH 110 LB )) MUSKY CAUGHT!

Is A 110 LB Musky-Fact or Fiction?  “This hoax was actually perpetrated in 1908. It is likely one of the greatest hoaxes in musky fishing history. Needless to say, it is far beyond the capability of the species’ growth.” In an article by Larry Ramsel,   author of two books on the subject of MUSKIES, notes that the image “actually turned out to be a 54 pound musky that had been speared and then a local photographer combined photos of that fish and two different men (above) […]

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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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70 LB Muskies…..Do They Exist?

NOTHING MAKES A MUSKY BIGGER THAN ALMOST BEING CAUGHT! Excitement and disappointment have a way of making the size of muskies grow a bit! So many times over the years I’ve heard fish stories of monster muskies that were hooked, yet for some reason got away. While many lost muskies were reported to be “5 footers” or ” 60 pounders “, I seriously doubt that any of these so called monsters would have tipped the scales at more than 45 pounds. So the question is not so […]

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