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Planer board trolling

….. The public enemy of Salmon, Trout and even Walleye! Just after ice out in late Winter, when the waters of southern Lake Michigan warm up, thousands of Salmon fisherman swarm to the ports of Indiana and Illinois to troll the shore lines for wild Coho and fighting steelhead. The use of planer boards of all sizes and flat lines are the most productive methods this time of year. Salmon trollers will experience more fun, excitement and confusion than a power outage at a three ring surface! […]

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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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Go North Young Man!

Chicago area fishermen!  Go north for the best fishing you can find anywhere! Some day when the fisher of men calls your number, consider yourself  fortunate if you’re granted your last wish to fish just one more time.  And if and when the opportunity presents itself, you just might want to make that last cast in the waters off the Door County Peninsula in northeastern Wisconsin. As more than one Great Lakes Salmon fisherman has commented, the Door County fishery can make you feel as if you […]

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MUSKY CAPITAL OF THE WORLD

WISCONSIN: The number one spot for muskies…..in the World! Most people agree and recognize that the State of Wisconsin has many noteworthy attractions, including its vast natural forests, interesting wildlife, cool dairy farms, friendly corner taverns, the Green Bay Packers, and the fabulous Door county, Peninsula!   Muskies can be found in more than 700 lakes, totaling at least 420,00 acres. That does not include the flowages, and rivers in every part of the State. Most authorities say this is enough reason to call Wisconsin the number one […]

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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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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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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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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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If A Musky Could Think!

LOL…..LET THEM KEEP TRYING! THINK LIKE A MUSKY?? BETTER YET: IF A MUSKY COULD THINK? I wonder who really has the advantage, you or the Musky? To hear some want-to-be Musky Hunters, you would think that the elusive critter can actually think! Someone once said: “If they are dumb enough to eat off a hook, how can fish be considered “brain food?” Every living organism that lives on this earth has an ability to adapt to what ever is necessary to survive…..or better said it is called: Instinct or innate […]

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