Catch and Release Muskies After Dark

Catch and Release Muskies After Dark

Night fishing is in many ways – exactly the same as fishing during the day, when it comes to structures, lures, tactics and such. Yet, it does pose some unique issues for handling the landing and...

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Topwater Fishing For Muskie

Topwater Fishing For Muskie

I’ll take a muskie anyway I can get one – whatever the method, if it results in a successful catch and release of a nice muskie, I’m all for it. And while I guess my favorite lure to use overall...

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Let Them Go, Let Them Grow

Let Them Go, Let Them Grow

I’ll start this topic off with a strong opinion that I have – there is no reason to keep a muskie. If you’re looking for a meal, there are easier fish to catch to put food on the table. If you want...

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The Basics of Releasing Muskie.

The Basics of Releasing Muskie.

The basics can never be emphasized enough. In the act of fish-catching, it is not the bells, whistles, tricks, twists, scents or latest lures that really matter. Gadgets help. And, at times, fish...

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A Question of Colour

A Question of Colour

One thing you learn very early on when you live “Up North”, is that winter gives you plenty of time to ponder and reflect on things you might not normally spend much time thinking about (and I am...

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Set Fish Up For The Sting

Set Fish Up For The Sting

There’s times every season where your stinger or trailer hook does most of the hooking. It might be a little treble used with a jig and minnow or a large, single hook on a spinnerbait. Knowing how...

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Going Vertical for Muskies

Going Vertical for Muskies

By Pete Maina I’m just a lucky guy I guess. First, a great friend and guide in my home area of Hayward, Wisconsin, Bill (Fuzzy) Shumway, years back, took the sonar-lure concept and made it bigger –...

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Releasing Muskies and HEAT

Releasing Muskies and HEAT

This is topic that I really wanted to cover. The excessive heat experienced throughout the country this summer has spawned a lot of discussion among muskie anglers (and anglers of other species as...

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Fall’s About Feeding Muskies

Fall’s About Feeding Muskies

By Pete Maina As a timeframe, late fall is definitely the most consistent producer of big muskies. History proves it. It continues. They are heaviest at this time of year too, carrying partially...

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