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Small Details Add Up...

Small Details Add Up To Big Summer Muskies

By Steve Heiting, Managing Editor   My eyes flashed back and forth from my GPS’ screen to the water behind my spinner. Twenty minutes earlier a big musky had followed my lure to the boat and spun off, its aggressive movements indicating it ...

Musky Success: Is It...

Musky Success: Is It Really That Difficult?

By Joe Bucher, Editor Emeritus I relate back to my days as a guide quite often in articles. To this day, it is the foundation of my musky memories and knowledge. Admittedly, I still rely on it a lot in my writing since it involved so many ...

Seasonal

Small Details Add Up...

Small Details Add Up To Big Summer Muskies

By Steve Heiting, Managing Editor   My eyes flashed back and forth from my GPS’ screen to the water behind my spinner. Twenty minutes earlier a big musky had followed my lure to the boat and spun off, its aggressive movements indicating it ...

Crankbaits When It...

Crankbaits When It’s Cold

By Steve Heiting, Managing Editor Whenever you’re faced with cold water, a cold day or a cold front, a crankbait is often the best lure choice you can make. In the hands of an angler who understands their applications, crankbaits can be ...

Technique Pattern

A Time For Topwaters

A Time For Topwaters

By Luke Ronnestrand If you would have asked me 10 years ago what my five favorite lures were for catching big muskies, it’s likely all five lures would have been topwaters. A lot has changed since then, but topwater lures still catch muskies and ...

Tips and Tricks for ...

Tips and Tricks for Northern Wisconsin Muskies

By Rob Manthei During 19 years of guiding on the waters surrounding St. Germain, Wisconsin, I’ve come to realize that muskies can be predictable, yet most of the time they have a mind of their own. Muskies will act like no other critter, and ...

Tips & Tricks

Small Details Add Up...

Small Details Add Up To Big Summer Muskies

By Steve Heiting, Managing Editor   My eyes flashed back and forth from my GPS’ screen to the water behind my spinner. Twenty minutes earlier a big musky had followed my lure to the boat and spun off, its aggressive movements indicating it ...

Crankbaits When It...

Crankbaits When It’s Cold

By Steve Heiting, Managing Editor Whenever you’re faced with cold water, a cold day or a cold front, a crankbait is often the best lure choice you can make. In the hands of an angler who understands their applications, crankbaits can be ...

Hot Bites

Hot Bite: Lake St. C...

Hot Bite: Lake St. Clair

SEAN OSTRUSZKA, Social Media Liaison Throughout the season, MuskyHunter.com will check in with guides and anglers around the country to see where the bite is on fire. Hence the name of the section: Hot Bite. If there is a hot bite on the waters ...

Hot Bite: Lake of th...

Hot Bite: Lake of the Woods

SEAN OSTRUSZKA, Social Media Liaison Throughout the season, MuskyHunter.com will check in with guides and anglers around the country to see where the

Fish Biology

Baitfish Dynamics

By Steve Heiting, Managing Editor Over the years I’ve heard many musky anglers tell the story of a big follower or a missed fish that left a “washtub-sized boil” on the surface when it vacated the area. In more than 30 years of chasing ...

Home Range and Musky...

By Jordan Weeks For musky anglers, it helps to know where in the lake, river, or reservoir muskies will be in order to maximize time and effort. After all, you can’t catch a musky where none exist, or at least exist at that period in time. ...

Lake River Reservoir

Rosinski Tops Record...

Chad Rosinski was struggling. He had fished for nearly a year without catching a musky, but then a thought occurred to him to make a favorite bucktail smaller in profile. “Almost immediately I started catching fish and it’s still working,” he ...

Nearly 1,400 Anglers...

The Eagle River Area Chamber of Commerce and the Musky Clubs Alliance of Wisconsin will host the 32nd annual National Championship Musky Open August 18-20 at the Vilas County Fairgrounds in Eagle River, WI. The event kicks off with registration, ...

General

Tips and Tricks for ...

Tips and Tricks for Northern Wisconsin Muskies

By Rob Manthei During 19 years of guiding on the waters surrounding St. Germain, Wisconsin, I’ve come to realize that muskies can be predictable, yet most of the time they have a mind of their own. Muskies will act like no other critter, and ...

Top 10 Tactics for E...

Top 10 Tactics for Early Reservoir Muskies

By Tony Grant, Field Editor Is the off-season too long of a wait to get your musky fix? Whether it’s on your bucket list or you’re just looking to kick off your season early with a trip down to the South, reservoirs offer unlimited musky fishing ...