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Musky School Students Succeed Despite Unstable Weather

Rain, strong winds and sunny, flat conditions all occurred within a 48-hour period, but that didn’t stop the students attending the University of Esox Summer Musky Tactics School from finding and catching muskies. Eight muskies were boated by students and staff during the school, which was held June 9-11 at St. Germain Lodge and the… Continue Reading

Muskies: Go With The Flow

By Steve Heiting, Managing Editor The musky moved quickly from the side but then slowed as it turned to follow the topwater toward the boat. Thick across the back, the fish appeared short but its great length became readily apparent as it sank beneath the lure, rather than engage the figure-8. “That fish looked like a… Continue Reading

Grant & Thomas Win PMTT Vitaminerals Spring Shootout

With summer-like air and water temperatures and post-spawn conditions, 110 teams traveled to Morehead, Kentucky, to fish the Professional Musky Tournament Trail’s Vitaminerals Spring Shootout on Cave Run Lake April 29-30.  Longtime local musky guides Tony Grant of Frenchburg and Gregg Thomas of Morehead caught two muskies to hold on to first place by two… Continue Reading

Wisconsin Musky Regulations Supported In Spring Hearings

New rules that would increase musky size limits as well as modify trolling regulations were strongly supported during Wisconsin’s Spring Conservation Rules Hearings Monday, April 10. The “spring hearings,” as they’re known, are held in every county of the state and are used to gauge sportsmen’s interest in new laws. The state Department of Natural… Continue Reading

Early Season Guide to Southern Muskies

By Tony Grant, Field Editor Have you ever thought of kicking off your musky fishing season in the South before the snow has melted in the North? Action fires up on most southern waters as early as late February, and muskies are at their heaviest and eager to feed. Southern reservoirs offer an amazingly exciting… Continue Reading

Short-Line Success: Easy Setup, Big Results!

By Gregg Thomas, Field Editor It has been said that “the set-up is the key.” Having everything in place and having a reason why things are in place can explain why a technique or pattern is successful. In this article, we will discuss how to set up your boat for a productive short-line trolling season.… Continue Reading

Diehard Fishing

By Spencer Berman, Field Editor The air temperature was around 26 degrees as my clients and I launched my boat on December 7, 2014. At that point over half of Lake St. Clair was frozen over, and the crazy few of us who still wanted to fish for muskies despite the frigid conditions were left… Continue Reading