Jim Saric is the publisher, editor and owner ofÂ Musky Hunter Magazine, the largest musky fishing publication inÂ North America. He is the Host and
Executive Producer ofÂ The Musky HunterÂ television series, the first television show ever dedicated solely to the hard-to-catch musky.Â Â Â Jim owns Jim Saric Outdoors, Inc., which is dedicated to elevating the sport of musky fishing to new levels by educating anglers through print, web and television.
Jim is a seven-time musky tournament winner and the operations manager for the Professional Musky Tournament Trail.Â Â He produced the highly acclaimed videosÂ Musky Movements,Â Modern Musky Methods,Â Musky Hunter Tactics,Â Muskies at the Next Level,andÂ Precision Musky Presentations.Â Â Â Jim is a contributing writer forÂ In-Fisherman, North American FishermanÂ andÂ Fishing FactsÂ magazines; and has a monthly column
inÂ Midwest OutdoorsÂ magazine. He also co-authored the bookÂ The Complete Guide to Musky Hunting.Â Â Jim conducts more than 30 seminars annually, and is co-creator and teacher of the popularÂ UniversityÂ ofÂ EsoxÂ musky schools.
Jim has over twenty-five years experience fishing lakes, rivers, and reservoirs fromMinnesotaÂ toÂ New YorkÂ and all acrossÂ Canada. He has boated more than 100 muskies
exceeding 50 inches in length, the largest weighing 53 pounds.
Jim grew up inÂ Homewood,Â Illinois, a southern suburb ofÂ Chicago, and spent time at his family’s cabin inÂ Northern Wisconsin.Â He fished for muskies, walleye, bass, pike and panfish.Â At 20, Jim won his first musky tournament.Â He published his first article inFishing Fact MagazineÂ at 21, and began conducting seminars at 22 years old.
Jim Saric has a Masters Degree in Hydrogeology and a Bachelors Degree in Geology. His science background has helped him develop an effective analytical approach to catching fish by understanding how various species of fish interact in diverse ecosystems.Â Jim and his wife, Suzanne, have two daughters, Callie and Sophia, and live inÂ Deerfield,Illinois.
Jimâ€™s sponsors include Ranger Boats, Mercury Outboards,Â St. Croix, Beckman Nets, Motorguide, Lowrance, Lindy, Musky Innovations, Salmo, Lowrance, and Farm and City Insurance Services.