The first day of Nicolet College’s Musky Seminar is in the books with more than 55 students from throughout Wisconsin and Minnesota attending the event.
“It was terrific. We had an enthusiastic group of interested fishermen, and our seminar lineup covered a bunch of great musky topics,” said Steve Heiting, managing editor of Musky Hunter magazine, who was the lead speaker of the March 24 event held at the college’s campus in Rhinelander, Wisconsin.
The event was the first-ever college class offered in musky fishing, and was part of Nicolet College’s 50th anniversary celebration.
A second day, with seven different seminars, will be held Saturday, April 7 beginning at 10 a.m.
“Our second day seminar lineup is even more in depth,” said Steve. “We hit on a lot of basics the first day, stuff that needed to be covered before we got to the next level stuff.”
Following is the seminar schedule for the April 7 event:
Saturday, April 7
10 a.m. Open Water: Wisconsin’s Final Frontier by Steve Heiting
10 a.m. Top Area Musky Waters by Scott Biscobing
11 a.m. Make Muskies Bite by Steve Heiting
11 a.m. Introducing Beginners To Musky Fishing by Mike Wojtusik
12 noon Lunch break
1 p.m. Attacking A Musky Lake: When To Fish Where by Steve Heiting
1 p.m. Musky Management, Distribution & Stocking by Steve Gilbert
2 p.m. The Traveling Musky Hunter by Steve Heiting
2 p.m. Livebait tactics by Rob Manthei
“In my seminars, I’ve often said I could do an entire talk about open water muskies, and I plan to do that April 7,” Steve said, looking ahead. ” In ‘Make Muskies Bite,’ I’ll talk about how to trigger a fish during the cast and in figure-8’s, and if that doesn’t work, how and when to return to a follower to try to get it to go.
“In ‘Attacking A Musky Lake,’ I will lay out the game plan I follow every day,” Steve continued. “And in ‘The Traveling Musky Hunter’ I will discuss why you should consider a destination trip for muskies. Not only is it cool to see ‘new’ water, but you can learn techniques that you can apply on your home waters and succeed.”
Lunches on April 7 will again be catered by Bad Bones BBQ of Arbor Vitae, Wisconsin.
You can still sign up for the April 7 event. For more information, visit www.nicoletcollege.edu/musky. To register, call (715) 365-4544; 1-800-544-3039 ext. 4544; TTY 1-800-947-3529 or 711 relay.
Each participant will receive a gift bag, lunch, and be eligible to win a variety of door prizes.