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Final Details Announced For Nicolet College Musky Seminar

RHINELANDER, Wisconsin — Final details are in place for Nicolet College’s second annual Musky Seminar, a three-day program to be held March 22 and 23, and April 6.

Participants can attend one, two or all three sessions, which will be held in the Lakeside Center on the Nicolet College campus, located one mile south of Rhinelander just off Hwy. G.

Ten different classes designed for those new to the sport as well as experienced musky hunters looking to put more fish in the boat are being planned.

“All of the class sessions are focused on giving people the knowledge and skills they need so they can hit the water running when musky season opens in May,” said Steve Heiting, the event’s lead presenter and the managing editor of Musky Hunter magazine. “If there’s a secret to catching muskies regularly, it’s putting together a whole bunch of little things and doing them correctly.”

Joining Heiting in presenting seminars are northwoods guides Rob Manthei and Scott Biscobing, and lure designer Jeremy Baalke.

New this year is the Friday night session on March 22 for beginning musky anglers, which was added in answer to requests from people who attended the Musky Seminar in 2018. That night, Baalke will teach a lure-building seminar after which attendees will leave with a lure they made themselves.

The schedule and session topics are as follows:

Friday, March 22
5 p.m. — Becoming a Musky Angler: How to Get Started
6 p.m. — Catered dinner
6:30 p.m. — Build Your Own Musky Lure

Saturday, March 23
10 a.m. — How to Find Muskies in Your Lake
11 a.m. — Breakdown of Area Musky Waters: Pelican Lake and the Moens Chain
Noon — Catered lunch
12:30 p.m. — Musky Lures: Pick the Right Tool for the Job
1:30 p.m. — Efficient Electronics for Muskies
2:30 p.m. — Door prize giveaway
3 p.m. - Question and answer session with the presenters

Saturday, April 6
10 a.m. — How to Make Muskies Bite
11 a.m. — Open Feeding Windows
Noon — Catered lunch
12:30 p.m. — Moving Water Muskies: Rivers and Flowages
1:30 p.m. — Livebait Tactics
2:30 p.m. — Door prize giveaway
3 p.m. — Question and answer session with the presenters

Organizers have lined up about $2,500 in door prizes for attendees. The prizes include guided fishing trips with Biscobing, Andy Hendrickson and John Carlson.

All meals will be catered by GFA Catering of Rhinelander.

Cost is $50 for one day, $85 for two days, and $100 for all three days. Meals, a welcome bag, and the chance at door prizes are included in the registration fee.

To register, visit nicoletoa.tix.com or call (715) 365-4544 or 1-800-544-3039, ext. 4544.