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Musky Fishing

Musky Fishing Tips

October 11th, 2020
Can You Eat Muskie? Well...It Depends!

Muskie, the common nickname for the muskellunge (Esox masquinongy), derives its name from the Ojibwe “maashkinoozhe”--meaning “ugly pike.” And that’s not a bad description of this large relative of the pike and pickerel. While edible, and indeed to some people quite delicious, we generally recommend catch and release for reasons we’ll explain below. And to […]

October 12th, 2020
Want to Catch Monster Muskie? Our Favorite Tips and Techniques Explained

If there’s a freshwater trophy that can excite every angler, it’s a monster muskie. Esox masquinongy gets its name from the Ojibwe “maashkinoozhe”–meaning “ugly pike,” and just one look reveals that these fish are close kin. Relatively uncommon and hard to target precisely, there are things you can do to tip the odds in your […]

April 3rd, 2021
Muskie vs Pike: Identification of Scale, Tail, and Jaw

Muskie vs Pike: these not-so-gentle giants fire the imagination of anglers. Known for their sharp teeth, voracious appetites, and incredible power, these apex predators are enough to give you a second thought before you take a swim in a northern lake! Close kin that share the genus Esox, E. lucius and E. masquinongy have a […]

Musky Tackle Reviews

January 5th, 2021
Best Musky Rods For The Money - 2021 Reviews and Buying Guide

When you’re fishing for musky, your gear needs to be heavy duty and up to the task of landing these ferocious fish. The rod is the piece of equipment that takes the most abuse, as it’s used to wrangle the fish in, holding all of their force along the way! Given the importance of the […]

January 5th, 2021
Best Musky Lures - 2021 Buying Guide and Reviews

Muskies are ornery, aggressive fish. This makes them ferocious and extremely fun to catch. However, you won’t be catching many without a great lure to bait them in. Below, we’ve labeled what we believe are the best musky lures on the market--and we hope the work we did will save you a ton of time […]

January 5th, 2021
Best Musky Reel: Buying Guide & Reviews

Catching musky is one of the most enjoyable types of fishing you can partake in. While muskies make a great meal, reeling them in is extremely fun and just as satisfying! However, if you’re not armed with the best tools for the job, fishing them can quickly get aggravating. Picking the right rod, bait, and […]

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