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Steve To MC National Championship Musky Open August 16-19

Just as he does every year, Steve Heiting will be master of ceremonies for the National Championship Musky Open to be held in Eagle River, Wisconsin, August 16-19. 

Steve Heiting (right) laughs as he interviews Al White, who caught the largest musky from Lake Family 1 during the 2017 NCMO.

The event is the largest musky tournament in the world and last year attracted over 1,300 anglers. Besides the fishing, the highlight of the weekend is the awarding of two fully-rigged Ranger boats with Mercury outboards during the Sunday Awards Ceremony. The NCMO is the largest single fundraiser for the Musky Clubs Alliance of Wisconsin, which includes two dozen musky clubs from throughout the state.

“This is a great event and I am proud to be affiliated with it,” said Steve. “The Alliance and its clubs have done so much for the state’s musky fishery, and this tournament funds the many things they do.”

Anglers compete for trophies, with no cash on the line. “Even though it’s a tournament, the trophy-only rules keep the competition friendly among everyone,” Steve noted. “And, you don’t need to catch a fish to have a chance at the boats. All you need do is enter the tournament for a chance at one of the boats, and/or buy a raffle ticket for the other.”

Just as they do every year, Alliance members have been towing the tournament boats to fairs, festivals and other functions and selling tickets in anticipation of the NCMO.

The NCMO is jointly run by the Alliance and the Eagle River Area Chamber of Commerce. For more information or to sign up, click here to visit the tournament’s website, or click here to visit the Alliance’s website.



More Than 60 At Second Day Of Nicolet College Musky Seminar

More than 60 musky anglers attended Day 2 of Nicolet College’s Musky Seminar on Saturday, April 7. The two-day program (Day 1 was March 24) was part of Nicolet’s 50th anniversary celebration.

“I was extremely pleased with the turnout and the enthusiasm,” said Steve Heiting, who headlined the event. 

Besides Steve, seminars were conducted by Scott Biscobing, Mike Wojtusik, Steve Gilbert and Rob Manthei.

Continued Steve: “First, thank you to the people who attended. I hope you found the event helpful and I wish you success in the coming musky fishing season.

“Second, a number of businesses provided door prizes. A big thank you to St. Croix Rods, Fabworks, Mepps, Scott Biscobing Guide Service, Musky Hunter magazine, Stealth Tackle, Bad Bones BBQ, Organ Piper Pizza, Chuck’s Sport Shop, The Fishing Hole, JZ Lures, Rick Lax Reproductions, The Musky Shop, Okuma and Tadpole’s Sports.

“Thanks to WJFW-TV (Channel 12) of Rhinelander for the coverage. It’s appreciated!

“Finally, thank you to the staff of Nicolet College. You had the vision and made this easy. It was fun working with you.”

Initial discussions have been held about making this an annual event at Nicolet College. Watch this site or follow Steve Heiting on Facebook for details as they become available.

Next up for Steve is speaking at the Indiana Muskie Classic in May. “It’s a first-rate event and all funds raised go to the Indiana musky fishery,” Steve noted. “In addition, the tournament coincides with what is usually an outstanding bite. I’m really looking forward to going.” For more information about the tournament, click here.

For more about Steve’s seminar and appearance schedule, click here.

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