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Canada Musky School Up Next For Steve

The University of Esox will return to Sandy’s Blackhawk Island on Lake of the Woods July 14-21 for the annual Canada Musky Adventure School, and Steve Heiting sees a terrific “bite” awaiting the school’s students.

“We may have had a late ice-out in the northland this year, but a rapid warm-up and warm temperatures through the early summer usually result in good musky fishing,” Steve said when looking ahead to the event. “The muskies will be well into their summer patterns, and provided we have good weather the week of the school, I think our students will have lots of opportunities at nice muskies.”

University of Esox Musky Schools combine seminars and fishing for informative, fun-filled events. “At the Canada Musky Adventure, we get everyone together twice each day to discuss what’s going on. This information-sharing format is different from any other musky fishing event and is the main reason about half of our students are repeat customers from previous schools. They enjoy our format and benefit from the current hot info,” Steve noted.

The Canada Musky Adventure has produced over 2,200 muskies up to 54 1/2 inches long over the years. “Not one of these fish has ever been kept,” Steve pointed out. “Even on a lake as big as ‘The Woods’, catch and release has made a difference because the fishing keeps getting better every year.”

Sandy’s Blackhawk Island is owned by legendary Lake of the Woods guide Bill Sandy and his wife, Cindy. “Theirs is the perfect resort. Beautiful cabins, terrific food, excellent docking, and a great location,” Steve said. “And Bill’s expertise is a huge benefit to everyone.”

For more about University of Esox Musky Schools, click here. For information about Sandy’s Blackhawk Island, click here.



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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