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Northwoods Musky Reports Return To WJJQ And All Podcast Platforms In May

“Steve Heiting’s Northwoods Musky Report” returned to WJJQ Radio on May 2 and run for 22 weeks through September.

During the fishing season, anglers in Wisconsin’s northwoods can listen to new musky reports from Thursday through Sunday on Northwoods 92.5, WJJQ Radio of Tomahawk, Wisconsin, or stream them at wjjq.com. Segments become available on all podcast platforms Monday morning. 

“I have a lot of fun bringing my radio reports to anglers everywhere,” Heiting said. “I run into musky anglers all the time who listen to the reports, and their enthusiasm makes it all worthwhile.”

The reports are usually less than four minutes in length. Heiting’s reports discuss current conditions, patterns and tricks for musky anglers, and highlight upcoming musky fishing events in the northwoods. 

Mepps, the manufacturer of “The World’s #1 Lure,” of Antigo, Wisconsin, has signed on as the program’s title sponsor for the fourth consecutive year. 

To listen to archived reports on Anchor, click here. To listen on Spotify, click here.




Nice Muskies Boated In Summer Musky Tactics School

A record individual catch, several first muskies, and a bunch of nice muskies overall were the highlights of the Summer Musky Tactics School held by the University of Esox during the weekend of June 7-9.

Students from five states attended the annual event held at St. Germain Lodge and the adjoining Fibber’s Restaurant. Thirteen muskies were caught by students and staff. 

“We had very unstable weather with sun, wind, clouds, rain squalls and even hail during the weekend, yet we still had a bunch of beautiful fish caught,” said musky pro Jim Saric, host of The Musky Hunter TV show. “Everybody worked hard and worked together, and many had a big smile on their face by the end of the school.”

Joe Duffy of Metamora, Illinois, caught six muskies over the weekend, the most ever by a single student in the 29-year history of the Summer Musky Tactics school. Joe’s muskies measured 421⁄2, 42, 40, 383⁄4, 34 and 33 inches. He was guided by Jeff Hagemann.

“Joe has attended a number of our musky schools and has become a very good fisherman. I’m happy he enjoyed a great weekend,” said University of Esox instructor Steve Heiting.

Jonah O’Neill caught the largest musky of the school, a 431⁄2-incher, which was also his first. He was guided by Will Buhler.

Also catching first muskies in the school were Ray Tyrakowski with a 421⁄4-incher while being guided by Bryan Schaeffer, and Paul Brown with a 42-incher while being guided by Rob Manthei.

Eight of the 13 muskies boated in the school measured at least 40 inches. Other students who caught muskies over the weekend included Ken Williams with a 40-incher and Ken Anderson with a 36-incher. Eight different lakes in Vilas and Oneida counties produced muskies during the weekend.

A number of tackle companies including St. Croix, Shimano, Stealth, Mepps, PowerPro, Suick, and Stowmaster provided sample products and door prizes for students.

St. Germain Lodge and Fibber’s Restaurant will again be the host site for the 2025 Summer Musky Tactics School, which will be held June 6-8 next year. Watch social media for details. “Rob and Kaye Manthei and their staff do a tremendous job for us every year,” Saric said. “The food and lodging are incredible, and their resort is the perfect location for a northern Wisconsin musky hunt.”

For more about the University of Esox, click here.




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