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Steve To Serve As MC Of NCMO

More than 1,200 anglers are expected to visit Eagle River, Wisconsin, August 18-20 for the 32nd annual National Championship Musky Open. Steve Heiting will once again serve as master of ceremonies for the event. 

“This tournament is one of the highlights of the year,” Steve said. “It’s all about fun, family and tradition, and Eagle River rolls out the red carpet for the tournament anglers.”

The NCMO, or the “Nationals,” as it’s often referred to by tournament anglers, is the single-biggest fundraiser for the Musky Clubs Alliance of Wisconsin. Not only will fishermen be trying to catch muskies and compete for trophies, but on Sunday the winners of two Ranger boats with Mercury outboards will be chosen. One of the boat winners will be picked from those entered in the tournament, and the other will be chosen from raffle tickets being sold throughout the state leading up to the event. 

“If you fish muskies in Wisconsin, you owe the Alliance a debt of gratitude for the work they’ve done,” Steve said. “They’ve worked very closely with the DNR on a number of musky projects in the state, not the least of which is Green Bay’s spotted musky restoration.”

For more information about the NCMO or to enter, click here. For more information on the Musky Clubs Alliance of Wisconsin, click here.

2016 National Champion Hunter Mathison is interviewed on stage by Steve Heiting.



Steve’s Musky Mastery Back In Print

ST. GERMAIN, Wisconsin — The book that taught musky fishermen there is more to success than simply putting in “time on the water” is again available in print.

Musky Mastery: The Techniques of Top Guides, is now available in a 25th anniversary edition.
Musky Mastery: The Techniques of Top Guides, is now available in a 25th anniversary edition.

During the 1991 fishing season, Steve Heiting set out to explain how to catch the so-called “fish of 10,000 casts” by every technique, from fly-fishing in the spring through livebait in the fall. Rather than rely on his own experiences, Heiting interviewed and fished with the best musky guides of the time, and revealed their secrets in his 1992 book, Musky Mastery: The Techniques Of Top Guides. Now, a quarter century later, Musky Mastery has been re-released in a 25th anniversary edition.

“The original publisher of Musky Mastery sold out four printings of the book, but it’s been off the market for nearly 15 years,” Heiting said. “During that time, thousands of new musky anglers have entered the sport, and I have received many requests for copies. In 2014, I brought Musky Mastery back as an e-book, and the sales have been so good in that format I was convinced to bring it back in print.”

The names of the guides included in Musky Mastery read like a who’s who of musky fishing: Joe Bucher, Steve Herbeck, George Langley, Roger Sabota, Bruce Shumway, Brian Long, Dave Dorazio, Pete Maina, Gene Curtis, Dick Moore and the late Peter Haupt. The information they revealed was so cutting-edge it remains valid even today.

Through the book’s descriptive narrative, readers can “join” the author as he fishes with each of the guides, utilizing the techniques which made them famous and documenting the results of each unique adventure.

In the preface to the new edition, Heiting takes a retrospective look at the changes in musky fishing during the past 25 years and asks where the sport will be 25 years from now. The new edition also includes “where are they now” information about each of the featured guides.

The 160-page softcover book is packed with 68 photos of the guides in action. Musky Mastery is available for $19.95 plus $3.99 shipping & handling. To buy an autographed copy of Musky Mastery from this site, click here. It is also available muskyhunter.com, select northwoods bookstores, and from Amazon.com. The e-book version is available by clicking here.

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