Nicolet College seminar to focus on musky fishing tactics
For the Tomahawk Leader
RHINELANDER – The many tactics to catch one of the most prized gamefish in northern Wisconsin will be the focus at a Musky Seminar at Nicolet College in Rhinelander.
The seminar, hosted by the Nicolet’s Outdoor Adventure program, will be held on Saturday, March 25 and Saturday, April 1, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.
“If there’s a secret to catching muskies regularly, it’s putting together a whole bunch of little things and doing them correctly,” said Fishing Hall of Fame inductee Steve Heiting, who will be the lead presenter at the seminar.
Nicolet said participants can attend one or both days of the seminar, which will be held in Northwoods Center 208 and 209 on the Nicolet Campus.
Ten different presentations are planned for the two-day event, with numerous new topics that focus on how and when to use a variety of different musky baits.
“We’ve decided to go all-in with specific lure techniques and secrets,” Heiting stated. “Musky fishermen love buying new lures, and our seminars are geared toward helping students bring out their lures’ magic.”
“Along with video of how each lure should behave when it is in the water, discussion and instruction will also delve into rod and reel handling techniques to get the desired action in any given bait,” Nicolet said.
Lures covered in the seminar will include topwaters, bucktails, minnowbaits and crankbaits, jerkbaits, soft plastics and live bait.
Other topics include how prime musky locations change throughout the season, how to catch muskies from the back of the boat and exploring new musky waters, along with a presentation for beginners on the basics of musky fishing and proper landing and release techniques.
Each session will last approximately one hour and will include a question-and-answer segment.
“All of the class sessions are focused on giving people the knowledge and skills they need so they can hit the water running when musky season opens in May,” Heiting said.
Joining Heiting in presenting seminars are long-time Northwoods guides Scott Biscobing, Ken Jackson and Rob Manthei.
Cost is $60.00 for one day and $100.00 for both days. Lunch and the chance at door prizes, including two St. Croix musky rods, are included in the registration fee.
To register for the seminar, visit www.nicoletoa.tix.com or call 715-365-4544.