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Nicolet College Offers Musky Seminar This Spring

Nicolet College

Though the lakes are beginning to freeze up, 'musky fever' will be coming to Nicolet College.

Nicolet's Office of Continuing Education is offering a two-day musky fishing seminar March 24 and April 7 at the Rhinelander campus.

The managing editor of Musky Hunter magazine, Steve Heiting, of St. Germain talks about the offering ..

  "...Nicolet College contacted me and they wanted to do something extra special for their anniversary. Somebody had the idea of doing a musky seminar. They contacted me to do it and I thought it was a good idea. It's something I considered and a long-time instructor at Nicolet Roger Sabota, he and I had discussed it and sure, I was interested. We talked about, it gained momentum and all of a sudden it is happening...."

Heiting says there aren't all that many musky's in an area, even in areas where they're considered abundant. He says fishers often think there's an easy approach to catching the elusive fish, but he says it's a whole lot of little things that add up.

He says the Northwoods of Wisconsin is prime musky habitat....

"...northern Wisconsin is just wonderful. You can go and fish almost anywhere for muskies. We have over 700 lakes with muskies in them in Wisconsin. Most of them are in Vilas, Oneida and Sawyer counties. Iron county has plenty and Forest county, too. You can fish anything from clear water to dark water, you can fish larger lakes like Trout or North Twin. You can fish smaller lakes...."

Heiting says they will talk about the fundamentals that the angler can control such as conditions and what muskies are doing at a given point of the year. Each day will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Northwoods Center on the Rhinelander campus. Each presentation will run for one hour. Kids can register at a reduced rate. There is a charge for the seminars.

More information is available by contactingNicolet College either online or on the telephone.

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