Steve Heiting's Northwoods Musky Report
By Steve Heiting
Fishing Hall of Famer Steve Heiting provides weekly discussions of musky patterns, fishing tips and reports, and upcoming musky fishing events in Wisconsin's northwoods region.
June 16, 2022: Watch For Short Feeding Windows
Cold nights are producing short feeding windows. Steve Heiting begins with a live report, and then returns to the studio to discuss what to watch for to catch muskies when those windows occur.
June 20, 2022
June 9, 2022: Summer Musky Patterns Begin
Weather and water are warming up, and summer musky patterns are getting underway — including the topwater bite!
June 13, 2022
June 2, 2022: Heavy Musky Action On The 2022 Opener
Steve discusses a soggy Northwoods musky opener in a live report, and then explains the patterns that were most productive during the first few days of the musky season.
June 06, 2022
May 26, 2022: Steve's Game Plan For Opening Day
Wisconsin's northern zone musky season opens Saturday, May 28, and Steve discusses current conditions and reveals his musky game plan for the weekend.
May 30, 2022
May 19, 2022: Steve Previews The Northwoods Musky Opener
The northwoods musky season is looming and Steve previews the May 28th opener. He also reports the results of the Indiana Muskie Classic.
May 23, 2022
May 12, 2022: Traveling To Fish Muskies Can Make You A Better Angler
You can't beat a fishing trip to the northwoods, but when musky season is still closed you can travel to fish in southern locales. In this week's episode, Steve discusses his upcoming trip to Indiana and how learning tactics that were refined elsewhere can make you a better angler back home.
May 16, 2022
May 5, 2022: Fishing Opener Tips & A Great Early Season Musky Pattern
In his first segment for 2022, Steve discusses the upcoming fishing opener and how it relates to the recent vote to change the northern zone musky opening date, gives a lake ice status update, explains how you can catch spawning walleyes (many musky anglers will be fishing for them this week), provides the details of a great early season musky pattern, and announces his new YouTube channel as well as his plan for recording some radio reports on the water.
May 09, 2022
September 30, 2021: Livebait Takes Center Stage; What I Learned This Season
In his final report of the 2021 season, Steve explains current fishing patterns, reports on the Wounded Warriors event in Eagle River, provides tournament results, and discusses what he learned during the 2021 season.
October 04, 2021
September 23, 2021: Action Update, And Good Luck To The Veterans Fishing In Eagle River
In this week's episode, Steve reports on recent action and big fish, and discusses the Wounded Warriors In Action Muskie Chal-Lunge in Eagle River.
September 27, 2021
September 16, 2021: Everything In The Tackle Box, And Livebait
As water temperatures cool, everything in your tackle box will work. When the water temp hits 60, it's time to add livebait to your presentation, and Steve discusses the important use of quick-strike rigs.
September 20, 2021
September 9, 2021: Muskies Are Biting In The Shallows
Steve discusses hot lures and locations for mid-September, and reports on his Canadian fishing trip of the week before.
September 13, 2021
September 2, 2021: Filming A TV Fishing Show In Northern Wisconsin
Steve reveals what it's like behind the scenes filming an episode of The Musky Hunter TV show in northern Wisconsin with host Jim Saric.
September 06, 2021
August 26, 2021: Latest Musky Info From Over A Thousand Anglers
Steve reports the patterns that produced the 102 muskies for the 1,279 anglers who fished the National Championship Musky Open in Eagle River.
August 30, 2021
August 19, 2021: Fishing Bloom, Fishing Shallow
As northwoods lakes bloom up, Steve discusses current patterns for success, including tips to make your surface baits louder and more obvious.
August 23, 2021
August 12, 2021: The Best Musky Fishing Is About To Begin
It's the beginning of the end of summer in the northwoods, and Steve discusses how to catch muskies as they move shallow. It's his favorite time of the year to catch big muskies.
August 16, 2021
August 5, 2021: On The Verge Of Great Musky Patterns
Steve discusses two great musky patterns that will develop in coming weeks, as well as current conditions.
August 09, 2021
July 29, 2021: Adjust Your Musky Fishing Approach To Water Temps
Muskies are influenced by water temperature, and as surface temps warm they move to where they are most comfortable. Feeding windows are shorter because muskies will still move shallow to feed, but still spend most of their time in deeper water. Successful musky anglers adjust their presentations to what the muskies are doing.
August 02, 2021
July 22, 2021: Summer Musky Patterns Are Upon Us
Steve discusses how minnowbaits and crankbaits have been the best producers as summer settles into the Northwoods. Night fishing is good and will get better. Steve also explains how to catch muskies when algae bloom occurs on some waters.
July 26, 2021
July 15, 2021: Predict Musky Feeding Windows
With musky feeding windows short in midsummer, Steve discusses how weather and the moon affect musky activity, and how to predict when such windows will occur.
July 19, 2021
July 8, 2021: Coping With Fishing & Boating Pressure
There were lots of musky fishermen and boaters in the Northwoods for the July 4 holiday. How do you succeed as a musky angler when there is a boat on every spot you hope to fish?
July 12, 2021
July 1, 2021: Muskies in unstable weather
Despite the roller-coaster weather conditions, Steve finds good musky action sometime each day. The lures used to catch his fish reveal a couple of musky fishing lessons everyone should know.
July 05, 2021
June 24, 2021: Muskies biting everywhere
Steve discusses successful musky patterns that are going on right now.
June 28, 2021
June 17, 2021: Catching muskies in a cold front
Steve explains how to catch muskies following the passage of a cold front after his University of Esox Musky School succeeded in such conditions.
June 21, 2021
June 10, 2021. Heat wave hits the Northwoods
Steve discusses current conditions and patterns, how to deal with the current warm water temperatures.
June 14, 2021
June 3, 2021. Opening weekend musky action
Steve reports on the action that occurred in his boat during opening weekend for Wisconsin's northern musky zone.
June 07, 2021
May 27, 2021. Tips for fishing a Suick
Steve continues to preview the northern Wisconsin musky opener, and discusses how to fish one of the best lures for spring as well as of all time, the Suick.
May 31, 2021
May 20, 2021. Bucktails are great for early season muskies
With northern Wisconsin's musky opener just days away, Steve addresses using small bucktails for early season fish.
May 24, 2021
May 13, 2021. Small minnowbaits for early season muskies
Musky pro Steve Heiting discusses tips for catching early season muskies on minnowbaits, and announces several musky events coming in June.
May 20, 2021
May 6, 2021. Locational patterns for early season muskies
Musky pro Steve Heiting introduces his new weekly musky fishing report, and discusses where to find early season northwoods muskies.
May 20, 2021