Pete Maina News & Tips

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3 Ways to Heavy Up Your Muskie and Northern Pike Fishing Gear

Fishing northern waters is nothing like bass fishing. The fish are picky, and where they’re at one day isn’t…
News & Tips: Surface Lure Success for Muskies
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Surface Lure Success for Muskies

I’ll take a muskie any way I can get one – whatever the method, if it results in a successful catch and release of a…
News & Tips: A Muskie Fishing Tip for Use With Spinnerbaits...
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A Muskie Fishing Tip for Use With Spinnerbaits

This is a tremendous little fishing tip for use with spinners that is easy and I really believe increases strikes.…
News & Tips: Fishing Using the Basics & Common Sense...
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Fishing Using the Basics & Common Sense

The basics can never be emphasized enough. In the act of fish-catching, it is not the bells, whistles, tricks, twists,…
News & Tips: From Top to Bottom Fishing for Winter Pike...
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From Top to Bottom Fishing for Winter Pike

Through the many years of pursuing northern pike through the ice, one aspect that stands out from the rest about their…
News & Tips: Catch & Release Issues for Ice Fishing...
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Catch & Release Issues for Ice Fishing

Anyone who knows me understands that one of my true passions when it comes to the sport of muskie fishing is teaching…
News & Tips: Fishing Vertical for Muskies
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Fishing Vertical for Muskies

I’m just a lucky guy, I guess. First: Years back in my home area, a great friend and fishing guide, Bill (Fuzzy)…
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Muskies on the Back Cast

As a long-time guide, I fished from the back of the boat to give my clients first water ... I still fish in the back.…
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Find The Forage, Find The Muskies

Back when I was a muskie guide, I wish I’d have gotten a nickel for every time I was asked: “Are ya seein’ any muskies…
News & Tips: A Question of Muskie Bait Color
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A Question of Muskie Bait Color

One thing you learn very early on when you live “Up North” is that winter gives you plenty of time to ponder and…
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Catch & Release Issues for Ice Fishing

Anyone who knows me understands that one of my true passions when it comes to the sport of muskie fishing is teaching…
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Walleyes and Muskies

Much has been written about how walleyes react to light. In general, they are more active during periods of low light.…