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Veteran’s Vacation with Pete

This year we are holding a Veteran’s Vacation with Pete event in Walker MN. If you’d like to attend the vacation please click this link for details.
We are also raising funds to sponsor veterans and their families — the lodging for each family will cost $450.00 total. The resort gave us a deep discount for our event. Any help you can provide is greatly appreciated! Thank you in advance for your generosity! God Bless our Military!

Monster Squad – Halloween Muskies in Hayward WI

This will be a bittersweet episode, as it is Jim Hudson’s last episode filmed with Pete. Please share this episode as a tribute to Jim. 

Pete Maina, Jim Hudson and Josh Tiegen are on the Hayward area lakes in the late fall, fighting the cold and also monster muskies, using a combination of live bait rigging and casting. This episode is scheduled to air on the NBC Sports Network on March 19 & 21, 2013

Milwaukee Muskie Expo – Friday, Feb. 15 at 7pm

Milwaukee Muskie ExpoDon’t miss Pete’s seminar at the “World’s Greatest Muskie Fishing Show” – The Milwaukee Muskie Expo! Pete’s seminar will be on Friday, Feb. 15 at 7pm.

For more information on the show, check out their website: and be sure to like their Facebook page to stay up to date will all the show happenings!

Check out the Pete’s Tour Calendar to find out where Pete will be next!

Christmas Wish List: Muskies Still Suck

Muskies Still Suck Book

The muskellunge is a fish that’s not easy to catch on even the best days, frustrating anglers by the day and haunting their dreams by night.

Muskies Still Suck is the hilarious collection of what can (and did) go wrong in Pete Maina’s pursuit of muskies. From guides’ slip-ups, to near disasters while traveling, to clients’ miscues, to the many that got away, Muskies Still Suck is a funny, easy-to-read description of why muskies, well… suck. 

Click here to purchase your own copy of the book!

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Christmas Wish List: Mercury Opti-Max Pro XS 250HP

Mercury Opti-Max Pro XS 250HP

For people who demand speed and acceleration from their outboards, the OptiMax Pro XS is the only choice.  Mercury engineers leveraged the Mercury Racing heritage to develop this family of high-performance Direct Injected outboards.  The result is an outboard family that blows away the competition when it comes to power, durability, performance and fuel efficiency.

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Christmas Wish List: Bass Pro Shops Muskie Angler Rod and Reel Combo

Bass Pro Shops Muskie Angler Rod and Reel Combo

Bass Pro Shops® Muskie Angler Reels:
Knockdown, lockdown power for taking on freshwater’s most impressive adversary in your choice of 4.2:1 gear ratio (great for live bait/cold water) or 5.2:1 (absolutely the way to go when burning bucktails or topwaters). Built to win with features like a one-piece anodized-aluminum frame with machined-aluminum spool, smooth four-bearing system including Powerlock™ instant anti-reverse, six-pin centrifugal brake, ti-coated line guide, and audible clicker. Weight: 11.9 oz.

Bass Pro Shops® Muskie Angler Trigger Rods:
The best muskie rods on the market, bar none. Made to deliver both incredible feel and maximum strength without the forearm fatigue that plagues anglers using traditional muskie gear. All models feature sturdy IM6 graphite blanks crafted using our exclusive Powerwall™ technology, for outstanding strength with minimal weight. Every rod is fitted with a top-grade Fuji® reel seat, Fuji Hardloy® guides with Carboloy tip, and Portuguese cork handle with hook keeper.

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