Revitalized AMSOIL Marine Product Line Ready for Summer Boating Season

MarineFamily_6smallAMSOIL INC. has introduced a new AMSOIL 25W-40 Synthetic-Blend Marine Engine Oil to round out the family of AMSOIL marine products. The 25W-40 Synthetic-Blend Marine Engine Oil is specifically designed for Mercury* motors that specify a synthetic-blend oil.

The company has simultaneously given its full marine line fresh packaging. All AMSOIL marine lubricants now boast similarly designed labels that group them into a defined product family, helping marine customers quickly determine which AMSOIL products are right for them. Easing the buying decision is especially important in retail settings where a knowledgeable counter person may not be available and people often make snap decisions. Their formulations and pricing remain unchanged.

Because most anglers work full-time and never seem to have enough time for fishing, they value lubricants that protect their motors from wear and help keep them on the water. As in the automotive industry, marine motors are becoming more advanced and tougher on oil. Four-stroke motors are becoming lighter and produce more low-end torque than before.

Marine motors are characterized by high-rpm operation that can shear the molecular structure of oil and reduce its ability to protect against wear. “On average, a marine motor propelling a boat 30 mph operates at 5,000 rpm, while an automotive engine at 60 mph operates around 2,000 rpm. The added heat and stress invite wear and deposits,” said Len Groom, Technical Product Manager – Powersports. “Heavy deposits can cause piston rings to stick, particularly in two-stroke motors. Stuck rings lead to compression loss, which reduces power. Stuck rings can also lead to catastrophic piston scuffing.”

AMSOIL 10W-30 and 10W-40 Synthetic Marine Motor Oil and new AMSOIL 25W-40 Synthetic-Blend Marine Motor Oil are shear-stable formulations that deliver maximum wear protection in four-stroke marine applications. They are formulated with advanced additives to guard against corrosion common to marine environments.

AMSOIL synthetic two-stroke marine oils provide the same great benefits as always, including outstanding wear protection and low smoke. AMSOIL Synthetic Marine Gear Lube protects lower units from wear, even when contaminated with up to 10 percent water.

AMSOIL has been the recognized leader in synthetic lubrication since 1972.  For more information about AMSOIL synthetic lubricants and performance products contact your nearest AMSOIL distributor, or call AMSOIL at (715) 392-7101 or 1-800-777-8491. AMSOIL INC., AMSOIL Building, Superior, WI

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Are We Pushing Safe Fish Handling Too Hard?

Catch and Release MuskiesOne of my favorite comments to hear from someone – is that catch and release – and handling information offered-up – has had positive effects… especially-so, if it resulted in saving a fish!

Something I’ve long wrestled with regarding catch and release; size limits and fish handling: Are we (me) pushing too hard – taking the fun out of this? Are we being elitist? I guess I still honestly don’t know the answers. Maybe we (i.e. those of us who promote total catch and release for muskies and limited, selective harvest for other species) are. 

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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!

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Fast and Furious for Early Minnesota Trophy Muskies


Pete Maina, is joined by Dustin Carlson and Dave Williamson, as they target September, pre-turnover muskies in the Detroit Lakes area in Northern Minnesota – using topwater and bucktails – with speed triggers!

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OFF TRACK: Pete Maina Hits Pennsylvania on Bass Pro Shops Tour

Pro Muskie fisherman Pete Maina is on the Bass Pro Shop seminar trail. Maina, host of “The Next Bite” TV show, held a seminar at the Boat Show at the Harrisburg (Penn.) Bass Pro Shop, Jan. 26-27. Maina discussed how to turn Muskie follows into Muskie strikes. Continue the article here…

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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!

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Pete’s Tour Radio Interview Archive

If you missed any of the Pete’s Tour Radio Interviews you can listen to any of the show archives listed below:

Buckeye Sportsman

Jim Slinsky’s Outdoor Talk Network

Region Bass Buzz AM1230 WJOB

Wild Michigan Outdoors Radio

More archives will be added as they become available. Pete would like to thank all of the shows that had him on as a guest!

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Bass Pro Shops Spring Fishing Classic Appearances

Pete will be appearing at 3 of Bass Pro Shops Spring Fishing Classics. Come out and talk spring muskie fishing with Pete!

 March 1, 2013 Cincinnati, OH 5-9pm

March 2, 2013 Rossford, OH 12-5 pm

March 3, 2013 Detroit, MI 12-5 pm

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

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Bass Pro Shops Free Boat Show Appearances

Pete will be appearing at two of Bass Pro Shops FREE Boats Shows. Come out and talk boats with Pete!

Jan. 26-27 from 12pm-5pm – Harrisburg, Pa Bass Pro Shops

Feb. 9-10 from 12pm-5pm – Baltimore, MD Bass Pro Shops

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

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Pete Maina joins Ice Team!

Ice Team™ Releases Its 2012-2013 Pro Staff

Medina, MN (May 29, 2012) – Ice Team™ doesn’t rest during the off season. In fact, we have been hard at it building the most elite group of ice anglers the world has ever seen. This group of Ice Team Pros covers the entire ice belt and can’t wait to gas the augers and cut some ice!

“When we say we have the best Pros, we really mean it,” says Matt Johnson, Ice Team Manager. “Our Pros collectively make up the most experienced group of ice anglers ever, and their ability to communicate their experiences to the ice fishing community is second to none. To say I’m excited is an understatement. With that, please meet our 2012-2013 Ice Team Pro Staff…”

Minnesota – Dave Genz, Rick Johnson, Jason Durham, Jeff Andersen, Matt Breuer and Scott Seibert

Wisconsin – Jim Hudson, Jim Kusuda, Gary Parsons, Chase Parsons, Keith Kavajecz and Pete Maina

Michigan – Joe Balog and Chuck Mason

North Dakota – Jason Mitchell and Zippy Dahl

South Dakota – Dennis Kassube

Iowa – Kevan Paul and Rod Woten

Illinois – Tod Todd

Colorado – Bernie Keefe and Nate Zelinsky

New York – Scott Brauer

Vermont – James Vladyka

Manitoba – Jason Hamilton

This season Ice Team will be bigger and better than ever. Expect to be blown away with cutting edge material, helping you to become the best ice angler you can be! Ice Team prides itself on being “the true center of the ice fishing world™” and this year we will once again prove that to be true. Ice Team will involve the ice fishing community more than ever and will continue to be the premier resource for the ice angler—you won’t want to miss out!

“I’m really excited about the coming ice season,” says Dave Genz, Ice Team Pro Staff and Mr. Ice Fishing. “Ice Team will definitely be bigger and better this year. I look forward to sharing my season with all of you. See you on the ice!”

Please visit for more information about the Ice Team’s Pros and get ready to “Join the Team™” on September 4, 2012!!!

For more information on Ice Team, please visit Ice Team’s website,, or Ice Team’s Facebook page,

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The Maina Vent: Muskie Fishing Legend Pete Maina Shares His Secrets to Catching Big Fish

Pete shares some of his best secrets to catching big fish in this Outdoor Life article:

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Pete Featured in Muskie Inc. Magazine!

Check out the latest issue of Muskie Inc. FREE online! Pete is featured in this issue for helping out the Youth Conservation Alliance. Check it out here:

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On the Road Again for Muskies

Pete Maina puts the pedal to the metal in search of fantastic fishing on numerous lakes in northern Wisconsin. Riding along is veteran guide, Jim Hudson and muskie super fan, Rick Palmer. Lots of fish catching action and a special musical appearance from fishin’ rocker, Brian Schram round out this exciting episode.

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Leech Lake Muskies

Muskie maniac, Pete Maina ventures into the heart of Minnesota’s big fish country on a mission to connect with a Leech Lake monster. He’ll get some help from Lowrance’s Chris Meyer and longtime muskie buddy, Rusty Lilyquist. Catch this episode Tuesday @ 1pm EST and again Thursday @ 10am EST on NBC Sports Network! Show Preview:
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NW Territory Pike Adventure

Pete & Tex Maina and Esox Lucius expert, Jack Penny, venture 150 miles just shy of the arctic circle to Lac la Marte, in Canada’s Northwest Territory. Catch this episode Tuesday, Jan. 17th @ 1pm EST and again Thursday, Jan. 19th @ 10am EST on NBC Sports Network! Check out the show preview!

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Petes Appearances at the Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Free Boat Shows!

Pete will be appearing at several Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Free Boat Shows this year. Below is his show schedule and flyer information from each store. Stop by and learn some cool tricks from Pete!

January 14-15 in Toronto – Store Flyer
January 28-29 in East Peoria, IL – Store Flyer
February 11-12 in Auburn, NY – Store Flyer

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Learn to Pattern Muskies at the 2012 Journal Sentinel Sports Show!

Pete will be giving a great seminar at the upcoming Journal Sentinel Sports Show in West Allis, WI on Saturday, March 10th @ 12:30PM! Come see Pete at the show and learn to ‘Pattern Muskies’! Hope to see you there! For more information, check out the shows website:
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New Season of The Next Bite Starts Dec. 26th!

Season 8 of The Next Bite is starting Dec. 26, 2011, meaning you don’t even have to wait until next year to see it! This season is packed with 13 awesome episodes, including the 100th episode where Pete, Gary and Keith share the boat for some ‘catch-all’ fishing! Check out the link for more details and be sure to watch for the new season on Versus and WFN!

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YOU could fish with Pete!

Pete and his new sponsor, 3D Picture Store, are giving you the chance to fish with Pete! One lucky fan and their guest will win a guided trip with Pete in 2012! To enter or for more information, visit and click on Pete’s photo on the right! Contest will run from now until December 31st 2011. Don’t forget to like Pete’s Fan Page and the 3D Picture Store Fan Page – Good Luck!
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Pete’s Interview with Esox Italia

Pete recently completed at interview with Italian website ‘Esox Italia’. Pete talks about the ‘good old days’ of fishing and how it has (or hasn’t) changed and also covers proper fish handling and care. Check out the two part interview below! This interview is in both English and Italian.

Part 1

Part 2

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Pete’s New Sponsor: 3d Picture Store!

Check out Petes latest sponsor! Are these the coolest fish pictures or what?! Watch for a HUGE “Fish with Pete” contest they are sponsoring…details coming up very soon!

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Hungry Hungry Catfish

Received this story in a recent email:

A guy who lives at Lake Saint Marys (60 miles north of Dayton, OH ) saw a ball bouncing around kind of strange in the lake and went to investigate..

It turned out to be a flathead catfish that had apparently tried to swallow a basketball which became stuck in its mouth!! The fish was totally exhausted from trying to dive, but unable to, because the ball would always bring him back up to the surface.

The guy tried numerous times to get the ball out, but was unsuccessful. He finally had his wife cut the ball in order to deflate it and release the hungry catfish.

You probably wouldn’t have believed this, if you hadn’t seen the following pictures:

Be kinder than necessary because everyone bites off more than they can chew sometime in life…

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The First Maina Maniac! Kevin Bye

Kevin Bye was selected as the first Maina Maniac! He already had a few photos to share, as well as a quick bio. You can check out his page at!

If you want to become the next Maina Maniac, all you have to do is be an active fan on Pete’s site, Facebook Fan Page, The Next Bite Forums and anywhere else you can think of to promote Pete, The Next Bite and any of Pete’s sponsors!

Congratulations Kevin!

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Who says Fishing Ain’t Cool?! Pete’s Awesome Start to Muskie Season!

Could Pete’s week get any better?! First he makes Outdoor Life’s Top 20 Angler’s on the Planet, then ‘The Next Bite’ wins “Best Overall Fishing Program” from the 2011 Outdoors 360 Programming Excellence Awards! PLUS, he was one of the top five finalist’s for Best On-Air Talent! Check out the Press Release link below for more information – Congratulations Pete!

Click Here to View the Press Release!

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Pete named 1 of the 20 Best Anglers on the Planet!

Outdoor life recently put together their list of the 20 Best Anglers on the Planet and Pete made the cut! The list consisted of a wide variety of people – ranging from professional anglers to guides and teachers. Check out the link below to see the complete list. Congratulations to all who made the list!

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