The many tactics to catch one of the most prized gamefish in northern Wisconsin will be the focus when the Outdoor Adventure program at Nicolet College in Rhinelander holds its Musky Seminar Saturday, March 25, and Saturday, April 1.

“If there’s a secret to catching muskies regularly, it’s putting together a whole bunch of little things and doing them correctly,” said Fishing Hall of Fame inductee Steve Heiting, who will be the lead presenter at the seminar.

Participants can attend one or both days with the seminar running from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each Saturday in Northwoods Center 208 and 209 on the Nicolet campus. Ten different presentations are planned for the two-day event with numerous new topics that focus on how and when to use a variety of different muskie baits.

“We’ve decided to go all-in with specific lure techniques and secrets,” Heiting said. “Muskie fishermen love buying new lures, and our seminars are geared toward helping students bring out their lures’ magic.”

Along with video of how each lure should behave when it is in the water, discussion and instruction will also delve into rod and reel handling techniques to get the desired action in any given bait. Lures covered in the seminar will include topwaters, bucktails, minnowbaits and crankbaits, jerkbaits, soft plastics, and live bait.

Other topics include how prime muskie locations change throughout the season, how to catch muskies from the back of the boat and exploring new muskie waters. Additionally, a presentation for beginners on the basics of muskie fishing and proper landing and release techniques will be featured.

Each session will last approximately one hour and include a question-and-answer segment.

“All of the class sessions are focused on giving people the knowledge and skills they need so they can hit the water running when muskie season opens in May,” said Heiting.

Joining Heiting in presenting seminars are long-time North Woods guides Scott Biscobing, Ken Jackson and Rob Manthei.

The cost of attendance is $60 for one day and $100 for both days. Lunch and the chance at door prizes, including two St. Croix muskie rods, are included in the registration fee.

To register, visit or call 715-365-4544.