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Friday, January 06, 2006

2006 Chicago Musky Show

The Chicago Musky SHow is billed as the world's largest muksy show and runs from
January 13, 14, & 15, 2006.

The expo space at the Chicago Muskie Show is filled with tackle manufacturers showing the latest in musky baits (jerkbaits, bucktails, and surface baits), lures, rods, reels, nets, etc. There are also retailers, taxidermists, artists, boat dealers, guides, muskie clubs, resorts, muskie camps and lodges.

The high point of each years show is the line up of free seminars presented by the best known names in the muskie fishing world. The talks are exciting, informative, and entertaining.

Here are some of the exhibitors:

Rollie & Helen's Musky Shop, Smokey's Musky Shop, Thorne Bros., Guides Choice Pro Shop, Crash's Landing, Pastika's, Ed Shirley Sports, Crystal Bait.

Resorts & Trips on Trophy Muskie Waters
Andy Myers Lodge (Eagle Lake), Davis' Bonny Bay Camp (Wabagoon), Century Lodge (Eagle Lake), Hook 'N Horn (Rowan Lake), Indian Lake Lodge (Indian Chain), Monument Bay Lodge (LOW), Moosehorn Lodge (Lac Seul), Black Bear Camp (Crow Lake), Redwing Lodge (LOW), Sandy's Blackhawk Island Musky Camp (LOW), Skyview Lodge (Vilas Co), Sportsman's Lodge (Hayward), Mystic Moose Resort (Hayward), Stanley's Resort (Eagle Lake), Young's Wilderness Camp (LOW)

Taxidermists & Artists
Fittante Taxidermy, Ron Lax Taxidermy, Rodd Umlauf, Wood Sculptures by Gary Cichy, Schumann Sculpture.

Midwest Outdoors, Musky Hunter Magazine

Custom Rod Makers
Dadson's Custom Rods, Professional Edge.

Muskie Guides
Angler's Choice Guide Service, Battle the Beast Guide Service, Cave Run Guide Service, Chad Cain Guide Service, Crash's Landing, Dick Pearson, Al Nutty - Kinkaid Lake Guide Service, Kentucky Mountain Muskies/Tony Grant, Larry Ramsell, John Myhre, Art Anderson, 'Ranger' Rick Krueger, Pete Maina, Crash Mullins, Bill Sandy, Bruce Shumway, Webster Lake Guide Service, BK Guide Service, Mike Hulbert.

Boat Dealers
Bedford Sales: Ranger, Lund, Lowe; Even Keel Marine: Tuffy, Crestliner; Tracker Marine Boat Center: Tracker, Tundra

A & L Lures, American Hardwood Lures, Beckman Net Company, Bait Rigs Tackle Co, Best Tackle Co., Bobbie Baits, Burde Baits, Joe Bucher Fishing, Cortland Line Co., Crane Baits, DeLong Lures, Drifter Tackle, Du-Bro Products, Ducktail Lures, Eagle Tail, Fig Rig Rods, Frabill, Fudally Tackle Company, Gopher Bait Company, Fishing Pool (UK) Ltd., Grandma Lures, Grim Reaper Lures, Hellraiser Tackle Company, LeLure Tackle, Lunge Locker, Meat and Potatoes Tackle Co., MRG Custom Bait Painting, Mud Puppy, Muskie Catcher Lures, Musky Innovations, Musky Magic Tackle, Musky Mayhem Tackle, Musky Mania Tackle, Musky Tales, Nils Master, Nimmer Swimmer Musky Lures, Pfeiffer Tackle Co., Red October Baits, Ryan's Custom Leaders, Shack Attack, Sheldon Inc. (Mepps), Shimano, Shumway Tackle, Slammer Tackle, St.Croix Rods, Suick Thrillers, Trojan Tackle, Trophy Technology, Truglide, Wild Canuck, Willey's Bucktails, Wishin Lures, Wishmaster Big Baits, Yellow Bird

Chicagoland Muskie Hunters, Fish Face Goods, Fishing the North Country Books, Fox River Valley Chapter of Muskies Inc, Illinois Muskie Tour, John's Elgin Market, Midwest Musky Club, Muskies, Inc., Outdoor Network, Professional Musky Tournament Trail , South Side Muskie Hawks, Sparhawk Enterprises, Tackle Specialty, Lake Chippewa Flowage Resort Association, Hayward Lakes Resort Association, Musky Armor, Save A Memory.

SHOW LOCATION: Harper College in Palatine Illinois

Show Hours

January 13th - 12:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
January 14th - 9:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.

January 15th - 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Admission Prices Friday
Bargain Price: $9.00
Saturday & Sunday

3-Day Pass

Children 12 & Under FREE!

Over 2,000 FREE Parking Spaces!
Win muskie tackle! Multiple free prize drawings for all ticketholders!
Daily Door Prizes!


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