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Boulder Junction
 

Boulder Junction, Wisconsin

 
Each small town in the Wisconsin Northwoods has its own unique claim to fame. Boulder Junction is no exception. Welcome to the Musky capital of the world. Yet don't let the town's slogan fool you. Musky isn't the only fish in its lakes, rivers and streams; Boulder Junction boasts some of the best walleye and bass fishing in the American Midwest. And fishing isn't the only activity offering family fun. Exploring area trails, woodlands and waterways doesn't require a hook and line. Hike, bike, horseback ride, cross-country ski and snowmobile on miles and miles of trails. Canoe and kayak on numerous rivers and nearly 200 lakes. Depart on backcountry wilderness experience. Relax at an 'up north' resort. And shop. Boulder Junction's Main Street, home to boutiques, shops and art galleries, offers the most eclectic shopping experience in Northwoods Wisconsin.
 
Muskellunge Facts

There are lots of fun facts about Muskellunge. Did you know that?

  • Musky is the common name for Muskellunge.
  • Muskellunge comes from the Ojibwe word maashkinoozhe, meaning ugly pike, by way of the French. French fur trappers called the fish masgue alongé, elongated mask in English, upon hearing the Ojibwe name.
  • The Musky is the largest member of the pike family. It can grow up to 5 ft (150cm) and weigh as much as 66 lb (30 k).
  • Muskellunge live in lakes and rivers in the Great Lakes region of the United States.
  • Muskies have sharp teeth and eat anything that fits in their large mouth including crayfish, frogs, snakes, mice and other fish.
  • Muskellunge are fast swimmers and strong fish. If you hook a Musky on a fishing trip you may have trouble reeling it in.
 

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