Why the Musky Capital of the World®?

By Alan Hamari

Musky season opens Saturday in northern Wisconsin, and there’s really only one spot to go for the best angling opportunities this spring: Boulder Junction, the Musky Capital of the World®.

But where did Boulder Junction get that name? We’re glad you asked.

The first reference to Boulder Junction as the “Musky Capital of the World” was made by a Chicago sportswriter who frequented (and fished) the area in the 1930s. The name has been used regularly to promote the area since 1942, and the U.S. Patent Office awarded Boulder Junction the trademark to use the name in 1971.

What would the Musky Capital of the World be without great fishing lakes? We’ve got nearly 200 lakes within nine miles of downtown, in fact. And, more than 50 of them are class-A musky lakes, which means you’ve got a lot of great angling options when you visit Boulder Junction.

And if you need a little help finding the fish, don’t hesitate to consult the Boulder Junction area’s knowledgeable guides. With their decades of experience, they’ll make sure your musky mission is a successful one.


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