Christmas Wish List: Muskies Still Suck

Published Dec 16th, 2012

Muskies Still Suck Book The muskellunge is a fish that’s not easy to catch on even the best days, frustrating anglers by the day and haunting their dreams by night. Muskies Still Suck is the hilarious collection of what can (and did) go wrong in Pete Maina’s pursuit of muskies. From guides’ slip-ups, to near […]

Christmas Wish List: Bass Pro Shops Muskie Angler Rod and Reel Combo

Published Dec 14th, 2012

Bass Pro Shops Muskie Angler Rod and Reel Combo Bass Pro Shops® Muskie Angler Reels: Knockdown, lockdown power for taking on freshwater’s most impressive adversary in your choice of 4.2:1 gear ratio (great for live bait/cold water) or 5.2:1 (absolutely the way to go when burning bucktails or topwaters). Built to win with features like […]

Christmas Wish List: Fishouflage 1/4 Zip Durafleece

Published Dec 14th, 2012

Fishouflage 1/4 Zip Durafleece Made from 100% polyfleece construction. Has a ¼ zip color match ykk zipper and a tough snag free exterior combined with soft interior lining and is water repellent. See All Wish List Items

Christmas Wish List: AMSOIL Products

Published Dec 14th, 2012

AMSOIL Products AMSOIL offers a wide variety of products to keep your engines running smoothly and to help make your engine last longer. Visit their website for tools that help you find the right AMSOIL products. No matter the size or function, AMSOIL has something for your engine.  See All Wish List Items

Christmas Wish List: Mercury Opti-Max Pro XS 250HP

Published Dec 14th, 2012

Mercury Opti-Max Pro XS 250HP For people who demand speed and acceleration from their outboards, the OptiMax Pro XS is the only choice.  Mercury engineers leveraged the Mercury Racing heritage to develop this family of high-performance Direct Injected outboards.  The result is an outboard family that blows away the competition when it comes to power, […]

Christmas Wish List: Tyrant Lola

Published Dec 13th, 2012

Tyrant Lola The Tyrant Lola’s rotating head and tail blades along with the stationary mid body produces the vibration and plop that drives top water bass, big pike and muskies crazy. Simply cast and retrieve! Made with Tyrant’s high impact poly and through wire construction. See All Wish List Items

Christmas Wish List: Lakewood Products E090 – Ice Pack

Published Dec 13th, 2012

E090 – Ice Pack Now 2.5″ higher to accept the largest tip ups! Gear pockets for tools also act as a third hand for restringing. Bottom pocket and Velcro securely holds up to 5 jig poles on side of case. Heavy-duty ballistic bottom helps keep water out and prevents tears. Mesh pocket for round tip […]

Christmas Wish List: Clam Switchback Expandable Hub Shelter

Published Dec 13th, 2012

Switchback Expandable Hub Shelter  Model: 9129Setup Size: 6′ x 8′ to 8′ x 10′ (expanded)Center height: 84″48 Sq Ft fishable area  expandable to 80 Sq FtWeight: 38 LbsFishes 2-3 expanding to 4-6 anglers – comfortablySuper-tough 600 Denier fabricFlex tested, extra large 11mm polesOversized skirt for ample snow bankingOversized carry bag for easy re-packing4 ice anchors […]

Oakley Jawbone

Christmas Wish List: 3d Fish Pictures Unlucky Perch

Published Dec 13th, 2012

3d Fish Pictures Unlucky Perch The pictures you have to see to believe! 3D Fish Pictures are incredibly detailed works of art that will look good anywhere in your home or office! No matter what species of fish you go after – 3D Fish Pictures has something that will love! See All Wish List Items

Christmas Wish List: Jiffy Ice Drills STX PRO II, Model 34

Published Dec 13th, 2012

Jiffy Ice Drills STX PRO II, Model 34 Jiffy® 52cc 2-Cycle Engine – The Ultimate in Power and Torque. HTT – High Torque Transmission – Jiffy®’s proven heavy-duty clutch and optimum gear ratio, transfer more engine energy for additional torque. Stealth STXTM Cutting Technology – Serrated RipperTM Blade and Power Point Blades last 2-3 times longer […]

Christmas Wish List: Ford F-250

Published Dec 13th, 2012

Ford F-250 When you have a big boat like Pete’s, you need a lot of power. On the flip side, you need a truck with great MPG’s when you travel as much as Pete does. You get the best of both worlds with Ford F-250 – Power and amazing gas mileage – not to mention […]

Christmas Wish List: Bert’s Custom Tackle Rod Corral With Bert’s Track Base

Published Dec 13th, 2012

Rod Corral With Bert’s Track Base The Bert’s Rod Corral Spring Lock and Load system lets you easily insert and remove up to 8 rods. Locking mechanism keeps your rods safe and secure in the heaviest seas and while transporting to and from the boat. Converts seat pedestal bases to vertical rod lockers. Keep rods […]

Christmas Wish List: Down East Rail Mount Rod Holders

Published Dec 13th, 2012

Down East Rail Mount Rod Holders If you have a boat with rails, the Down East Rail Mount Rod Holders are the way to go. Simply clamp the rod holder anywhere on your rail system and it stays put. Don’t have rails on your boat? Then check out Down East’s other rod holding solutions – […]

Christmas Wish List: Red October Baits Ninja Tube

Published Dec 13th, 2012

Red October Baits Ninja Tube Go ahead! Rip this tasty little snack through the thickest weeds you can find. Burn it, watch it dart around and then disappear in to a musky’s big yap. See All Wish List Items

Christmas Wish List: Lowrance HDS-12 Gen2 Touch

Published Dec 13th, 2012

Lowrance HDS-12 Gen2 Touch Built-in StructureScan® HD sonar imaging, plus award-winning Broadband Sounder™ with DownScan Overlay™ and TrackBack™ feature.Personalized or built-in Insight mapping and optional Navionics® charts. View both at once in 3D perspective view, plus StructureMap™, Broadband Radar™ and SIRIUS® weather overlay capability.Brilliant, enhanced SolarMAX™ PLUS display for superior sunlight and wider-angle viewing.Dual Ethernet […]

Christmas Wish List: Oakley Jawbone

Published Dec 13th, 2012

Oakley Jawbone You gotta look cool and protect your eyes while out on the water. You can do both with the Oakley Jawbones. The Jawbones also come with interchangeable lenses, so you can get the best view in any condition. Of course you have to get Packer team colors! See All Wish List Items

MotorGuide Wireless Freshwater Trolling Motor

Christmas Wish List: MotorGuide Wireless Trolling Motor

Published Dec 13th, 2012

MotorGuide Wireless Trolling Motor MotorGuide now gives you precise wireless control with complete freedom of movement. Freshwater Wireless comes standard with a Wireless Foot Pedal, the industry’s smoothest stow and deploy, four remote inputs, built-in removable mount, rough-water lower-unit cradle, and an integrated battery indicator.  The 200-kHz sonar transducer crystal is forged at 20-degrees to provide incredible detail […]

Christmas Wish List: Berkley Muskie/Pike Fluorocarbon Leaders

Published Dec 13th, 2012

Berkley Muskie/Pike Fluorocarbon Leaders Save yourself from bite offs and use these tough fluorocarbon leaders from Berkley. A great choice when you fish clear water or find the fish being a little more picky than usual. The fluorocarbon leaders are nearly invisible underwater. See All Wish List Items

Bass Pro Shops Free Boat Show Appearances

Published Dec 6th, 2012

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!

Bass Pro Shops Spring Fishing Classic Appearances

Published Dec 6th, 2012

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 […]

Pete’s Gear: Tow Vehicle

Published Oct 4th, 2012

A lot of people don’t consider their tow vehicle a part of their fishing gear, but it is easily one of the most important pieces of equipment when it comes to a good day on the water. Without a reliable tow vehicle, you could miss out on a trip with the boat or worse yet, […]

Lakewood Muskie Monster

Pete’s Gear: Tackle Storage

Published Jun 8th, 2012

Muskie fishing is much easier with a large selection and variety of tackle. All that tackle can be easily accessible and organized with these two products from Lakewood Products! Muskie Monster This is THE case you want if you have a ton of lures! This case can hold up to 100 of your favorite muskie […]

Pete Maina joins Ice Team!

Published May 30th, 2012

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 […]

Bert's Custom Tackle 12" Single Track System

Pete’s Gear: Accessories

Published May 16th, 2012

Muskie fishing just wouldn’t be as fun without good accessories! Today we will look at one accessory that gives your boat unlimited customization possibilities! Bert’s Custom Tackle – 12″ Single Track System 12 inch track. The foundation of Bert’s mounting system. Easily mounts to any boat. Includes mounting directions, end caps and hardware. All Bert’s […]

Down-East Clamp On Rod Holder

Pete’s Gear: Rod Holders

Published May 14th, 2012

Muskie fishing can be tricky and even dangerous without the right equipment (both for you and the muskies). Rod holders not only allow you to have multiple rods in the water at once, they also keep those rods out of your way and minimize the risk of breaking from stepping on them. Let’s have a […]

MotorGuide Wireless Freshwater Trolling Motor

Pete’s Gear: Fish Finding & Trolling

Published May 9th, 2012

Muskies can hide pretty well for their size, so finding them can be tough! Once you find them, you also have to stealthily move around to get into the perfect casting position. Let’s see how Pete conquers both of these problems: Lowrance HDS-10 Gen2 Fishfinder/Chartplotter The HDS-10 Gen2 has intuitively simple operation through the combination […]

Lakewood Traveler

Pete’s Gear: Soft Plastics

Published May 5th, 2012

Let’s see what Pete has in his tackle bag today! Red October Baits Vibe TubeIs it like a bucktail? Yes. The #7 Mag Wide Willow gives off a heavy thump on the retrieve. But it also has a centrally weighed tube body; when you stop cranking, it has a slow fall rate so it can […]

Bass Pro Shops Muskie Angler Reel

Pete’s Gear: Reel & Line

Published May 5th, 2012

Muskie fishing demands strength and toughness from all of your gear, but reel and line are probably 2 of the most important parts to getting your muskies into the boat. Let’s see what Pete trusts to get the job done! Bass Pro Shops Muskie Angler Reels Muskie Angler gear has the power to subdue your […]

Mercury Optimax 225

Pete’s Gear: Engine Care

Published May 5th, 2012

Muskie fishing can be tough, especially if you can’t get around on the water fast enough. You never know where the fish are going to be, so a good, reliable engine is key! Keeping that engine running smoothly is also a huge factor in your time on the water. Let’s have a look at how […]

Pete Featured in Muskie Inc. Magazine!

Published Apr 20th, 2012

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:

On the Road Again for Muskies

Published Mar 2nd, 2012

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.

Leech Lake Muskies

Published Jan 31st, 2012

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 […]

NW Territory Pike Adventure

Published Jan 13th, 2012

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!

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

Published Jan 11th, 2012

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 FlyerJanuary 28-29 in East Peoria, IL – Store FlyerFebruary 11-12 in Auburn, NY – Store […]

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

Published Jan 2nd, 2012

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:

The Eagle

Published Dec 30th, 2011

Here is a cool video that my daughter took while we were fishing one afternoon on Lake of the Woods last year.  We had seen a dead fish in the water that was to big for the eagle to fly away with.  We watched it make several passes but couldn’t hang on.  This was one […]

Canada 2011

Published Dec 27th, 2011

Last year in Canada, the young folks in our group got pretty creative and wrote a song about our trip. They wrote the lyrics and then wrote the music and digitally recorded it in the cab of the truck one evening after a day of fishing. Here is Grant, Katie and Jacob….they called their group […]

New Season of The Next Bite Starts Dec. 26th!

Published Nov 30th, 2011

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 […]

Who Says Fishin’ Ain’t Cool?

Published Nov 25th, 2011

Who says fishin’ aint cool?!  Whoever said it just hasn’t REALLY experienced it!  You can’t say ”fishin’ aint cool”  if you have ever watched guys like Pete Maina, all of The Next Bite crew, John Gillespie, Brian Schram, Mark Zona, etc.  These guys are a blast to watch, listen and learn from.  Of course, there […]

YOU could fish with Pete!

Published Oct 17th, 2011

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 […]

Maina Madness! RC Heli-Fishing!

Published Oct 14th, 2011

Now here’s a great way to do two fun activities at once! No only can you fly a really neat helicopter, you can even fish while you do it! What a great way to catch bait. I think you’d need a bigger heli for muskies though…

Pete’s Interview with Esox Italia

Published Oct 12th, 2011

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

Maina Madness! The Oarfish!

Published Sep 30th, 2011

These things are straight out of the movies! It’s amazing what creatures are swimming around – especially in the unexplored depths. I bet that thing could put some stress on your muskie tackle, but good luck getting you’re lures down that far!

Maina Madness! Pike on Pike Crime!

Published Sep 9th, 2011

Watch as this angler reels in a dink pike only to catch a bigger pike with the little guy! Don’t you just love it when that happens?

Pete’s New Sponsor: 3d Picture Store!

Published Sep 2nd, 2011

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!