Muskies Go Mainstream: Saric, Musky Fishing Featured In Outside Magazine

(Deerfield, IL, August 25, 2009) A feature article in the August 2009 issue of Outside Magazine dissects the ins and outs of musky fishing for its 675,000 readers. The article is also published on Outside’s popular web site,, which reaches 550,000 unique visitors each month. 

In the lengthy article entitled, Passion Fish, columnist Michael Perry chronicles a day in the boat with Saric, interspersed with colorful and interesting facts and tidbits about the lure of musky fishing. Perry, a Wisconsin native, calls the musky a “torpedo , smooth and moody” and says that musky fishing “transcends all other forms of fishing.” He wrote the article after joining Jim Saric, producer of “The Musky Hunter in Saric’s boat as he filmed a 2008 episode of the show.

Jim Saric, who is known internationally for the contributions he has made to the sport of musky fishing as editor of Musky Hunter Magazine and host of The Musky Hunter, says, “The fact that Outside Magazine published an article about musky fishing is a testament to the growing interest in the sport nationwide. It does a great job conveying the passion behind the sport, and will expose muskies to an entirely new audience of outdoor enthusiasts.”

The article offers a combination of historic perspectives, modern day practices, and interesting statistics about musky anglers. Perry reports that today, muskies can now be found in 37 states, up from 24 in 1978. He quotes Tim Simonson, a Fisheries Biologist with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, who believes, “Musky anglers have definitely been leaders in fishery conservation.” 

Saric hopes the article will turn the heads of many outdoor enthusiasts and help to grow the sport. It can be read in its entirety at:

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