Featured Angler Joe Saric

Jim Saric is the publisher, editor and owner of Musky Hunter Magazine, the largest musky fishing publication in North America. He is the Host and

Executive Producer of The Musky Hunter television series, the first television show ever dedicated solely to the hard-to-catch musky. Jim owns Jim Saric Outdoors, Inc., which is dedicated to elevating the sport of musky fishing to new levels by educating anglers through print, web and television.

Jim is a seven-time musky tournament winner and the operations manager for the Professional Musky Tournament Trail. He produced the highly acclaimed videos Musky Movements, Modern Musky Methods, Musky Hunter Tactics, Muskies at the Next Level, and Precision Musky Presentations. Jim is a contributing writer for In-Fisherman, North American Fisherman and Fishing Facts magazines; and has a monthly column.

in Midwest Outdoors magazine. He also co-authored the book The Complete Guide to Musky Hunting. Jim conducts more than 30 seminars annually, and is co-creator and teacher of the popular University of Esox musky schools.

Jim has over twenty-five years’ experience fishing lakes, rivers, and reservoirs from Minnesota to New York and all across Canada. He has boated more than 100 muskies

exceeding 50 inches in length, the largest weighing 53 pounds.

Jim grew up in Homewood, Illinois, a southern suburb of Chicago, and spent time at his family’s cabin in Northern Wisconsin. He fished for muskies, walleye, bass, pike and panfish. At 20, Jim won his first musky tournament. He published his first article in Fishing Fact Magazine at 21, and began conducting seminars at 22 years old.


Jim Saric has a Masters Degree in Hydrogeology and a Bachelors Degree in Geology. His science background has helped him develop an effective analytical approach to catching fish by understanding how various species of fish interact in diverse ecosystems. Jim and his wife, Suzanne, have two daughters, Callie and Sophia, and live in Deerfield, Illinois.

Jim’s sponsors include Ranger Boats, Mercury Outboards, St. Croix, Beckman Nets, Motorguide, Lowrance, Lindy, Musky Innovations, Salmo, Lowrance, and Farm and City Insurance Services.


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