Tony Rizzo, Guide and Resort Owner
Tony Rizzo purchased Krakow's Cottages and ran it as the Silver Musky resort until he sold it early in the 21st Century. He became a very successful musky guide, and most of the clients of the resort were there for the fishing, whether or not using Tony as a guide.
Tony authored a number of books about musky fishing, and created a line of musky fishing tackle called Rizzo Tails. The books are listed in the comprehensive section of the bibliography.
From an article about Tony in the Vilas County News Review: "A muskie guide for more than 40 years and the author of seven books on the subject, Rizzo has put 3,084 legal muskies in his boat over the decades." SourceCharles P. ForbesJuly 27, 2010
Comprehensive ReferencesHollatz, Tom. Guides of the Wisconsin Northwoods. Oshkosh, 1976. View Full EntryRizzo, Tony. Rizzo Tales. Rhinelander, 1989. View Full EntryRizzo, Tony. Summer Muskie. 1976. View Full EntryRizzo, Tory. Secrets of a Muskie Guide. Oshkosh, 1977. View Full Entry
Major References****. Star Lake Residents Vote to Reject Indians' Offer for Planting Walleye Fry. [Vilas County News-Review, May 6, 1987.] Eagle River, 1987. View Full Entry****. Rizzo to Talk About Muskies at Nicolet Series. [Vilas County News Review, March 23, 2011, p. 9.] Eagle River, 2011. View Full EntryKrueger, Kurt. Good Men Make Good for Their Mistakes. [Vilas County News-Review, May 6, 1987.] Eagle River, 1987. View Full EntryKrueger, Kurt. Over-Harvest of Walleye on Star Lake Outrages the DNR, Resort Owners.. [Vilas County News-Review, April 30, 1986, p. 1.] Eagle River, 1986. View Full EntryRose, Bryan. Muskie Guide Tony Rizzo Bags Milestone Fish June 17 . [Lakeland Times, July 22, 2011, P. 9.] Minocqua, 2011. View Full EntrySlade, Robert. History & Collectible Fishing Tackle of Wisconsin. 1999. View Full EntrySmall, Dan. Fish Wisconsin. [Second Edition] Iola, WI, 1993. View Full Entry