Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 3-21-23
Musky fishing is tough, and at this time all fish catches on our musky board are by anglers using bass and walleye size baits, both live and artificial. Fish are still in and around shallow structure, and small inline spinners are great for finding active fish.
The Hayward Lakes Area of Northern Wisconsin welcomes anglers of all ages to fish the over 50,000 acres of glacial lakes and rivers of Sawyer County. Home to world record muskies and the Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame, Hayward, Wisconsin is your vacation destination for excellent fishing!
The Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest contains over 2,000 miles of streams (nearly 1,400 miles are classified as trout water), 607 lakes greater than ten acres in size, over 400 spring ponds, and 324,000 acres of wetland. The Hayward, Wisconsin Area Lakes’ wide diversity of prime habitat hosts numerous species of fish. Walleye, crappies, large and small mouth bass, jumbo perch, musky, and plentiful panfish.
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Help Protect Hayward Area Waters and STOP Aquatic Hitchhikers!
- Remove any visible mud, plants, fish or animals before transporting equipment
- Eliminate water from equipment before transporting
- Clean and dry anything that came in contact with water (Boat, trailer, motor, net, fishing gear, swimming stuff, clothing, people, dogs, etc.)
- Never release plants, fish, insects, or animals into a body of water unless they came out of that body of water.
Jenk’s Bait and Tackle
Serving the Hayward Area for over 75 years, Jenk’s Bait and Tackle is a complete one stop shop for all your bait and tackle needs.
Wisconsin Northland Outdoors Guide Service
We offer guided fishing trips for musky, bass, walleye, & panfish. Also guided hunting for ducks, geese, grouse, deer, & small game. Licensed
Bobber Down Bait and Tackle
We are your one stop source for live bait, tackle, beer and liquor. Guide service and package deals available.
Hayward Bait and Bottle Shop
Hayward Bait and Bottle Shop is a Retail Sport Shop, Wholesale Live Bait Distributor, Fish Hatchery, Aquatic Farm, and Dock Dealer.
Daryl’s Guide Service
Fishing the Hayward Area Lakes for trophy musky, walleye, and bass. Also available; fall grouse hunting trips. Wisconsin Licensed Guide.