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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 10-14-2019

Steve Suman   Hayward and the North Woods had a slight (and not necessarily welcome) taste of winter this past weekend. This is a good reminder to address those “I’ll do it later” outside projects now. The forecast says the area should see weather that is more seasonal later this week.   “Rain and wind…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 10-7-2019

By: Steve Suman   The current forecast indicates a relatively mild week, with some rain possible (likely). From Friday through Sunday, the highs drop to the very low 40s and the “possible” rain turns into a different form. Might want do any outside work before the end of the week!   “Quiet Lakes water temperatures…

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Hayward Lakes Area Outdoor Report 9-30-2019

By:  Steve Suman The forecast for this week indicates a wet and cool stretch is likely until Friday when the sun makes another showing. Of course, the forecast is subject to change at any time. Still, might be a good idea to keep rainwear handy… “We are in the fall fishing season on the Quiet…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 9-16-2019

By: Steve Suman Waterfowlers should appreciate this week’s weather predictions (though perhaps not the warm temperatures), as the forecast shows “chances” for rain nearly every day. If we avoid some of the rain days, which is possible, it should be a very comfortable week for outdoor activities. The “good” days are growing shorter – enjoy…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 9-9-2019

By: Steve Suman   The current forecast, which is always subject to change (for which we are certainly hoping in this case!), predicts mild but wet conditions most of the week – but with some sunshine by the weekend. Speaking of the weekend, it will be a very busy one for many Wisconsin hunters. Saturday…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report September 1, 2019

Steve Suman   The current forecast is less than encouraging for Monday and Tuesday (showers, t-storms). However, Wednesday into next weekend looks good, though with cooler high temperatures, especially Saturday and Sunday.   “As overnight temperatures cool the water, the jig bite will pick up on the Quiet Lakes,” says Pat at Happy Hooker, “and…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 8-26-2019

Steve Suman   The forecast includes chances of showers from now through Wednesday, followed by a return to mild, sunny days with 70-degree highs and lows in the 40s. Fall is in the air!   Wisconsin’s early Canada goose, early teal, and mourning dove hunting seasons open this Sunday, Sept. 1. Early Canada goose season…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 8-19-2019

Hayward Lakes Area Outdoor Report Steve Suman The North Woods can look forward to a very nice week, according to the forecast, with Tuesday currently showing the only chances for rain. Highs in the 70s and lows in the 40s offer great weather for recreation AND sleeping! Take advantage – we have already passed mid-August!…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 8-12-2019

By: Steve Suman The “forecast” for this week includes quite a mix of sun and rain chances, with mild temperatures. As such, follow your plans, prepare for rain, keep an eye on the sky – and enjoy the outdoors in the North Woods! “Fishing patterns on the Quiet Lakes should remain consistent through the month,”…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 8-5-2019

Steve Suman   Aside from a chance of thunderstorm Wednesday, the forecasts indicate a very nice week through the weekend. Daytime highs in the 70s are perfect for outdoor activities and nighttime lows around 50 degrees make for very good sleeping weather. If you are waiting for better conditions, well… good luck with that! Enjoy…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 7-22-2019

by: Steve Suman   The forecast “promises” fine weather until toward the end of this week when it mentions chances for rain and/or thunderstorms. Warm days and comfortable nighttime lows make for perfect summer weather. Get out and enjoy it! “With challenging conditions such as we had last week,” says Pat at Happy Hooker, “anglers…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 7-15-2019

Steve Suman   Hot and humid to start the week and it could continue through Friday, with some showers. However, forecasts can change quickly and substantially, so keep that in mind as you make your plans for this week. Keep in mind, too, that July 4th and mid July are now history!   “Inlet areas…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 7-1-2019

  By: Steve Suman   According to forecasts, a moderately warm week lies ahead, with some rain possible. Rain chances after Monday night are about 30 percent – which is 70 percent against showers – so not bad odds! Whatever your plans for July 4th, have a safe and fun holiday celebration!   “Summer started…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 6-24-2019

Steve Suman   Rain forced cancellation of this past Sunday’s Musky Fest Parade, but the weather was pleasant for event activities Thursday through Saturday. This week will be warm, with highs in the mid to upper 80s, and a good number of days with “chances” of rain. It is difficult to tell what that means,…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 6-19-2019

by: Steve Suman The 70th Annual Musky Festival and Hayward Lions Catch and Release Fishing Contest are this week and weekend so it is no surprise the forecast is full of rain “chances” after Wednesday. This actually might be a good thing, as recent forecasts show a poor track record! Pack rain gear, watch the…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 6-11-2019

by: Steve Suman This week’s weather forecast shows lows in the 40s, highs in the low 70s, and various “slight” chances for rain and thunderstorms. As always, those predictions can change at any moment, so keep your plans – and an eye on the sky. “Last week we had warm days and sunny skies,” says…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 6-3-2019

Steve Suman A gorgeous Monday to start this week, with highs touching 70 degrees following morning lows in the lower 40s. The current forecast indicates Tuesday through Wednesday morning “could” be the only inclement weather this week, with upper 70s highs and lower 50s lows. Summer weather was a long-time coming – get out and…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 5-28-2019

Memorial Day weekend ended with a cool, wet Monday, but the remainder of the week looks warm and sunny, a wonderful time to participate in any outdoor recreation!   Wisconsin’s Free Fun Weekend is this weekend, Saturday and Sunday, June 1-2, and the following outdoors activities are free for both Wisconsin residents and visitors: free…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report May 20, 2019

Steve Suman   Monday and Tuesday started this week in fine fashion, possible rain showers through Friday, with a sunny Thursday, lows in the 40s, and highs in the 60s. Keep rainwear handy, though with some luck you will not have to use it!     “May is surely the best fishing month,” says Pat…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 5-14-2019

Steve Suman   This week brings warmer days, less cool nights, and chances for showers and even thunderstorms during the next seven days. Spring rains (in limited quantity, please!) should warm the waters and encourage plant growth to pop! There is no shortage of activities this time of year, so get out and enjoy a…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 5-6-2019

By: Steve Suman The forecast throws out a few chances for showers in the coming week or two, but there is also a “somewhat” consistent warming trend developing for the month (as one might expect in May!) Whatever develops, it will be difficult to beat the exceptional weather gamefish opener participants enjoyed this past weekend!…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 4-28-2019

by: Steve Suman This week is starting out wet and the forecast indicates chances are good some of this weather will continue through the week and into the weekend, but with warmer temperatures. It is spring and expected (but not necessarily appreciated!) This Saturday, May 4, is Wisconsin’s statewide inland gamefish opener for many species…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 4-22-2019

by: Steve Suman   A rainy Sunday night and Monday give way to a mostly warm, dry (possible exception Wednesday), and sunny remainder of the week (minor setback Friday night/Saturday). Less than two weeks from the fishing opener and in general the weather is trending in the right direction… can only hope it continues! Get…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 4-15-2019

By: Steve Suman Mostly seasonal, somewhat mild temperatures prevail this week – according to the forecast – but after Tuesday do not expect to see sunshine again until Friday. However… keep in mind forecasts can miss the mark, as did (fortunately) last week’s prediction for up to 16 inches of snow in the Hayward area!…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 4-8-2019

By: Steve Suman   A warm, wet weekend and Monday gives way to cooler temperatures Tuesday and Wednesday, followed by highs in the 30s and precipitation ranging from rain to snow. On the positive side, spring snow is short-lived!   “We still have nights cold enough to allow anglers to get on the ice,” says…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 4-2-2019

By: Steve Suman This week’s forecast indicates somewhat decent weather ahead, though with a slight “hiccup” Tuesday evening and some precipitation possible, and then a low of 18 degrees Wednesday night. A warming trend starts Friday with a sunny 56 degrees, followed by 61 degrees Saturday and 63 degrees Sunday. Get out and enjoy some…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 3-18-2019

By: Steve Suman According to the current forecast, once we move past Tuesday night and Wednesday skies clear and temperatures turn mild (for awhile), with highs in the upper 40s to lower 50s. It was a big change in a short period! The down side is dealing with wet and sloppy conditions – but not…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 3-11-2019

By: Steve Suman Temperatures should show some improvement this week, though the current forecast calls for rain, fog, and some snow, and no sunshine until the weekend. Let’s hope the “big storm” developing to the west tracks to the north of the North Woods! “Anglers will not soon forget this ice fishing season,” says Pat…

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Hayward Lakes Area Outdoor Report March 4, 2019

By: Steve Suman Temperatures rise slightly this week and the forecast currently shows no chances for snow. Perhaps the only “down side” for the week is at 2 a.m. this Sunday, March 10, at which time we lose an hour of sleep when changing to Daylight Saving Time. “Gamefish season closed this past Sunday,” says…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report February 25, 2019

by: Steve Suman This week’s forecast indicates more snow and cold temperatures, but no mention of strong winds. For those who enjoy skiing and snowmobiling, there is more than “sufficient” snow. For ice anglers, however, it has produced very difficult travel on the lakes. “We have received a lot of snow,” says Pat at Happy…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor report 2-18-2019

  by: Steve Suman   Sunny weather to start this week eventually gives way to somewhat mild temperatures and more snow – the latter of which will surely brings smiles to participants in this week’s 45th American Birkebeiner cross-country ski event.   “The lakes have ample ice following the brutal cold weather,” says Pat at…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 2-11-2019

Steve Suman   More winter weather (i.e., snow) and stiff winds are on the way, but with temperatures that are more seasonal. It IS February, so there is still some winter ahead. Take advantage of the great cross-country skiing and snowmobiling conditions!   “Now that we are further into February,” says Pat at Happy Hooker,…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor report 2-5-2019

Steve Suman   The current forecast predicts a rough start to the week, with snow, freezing rain, and a possible “significant” accumulation of ice. A return to colder temperatures after Monday should address the ice issue, though snow chances at this time do not include much for accumulation. Be safe, dress for the conditions, and…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 1-28-2019

  By: Steve Suman   The forecast is not pretty for this week, with no temperatures above -4 degrees before Friday and dangerous wind chills. The cold spell breaks Friday, with highs in the mid 30s (above zero!) forecast for Saturday and Sunday!   “This frigid cold will help build ice,” says Pat at Happy…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 1-22-2019

  by: Steve Suman This week’s forecast predicts some snow, temperatures significantly below average, and wind chill concerns all week. If you intend to enjoy some outdoor recreation, dress appropriately, go prepared, and use good sense! A slight warming trend begins the first of February and continues through the month (so “they” say).   “The…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 1-15-2019

By: Steve Suman If you like cold temperatures, the extended forecast will suit you. Those who desire more snow could be in for disappointment. Regardless of the weather, make the most of each day! “This weird winter has made ice fishing challenging,” says Pat at Happy Hooker. “Most lakes have 14 inches of solid ice…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 1-7-2019

By: Steve Suman This week’s forecast indicates a return to more seasonal, winter-like weather, with chances for snow and temperatures around the historical average. The following week, however, temperatures return to the mid-30s, so make the best of it – get out and enjoy outdoor activities not usually possible this time of year! “Ice thickness…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 12-21-2018

December 31, 2018 Hayward Lakes Area Outdoor Report Steve Suman Snow continues to fall in small quantities (subject to change!), but it is slowly accumulating and some snowmobiling is finally occurring in the area. Expect cold temperatures through New Year’s Day, followed by a warming trend with highs in the 30s starting Thursday and continuing…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 12-24-2018

By: Steve Suman Merry Christmas! The forecast through Christmas includes highs in the 20 and lows in the teens. There are chances of a “major” snowstorm moving through the area starting Wednesday evening, followed by dropping temperatures and lows in the single digits to start the New Year. “We had a bit of a thaw…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 12-18-2019

December 17, 2018 Hayward Lakes Area Outdoor Report Steve Suman The forecast for this week is once again calling for relatively mild weather for this time of year, with few chances of precipitation of rain, snow, or a mix of both. It appears this weather will hold for the remainder of December and into the…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 12-10-2018

December 10, 2018 Hayward Lakes Area Outdoor Report Steve Suman   The extended forecast (for what it is worth) shows highs in the low 30s for this week and next, with few chances of precipitation. The following two weeks indicate highs in the low to mid 20s, also with few expectations for precipitation. This will…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 12-3-2018

Steve Suman The forecast for this week indicates average to slightly below average temperatures and a few chances for mostly light snow (but always subject to change!) The average temperatures for this time in December include highs in the upper 20s and lows in the lower double-digits. Lack of snow cover is helping lake ice…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 11-27-2018

By: Steve Suman Following this week’s cold start, the forecast predicts somewhat moderate temperatures and possible snow accumulation of up to four inches Wednesday through Thursday. After dealing with single-digit lows Monday and Tuesday, highs in the 30s the end of the week will feel almost tropical! (Almost…) The Hayward Lakes Visitor and Convention Bureau…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 11-20-2018

By:Steve Suman The forecast for this week offers a wide variety of weather options (other than balmy, 70-degree days), with everything from rain to snow, sun to clouds, and temperatures ranging from single-digit nights to 40-something daytime highs. At this time, conditions look good Wednesday through Thursday for people traveling for Thanksgiving celebrations. Happy Thanksgiving!…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Reports 11-13-2019

By: Steve Suman Another cold week ahead, though warming toward the end of it and maybe through the end of this month – and by “warming” it means back to more normal (i.e., less cold) average temperatures. The gun deer season opener is this Saturday and the forecast predicts mid-20 highs, with light snow possible.…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 11-6-2018

By: Steve Suman Look for this week to bring rain, snow, and dropping temperatures into the weekend. This could continue for another week, but then see a slight warming trend (though “warming” might be misleading). The long-range prediction for this winter is warmer and drier than average, but apparently it does not take effect within…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 10-23-2018

By: Steve Suman Judging from this week’s forecasts, the first part of the week is the best time for most outdoor recreation, though waterfowl hunters will surely appreciate the weather Thursday into and/or through the weekend. Still, the temperatures remain somewhat mild, so do not allow “chances” of showers (whatever their makeup) deter you from…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 9-18-2018

By: Steve Suman The forecast indicates a cooler (lows in the 40s; highs in the 60s), wet week, but current radar does not appear to support the wet. Regardless, the prediction is for sunshine and blue skies for Saturday, Sept. 22, and the 34th Annual Hayward Fall Festival. Come partake in the food, entertainment, arts…

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Outdoor Report 9-10-2018

by: Steve Suman The forecast for this week, with the exception of possible rain early and late in the week, is about as good as it gets in mid September! Get out and enjoy these days – the Farmer’s Almanac predicts a long, cold, and snowy winter! “Less daylight and cool temperatures are lowering water…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 9-3-2018

By: Steve Suman The forecast through Tuesday is for “wet,” but then mostly clear and sunny days into the weekend! Mild fall weather includes lows in the mid to upper 40s and highs in the low 70s and that is great for all outdoor recreation. Get out and take advantage of these days while you…

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