Outdoor Report

Hayward Lakes outdoor Report 5-22-2018

  By: Steve Suman This next week should be interesting. There are chances for showers starting mid-week and increasing for the weekend (some strong storms possible), followed by some very warm days through next Wednesday. However, it took a long time for spring/summer weather to arrive, so (mostly) no one will complain. Enjoy your Memorial…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 5-15-2018

By: Steve Suman The current forecast predicts warm and slightly windy weather, with rain possible toward the end of the week into the weekend. Spring’s late arrival makes 80-degree temperatures quite welcome, even if accompanied by precipitation. Ice is gone and fishing (and other water recreation) is on! “Welcome to the new season,” says Pat…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 5-7-2018

  by: Steve Suman Discussions during the preceding weeks centered on IF ice-out would occur before or after the gamefish opener. In the end, most lakes were open, with only the deep, clear lakes retaining ice. Sunshine and warm temperatures made the weekend very pleasant for anglers – and for anyone recreating in the North…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 4-30-2018

  by: Steve Suman This week starts with chance of rain and thunderstorms, which could be of great help in removing ice from the lakes. From at least Thursday (if not before) through the Saturday-Sunday May 5-6 fishing opener weekend, the weather looks nearly perfect, with moderately warm days and cool nights. Now all we…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 4-24-2018

  By: Steve Suman One week ago, the Hayward area was dealing with 20 inches of blowing snow. Now, with 65 degrees Monday and an extended forecast showing 60- to 70-degree highs in the next few weeks, it appears spring is (finally!) here for good. The sun and warm temperatures may or may not be…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 4-17-2018

  By: Steve Suman Technically, we are in the fourth week of spring. Real-life observations, however, indicate winter decided to extend (over-extend!) its stay. The forecast for this week shows a clearing, warming trend after mid-week and we can only hope it comes to fruition. Sunshine, wind, warm temperatures, and even some rain could go…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 4-10-2018

  By: Steve Suman Last Sunday’s sub-zero low temperatures were a bit of surprise, but this week’s forecast indicates a slight warming trend – though mixed with various types of precipitation. On a more positive note, the extended forecast shows the following week and the remainder of April with mild to warm temperatures. The warmer…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 4-2-2018

  by: Steve Suman Spring arrived in the North Woods, but apparently went into hiding! More than a foot of snow fell on the Hayward area this past Saturday, followed by an Easter Sunday morning low of near zero. The current forecast says two storm systems moving in late Monday afternoon/night through Tuesday could drop…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 3-25-2018

  Steve Suman Wet, windy, and warmer weather (even if it does not feel like it!) to start this week, with a Wednesday temperature of 51 degrees (so says the current forecast). Spring is “officially” in session, but this is early spring in the North Woods, so expect a diverse assortment of conditions for the…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 3-19-2018

By: Steve Suman If Tuesday’s forecast meets “expectations,” it will not seem like the official first day of spring (vernal equinox)! However, the remainder of the week looks mostly good, particularly for March in the North Woods. Erik at Hayward Bait says warmer temperatures created some slush areas on the ice, making for difficult travel.…

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