Outdoor Report

Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 1-15-2019

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 and…

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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 10 15-2018

by: Steve Suman This week’s cool, dry start should continue through the week, with highs rising through Friday, followed by another cooling trend. However, with so many recreational opportunities in the North Woods during the brief fall season, do not waste time worrying about the weather! “Despite cool temperatures and rain, anglers reported some success…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 10-9-2018

Steve Suman   The forecast indicates cool and wet through Thursday and then mostly just cool, with some chilly nighttime lows through the weekend. Flannel shirt and jacket weather – get out and enjoy it while you can!   “In the Quiet Lakes area, it is time to break out the fall clothing,” says Pat…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 10-2-2018

by: Steve Suman Forecasts state “chances for rain” nearly every day this week, which is great for waterfowlers, but not so much for those who enjoy other outdoor pursuits. Next week looks a bit better, however, with a slight warming trend. The weather this time of year requires great flexibility in choosing the appropriate attire…

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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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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 8-27-2018

by: Steve Suman This week is starting with some rough weather (severe storms, heavy rain), but looks to improve Wednesday and Thursday – and then more rain possible. However, forecasts and reality are not always synonymous, so make and follow your recreational plans, but keep an eye on the sky. “Fishing is rather slow,” says…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 8-20-2018

by: Steve Suman The forecast predicts another mild, comfortable week ahead, at least Tuesday through Thursday when chances for showers make a return. The weekend could be nice, too, if rain forecasts do not reach fruition. Enjoy the North Woods! “Ample rain led to many hatches of mosquitoes, blackflies, horseflies, and deer flies,” says Pat…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 8-13-2018

By: Steve Suman It would be difficult to ask for a more appealing forecast than what is on tap from now through Sunday (though forecasts are never for certain!) Mild, sunny, and perfect for all outdoor recreation – get outdoors and make good use of it! “Fishing improved somewhat in the last week,” says Pat…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 8-6-2018

by: Steve Suman Note: The public boat landing for Lost Land Lake is under construction.  The Retreat At Lost Land Lake, 9216 W Brandt Road, Hayward, WI  is opening their boat launch to the public during this time.  Thank you!  The forecast for the remainder of this week is encouraging, with most highs in the…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 7-30-2018

By: Steve Suman The forecast for this first week of August includes highs in the lower 80s, lows in the upper 40s, and chances for rain and/storms a few days. The majority of the week looks to be outstanding, so take advantage of these near-perfect days! REMINDER: August 1 is the application deadline for hunters…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 7-24-2018

By: Steve Suman   The forecast for this week is much like a repeat of last week, with chances of mid-week showers and then partly cloudy skies and mild temperatures through the weekend. This is great recreational weather for the last week of July! “Bring bug spray,” says Pat at Happy Hooker, “biting flies and…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 7-16-2018

By: Steve Suman The forecast predicts a fine week through Wednesday, with showers possible Thursday and maybe Friday, then back to mild, sunny weather. Enjoy! “Fish are feeding in early morning and at night,” says Pat at Happy Hooker. “Anglers can catch fish during the day, but boat traffic, heat, and sun affect the bite.…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 7-9-2018

by:  Steve Suman According to current forecasts, the week ahead should be warm, sunny, and dry. The exception is possible thunderstorms Wednesday night through Thursday, but then right back to warm and sunny. This is summer prime time for all outdoor recreation – make good use of it! “A savvy old angler once told me…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 7-2-2018

By: Steve Suman The forecast for most of this week includes warm (to warmer) temperatures and clear skies – except for chances of showers Wednesday, July 4… Well, of course. That is only one day out of the week, however, and “sometimes” the forecasts are wrong. It is summer – get out and enjoy all…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 6-25-2018

By: Steve Suman Musky Fest weekend participants enjoyed nearly perfect weather, without a hint of rain or thunderstorms, which was quite a change from the previous weekend. This week, look for a mix of weather from wet to hot by the weekend, but with pleasant days intermixed. “Thunderstorms a weekend ago raised lake levels more…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 6-18-2018

By: Steve Suman Severe weather in the North Woods made for a rough weekend. This week’s forecast (should it hold true) shows a reprieve and some very pleasant weather, at least until possible showers Friday. If you plan to travel in the area this week, particularly north of Hayward, check ahead for road closures and…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 6-6-2018

By: Steve Suman The forecast for this week predicts mild temperatures, with chances for rain thunderstorms, and (for some) – relief from the 90-degree temperatures. Great weather for nearly all outdoor recreation! “Summer-like temperatures are giving way to spring-like conditions,” says Pat at Happy Hooker. “Water temperatures in the upper 70s should cool with the…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 5-28-2018

By: Steve Suman It’s been a hot time in the North Woods, but this week’s forecast shows rain chances possible throughout the week, with cooler temperatures breaking the “warm” spell. For a change, it appears the weekend will see very nice conditions for most outdoor activities. Summer weather is here – take advantage of it!…

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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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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 3-6-2018

  By: Steve Suman The North Woods is receiving another healthy shot of snow to start the week, but the forecast shows mostly cloudy after Tuesday, with daytime highs pushing into the 40-degree range by the weekend. Love it or hate it, Daylight Saving Time begins this Sunday, March 11, so do not forget to…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 2-26-2018

by: Steve Suman The Birkie had plenty of fresh snow (more than a foot!) this past weekend, but a sunny and mild Monday started this week. Aside from a chance of snow Wednesday, the forecast shows most of this week with highs pushing 40 degrees nearly every day! “Anglers should note gamefish season closes March…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 2-19-2018

  By: Steve Suman Snow and wind to start the week, a few days with “milder” weather, followed by more snow just in time for the 44th Annual American Birkebeiner Saturday February 24. Cross-country ski trails are in good condition and snowmobile trails are good to very good. Finally, although there is surely plenty of…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 2-12-2018

  by: Steve Suman The forecast for this week shows high temperatures from 15 to 40 degrees and lows from -6 to 20 degrees, with a few snow chances. It will be winter in the North Woods for a while yet, but we are already almost in the second half of February! The 2018 Sawyer…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 2-5-2018

  By: Steve Suman The forecast indicates a decent, though somewhat cold week ahead, followed by warmer temperatures next week, an oft-repeated cycle this winter. It IS winter, so dress for the day and get out and enjoy any outdoor recreation the North Woods offers! “Fishing interest fell off somewhat with the arrival of more…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 1-29-2018

by: Steve Suman This week’s forecast seems to change nearly hourly, but general indications are for a return to cold (i.e., seasonal) temperatures. A front currently scheduled to arrive Tuesday “could” bring some snow accumulation, as could Arctic air arriving mid-week. Enjoy! It’s winter in the North Woods! “Recent snowfall renewed the snowmobile and ski…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 1-22-2018

  By: Steve Suman The new, additional snow is welcome by snowmobilers and cross-country skiers, but less so by the ice anglers. While the “current” forecast continues to shift, it appears much of this week could be mild and somewhat clear, with 40 degrees Friday. Looks like a good week to catch up on some…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 1-15-2018

  by: Steve Suman Weather this week could be interesting! Forecasts indicate another “break” from the cold, with highs in the mid to upper 20s and even into the 30s late in the week. Late in the weekend, there is “potential” for a large storm. This is good incentive to get out and enjoy the…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 1-8-2018

  by: Steve Suman The North Woods receives a brief, but well-deserved break the first part of this week, enjoying a few 30-degree temperatures. What a welcome respite! Take time to get outside and enjoy it while you can! “Bitter, freezing, cold weather affected all outdoor activities during the holiday season,” says Pat at Happy…

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