Outdoor Report

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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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 1-1-2018

By: Steve Suman The cold and snow continues, but if you can survive until Sunday, the forecast shows a warming trend. The high numbers will still be very similar – but they will be above zero! “This cold weather made some great ice,” says Pat at Happy Hooker, “and crews are finally able to stake…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 12-26-2017

  By: Steve Suman Winter “officially” started last Thursday, December 21, and the forecast certainly shows winter has arrived! This week is snow and cold, and cold and snow, and some days offer the combination. Cold temperatures will go a long way to building ice for anglers and snowmobilers, while new snow should help with…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 12-19-2017

By: Steve Suman This week’s forecast for the North Woods indicates snow from Wednesday into the weekend, followed by a major change to colder temperatures starting Saturday and continuing into the New Year. It would be most helpful to get the cold temperatures to build more ice depths before receiving any major snowfall, but the…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 12-11-2017

BY: Steve Suman Starting Tuesday evening, the forecast for the remainder of this week is as simple as a forecast can be – “chance of snow showers,” though the chances vary somewhat each day. Temperatures (according the current forecast) will not reach above 32 degrees, but will dip into single digits a few times. The…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 12-5-2017

  By: Steve Suman This week, the forecast promises a considerable change in weather patterns and temperatures that will bring joy or consternation, depending on personal recreational and lifestyle preferences. The temperatures in particular might come as a shock, as lows hit the single digits and with some highs only in the teens. If nothing…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 11-27-2017

by: Steve Suman The week ahead, according to the forecast, looks very pleasant for this time of year, starting out with sunshine and temperatures mostly in the upper 30s and into the 40s. Look for somewhat of a cooling trend to start later in the week, but even next weekend the highs will be in…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 11-21-2017

By: Steve Suman This week’s Hayward forecast – up to Friday – includes many “mostly sunny” days. Temperatures will spread across quite a range, often accompanied by some very strong winds. This Friday shows a high in the mid-40s, but with chances of various forms of precipitation. This is definitely one of those times when…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 11-13-2017

  by: Steve Suman The forecast for this week indicates a damp one, with moderate, more “seasonal” high temperatures until the coming weekend. The forecast shows lows for the week in the 20s and 30s, which combined with expected precipitation, could make for slippery driving conditions, especially in the early morning and evening hours. There…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 11-6-2017

by: Steve Suman Highs in the mid-20s to mid-30s this week, according to the forecasts, with lows in the teens – except for a predicted single-digit low Thursday night! The forecast also includes more snow, though not any appreciable amount (at this time.) If you are not ready and/or prepared for the transition from fall…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor report 10-30-2017

  by:  Steve Suman Forecasts show highs in the 30s/40s and lows in the 20s for much of this week, with chances for “mixed” types of precipitation. However, there is a warming trend at the end of the week and through the weekend. Dress for the occasion and you should be comfortable while pursuing your…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 10-23-2017

by: Steve Suman No matter your weather preference (barring 90 degrees, dry, and still), there should be at least one day this week that just about anyone should find favor. Probably just one day per person, per preference, but the forecast shows quite a mix! “The first frost finally made its way into northern Wisconsin,”…

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