Steve Suman The North Woods received an abundance (some might say over-abundance) of snow this past weekend. However, this heavy, water-laden snow combining with relatively mild temperatures and sunshine will likely delay some snowmobile and ski trail grooming and degrade already questionable ice conditions. The current forecast indicates no additional snowfall until the weekend, but…

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Steve Suman   At this time, the forecast for this week currently indicates a mostly moist week that includes drizzle, rain, sleet, snow and a combination of all, but with little to no accumulation (again, at this time). Temperatures remain somewhat milder, with highs primarily in the mid to high 30s. The current prediction for…

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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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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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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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  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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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  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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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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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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  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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  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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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  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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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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  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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  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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  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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  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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  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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