The Hayward Area is synonymous with fishing and just because the lakes are frozen doesn’t mean the fish aren’t biting. Pretty much what you can catch in the summer, you can catch in the winter. It doesn’t require a lot of gear either. Cut a hole in the ice, drop a line down in and sit back and enjoy the beauty of the Hayward Lakes in Northwest Wisconsin.
The Hayward Lakes Area boats hundreds of lakes of all different sizes with excellent ice fishing opportunities. These waters provide a diversity of prime habitat that hosts numerous species of fish including walleye, crappies, large and small mouth bass, jumbo perch and plentiful panfish.
If you love fishing and the great outdoors, the snow, the crisp, fresh air-ice fishing may be one of the best ways to spend a day outside this winter. Bundle up, fill your thermos with your favorite warm beverage and enjoy the solitude of a winter wonderland.
Or make it a fun day on the ice with the whole gang! Gather your friends and make it a fun social event on the ice. The kids (dogs) will love the adventure and playing in the snow. Enjoy friendship and good times with friends and family cooking up a tasty meal of fresh caught fish. It’s a memorable way to spend quality time with friends and family.
Today’s ice fishing gear makes it easy to stay warm on the ice and to have a safe, enjoyable time ice fishing. Hayward has well-stocked fishing shops and bait stores with knowledgeable, friendly staff that will help outfit you with the best gear, and provide helpful ice fishing tips.
Hayward’s fishing guides can put safety on the fish! If you’d rather leave the guesswork up to a pro, consider hiring an ice fishing guide to truly make your day ice comfortable and successful. Many times, ice fishing guides will provide all the equipment you need including cozy shelters.