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grizwald
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FISHING REPORT
11/22/14 5:44 PM CST
Ice Depth: 6" Conditions: Cloudy Air Temp: 36° - 40° F
Out again on that same 100 acre lake. 6 inches of ice today. Kept 9 crappie in that 9 to 11 inch range.

Wright6
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11/21/14 10:54 AM CST
Hayward bait did not have many because their ponds froze out. Since they normally don't purchase their bait from a vendor they have hard time getting suckers when they are in high demand. The vendors give them to their regular paying customers. Stone Lake bait did not have them this year because the guy feels he loses to much money on them. Other than that I thought they were fairly easy to find once they time was right to use them. I am also sure a lot of these places reserve them for the guides. Either way it sucks to pay 8-12 bucks for them. It would be nice if all this evasive species weren't around so guys could net them like the old days.

HAYWARD LAKES VCB
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FISHING REPORT
11/18/14 9:38 AM CST
FISHING REPORT Week of November 17, 2014 Steve Suman

Heavy snow and cold temperatures quickly shut down open water fishing in the North Woods. The 2014 season was not a bad one, but a bit abbreviated since it started late with the spring gamefish opener frozen out for the second straight year. The sudden end is not all ‘that’ early, however, as traditionally many anglers ice fished during the regular gun deer season. It looks to be a long ice fishing season, so do not push the limits by taking chances on early ice!

Upcoming Events Nov.15: Trout and salmon fishing closed on downstream Lake Superior tributaries (see regs). Nov.20: Seasons close: Turkey; Crow. Nov. 20-Dec. 8: Relic Riders vintage and antique snowmobile display; Northern Lakes Co-op Cabin Shop. Nov.22: Regular gun deer season opens. Nov.25: Duck season closes in north zone. Nov.30: Seasons close: Regular gun deer; Muskie; Turtle. Dec. 1: DNR Lake Superior fisheries public meeting, 6:30-9 p.m. Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center, Ashland. Dec. 1-31: Extended fall turkey season in zones 1-5.

Hayward Lakes Visitor and Convention Bureau and Sawyer County Record co-sponsor this report. For more information on area events and activities, visit the HLVCB’s Calendar of Events or call 800-724-2992.

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11/11/14 5:26 PM CST
When the shops do have them, the suckers are just there for window licking anyhow, though it appears.

A good friend of mine was in one of the shops after calling and asking if they had suckers a few weeks ago, to stock up for a day trip in which we typically use 4-7 suckers. After seeing a tank full of suckers, the shop owner told him that there was a one sucker per customer rule in place. Buddy laughed and ordered a half dozen, to which the owner laughed and said no. Really? Some walking out of and heading to the next place a few miles down the road that was ready to sell to us in quantity, was the order for the day. In the future, I'll bring the bait from home, where the suppliers work extremely hard to keep us happy, and I have no issue getting big suckers in quantity.

danimalw
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11/11/14 4:05 PM CST
When will the Hayward area ever emerge with a decent bait supplier? For the last five years I've been transporting suckers from southern WI by means of two large coolers and a cogerette light adapter aquarium because 1) suckers are pathetically small 2) likely bait shops don't have even pathetically small suckers or 3) they charge bait shops $10+ each because of short supply.

I for one am tired of their excuses and shenanigans. It's their profession, and they fail miserably year after year. I haven't even heard a good story about trying to improve their supply. For these reasons, I do not rely on local bait shops for musky suckers. I really just hate to even support the people supplying them with live bait. Just had to vent because the suppliers are just more terrible every year.

HAYWARD LAKES VCB
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11/11/14 9:12 AM CST
FISHING REPORT November 10, 2014 Steve Suman

Muskie: Late fall is prime time for big muskies and you have until November 30 to catch this year’s trophy! Work weedlines, weed beds, weed edges, wood, rock, cribs, channels, and drop-offs in depths to about 25 feet. Muskie suckers on quick-strike rigs are producing the most catches, though anglers are also catching fish with jerkbaits, gliders, Bull Dawgs, and other plastics.

Walleye: Walleye fishing is fair to good, depending on the day, with best action (as always) during low light conditions. During the day, fish structure, breaks, and mud flats in depths to more than 30 feet. In the evening, fish weeds in depths to 10 feet. Walleye suckers and fatheads on jigs or live bait rigs are the prime producers. Use bigger baits for bigger fish.

Northern Pike: Northern pike action is good on weedlines, weed edges, points, and near baitfish in 8-22 feet of water. Northern suckers are the go-to bait, but anglers are also catching fish on crankbaits, minnow baits, spinnerbaits, and spoons.

Largemouth Bass: The few anglers fishing largemouth are catching fish on weed beds in 4-14 feet of water with crankbaits, plastics, spinnerbaits, and minnows under bobbers.

Smallmouth Bass: Smallmouth fishing continues to improve on most waters in depths from 12-35 feet and deeper. Look for weeds, wood, mid-lake and rock humps, hard bottoms, breaks, and cribs. Best baits include walleye suckers, jigs/minnows, crawlers, drop-shot tubes, and plastics (crawfish, tubes, etc.)

Crappie: Crappie action continues to be good in the traditional fall hotspots. Look for fish suspending over deeper water in depths out to more than 20 feet, as well as along somewhat shallower weed edges and weedlines. Use your electronics and check the entire water column, particularly the lower end of it. Top bait choices include crappie minnows, waxies, plastics, and Gulp! baits on jigs or plains hooks, as well as jigging spoons and small spinners and crankbaits.

Bluegill: Bluegill anglers are taking some nice fish on weedlines, rock bars, and mud flats in depths out to 22 feet and more. Use waxies, leaf worms, crawler chunks, plastics, and Gulp! baits on jigs or plain hooks under slip bobbers.

Perch: Perch action is decent in deeper water on the deep, clear lakes and on weed edges on other waters. Fish for them on the bottom with crappie minnows, fatheads, and jigging spoons.

Upcoming Events Nov. 9: Mourning dove season closed. Nov.15: Trout and salmon fishing closes on downstream Lake Superior tributaries (see regs). Nov.20: Seasons close: Turkey; Crow. Nov.22: Regular gun deer season opens. Nov.25: Duck season closes in north zone. Nov.30: Seasons close: Regular gun deer; Muskie; Turtle. Dec. 1-31: Extended fall turkey season in zones 1-5.

Hayward Lakes Visitor and Convention Bureau and Sawyer County Record co-sponsor this report. For more information on area events and activities, visit the HLVCB’s Calendar of Events or call 800-724-2992.

MICAH LANGKAMP
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11/4/14 9:34 PM CST
My rigs are the simplest rig I've used to date. No rubberbands, hooks through the nose/lips or needles. I use a different type of wire through the nose with leads attached to an eyelet. I'd have to put a picture up for you to get the full concept but I can't before I get them in stores and have them out at the shows. With all the copying of ideas/baits etc. that goes on in the musky world I'm going to make sure people know that it's my design. It's a pretty simple rig which will be fairly easy to recreate or copy.

Pretty much every client that I had out this fall who got a chance to use them wanted to buy a few from me. I didn't have enough to sell at the time. I will have plenty to sell at the musky shows. You can call or email me if you have any more questions.

Thank you for your interest!


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NorthwoodsLabs
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11/4/14 7:56 PM CST
micah langkamp: whats the difference between your quick strike rigs and others? just wondering. thanks

HAYWARD LAKES VCB
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FISHING REPORT
11/4/14 9:03 AM CST
FISHING REPORT November 3, 2014 Steve Suman

Muskie: Decreasing temperatures are increasing muskie activity, with good to excellent action until the season closes November 30. Target weeds, wood, drop-offs, rocks, bars, cribs, and channels in 6-25 feet. Big suckers on quick-set rigs work best, but anglers are also catching fish on Bull Dawgs, bucktails, gliders, tubes, and crankbaits.

Walleye: Walleye fishing is fair to good. Concentrate on deeper water (to 30 feet and deeper) with big walleye suckers and fatheads on jigs or live bait rigs. Late afternoon into dark is the most productive time, but overcast days can also be good.

Northern Pike: This is a great time to catch big northerns! Work points and weedlines out to 16 feet with northern suckers, crankbaits, spinnerbaits, and spoons. Fish deeper water with bigger baits for trophy pike.

Largemouth Bass: In general, loss of weed cover ends most interest in largemouth fishing. However, you can have outstanding action if you can find them. Look for fish around deeper brush, bogs, rock, wood, and cribs. Live baits works well, as do crankbaits and plastics worked slowly around the cover.

Smallmouth Bass: Fall is a great time to catch big smallmouth and action is improving with fall’s progression. Fish deeper water weeds, wood, rock, and humps with walleye suckers, crawlers, tubes, and drop-shot rigs.

Crappie: Crappie action is good to excellent on most crappie waters. Look for brush, cribs, and weedlines in depths to 18 feet, as well as for fish suspending over deep water. Schools move and you will need to do so, too. Baits of choice include crappie minnows, waxies, plastics, tube jigs, Gulp! baits, and Jigging Rapalas. Use slip bobbers with live bait and plastics.

Bluegill: Bluegills are on rocks, cribs, brush, and weedlines out to about 18 feet. Use waxies, leaf worms, and small plastics, or try small minnows for the bigger ‘gills.

Perch: Fish perch around brush, cribs, and weedlines out to 18 feet and deeper with fatheads and crappie minnows on jigs or plain hooks.

Upcoming Events Nov. 1: Wild ginseng season closed. Nov. 2: Seasons opened (see regs): Beaver trapping; Otter trapping; Non-resident raccoon season. Nov. 3: Woodcock season closed. Nov. 4: Hayward Lakes Chapter Muskies, Inc. meeting at Coop’s Pizza, 7 p.m. (715-634-4543). Nov. 9: Mourning dove season closes. Nov.15: Trout and salmon fishing closes on downstream Lake Superior tributaries (see regs). Nov.20: Seasons close: Fall turkey; Fall crow. Nov.22: Regular gun deer season opens. Nov.25: Duck season closes in north zone. Nov.30: Seasons close: Regular gun deer; Muskie; Turtle. Dec. 1-31: Extended fall turkey season in zones 1-5.

Hayward Lakes Visitor and Convention Bureau and Sawyer County Record co-sponsor this report. For more information on area events and activities, visit the HLVCB’s Calendar of Events or call 800-724-2992.

JASON STEWART
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11/4/14 7:53 AM CST
Conditions: Cloudy
Musky are still putting the feed bag on. Not all fish are deep only eating suckers.....these fish chased and ate flies in about 6 feet of water. The smaller of the two came out of the water completely missing on it's first attempt to eat Kyle's fly. Then it took a swipe at my fly, finally eating Kyle's on the figure 8 next to the boat.

My fish came on a large articulated popper head fly, fished with a very heavy/fast sinking fly line. You get a good chug or two at the surface, then it dives down quickly.

Great time fishing with Kyle from Rose of No Man's Land, and congrats on their new shop! Good musky action this day made up for losing a personal best trout up on the South Shore of Lake Superior the day before. www.mnrose.com

Don't forget to Vote today!!!!

Cheers!

[This post was last edited on 11/4/14 at 8:11 AM]
MICAH LANGKAMP
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11/3/14 7:46 PM CST
I got out yesterday for my last day of the Hayward, WI musky season and went 1 for 1 on suckers using my newly developed quick-strike rig which I will have available at the musky shows early next year.

The fish I got on the sucker turned out to be a tiger. A great way to end the season in Hayward!

I also wanted to say thank you to all of you guys (and girls) that I fished with here in Hayward, WI this year. I had a blast. I'm looking forward to seeing you all next year!

I'm headed over to Green Bay to finish the 2014 musky season. Wish me luck! Cool


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MICAH LANGKAMP
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10/28/14 9:23 PM CST
last set of pics Cool


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MICAH LANGKAMP
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10/28/14 9:13 PM CST
more pics Cool


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MICAH LANGKAMP
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10/28/14 8:16 PM CST
more pics Cool


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MICAH LANGKAMP
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FISHING REPORT
10/28/14 8:04 PM CST
Musky bite for the past few days here in Hayward, Wisconsin has been excellent! We put 12 fish in the bag in the last 3 days of fishing including a couple 20 pounders. We've been using suckers on my newly developed quick-strike rigs (which will be available for musky show season) along with Medussas & Bulldawgs.

My client Chris along with his 2 sons Gary & Caleb did an excellent job putting fish in the boat on the Chippewa Flowage! Both Gary & Caleb got their first ever sucker fish! Congrats to the boys!

I have the 1st & 2nd of November (this Saturday & Sunday) open for guide trips if you're looking to get in on a hot bite! Cool


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