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HAYWARD LAKES VCB
HAYWARD LAKES VCB
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FISHING REPORT
10/20/14 4:21 PM CST
FISHING REPORT October 20, 2014 Steve Suman Muskie: Muskie fishing is good to excellent around weeds, weedlines, channel edges, brush, and cribs in depths to 22 feet, though some fish are still holding near shallow cover. Top baits include large suckers on quick-set rigs, bucktails, Bull Dawgs/plastics, and crank, glide, minnow, and jerk baits.

Walleye: Walleye action is fair to good, depending on the day – anglers are catching fish during daytime on overcast days. Look for fish in deeper water (to 30 feet) with walleye suckers and fatheads on jigs and under slip bobbers.

Northern Pike: Northern pike are active on points and weedlines out to about 17 feet of water, with northern suckers, crankbaits, spinners, and spoons the baits of choice. Fish deeper water with bigger baits for trophy pike.

Bass: Bass fishing interest seems to wane with dropping water temperatures and the decrease in shallow weed cover. The fish are still there and eating, however! For largemouth, try plastics such as plastic worms and tubes, crank and stick baits, and live bait. For smallmouth, work mid-depth wood, rock, and cribs with walleyes suckers and crawlers on jigs, drop-shot, and live bait rigs.

Crappie: Crappie anglers continue to have very good success once they locate the fish that are primarily suspending over deeper water cover. Moore’s Bay, Blueberry Flats, and Pine Point are all prime fall destinations. Use crappie minnows, waxies, and Gulp! baits on small jigs or plain hooks fished under slip bobbers.

Bluegill: Bluegill fishing is not a top draw this time of year, but anglers who target ‘gills are catching some good fish. Work rock bars and weedlines in depths to 22 feet with waxies, leaf worms, crawler chunks, and plastics on small jigs or plain hooks, with or without bobbers.

Perch: Perch anglers are catching some nice perch on the deep, clear lakes (Round, Grindstone, LCO), though action is inconsistent. Fish jigs and fatheads in deeper water areas as well as mid-depth mud flats

Upcoming Events Oct. 18: Seasons opened (see regs): Raccoon hunting/trapping (resident); Red and gray fox hunting/trapping; Coyote trapping; Fisher trapping; Bobcat hunting/trapping Period 1; Pheasant; Quail; Ruffed grouse (Zone B); Hungarian partridge. Oct. 25: Seasons open: Muskrat; Mink. Nov. 20: Fall turkey season closes. Nov. 22-30: Regular gun deer season. Nov. 1: Wild ginseng season closes Nov. 2: Seasons open (see regs): Beaver trapping; Otter trapping; Non-resident raccoon season. Nov. 3: Woodcock season closes. 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.

TOM BOLEY
TOM BOLEY
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FISHING REPORT
10/19/14 11:16 PM CST
Short clip of some smallies on the 16th of October. Great Smallie action right now!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1pM_tcz5XB4

Take a look!

TOM BOLEY
TOM BOLEY
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10/19/14 6:22 PM CST
Awesome smallmouth bite going on everywhere in Hayward. Focusing on deepwater cribs and and rock. 20-35 feet. Suckers and bulky crayfish jigs take the cake for best lures. Musky action has been good as well. Good Luck.

MICAH LANGKAMP
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10/19/14 1:57 PM CST
More pics from last post Cool


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MICAH LANGKAMP
MICAH LANGKAMP
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10/19/14 1:49 PM CST
Musky bite here in Hayward, WI continues to be great! Over the past few days we've put a good number of fish in the bag on suckers & bulldawgs. Neckdown areas with bait on them have been holding fish along with some deep water spots.

I guided husband and wife Matt & Vanessa for a part of their honeymoon (3 days on the water) and we put a total of 7 fish in the bag. I was honored to be a part of their marriage celebration and we had a great time on the water together!

We were 3 for 4 on suckers using my newly developed quick-strike rig which will be in stores before next season.

I am booked solid through the 28th of October but do have the 29th-31st available if you're looking to get out and chase some pigs. Cool

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MICAH LANGKAMP
MICAH LANGKAMP
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10/14/14 10:55 PM CST
Black max

D&B and Jenks both have them right now


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10/14/14 10:25 AM CST
Do the bait shops have a good supply of suckers

MICAH LANGKAMP
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10/13/14 7:41 PM CST
More pics from last post….

[This post was last edited on 10/13/14 at 7:49 PM]

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MICAH LANGKAMP
MICAH LANGKAMP
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10/13/14 7:36 PM CST
Musky fishing here in Hayward, WI has been good to excellent. In our last 4 outings we put 11 fish in the boat. Half were on suckers and the other half were on suicks, ss shads & bulldawgs. We've been finding fish in neck down areas along with steep breaks that have baitfish on them. If you're looking to get out and chase some hawgs give me a shout! Cool


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ob1955
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10/13/14 12:00 PM CST
Water Temp: 51° - 55° F
Spef, fished grindstone and round for smallies oct. 10 and 11th water temp in the low to mid 50's. Bite was tough and the water clarity was low on both lakes. Would imagine the bite will really turn on when the water cleans up.

HAYWARD LAKES VCB
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10/13/14 8:35 AM CST
FISHING REPORT October 13, 2014 Steve Suman

Muskie: Muskie action is improving as we move into late fall and cooler water. Look for fish in 2-18 feet of water, near weeds, breaklines, drop-offs/edges, cribs, rock bars, and channels. Live suckers on quick-strike rigs are working well, but bucktails, tubes, twitch baits, jerkbaits, minnow baits, stickbaits, Bull Dawgs, and topwaters are also all catching fish.

Walleye: Walleye anglers report improved success with the cooling water temperatures. Look for fish in 15-30 feet of water on weeds, weed edges, brush, and breaklines. Look for some fish shallower in the evening hours. Best producing baits include walleye suckers, fatheads, and crawlers on jigs, split shot rigs, and live bait rigs fished under slip bobbers, or try crank and stick baits. It is hard to beat jigs and minnows. For bigger fish, go with bigger bait.

Northern Pike: Northern pike are active and this is a good time to catch big fish. Work weedlines, points, and areas holding panfish in 8-15 feet of water with sucker minnows, Mepps/spinners, spoons, and bucktails.

Largemouth Bass: Largemouth action slowed with the dropping temperatures, but you can still catch fish on deeper weedlines, wood, brush, and cribs with tubes, live bait, plastic worms, and crankbaits.

Smallmouth Bass: Smallmouth fishing is improving for those who chase them, with fish holding on deeper weedlines, wood, rock, and humps. Try walleye suckers, crawlers, tubes, and crankbaits.

Crappie: Crappie anglers continue to do well on schooling fish, especially in Moore’s Bay, Crane Lake, and Blueberry Flats. Fish are along shallow weedlines and suspending over deeper water – and can be anywhere in the water column. Baits of choice include crappie minnows, fatheads, waxies, plastics, Mini-Mites, Tattle-Tales, tube jigs, and Gulp! baits on plain hooks or small jigs, fished under slip bobbers. Best success is later in the evening.

Bluegill: Bluegill fishing is decent, though few anglers are pursuing them at this time. Fish weedlines, bars, brush rock, and cribs out to 15 feet or more with waxies, leaf worms, plastics, and Gulp! baits.

Perch: Perch fishing is good and improving on the deep, clear lakes – Round, Grindstone, and Lac Courte Oreilles. Work both deeper water and shallow weedlines with fatheads or crappie minnows below slip bobbers.

Upcoming Events Oct. 18: Seasons open (see regs): Raccoon hunting/trapping (resident); Red and gray fox hunting/trapping; Coyote trapping; Fisher trapping; Bobcat hunting/trapping Period 1; Pheasant; Quail; Ruffed grouse (Zone B); Hungarian partridge. Oct. 21: CDAC meeting at Hayward Veterans Community Center; 7 p.m. (715-945-2771). Oct. 25: Seasons open: Muskrat; Mink. Nov. 20: Fall turkey season closes. Nov. 22-30: Regular gun deer season. 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.

Spef
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10/12/14 1:51 PM CST
Anybody with a recent observation on water temps from the big lakes, particularly LCO? Any word on the smallie bite? Thanks.

JASON STEWART
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10/7/14 8:14 PM CST
Mud Puppy bite is on....Smile Attached photo was from a family member out on the big chip, caught on a minnow. I don't even know what to say....(Other than this is why black is a good color for musky)

Come on out for the Fly Fishing Tourney at Treelands THUR/FRI/SAT

Lots of good info for those getting interested in fly fishing, and some raffles with proceeds going to the local fishery.

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MICAH LANGKAMP
MICAH LANGKAMP
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FISHING REPORT
10/7/14 8:00 PM CST
Conditions: Cloudy Air Temp: 41° - 45° F Water Temp: 51° - 55° F
The sucker bite is in full swing here in Hayward, WI! Over the last 4-5 days we've put a number of nice fish in the bag on suckers along with bulldawgs & SS shads. Steep breaks along with neck down areas are starting to be productive areas to fish. I had a great time guiding Jerry, Randy, Dee & Ken over the past few days. Dee got her first musky ever and Jerry got his personal best!

Give me a shout to book your Hayward, WI fall musky hunt! Cool


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10/7/14 3:09 PM CST
Thanks Deano, but i checked there before hand. Great information on past tournament though. Probably just to early. I had a couple friends that fished it and havent reached them yet and interested in how things went, last I heard was opening day and it was snowing like crazy.

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