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RICH SIMAK
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FISHING REPORT
7/29/14 8:25 PM CST
Conditions: Night Time Air Temp: 66° - 70° F Water Temp: 71° - 75° F
Great musky fishing continues in the Hayward area. An evening outing yielded 2 caught (up to 38 inches) and one bruiser lost. All fish were weed fish. Fish were moving on bulldawgs and cowgirls. Again, planning some after dark time paid dividends.


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HAYWARD LAKES VCB
HAYWARD LAKES VCB
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FISHING REPORT
7/29/14 9:36 AM CST
FISHING REPORT Steve Suman July 28, 2014

Muskie: Muskie action slowed, but anglers fishing bucktails, Bull Dawgs, gliders, spinnerbaits, plastics, topwaters, and suckers are catching fish on weedlines/weed edges in 8-15 feet during late evening and dropping barometric pressure.

Walleye: Walleye action is best in 8-30 feet of water near weed edges, sand, gravel, brush, bogs, bars, rock, and mid-lake structure. Try leeches and crawlers on jigs, split shot rigs, and under slip bobbers, and Beetle Spins, crankbaits, and stickbaits.

Northern Pike: Northern action is good on weeds and weed edges, bars and bay openings in 4-18 feet of water. Top baits include suckers, spinners, spinnerbaits, spoons, bucktails, crankbaits, and stickbaits. For trophy pike, go deeper with larger baits.

Largemouth Bass: Largemouth action is good to excellent in shallow, thick weeds, wood, brush, bogs, rocks, docks, and lily pads with plastics, crankbaits, spinners/spinnerbaits, jigs, buzz baits, and topwaters.

Smallmouth Bass: Smallmouth moved to deeper sand, rock, and gravel bottoms and bars in 10-25 feet. Best baits include tubes, plastics, and crankbaits in crayfish colors, and leeches, crawlers, and walleye suckers fished on jigs or live bait rigs.

Crappie: Crappie fishing is good to excellent, with bigger fish out to 24 feet (suspending) near deeper brush, bogs, cribs, and weedlines. Try crappie minnows, waxies, worms, Mini-Mites, Tattle-Tails, and tubes under slip bobber rigs.

Bluegill: Bluegill fishing is very good for bigger fish on deeper weed edges, bogs, brush, cribs, and mud flats with waxies, worms, leaf worms, leeches, and plastics on jigs or plain hooks, and poppers.

Upcoming Events Through July 31: Illegal to allow dogs to run on DNR lands and Federal WPA (see regs for exceptions). Aug. 1: Application deadline: Fall turkey; Horicon goose; Wolf; Bobcat; Fisher; Otter; Sharp-tailed grouse; Upriver Winnebago system sturgeon spearing. Aug. 2: Flambeau River State Forest Outdoor Camp Cooking (715-332-5271). Aug. 3: Hayward Lakes Chapter Muskies, Inc. Kids Fishing Day (715-634-4543). Aug. 5-12: Hunter Education course at Hayward Middle School. (715-558-5371). Aug. 9-10: Project Appleseed at Hayward Rod & Gun Club (715-466-5145). Aug. 14-17: Sawyer County Fair (715-934-2721). Aug. 17: Hayward Bass Club Youth Bass Tournament on Chippewa Flowage (405-227-1789). Aug. 23: Remaining fall turkey permits go on sale. Aug. 23: S.C.O.P.E. Family Fun Day (715-558-5371). Through Aug. 31: Training dogs by pursuing bear (see regs. for exceptions).

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.

WHITE MANOR RESORT
WHITE MANOR RESORT
Joined: 7/21/2013
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FISHING REPORT
7/28/14 9:26 AM CST
Fishing is awesome out on Nelson Lake. Still biting from the docks. Kids are loving that. Its been a great summer so far. Families are happy. Cool


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RICH SIMAK
RICH SIMAK
Joined: 6/3/2011
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FISHING REPORT
7/27/14 11:18 AM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny
With the absence of an extended hot spell in the Hayward area this summer fishing continues to be outstanding. Walleye can be found in the weeds in clear water lakes. Musky are also active in main lake areas near deep water. Be sure to schedule some fishing around twilight or even into the darkness for best results.

[This post was last edited on 7/27/14 at 11:20 AM]

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grizwald
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7/23/14 7:47 PM CST
been hearing good reports on moose. good bite on crappie and walleye. 46 inch muskie boated last week. Wink

wale
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7/23/14 11:49 AM CST
hows moose lake around this time of year?

RICH SIMAK
RICH SIMAK
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FISHING REPORT
7/23/14 11:20 AM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 81° - 88° F Water Temp: 71° - 75° F
Smallmouth bass fishing is very good on the clear water lakes. Fish can be found on main lake humps and points with rocks or weeds. Depths can be as deep as 23 feet depending on the current conditions. With moderate water temperatures many are still fairly shallow. A good evening walleye bite continues on similar weedy locations.


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TOM BOLEY
TOM BOLEY
Joined: 3/27/2011
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FISHING REPORT
7/22/14 6:56 PM CST
Overall musky action has really picked up throughout the area. We are seeing bigger fish as well as more fish much more frequently. With the lack of consistency in the weather the key has been fishing in the moment. Paying attention to the current weather conditions and fishing accordingly. During fronts fishing shallow and fast with bucktails and topwaters whas been the most productive. During post frontal conditions fishing the edges of deeper structure with erratic swimbaits has gotten bites when nothing else will. Smallmouth action was fair this past week. On the deep clear lakes dropshotting has been our go to. Look for deep rock and crib combinations in depths up to 25 feet. Paying attention to your graph and looking for bait fish out around these rock reefs has been key to eliminating unproductive spots. On the Chippewa Flowage smallmouth action has been decent with a lot of fish coming on shallow cranks and plastics. Mid lake gravel humps in depths ranging from 3 to 12 have been the most productive. We have also been getting a bunch of bonus walleye while casting for smallmouth.

Here is a short clip of a nice musky on the Figure 8 this past week. Enjoy! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oz7Tqgj83uQ&feature=youtu.be

HAYWARD LAKES VCB
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FISHING REPORT
7/22/14 8:34 AM CST
FISHING REPORT Steve Suman July 21, 2014

Muskie: Muskie action is good on shallow weedlines, weed edges, and points, and in/on weed beds with bucktails, gliders, divers, and topwaters.

Walleye: Walleye action is best in early morning and late evening into after dark. Fish deep water (to 24 feet or deeper) during the day and shallower water in evening hours. Work weeds, wood, brush, bogs, gravel, and humps with leeches and crawlers on slip bobbers rigs or jigs, or troll/cast stick and crank baits.

Northern Pike: Anglers are catching good numbers of northern pike, though many are fishing for muskies and bass in weeds and along weed edges in 5-17 feet of water. When pike are active, bait choice is not critical – use northern suckers, spinners, spinnerbaits, spoons, swim baits, bucktails, and crank/stick baits. For trophy pike, fish bigger baits in deeper water.

Largemouth Bass: Largemouth action is very good to excellent on most waters, with fish in shallow, heavy cover out to about 12 feet. Target thick weeds and weed edges, slop, lily pads, stumps, logs, bogs, and docks with jigs and plastics (rigged worms, leeches, weedless frogs/topwaters), spinner and crank baits.

Smallmouth Bass: Smallmouth fishing is good on deeper rock, gravel, wood, and other structure out to 20 feet and more. Best baits include crankbaits, tubes, leeches, crawlers, and topwaters. Crawdad colors are a great choice for artificials!

Crappie: Crappies are in depths from four to more than 20 feet, depending on lake, weather, and time of day. Look for them in/on weeds, weedlines, brush, bogs, cribs, mud flats, and suspending over deeper water. Top bait choices include crappie minnows, waxies, worms, plastics, tube jigs, and Gulp! baits fished on jigs, with or without bobbers.

Bluegill: Bluegills are on deeper water weed edges, mud flats, and holding with crappies. Best baits include waxies, worms, crawlers, leeches, Berkley baits, and plastics on teardrops, small jigs, and plain hooks, fished with or without bobbers.

Upcoming Events July 24-26: 55th Annual Lumberjack World Championships (715-634-2484). July 26-27: Project Appleseed event at Indianhead Rifle & Pistol Club (715-466-5145). July 27: Hayward Bass Club Chippewa Flowage Open (405-227-1789). Through July 31: Illegal to allow dogs to run on DNR lands and Federal WPA (see regs for exceptions). Aug. 1: Application deadline: Fall turkey; Horicon goose; Wolf; Bobcat; Fisher; Otter; Sharp-tailed grouse; Upriver Winnebago system sturgeon spearing. Aug. 2: Flambeau River State Forest Outdoor Camp Cooking (715-332-5271). Aug. 3: Hayward Lakes Chapter Muskies, Inc. Kids Fishing Day (715-634-4543). Aug. 5-12: Hunter Education course at Hayward Middle School. (715-558-5371). Aug. 9-10: Project Appleseed at Hayward Rod & Gun Club (715-466-5145). Aug. 14-17: Sawyer County Fair (715-934-2721). Aug. 17: Hayward Bass Club Youth Bass Tournament on Chippewa Flowage (405-227-1789). Aug. 23: Remaining fall turkey permits go on sale. Aug. 23: SCOPE Family Fun Day (715-558-5371). Through Aug. 31: Training dogs by pursuing bear (see regs. for exceptions).

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.

unclesmallie
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FISHING REPORT
7/14/14 7:44 PM CST
Hayward area crappies and smallie.

[This post was last edited on 7/14/14 at 7:45 PM]
HAYWARD LAKES VCB
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7/14/14 8:44 AM CST
FISHING REPORT Steve Suman July 14, 2014

Muskie: Muskie fishing continues to improve, with anglers seeing good numbers of fish and reporting many follows. Concentrate on shallow to mid-depth weeds, weed edges, points, breaks, and humps. The most productive baits include bucktails, Bull Dawgs, gliders, divers, topwaters, spinnerbaits, and suckers on quick-strike rigs.

Walleye: Walleye action is consistent and good to outstanding. Target deep weeds, breaklines, rock, sand bars, humps, brush, and bogs in 12-20 feet of water. In the evening hours, work similar structure in shallow water. Anglers are catching fish with leeches and crawlers on slip bobbers and live bait rigs, jigs and fatheads, and cast/trolled Rapalas, Scatter Raps, crankbaits, and stickbaits.

Northern Pike: Northern pike fishing is fair to very good. Look for good numbers of smaller pike in shallower weeds and weedlines, while trophy pike are in deeper water near weedlines, structure, and baitfish. Top producing baits include northern suckers, spinners, spinnerbaits, spoons, bucktails, swim baits, crankbaits, and chatterbaits.

Largemouth Bass: Largemouth action is very good. Look for largemouth in/near weeds, wood, lily pads, docks, brush, bogs, and slop in depth out to about 12 feet. Baits of choice include rigged plastics (worms, tubes, creatures, frogs), spinners, spinnerbaits, crankbaits, and topwaters, as well as fatheads, crawlers, and leeches on live bait rigs or under slip bobbers.

Smallmouth Bass: Smallmouth fishing is very good, with fish in/on deeper water wood, rock bars, and breaklines. Best baits include leeches, crawlers, fatheads, sucker minnows, plastics, tubes, spinnerbaits, swim jigs, and some surface baits.

Crappie: Crappie action is fair to good, with fish now in/suspending over deeper water (to 20 feet) near weeds, woods, cribs, and brush. Crappie minnows, waxies, plastics, and Gulp! Alive Minnows on jigs or plain hooks and fished under slip bobbers are all productive baits.

Bluegill: Bluegills finished spawning and moved to their summer habitat. Great numbers of smaller fish are in shallow water in/near weeds, brush, bogs, docks, and other structure. Bigger ‘gills are in deeper water (5-18 feet) around weedlines, gravel, rock, wood, and mud flats. Waxies, worms, leaf worms, crawlers, leeches, plastics, and Gulp! baits on jigs or plain hooks, Tattle-Tails, and topwaters all work well.

Upcoming Events July 15: Turtle season open statewide (see regs. for exceptions). July 15-20: LCO Honor the Earth Pow Wow (715) 634-8934). July 18-20: Birchwood Bluegill Festival (800-236-2252). July 24-26: 55th Annual Lumberjack World Championships (715-634-2484). July 27: Hayward Bass Club Chippewa Flowage Open (405-227-1789). Through July 31: Illegal to allow dogs to run on DNR lands and Federal WPA (see regs for exceptions). Aug. 1: Application deadline: Fall turkey; Horicon goose; Wolf; Bobcat; Fisher; Otter; Sharp-tailed grouse; Upriver Winnebago system sturgeon spearing. Aug. 2: Flambeau River State Forest Outdoor Camp Cooking (715-332-5271). Aug. 9-10: Project Appleseed event at Hayward Rod & Gun Club (715-466-5145). Aug. 23: Remaining fall turkey permits go on sale. Through Aug. 31: Training dogs by pursuing bear (see regs. for exceptions).

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
Joined: 3/27/2011
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FISHING REPORT
7/11/14 1:42 PM CST
Most of this week we spent going after smallmouth on The Big Chip as well as Grindstone and Round. Action has been good overall. Decent numbers with a few nice fish mixed in every trip. On clear water look for rock flats/breaks in depths ranging from 5 to 15 feet. The key is the relation to these spots to the main lake. The more centered these spots are to big water the more productive they will be. On the Flowage we have had good topwater action during the mornings and evenings. Midday we have had good luck on squarebill crankbaits as well as an assortment of plastics. Look for shorelines with a rock and wood mix. With this cooler weather the surface temps have been cool in the mornings pulling a lot of fish close to the bank and making for ideal topwater action. Musky have been a bit slower. Monday we fished 8 hours and in 1 hour we saw 7 and missed 2. That is the way the action has been this week. The crazy weather we have had has really put a damper on any sort of consistency. On Tuesday we fished clear deep water and moved 3 really nice fish just couldn’t get

RICH SIMAK
RICH SIMAK
Joined: 6/3/2011
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FISHING REPORT
7/9/14 9:12 AM CST
Conditions: Night Time
Don't forget the panfish. Pictured are fish caught in June on Hayward's deep clear lakes. The perch came off rocks. The crappie were caught out of weeds. Twilight and after dark are best to contact crappie in the warm summer months.


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tight_lines
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7/9/14 8:46 AM CST
Tim, it all depends on where the best fishing is. Because I only have a 30 horse jet drive on my boat so I don't have the ability to scoot around as fast as most people. We may just sleep in my truck for a night. It's only going to be a day and a half trip. Thanks, Allan.

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7/8/14 3:10 PM CST
Tight Lines, there are several boat landings around the flowage. Where you staying at when you visit the area?

TC


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