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HAYWARD LAKES VCB
HAYWARD LAKES VCB
Joined: 6/3/2008
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FISHING REPORT
9/29/14 12:08 PM CST
FISHING REPORT Week of September 29, 2014 Steve Suman

Muskie: Muskie action is fair to very good. Work weedlines and drop-offs in 2-17 feet with bucktails, Bull Dawgs, spinnerbaits, plastics, gliders, topwaters (especially early and late), and suckers on quick-strike rigs.

Walleye: Walleyes are scattered, with the best bite during low light hours. Concentrate on gravel, brush, bogs, weeds, and other structure in 12-40 feet with crawlers, fatheads, and walleye suckers on jigs, slip bobbers, and live bait rigs. Trolled crank and stick baits also work well.

Northern Pike: Northern action is good on points, weeds, bars, flats, and structure out to 17 feet with northern suckers, spinners, spinnerbaits, spoons, bucktails, buzz, crank, and twitch baits.

Largemouth Bass: Largemouth fishing is inconsistent as the fish transition – you can catch them in 5-18 feet on weedlines, weed flats, cribs, and brush with plastics (worms, topwater frogs, tubes), spinners, crankbaits, fatheads, and crawlers.

Smallmouth Bass: Smallmouth action is also inconsistent and slow to fair. Fish weeds, wood, rocks, and breaks with walleye suckers, crawlers, crankbaits, drop-shot rigs, tubes, and topwaters.

Crappie: Crappie fishing is very good to excellent on Moore’s Bay, Blueberry Flats, and Crane Lake, and for suspending and schooling fish in 8-22 feet on weedlines, cribs, brush, and bogs. Top baits include crappie minnows, Gulp!, Mini-Mites, Tattle Tails, and plastics.

Bluegill: Catch bluegills on weed edges, weedlines, and rock bars in 5-30 feet with waxies, worms, leaf worms, crawler chunks, plastics, and Gulp! baits on jigs, teardrops, and plain hooks.

Perch: Perch are near bottom on shallow to deep weed edges and sand flats, depending on the lake and time of day. Use fatheads, crappie minnows, and leaf worms on jigs, split shot rigs, and/or slip bobbers.

Upcoming Events Sept. 27: Duck season opened in Northern Zone. Sept. 30: Woodcock season opens. Sept. 30: Seasons close: Inland trout; Lake Superior lake trout; Sturgeon on inland waters. Oct. 3-5: Hayward Lakes Chapter-Muskies, Inc. Fall Muskie Tournament (715-634-2921; 462-3055). Oct. 4: 36th Annual Stone Lake Cranberry Festival and Parade. Oct. 4-12: Special deer hunt for people with disabilities. Oct. 7: Bear season closes. Oct. 11: Fishing Has No Boundaries (FHNB) fall fundraiser at Flat Creek Inn & Suites (715-634-3185). Oct. 11-12: Youth deer hunt. Oct. 18: Seasons open: Raccoon hunting/trapping (resident); Red and gray fox hunting/trapping; Coyote trapping; Fisher trapping; Bobcat hunting/trapping Period 1. Oct. 21: CDAC meeting at Hayward Veterans Community Center; 7 p.m. (715-945-2771). Oct. 25: Seasons open: Muskrat; Mink.

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.

Fish4Musky
Fish4Musky
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Joined: 6/18/2013
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FISHING REPORT
9/29/14 8:13 AM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 71° - 75° F Water Temp: 66° - 70° F
Fished 3 different bodies of water Friday thru Sunday morning. Worse bite I've ever had. I focused on Muskie 90% of the time. Had 1 follow thru an eight on Friday morning. That was it. Never saw a fish after that. 2 guys throwing everything in the box at them. Fished shallow. Fished deep. And in between. I have a particular favorite body of water that is an action lake where I've caught lots of 30-38" fish and didn't see anything. Switched to bass fishing for a little while Sunday morning and got a descent walleye in the low 20" range. That was the only bite all weekend. Talked to a bunch of guys and they were having the same results. One guy said it was the worst he had seen in 20 years of coming up this time of year. Lots of boats pre fishing for the tournament next weekend. Beautiful scenery. Great weather for us not so much for the fish.

RICH SIMAK
RICH SIMAK
Joined: 6/3/2011
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FISHING REPORT
9/28/14 9:40 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 71° - 75° F Water Temp: 66° - 70° F
Top-water bite is still happening with unseasonably warm temperatures. That is likely to change soon.


Rich Simak Fishing Guide
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MICAH LANGKAMP
MICAH LANGKAMP
Joined: 4/17/2013
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FISHING REPORT
9/28/14 5:11 PM CST
Musky fishing for the past few days has been great to extremely tough.

Friday I had clients out on Round and we saw a total of 6 fish and put a nice 44" fish in the boat.

Saturday my clients and I had 2 fish chase suckers around out on Round but no takers. That was it for action.

Today was the toughest day of guiding I've had all year with not even a follow.

Hopefully the coldfront we have forecasted for tomorrow will get these fish moving once again. Cool


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Wright6
Wright6
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Joined: 2/5/2014
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9/25/14 8:12 AM CST
Suckers around Hayward have been virtually impossible to get. I am not sure if they are saving them for the guides or what, but most all the shops around the cities have a bunch of them if you live over that way. The good thing is we are still seeing a lot of fish on topwater and bucktails and catching a few. I would think a few of the follows could become hits with meat in the water. Anyway just wanted to throw it out there that there are suckers around the twin cities.

TOM BOLEY
TOM BOLEY
Joined: 3/27/2011
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FISHING REPORT
9/23/14 10:46 AM CST
Smallmouth action has been decent on a few lakes despite a couple of days with a tougher bite. We are seeing fish in a variety of locations from deep to shallow. With the water now getting warmer they are scattered between deep water and shallow summer bites. Spinnerbaits to live bait has been used in depths from 1 foot to 27 feet this past week. Here are a few hogs from yesterday! Good Luck!

HAYWARD LAKES VCB
HAYWARD LAKES VCB
Joined: 6/3/2008
Status: Offline
FISHING REPORT
9/23/14 8:21 AM CST
FISHING REPORT September 22, 2014 Steve Suman

Muskie: Muskie fishing slowed a bit, with brief bite windows. Target weed beds, breaks, and humps to 18 feet. Bucktails, gliders, topwaters, jerkbaits, and Bull Dawgs/plastic swim baits are all effective. Note: Muskie suckers are in very short supply.

Walleye: Walleye action is fair to good and improving, with low hours best, as per usual. Concentrate on weeds, weedlines, gravel, rock, points, and breaklines out to 30 feet. Crawlers, walleyes suckers, and fatheads are best, but trolling and casting crankbaits near dark work well, too.

Northern Pike: Northern pike fishing is good to very good in/on weedlines and points out to 17 feet. Baits producing the most success include bucktails, crankbaits, spinners, spinnerbaits, spoons, and northern suckers.

Largemouth Bass: Largemouth action is fair to good, but they can be difficult to find. Check weeds and weedline edges from shallow to deeper water. Best bait options include weedless plastics, spinners, spinnerbaits, topwaters, and jigs and minnows.

Smallmouth Bass: Smallmouth fishing is improving, though as with largemouth, fish can be difficult to locate. Look for them in depths to 20 feet on weeds, breaks, wood, rock and other hard bottom areas. Plastics, tubes, crankbaits, and minnows will all tempt smallies.

Crappie: Crappie action is good to very good, with fish suspending at various depths over deeper water, breaks, and weed edges. Use crappie minnows, waxies, plastics, and Gulp! baits on small jigs or plain hooks, with or without slip bobbers.

Bluegill: Bluegills are suspending at various depths on deeper water weedlines and weed edges. The most productive baits include waxies, leaf worms, crawlers, plastics, and crappie minnows on jigs and/or under slip bobbers.

Upcoming Events Sept. 23: CDAC meeting at Hayward Veterans Community Center; 7 p.m. (715-945-2771). Sep 26-27: Cable Area Fall Festival (800-533-7454). Sept. 27: Duck season opens in Northern Zone. Sept. 30: Woodcock season opens. Sept. 30: Seasons close: Inland trout; Lake Superior lake trout; Sturgeon on inland waters. Oct. 3-5: Hayward Lakes Chapter-Muskies, Inc. Fall Muskie Tournament (715-634-2921; 462-3055). Oct. 4: 36th Annual Stone Lake Cranberry Festival and Parade. Oct. 4-12: Special deer hunt for people with disabilities. Oct. 7: Bear season closes. Oct. 11-12: Youth deer hunt. Oct. 11: Fishing Has No Boundaries (FHNB) fall fundraiser at Flat Creek Inn & Suites (715-634-3185). Oct. 18: Seasons open: Raccoon hunting/trapping (resident); Red and gray fox hunting/trapping; Coyote trapping; Fisher trapping; Bobcat hunting/trapping Period 1. Oct. 21: CDAC meeting at Hayward Veterans Community Center; 7 p.m. (715-945-2771). Oct. 25: Seasons open: Muskrat; Mink.

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
MICAH LANGKAMP
Joined: 4/17/2013
Status: Offline
9/20/14 6:22 PM CST
Here's a little promo video of some musky's caught this year from the Hayward area. Enjoy!


Langkamp's Guide Service
(715) 462-4637
MICAH LANGKAMP
MICAH LANGKAMP
Joined: 4/17/2013
Status: Offline
FISHING REPORT
9/19/14 6:51 PM CST
Conditions: Cloudy Air Temp: 56° - 60° F Water Temp: 56° - 60° F
Musky action continues to be steady here in Hayward, WI. We've been finding fish on both the outside weed edge (related to baitfish) along with the inside weed edge (most likely sunning themselves). In both stained and clear water bulldawgs have been the ticket to get them to go. We've had a couple fish follow in blades but dawgs have been triggering the strikes.

I have Monday and Wednesday available next week if you're looking to get out and chase down some skis. Cool


Langkamp's Guide Service
(715) 462-4637
HAYWARD LAKES VCB
HAYWARD LAKES VCB
Joined: 6/3/2008
Status: Offline
FISHING REPORT
9/17/14 9:22 AM CST
FISHING REPORT September 15, 2014 Steve Suman

Muskie: Muskie action is fair to excellent. Target weeds, weedlines, deep weed edges, breaks, and mid-lake humps in depths from two to 18 feet. Bucktails, gliders, topwaters, Bull Dawgs, crankbaits, jerkbaits, and suckers (if you can find them) are all enticing muskies at this time.

Walleye: Walleye fishing is fair to good, and as always, best in low light. Work brush, bogs, breaks, gravel bars, sand bottoms, mid-lake structure, and weed edges from shallow to 30 feet, depending on the lake. Bait choices include walleye suckers, fatheads, and crawlers fished on jigs, slip bobbers, and live bait rigs.

Northern Pike: Northern pike action is good to very good in depths to 22 feet around weeds, weedlines, drop-offs, and areas holding panfish. Bucktails, spinners, spinnerbaits, spoons, and northern suckers are all working. Fish shallower water for numbers action and deeper water with larger baits for trophy pike.

Largemouth Bass: Largemouth action is generally good and still in relatively shallow water (inside 10 feet). Work weeds, wood, brush, bogs, docks, cribs, slop, and shoreline structure with topwaters, pre-rigged/weedless plastics (frogs, tubes, worms, grubs, etc.), as well as crank and spinner baits.

Smallmouth Bass: Smallmouth anglers are finding fish on wood, cribs, rock, humps, and breaklines in 25 feet and deeper water. Use jigs/minnows, drop-shot rigs, leeches, plastics, tubes – and topwaters!

Crappie: Crappie fishing is good in 12-25 feet of water on weedlines, breaklines, bogs, brush, cribs, and for fish suspending over deeper water. Check the entire water column. Top baits include crappie minnows, crawlers, plastics, tube jigs, Gulp! Minnows, Mini-Mites, and Crappie Candy.

Bluegill: Panfish anglers are finding bluegills in deeper water, out to 20 feet or more, suspending on breaklines and weedlines. As with crappies, check the entire water column. Waxies, leaf worms, plastics, and small minnows fished on small jigs or plain hooks, with/without slip bobbers, are producing good action.

Upcoming Events Sept. 13: Seasons opened: Fall turkey; archery and crossbow deer; Ruffed grouse in Zone A; Cottontail rabbit in North Zone; Gray and fox squirrel; Fall crow. Sept. 15: Early Canada goose season closed. Sept. 16: Canada goose season opened. Sept. 20-21: Youth waterfowl hunt. Sept. 20: 30th Annual Hayward Fall Festival (715-634-8662). Sept. 23: CDAC meeting at Hayward Veterans Community Center; 7 p.m. (715-945-2771). Sept. 27: Duck season opens in Northern Zone. Sept. 30: Woodcock season opens. Sept. 30: Seasons close: Inland trout; Lake Superior lake trout; Sturgeon on inland waters. Oct. 3-5: Hayward Lakes Chapter-Muskies, Inc. Fall Muskie Tournament (715-634-2921; 462-3055). Oct. 4-12: Special deer hunt for people with disabilities. Oct. 7: Bear season closes. Oct. 11-12: Youth deer hunt. Oct. 11: Fishing Has No Boundaries (FHNB) fall fundraiser at Flat Creek Inn & Suites (715-634-3185). Oct. 18: Seasons open: Raccoon hunting/trapping (resident); Red and gray fox hunting/trapping; Coyote trapping; Fisher trapping; Bobcat hunting/trapping Period 1. Oct. 21: CDAC meeting at Hayward Veterans Community Center; 7 p.m. (715-945-2771). Oct. 25: Seasons open: Muskrat; Mink.

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
9/15/14 12:12 PM CST
Water has vastly cooled all over the Hayward area. Smallmouth fishing is crazy good on deeper clear lakes as well as shallow flowages. Fish have returned to shallow rock piles after spending the summer out deep. Topwaters and crayfish imitations are best.

Musky fishing has been going strong as well. Shallow thick weeds near deep water will be the most consistent spots in the next few weeks. Looking for the thickest weeds on the spot is the ticket to success. Topwaters, blades and "slop hopping" large plastics through thick cover are all go to's this time of year. Here are a few pictures as well as a video of us catching some fish "Slop Hopping".

Good luck and give me a call for fall musky and bass action!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AqBD3b4Cvh8&feature=youtu.be

MuskieHunter930
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FISHING REPORT
9/13/14 11:23 AM CST
Came back up to the Hayward Area and did some muskie fishing on the Quiet Lakes.

Picked a horrible week to come up due to the weather but we got a couple fish in the boat (three dinks and a nicer one). Gotta love a big boat side strike Big Smile

A few nice follows and misses at the end of the video. Check it out!

Tight Lines. Stay Dry.

[This post was last edited on 9/13/14 at 6:41 PM]
MICAH LANGKAMP
MICAH LANGKAMP
Joined: 4/17/2013
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FISHING REPORT
9/9/14 12:05 AM CST
Over the past week musky fishing has improved greatly! With water temps plummeting fish are on the move. Shallow cover along with weedy flats/weed edges are productive areas to fish. Today I fished with Andy Muntz (lure manufacturer/guide in Twin Cities Metro & Hayward) and we put 4 fish in the boat on bucktails & prop style topwater baits. Most of our action came while we had cloud cover & wind. Next week or two should be good for action along with bigger fish starting to show up more frequently. The best musky fishing here in Hayward, WI is just around the corner! Cool


Langkamp's Guide Service
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HAYWARD LAKES VCB
HAYWARD LAKES VCB
Joined: 6/3/2008
Status: Offline
FISHING REPORT
9/8/14 9:25 AM CST
FISHING REPORT September 8, 2014 Steve Suman

Muskie: Muskie action ranges from fair to excellent, with mornings and nights offering the best success. Target weeds, weed edges, and mid-lake humps in 2-15 feet, with some fish suspending over deeper water. Favored baits include bucktails, Bull Dawgs, gliders, plastics, and topwaters.

Walleye: Walleye action is fair, with low light hours (morning and night) the best fishing times. Concentrate on 12- to 30-foot depths on gravel bars, wood, weeds, brush, and other structure. Use leeches, crawlers, walleye suckers, and fatheads on jigs, slip bobbers, and live bait rigs, or troll and cast stick and crank baits around weedlines and shorelines.

Northern Pike: Northern action is good for smaller fish in shallower weeds, weedlines, and shorelines. Productive baits include bucktails, spinnerbaits, spoons, crankbaits, and northern suckers. For trophy pike, fish deep points and weed edges with larger baits.

Largemouth Bass: Largemouth action is good, though inconsistent, in thick slop and lily pad beds, brush, weeds and weedlines from very shallow to mid-depth cover. Topwaters, rigged plastics (worms, frogs, craws, etc.) spinnerbaits, and live bait are all producing catches.

Smallmouth Bass: Smallmouth fishing is fair to good on hard bottom/rock areas, humps, bumps, and breaks in 8-28 feet of water. Top producing baits include spinners, spinnerbaits, plastics, tubes, jigs/leeches, crank and stick baits, and topwaters.

Crappie: Crappie fishing is good and improving, though fish remain scattered in various depths and locations. Look for them in depths from 10 to 25 feet near brush, bogs, cribs, and other cover, as well as suspending over deeper water. Best bait choices include crappie minnows, waxies, plastics, tube jigs, Twister Tails, Mini-Mites, and small spinners.

Bluegill: Bluegill fishing is good on waxies, leaf worms, and small plastics. Look for ‘gills one shallow weedlines and cover to deeper cribs and wood, and suspending over deeper water. Look to deeper rock bars for larger fish.

Upcoming Events Sept. 10: Sounds of the Elk – elk bugling tour; Cable Natural History Museum (715-798-3890). Sept. 13: Seasons open: Fall turkey; archery and crossbow deer; Ruffed grouse in Zone A; Cottontail rabbit in North Zone; Gray and fox squirrel; Fall crow. Sept. 15: Early Canada goose season closes. Sept. 16: Canada goose season opens. Sept. 20-21: Youth waterfowl hunt. Sept. 20: 30th Annual Hayward Fall Festival (715-634-8662). Sept. 27: Duck season opens in Northern Zone. Sept. 30: Woodcock season opens: Sept. 30: Seasons close: Inland trout; Lake Superior lake trout; Sturgeon on inland waters. Oct. 7: Bear season closes. Oct. 11-12: Youth deer hunt. Oct. 4-12: Special deer hunt for people with disabilities. Oct. 18: Seasons open: Raccoon hunting/trapping (resident); Red and gray fox hunting/trapping; Coyote trapping; Fisher trapping; Bobcat hunting/trapping Period 1. Oct. 25: Seasons open: Muskrat; Mink.

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
9/3/14 3:53 PM CST
Musky action in the Hayward area has been improving. Water temps on most lakes are betweein 72 and 68. Musky can be found in the thickest cover available relative to deep water. In stained water look in depths of 2 to 8 feet in clear water look deeper. Plastics bucktails and topwaters have been the go tos. Here is a pic of Nathan and his first musky out of Round Lake this past week.

Bass fishing has been good as well. Smallmouth are holding on shallower rock/gravel and wood. Depths from 2 to 10 feet are good. On deep clear lakes we are catching nice smallies out of 20 to 25 feet of water on the rocks.

As the waters cool look for fish of all species to be actively feeding and on the move. Always an exciting time of year. And without doubt my favorite to be on the water chasing a variety of species.

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