Sunday, February 5th, 2023
Sunday, February 5th, 2023

Breaking News for

Sportsmen Since 1967

Hayward Area

Windy, wet, and variable have been the main words to describe
the weather the past week, and this made for tough fishing
conditions. Water levels on most lakes and flowages are near normal
to a couple inches high. River and stream flows are running high,
but none are considered to be at flood stage. The mayfly hatches
have started, and this has made for some inconsistent success on
walleyes. Muskie success continues to be very good, with anglers
reporting quite a few catches and some multiple-fish days. Smaller
bucktails and jerkbaits have been the most productive, and some
catches also have been made with suckers. Some good catches of
bluegills and crappies were reported. Warmer waters have pushed
bluegills up onto their beds, and many catches have been made using
worms and small Twister tails. Bass action during the early release
season was very good. Look for bass to finish their spawning
activity soon, and then success on larger fish will begin to
improve.

Pastika’s, (715) 634-4466.

Hayward Bait, (715) 634-2921.

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