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

Breaking News for

Sportsmen Since 1967

Hayward Area

Despite the cool and erratic weather, fishing has been pretty
good. Muskies have been the highlight of the past week, and action
was very good. Nearly all anglers are reporting sightings, follows,
and strikes, and many catches have been made. Artificial baits have
provided most of the action (jerkbaits, bucktails, and topwaters).
Most of the muskies have been in the 30- to 38-inch range, but a
few in the 42- to 46-inch range also have been reported. Largemouth
and smallmouth bass have provided some very good action, with
smallmouths being active on the flowages and larger rivers.
Largemouths showed a little more consistency in the past week, with
most of the fish being found in the mid-depth areas around cover.
Northern pike action continues to be good to excellent. The cooler
water temperatures favor this species, and great action can be had
on spinnerbaits along the mid-depth weed edges. Walleye success has
remained slow, with many of the anglers having given up until the
fall patterns set in. Panfish activity has been sporadic, with some
decent crappies and bluegills found suspended around deeper water
cover.

Pastika’s Sporting Goods, (715) 634-4466.

Hayward Bait, (715) 634-2921.

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