Hayward Area

The cool, windy, and rainy weather kept fishing pressure down,
but a fair number of diehard anglers did venture out to try their
luck. Muskies have been the main target for most of these
late-season anglers, and action has been very good. Nearly all
anglers have been dragging suckers around, and many anglers have
been experiencing multiple fish trips. Most of the catches have
been of muskies in the 34- to 42-inch range, with a few reports of
bigger fish being seen. Big-fish action should get better into
November. There also have been a few walleye anglers out, and they
have been having fair success. Large fathead minnows fished on the
breaklines in 10 to 16 feet of water have produced a few limits of
walleyes in the 12- to 16-inch range. Some decent crappie catches
also have been made, with the fish being found near the deeper
areas and suspended 2 to 5 feet off bottom.

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

Hayward Bait, (715) 634-2921.

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