Jenks Bait & Tackle Hayward WI

Jenks Bait & Tackle Hayward WI

Complete Line of Fishing Tackle and Live Bait
13 Miles East of Hayward on County Hwy "B"

Our rod and reel prices are competitive with, and often priced
lower than the discounters and catalogues. Give us a
call at 715-462-3055 for more information,
or stop by and see for yourself.

Jenk's Bait & Tackle has been
serving the Hayward Area for over 66 Years.

Fishing Report / News
Date: 2016-06-24


Walleye fishing has been so-so. They are definitely not as active now as they were in May but you can still catch them. In the mornings, still use 17 feet with a snaggy brushy bottom as your baseline, but if you feel the temperature of the water is a bit high, then do not be afraid to go deeper. During the day, Walleyes like to hang out in deep cover. There are still folks using minnows, but more and more fishermen are now moving to crawlers and leeches. If you decide to cast or troll for them, Bad Shads, Flicker Shads, Wally Divers, Husky Jerks, and Rib Worms have been popular choices. In the evening, work around stump bars and weed edges (particularly those that border a river channel).


Musky fishing has been solid. They are still hitting on smaller baits, but there has been increased action on larger baits now too. So feel free to use a variety of styles and sizes to trigger a strike. Many fishermen have had fish follow several times but not hit, then they changed up the bait and triggered a strike. Stay out off the edges of the bars and humps out deep and cast in shallow.


Crappie fishing has been interesting. In the evening, you can find them in their typical summer patterns under bogs, on brush piles, or on cribs. Bogs more than anything have been the spots of choice lately in the evenings using Minnows or Gulp! However, during the day, several fishermen this morning informed me that fishing weed beds with makeshift Beetlespins are attracting Crappie action. They are taking 1/32nd or 1/16th oz jigs, attaching a jig spinner to them to make a beetlespin, but instead of a normal grub tail, they are using 1 inch Gulp Minnows instead and they said it has been really solid.


Bass action has been ok but nothing special. So far action seems to come on the typical baits...Nightcrawlers, Spinnerbaits, shallow running cranks, etc. Check out Stumps, weed beds, small pieces of bog attached to shore and you should come up with a few nice bass.


It looks like it is going to be in the mid 70s to high 80s over the next 5 days. Expect to see some precipitation on Saturday and possibly a little Sunday. Friday, Monday and Tuesday look like it is all clear.

Water Level

Full Pool

Water Temp

74 Degrees

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Located conveniently between the Chippewa Flowage, Round Lake and Callahan Lake, our knowledge of the surrounding waters have been a help to visitors for many years.


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Jenk's Bait & Tackle

11050W County Road B
Hayward, WI 54843