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: 2015-08-29


Walleye fishing is still a bit slow. They are catchable but you definitely have to put some work in. During the daylight hours, check out deeper areas of cover...brush, sunken bogs, and cribs and at night check out the weed and stump bar edges. Baits of choice are still nightcrawlers, beetlespins, and shallower running crank baits. Some folks are moving back to minnows. Also, while leeches are not available, the Uncle Josh Pork Leeches have been very popular this week. As per the weather section, the temperatures will be increasing this week so make sure you pay attention to surface temperatures. If surface temperatures start getting into the upper 70s...start considering fishing deeper. If they start increasing further into the lower are definitely going to want to fish deep cover for the Walleyes regardless of time of day.


Musky have been superb this week. All action thus far reported has been primarily on bucktails, but also some action on Bull Dawgs and various surface baits. Congratulations to Nick Nicklas on a 50 Inch Musky caught on the Chip with an Orange Bucktail and an Orange Blade...the largest recorded so far here at Jenk's this season. They are still following typical summer patterns. Stay out deeper and cast drop offs and weed edges.


Pike have been unusually slow lately with not much to report. My suggestion if you are looking for Pike is to fish the weeds with Northern Suckers or rip weedless spoons and spinnerbaits through the weeds.


Crappie have slowed down a bit since last week, but they are still relatively active. You will find them primarily on cribs and brush piles fishing with crappie minnows, Mini-mites, and Gulp! Plastics.


Largemouth Bass have not been excessively active and the ones that are being caught are either being caught in Moss Creek or on the west end of the lake. Smallmouth, however, are still going relatively strong on the far east side of the Flowage. Bass minnows have done very well along with nightcrawlers. For artificial baits, action has been seen on a variety of baits from spinners to frogs.



Expect an absolutely beautiful week in weather. From Sunday through Thursday expect clear and sunny skies with temperatures reaching a high in the mid 80s all week. Friday you can expect a front to come in but with temperatures still remaining constant.

Water Level

a couple feet down

Water Temp

Low to Mid 70s


Starting to head into prime time Musky season folks! A couple of quick notes here...there are only two Revo Toros left for this year's line before the new ones come out next month. If you still want to get a Revo Toro under 300 dollars, make sure you give me a call soon as they have been flying out the door. If you wish to get your hands on the new Revo Toro Beasts coming out next month, I am still taking preorders.

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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.


Whether you seek hunting and fishing information, want to hire a guide to fish the Chippewa Fowage or surrounding Hayward Lakes, or if you simply want to chat about the Hayward area, we're here 7 days a week to help make your stay a pleasant one.

Jess 2014

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Eleven year old CJ from Illinois got a license and some good advice about hunting ruffed grouse from Jenk's Bait & Tackle. On Saturday 10/4/2014, CJ got his first ever ruffed grouse while hunting on public land in Sawyer County Wisconsin. Thanks Jenks Bait & Tackle!!!!

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Jenk's Bait & Tackle

11050W County Road B
Hayward, WI 54843