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: 2016-11-18


Walleye fishing has not been very active as of late as the water temperatures have been constant in the low 50s and high 40s. But now, with weather getting colder, you may be tempted to take a trip up for the last few weeks of November to try to snag a few deep water Walleyes--particularly on Round Lake. Walleye suckers are definitely the way to go in the coming weeks.


Musky action has been solid and shallow. Most Muskies caught have been in shallower areas bordering the river channels--particularly those areas with a lot of stumps. Live bait has been very good, but given that sucker availability has been low now that the end of the season is here, glide baits and jerk baits have still been producing results.


Crappie fishing has been a real dud this fall for most folks. They are schooled up, but their activity is very limited, if there is any activity at all. With water temperatures dropping, that has the chance of changing, however.


Bass fishing on the Flowage has not been reported much, but the Smallmouth bite in the cribs on small suckers (The Round Lake Special) has been excellent. Drop a sucker down into the cribs on a Lindy Rig on Round Lake and have yourself a ball.



This week will see highs in the mid 30s throughout the week and lows ranging from the mid teens to the high 20s throughout the week. Expect some snow on Friday evening, and overcast for the majority of the week.

Water Level


Water Temp

43-45 Degrees


Well, Winter is almost upon us and this is an initial cold season update! The lakes are nowhere near freezing yet, however, tonight marks the first snow of the season. So it is getting colder for sure. Expect more updates to come in the coming weeks.

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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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CJ Grouse 2014

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!!!!

Micheal wishing 2007

Jenk's Bait & Tackle

11050W County Road B
Hayward, WI 54843