Jenks Bait & Tackle Hayward WI

Jenks Bait & Tackle Hayward WI

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13 Miles East of Hayward on County Hwy "B"

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Fishing Report / News
Date: 2015-09-30


Walleye fishing has been relatively slow given the time of year, but keep in mind that the weather has been just like summer for the entire month of September. With the weather now cooling off expect Walleyes to become more and more aggressive and move into their fall patterns. The more the water cools, the more you will want to fish with larger minnows and deeper in the holes.


Musky for the past month have been very active. Over the last few days they have been a tad slower, but with the cold front coming through now finally they may turn on. The tendencies have been similar to summer patterns but expect that to change over the next week or two with conditions gradually becoming cooler and more in tune with Autumn weather.


Northern Pike have been predominantly quiet most of this season but lately they have been making a surge here in the early fall. People report catching many Pike on baits ranging from Nightcrawlers to Spinnerbaits. This time of year given the weather conditions I would still be fishing weed beds and bars for the Pike.


The Crappies are not in Moore's Bay yet, but they certainly are active. I am getting many reports specifically from the West Side of the lake that the Crappies are super active on the cribs. The cribs in the Blueberry Flats and Chief Lake have been producing fantastic amounts of Crappies lately on various baits from Crappie Minnows to Gulp! Micro Baits. With the temperature seeming to drop starting this morning however, expect to see those Crappies begin to school up in a week or two providing the temperature remains cooler.



The five day forecast is looking like mostly sunny all week with temperatures ranging from the low 60s for highs and the mid 30s for lows. I think Fall weather is finally upon us. We just got our first frost of the year this morning so expect to see the fish beginning to follow their fall patterns shortly.

Water Level

2.5-3 Feet down

Water Temp

69 Degrees and Dropping


Fall Color Report: It is still predominantly green outside, however, we are starting to see a few trees changing colors. Stay tuned for more updates as the colors on the trees mature.

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