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: 2016-05-24


Walleye have been a bit slower this week than usual. If you are targeting Walleyes, start around 17 feet with an irregular and snaggy bottom during the day and adjust depth accordingly. In the evening, try fishing around shallow wood and stumps that border the river channel. Live bait choices are typically minnow and leeches, and for artificial baits, try using Berkley Bad Shads, Beetlespins, Bill Lewis Rat-L-Traps and Echos, and Flicker Shads.


Pike have been very active--particularly on the west end of the lake. The bait of choice is definitely live bait. Fish in 3-5 feet in the weeds in the bays of the west end of the lake and fish with Northern Suckers and Chubs.


Crappie action has been intermittent. They are heading out of the bays and toward their summer patterns. Do not get stuck on one type of spot. Try at the mouths of the bays, just outside the bays, and the cribs and brushpiles. No one is reporting seeing them at the bogs yet. For baits, try Crappie Minnows, Waxworms, Gulp!, Mini-Mites, and tube jigs.


The temperatures are going to be in the mid to high 70s from now until the weekend. Expect a mix of sunny skies and rain every day through Saturday. Seems like it will be scattered and off and on.

Water Level

Full Pool

Water Temp

High 50s to Low 60s

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Jenks Bait and Tackle - Hayward Guide Service

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