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: 2014-07-24


Walleye are still doing well on Leeches and Crawlers on the Flowage. At night they can be found around the bars and weed edges, and in the morning/afternoon you can find them in the sunken brush. For those that prefer artificial bait to live bait, Beetlespins and Rapala XRAPS have been producing results.


The Musky seem to have slowed up a little bit this past week. Reports reflect that the Musky are following baits or short-hitting baits, but not connecting. This could be a result of the weather and/or time of year. At the times when Musky slow down a bit, I like to try new spots or baits that they have not seen in awhile. If you plan on sucker fishing for Musky like some fishermen are up here, make sure that you send the suckers deeper because surface temperatures will kill them. I would suggest sending them definitely 10 feet below the surface and I would not be afraid to send them deeper than that.


Pike continue to be active throughout the lake primarily on Spinnerbaits and Spoons. Fish weed edges, in the weeds, and on bars.


Crappie have been fantastic this week. Many fishermen are reporting a lot of Crappie action on the bogs using Crappie Minnows, Mini-Mites tipped with Crappie Nibbles, and Tube Jigs. Kavanaugh Bay and the bog at the south end of Big Timber Island are producing many Crappie each night starting at around 7-7:30 pm.


Largemouth Bass have been slightly active and fishermen are raising them on spinners, rubber frogs, and smaller crank baits. Fish typical bass structure like rocks and stumps. Smallmouth Bass on the other hand have been a little more difficult this year. Many people are not seeing them but several fishermen have found them off the bars in 8-12 feet of water using Nightcrawlers.


It is looking like it is going to be in the 70s all week for the highs. This weekend you can expect showers and storms Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, but the forecast suggests that the rest of the week will be clear skies with only a few clouds.

Water Level

Near Full

Water Temp

Low to Mid 70s

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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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Jenk's Bait & Tackle

11050W County Road B
Hayward, WI 54843