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.

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 Flowage 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.

  • Minnows
  • Night Crawlers
  • Leaf Worms
  • Red Worms
  • Leaches
  • Suckers
  • Ice Fishing Bait
  • Lake Maps
  • Solunar Tables listed most days
  • Musky Baits
  • Hooks
  • Sinkers
  • Leaders
  • Rain Gear
  • Flotation Devices
  • Reel Grease
  • Fishing Line Spooling
  • Fish Locator Rental

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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!!!!

Jenk’s Bait & Tackle
11050W County Road B
Hayward, WI 54843

Mike and Don
Mike and Don

Fishing Report / News



Walleye is closed on the Flowage for the season and reports on the Walleyes have not yet started coming in on the other lakes just yet.


From the few reports coming in Pike seem to be doing well through the ice on suckers and shiners. The West Side of the Flowage is usually the better spot in the back bays. Squaw Bay is usually a local favorite for Pike this time of year.


Not much has come in for Crappie reports just yet. This time of year good spots to check are the Blueberry Flats and Pine Point. Word around town is that there have been a decent amount of fishermen fishing Crappie on Spring Lake.


This weeks highs look to remain pretty constant ranging from the high 20s to mid 30s with lows in the high teens to mid 20s. Next week looks to get much colder. Monday and Tuesday of next week there will not be much change but things will turn colder Wednesday night. Wednesday night will have a low of 0 degrees and the following days after the days will get into the single digits and the negatives. Expect some snow showers this coming Friday and next Monday.

Ice Depth

6 inches


Ice has been recently been reported as being 4-6 inches in depth. Those numbers will most likely increase in the coming weeks with colder weather on the way. As always make sure you use an abundance of caution on the ice and avoid narrows and creek channels.

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