Chippewa Flowage – Lake Chippewa Flowage Resort Association

Jenk’s Bait & Tackle

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

Fishing Report / News



All reports thus far on ice fishing has been on Northern Pike primarily. Northerns are hitting solidly through the ice on sucker minnows. CC South and Squaw Bay has seen the most action as of late.


This week we are going to see highs primarily in the mid to high 30s with a spike up to 43 on Tuesday. Lows will be in the high 20s to low 30s except for Thursday which will see the lows drop into the high teens. We are expecting some very light snow on Sunday and some rain on Wednesday. With the rain coming Wednesday and fishable ice still not very thick please be careful out there. Rain can negatively effect ice conditions this early on.

Ice Depth

3 inches


First Ice Report: Well it looks like we have a little bit of fishable ice. Now before all of our ice fishermen run right out on the ice, please do not throw caution to the wind. The thickest ice I have heard of lately is approximately 3-4 inches and that is not uniform across all parts of the lake. So far I have heard CC South ice is fairly decent as well as Squaw Bay but as I stated earlier exercise caution…it is still early and not all of the ice is safe!

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