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
Mike and Don

Fishing Report / News



Pike are hitting decently on the West Side of the Flowage particularly in the far bays like Squaw Bay and Daggett’s Bay. Some folks will be using suckers but shiners seem to be the bait of choice for winter pike. Little Round Lake is also a very good destination for numbers and size for Pike.


The Crappie bite is decent out there from the limited reports that we have gotten. Pine Point and Popple Island are local favorite spots on the Chip. For numbers you can head on out to Nelson Lake but size will most likely be lacking. Crappie Minnows and Waxies on a Tungsten Jig right now is the way to go.


This weekend we are expecting a winter storm on Friday (1/17) starting around 3:00 pm CST and lasting until Saturday. So if traveling up this weekend be sure to be cautious driving up. Would definitely recommend bringing an extra coat in the car for each person and maybe some emergency provisions. Highs throughout the week will range from the low teens to high 20s and lows at night will dip into the single digits and even the negatives so definitely dress warm.

Ice Depth

12 inches


Nights have been getting excessively colder and this past evening (1/15) I can guarantee that we generated a good amount of ice as it was -15 degrees this morning. However, ice formation has been something to be desired up here this winter with all the excess snow we have had this year so far. Sleds and 4-Wheelers should be safe. I would err on the side of caution and not bring trucks out on the ice yet. There still may be areas particularly on the East Side of the Flowage that may have weak ice so as always exercise caution when out on the ice regardless of the time of winter.

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