Hayward, Wisconsin Area Fishing Information

Boy holding up two walleyes fish he caught.The Hayward, Wisconsin area is home to over 600 lakes larger than ten acres and over 400 spring-fed ponds. With all the Hayward area lakes and rivers, there are over 50,000 acres of water you can fish at. The Hayward lakes area were formed by glaciers and many of the the lake bottoms consist of a sandy gravel mix that helps keep the lakes clear even in the heat of summer.  In the Hayward lakes area, you'll be able to fish for:

  • Bass
  • Bluegill
  • Brook Trout
  • Crappie
  • Muskellunge (aka Muskie or Musky)
  • Northern Pike
  • Panfish
  • Perch
  • Walleye

If you like fishing Brook Trout, be sure to visit the over 1,400 miles of classified trout streams in the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest.

In Hayward, the fishing doesn't stop when the weather gets cold. Ice fishing in Hayward is some of the best in the country and a long time favorite of locals and tourists alike.



If your a trout fisherman the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest contains more then 1,400 miles of classified trout streams 

If your a trout fisherman the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest contains more then 1,400 miles of classified trout streams 
If your a trout fisherman the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest contains more then 1,400 miles of classified trout streams 
If your a trout fisherman the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest contains more then 1,400 miles of classified trout streams