50 Inches Plus

Check out these Monster Muskies caught on area lakes!

WORLD RECORD MUSKIES

5 World Record Muskies have come from Hayward’s lakes, and the jaw bone of a record musky was found in 1999 in an area lake. The DNR estimates its weight at 55-70 lbs.

The Hayward Lakes Area of Northern Wisconsin welcomes anglers of all ages to fish the over 50,000 acres of glacial lakes and rivers of Sawyer County.

Home to world record muskies and the Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame, Hayward, Wisconsin is your vacation destination for excellent fishing!

The Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest contains over 2000 miles of streams (nearly 1400 miles are classified as trout water), 607 lakes greater than ten acres in size, over 400 spring ponds, and 324,000 acres of wetland. The Hayward, Wisconsin Area Lakes’ wide diversity of prime habitat hosts numerous species of fish. Walleye, crappies, large and small mouth bass, jumbo perch, musky, and plentiful panfish.

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FRED HIRSCH

51″ Musky caught 9/3/06 on a Ghosttail orange spinner bait.

ROGER WILLIAMSON

Area Guide Roger Williamson with a 51 incher he caught while trolling one of his Cat’s Tails Bucktails.

DAVE CAITHHAMER

Dave Caithhamer of Spooner, Wi. with a 52 inch musky caught on a Little Thumpertail while fishing with guide Jim Stroede on a Hayward area lake August 26, 2004.

DAVID WEBER

David Weber of Ironwood, MI with a 50-½ inch, 24-1/2 inch girthed Hybrid release from a Hayward Area lake. David was guided by Scott Kieper of Kieper’s Catch and Release Guide Service.

LAWRENCE ESHINGER

Another nice 52 inch fish caught by Lawrence Eshinger of Stanley, WI. Chippewa Flowage Musky.

JEFF POTOCSNAK

Jeff Potocsnak of Naperville, Il with a 51 inch x 24 inch girthed Musky. It was caught and released August 2004. Steve Genson of Genson’s Fish Hunts Guide Service guided Jeff.

STEVE GENSON

Here is Steve Genson of Genson’s Fish Hunts Guide Service releasing a nice 51-inch Hayward Hawg in late September. This Hawg was caught on a Musky Innovations Bull Dawg.

JASON MORLOCK

Jason Morlock with a 50-1/2 inch Release. Caught on an AHL Mini Mag on a Hayward Area Lake. Jason was guided by Scott Kieper of Kieper’s Catch and Release Guide Service.