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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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Hayward World Class Bass

Hayward Area Fishing Guide Services

Hayward Area Fishing Reports

List of Businesses Providing Boat Rentals

List of Public Shore Fishing Areas

List of Walleye Lakes

List of Musky Lakes

List of Trout Spots

List of Clear Water Lakes

Click Here to Check out the World Record Muskies caught on Hayward Area Lakes.

Hiking View some of the 50 Inch PLUS Muskies Caught on Hayward Area Lakes.

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Walleye Fishing with Midwest Outdoors in the Hayward Area


Get a Flavor of Hayward - Bass & Northern Pike Fishing with Midwest Outdoors


Help Protect Hayward Area Waters and STOP Aquatic Hitchhikers!

So what can we do?
By following these four simple steps each time you leave the water, you can stop aquatic hitchhikers.

4 Steps to help stop aquatic hitchhikers

1. Remove any visible mud, plants, fish or animals before transporting equipment

2. Eliminate water from equipment before transporting

3. Clean and dry anything that came in contact with water (Boat, trailer, motor, net, fishing gear, swimming stuff, clothing, people, dogs, etc.)

4. Never release plants, fish, insects, or animals into a body of water unless they came out of that body of water.


I LOVE going to Hayward and now I want to take my kids to see where I used to vacation at.
Darylyne O., Dekalb, IL
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