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Five friends and I will be heading up to the Hayward area later this week. It would be great to have a meal of fish while we are there. Any current tips or advice as to lakes or just patterns in general? I have only fished one lake in that area one time and don't know any of the lakes at all. Thanks in advance for any help.

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Myself and Vman have been doing good on the Chippewa Flowage, me on the crappies and Vman on the walleyes.

Check back tomorrow (Thursday). I'm heading in to work this morning and several of the guys I work with will have been on LCO, Grindstone, Whitefish, and Big Round. I should have a little info on those lakes then.

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Here's what I found out. LCO, Grindstone, and Whitefish have all been producing in deeper water (18 to 22) with fatheads outproducing leeches and crawlers coming in a close second. The guy I talked to guides on his days off and he figures they'll be coming up shallower by the weekend. Water temps are ranging in the mid to upper 50's and those 3 lakes.

Another lake that I heard was doing good was Sand Lake. They've relaxed the restrictions on it (back to 2 fish) and might be worth a try.

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