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Hello everyone, we are heading to the Hayward area over Memorial weekend for a pseudo family reunion. Anywho, my nephew and his boys want to go fishing. Having not yet fished thatarea, I don't know the lakes or river. Any help or tips would be greatly appreciated. If you don't want to post here, you can PM me as well. Any help would be appreciated.

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It really depends on your target species. Lots of stained water flowages with logs so you know. I chase bass, pike and muskies mostly. Some musky lakes offer great opportunites for first timers, more numbers versus size but always fun. May bass fishing is tremendous and pike are active now too.

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Sounds like Muskies are a big draw there. These logs, are they submerged, partially or floating? Sounds like I might need to bring all the tackle boxes just short of Salmon gear.

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In regards to the logs you can find all them in one flowage. LOL do not ask how I know. Depending on how the weather pans out till memorial day temperature wise will help you select the type of water. Dark water flowaage will warmup the quickest and have the most active panfish bass and muskies. The other choice of lakes are the deep clear lakes which can be a couple weeks behind on water temperatures. Hayward Bait and tackle or one of the bait shops by the flowage will point you in the right direction.


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