Wisconsin guide Jeff Evans gives his latest Buzz Bite Report for the Hayward Wisconsin area on March 24th, 2023.
Hayward Wisconsin: 3-24-2023
We still have over two feet of snow on most of the inland lakes in the Hayward Wisconsin area and across much of Northern Wisconsin. The snow has made travel very difficult. Snowmobiles or foot travel are the only two ways to get out onto the lakes.
Look for bluegills, crappies, and perch in the transition areas between the basins and shallow bays. On most lakes the best depths have been between ten and fifteen feet of water.
The bite is pretty good and most of the fish can be caught on small spoons or tungsten jigs paired with wax worms or plastics.
Chequamegon Bay on Lake Superior still has good ice and anglers can expect to catch a nice mixed bag of whitefish, splake, brown trout, herring, salmon, and perch.
Jigging spoons tipped with minnow heads and set lines paired with live shiners has been the ticket for trout and salmon. The perch bite has been best using set lines with fatheads and shiners. Stay mobile and flexible to give yourself the best odds of getting on fish.
Stay safe, be smart, and have fun out there! Get out and enjoy the late ice bite in Northern Wisconsin!
- Jeff Evans
Northern Wisconsin Fishing Guide