Wisconsin guide Jeff Evans gives his latest Buzz Bite Report for Northern Wisconsin and Lake Superior on September 18th, 2023.
Northern Wisconsin: 9-18-2023
Fall is definitely here in the Hayward lakes area. Water temperatures have dropped down into the mid-sixties on most of our lakes in the area.
The walleye bite has been tough, but it’s easy to find fish on main lake structure in thirty to thirty-five feet of water. Target these fish with livebait rigs and Rapala Jigging Raps.
Crappies can be found in the basins and along the weed edges in twenty to twenty-six feet of water. Small jigs paired with plastics and slip bobbers have been the two best presentations for crappies.
Smallmouth bass can be caught really shallow in less than five feet of water on rocky points, rocky shorelines, and rock reefs. Jerkbaits have been our go to presentations for these smallies.
Muskies can be caught on main lake structure on bucktails, rubber baits, and pull-pause baits.
The fishing is only going to get better as the water continues to cool. Good luck to all those fishing the Hayward, Wisconsin area this week and over the weekend!
- Jeff Evans
Northern Wisconsin Fishing Guide