Hayward Area Guide Service

Hayward Area Guide Service :: Specializing in Bear Hunting Experienced licensed fishing & hunting guide with 30 plus years guiding experience in the Hayward Lakes region of Northern Wisconsin. Member of the Hayward Guide Service since 1977.

Multi Species Guide, specializing in Bear Hunting and Fishing on the Chippewa Flowage as well as most Hayward area lakes.

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The Fishing Experience

Fish out of a comfortable 18ft Pro Guide with quiet

Hayward Area Guide Service :: Specializing in Walleye
Family Fun!
4 stroke 90hp motor and the latest electronics. I can teach the most experienced fisherman or take a family out for a day of fishing.

Lakes: Most Hayward Area Lakes including the Chippewa Flowage, Round Lake, Lost Land Lake, Teal Lake, Sand Lake, LCO and NElson Lake.

Specializing in Walleye: I fish several lakes in the Hayward Area. I have had great success on Dark Water Lakes as well as Clear Lakes. Fishing techniques depend on lake & time of year. Specializing on the Chippewa Flowage, Nelson Lake and Big Round. I catch walleye when others are not. My spots are your spots! Be sure to bring your GPS!

The Hayward Area Lakes are benefiting from extensive stocking and providing good numbers and trophy fish. It's not uncommon to finish a day with a nice limit of walleye ready for the frying pan.

Hayward Area Guide Service :: Guiding for Musky, Crappie, and Small Mouth Bass
"31.5in opening day Walleye on the Chippewa Flowage!"

Musky:  Hayward is blessed with several great musky lakes.  We can fish a numbers lakes or a trophy lake from top water night action or fall live bait.

Crappie:  Nelson Lake & The Chippewa Flowage.  Year round action from shallow water spring fishing to crib & migration spots in the fall.  I also do well on big bluegills on these lakes.

Small Mouth Bass: Chippewa Flowage, Round Lake and some Hayward Area Guide Service :: Ice Fishingother smaller lakes. These are numbers lakes and trophy lakes.Hayward Area Lakes have some great trophy smallmouth fishing.

Northern & Large Mouth Bass:  Several small lakes with numbers & trophy potential.

Ice Fishing: Hayward Area Lakes, Walleye, Pan fish and Northerns. Tip up Walleye and Northern Fishing - Please Call for Rates!

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Three Methods to Early Season Walleye

Hayward Area Guide Service :: Hunting Wisconsin Black Bear

Hunting Wisconsin Black Bear

My Bear Hunt takes place on mostly private land over baited stands in zones D & A. I allow a limited number of hunters to assure a quality hunt. Bear baiting requires a lot of work over a 3-month period. I place all my baits out in June. By doing this I not only get a jump on the baiting, but I attract the boars that are out looking for sows since June is their mating period. This allows for multiple bears at each site. By putting my baits out earlier than most guides hunters, I can get the bear in a good routine and assure a hot bait for my clients. I work hard to provide a successful quality hunt. I am an avid hunter myself, so I realize how important getting a permit is and work hard to make the most out of each hunt for my clients. I also have spare baits for unforeseen circumstances. I have some of the best black bear habitat in Northwest Wisconsin all on private land settings in A and D zones. Gun or bow, my rates include baiting, stand placement, tracking, and getting your bear out of the woods and into a cooler.

Because my hunts take place on private land, my baits are not affected by the hound season. Success rates on years that dog hunters go first are identical to years that bait sitters go first.

2015 Results:
We had 18 Hunters with us this year. 15 Killed, 1 Wounded, and several legal bear passed.

2014 Results:
We had 19 hunters with us this year. 16 Bear were killed, 1 wounded, and several legal bear passed. All of our hunters had a 100% opportunity rate. The bear tagged this year ranged in size from 130lbs - 430lbs. 5 of our bear killed this year were over 300lbs!

2013 Results:

We had 16 hunters this year. 13 bear were killed and 2 were wounded. Several were also passed.

2012 Results:
We had 10 Zone A Hunters this year. 8 Bear were killed, and several passed.
We also had 12 Zone D hunters who took 10 bear with several passed.

Book early to secure a spot in the 201
6 Season -
We have 9 Zone D and 9 Zone A Spots available this year. Be sure to book your spots soon. They will go fast!

For licenses & bear harvest applications call the Wisconsin DNR @ 1-608-266-2621

Click Here for more specfics about my bear hunts and policy.

Click Here to View Our Bear Hunting Photo Gallery from previous years! For a current viewing of our hunts, feel free to stop by our Facebook Page!

I run an honest, quality guide service & strictly follow all fish & game laws.  Feel free to contact me for more information. I can be reached at 715-634-0429 send an me an email.

1/2 Day 4 hours
evenings or mornings
( + 5.5% WI Sales Tax)
2 people (3rd Adult $50)*
Full Day 8 hours $350.00
( + 5.5% WI Sales Tax)
2 people (3rd Adult $50)*

Prime Time -
6:00am - Noon or
4:00pm - 10:00pm
(Daylight Savings Time Adj)

6 hours $300.00
( + 5.5% WI Sales Tax)
2 people (3rd Adult $50)*
Included: Gas, Life Vest , Tackle
At Customer Expense: Live Bait, Lunch on full days
*No Extra Charge for Children Under 16
7 Day Hunt (over bait)
Fully Guided (September 13, 2017 - September 19, 2017)
 $1450.00 ( + 5.5% WI Sales Tax)
$1400.00 if booked before January 1, 2017
$100.00 ( + %5.5 WI Sales Tax) $75.00 ( + 5.5% WI Sales Tax) 50% deposit of $725.00
to secure a spot for the 2017 Bear Season
Remaining balance due by Aug. 1, 2017

Deposits are transferable but not refundable.


Hayward Area Guide Service

Jim Leahy
Hayward Area Guide Service

14975W Nelson Lake Road
Hayward, WI 54843
715-634-3825 or 715-634-0429

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