Welcome to Hayward Wisconsin’s Premier Fishing Guide Service!

Fishing guide Jim Stroede provides guided fishing trips for Sawyer, Washburn, Burnett and surrounding counties in Northwest Wisconsin including Hayward and Spooner. We fish the Chippewa Flowage, Lost Land & Teal, Long Lake, Big McKenzie, Grindstone & Lac Courte Oreilles, the Minong Flowage and many other Wisconsin lakes.

Our fishing trips target Muskies, Walleyes, Smallmouth and Largemouth Bass, and Northern Pike. We can also take advantage of some great Crappie and Bluegill fishing on area waters too. Learn more about our guided fishing trips, check out our fishing trip photos, read my fishing tips and don’t miss my regular Hayward fishing report.

We can also help you with lodging while staying in the area. Cabins, Resorts, and Hotel/ Motel accommodations are all available in Hayward and surrounding areas.

jimstroede@gmail.com or 715-520-7043 cell

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The many lakes and rivers that dot the landscape between and around Hayward and Spooner Wisconsin have a long tradition of providing some of the best fresh water fishing available anywhere. The lakes that we fish range in size from small natural lakes that are less than 100 acres in size, to mid sized 500 to 1000 acre lakes and reservoirs up to large 5000 to 15000 acre lakes. The diversity amongst these waters is truly incredible. Some of these lakes are known as excellent Musky lakes, routinely putting out good numbers of fish between 36″ and 50″. Walleye, Smallmouth and Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike, Crappie, Perch and Bluegill are all abundant here. So, for whatever type of fishing you desire, let Jim Stroede’s Guide Service put you on the fish.


Jim Stroede has been fishing for all of his 49 years. He and his family make their home in rural Washburn County where for the past fifteen years he has guided guests to some beautiful catches of Musky, Walleye, Bass, Pike and Panfish. Musky fishing is his real passion and every season some truly impressive fish make their way into Jim’s net. To conserve the resource, all Musky are carefully returned to the water to grow bigger and fight another day. With all other fish species selective harvest is practiced, allowing the taking of some of the more plentiful fish for eating while releasing the less numerous and ideal spawning sized fish to insure great fishing in the future. Jim is a member of the Hayward Guide Service and is also on the pro staff for a number of select tackle companies. You’ll find that spending a day in the boat with Jim to be a fun, enjoyable fishing experience.

Call: 715-520-7043 cell, or e-mail: jimstroede@gmail.com