Wounded Warriors in Action Foundation

Hayward, Wisconsin & Chequamegon Bay Fishing Report 11-3-19


Jarrett Razon & Pat Garrett

When you talk about October fishing in this country, the conversation usually turns to big muskies.  This is no doubt the time of year when you have the best opportunity to catch a giant with the biggest fish looking to chow down before ice up.  As the water cools into the 40’s live bait becomes the most consistent choice, and dragging a sucker or two while casting big crankbaits and jerk baits to structures adjacent to main lake basins is a solid method for encountering fish.  If you’re in lakes that have a cisco/whitefish forage base, you’ll want to use silver, white, blue, etc. to match the hatch.  River fish can be a bit different however with faster techniques like pitching buck tails still producing fish late into the fall.  I had the privilege once again to be a part of the Bayfield County Cast & Blast put on by the Wounded Warriors In Action (WWIA).   Heroes Pat Garrett and Jarrett Razon were my guests for a day of slinging for skis, and they were more than up for the challenge.  Pat earned his Purple Heart in 2003 while serving in Iraq and Jarrett earned his in 2012 while serving in Afghanistan.  To say these US Army vets deserved a shot a musky is an understatement.  Well, they ended up putting 4 fish in the net including a thick mid 40’s fish landed by Jarrett on a Bait Rigs Viper buck tail.  It was a fantastic day with a couple of awesome dudes.  Thanks for your service and sacrifice fellas, and thanks to all who help put together this great event!