About Who We Are at Hayward Bait

   Thanks for your interest in Hayward Bait & Bottle Shoppe.  We have been in business since 1959.  Our mission is to provide the best products, at the best price, with outstanding customer service. 

   The start of Hayward Bait & Bottle Shoppe begins with Eddies Bait Shop in 1949.  Eddie Polo, started Eddie's Bait Shop in Moose Lake, 28 miles east of Hayward.  He trapped his own minnows in area creeks, sorted them by hand, and sold them to area resorts.  In 1959, Donnie Hogan created the Wholesale business partnering with his mother Thelma and Eddie Polo at the age of 22.  Dorothy joined Donnie when they were married on June 4th, 1960.  They bought their first wholesale route in 1965 and started expanding the territory.  A new 6,000 s.f. Bait Barn was built in 2004 to wharehouse minnows, night crawlers, and leeches for the wholesale business.  In 2006, the retail store was remodeled, expanded and a liquor store added.  In 2008, a new hatchery building was added expanding the fish hatching and raising capabilities.  Fish rearing and holding ponds were dug in 2010.  Today, the businesses are split into Retail, Wholesale, and Hatchery opperations. 
  Recently we added a complete line of Shoremaster and Shoreline Docks and Lifts.  Shoremaster has the most accessories for you waterfront.  

              We are also the headquarters for the Annual Muskie Inc. fall tournament
which is held the first full week-end in October each year.

The original Eddie's Baitshop, 1949 - Moose Lake WI.
Remodeled in the late 60's
Moved to the current location in 1959.
New Wholesale Bait Barn Location opened in 2004.
State of the art facility now up and running
Fish Hatchery building was added in 2008.
Expanded retail store now includes a full liquor store. 
Stop in and see the new Bottle Shop.
We will be adding extra features over the next few months, so come back regularly.

You can contact us at:

   Hayward Bait & Bottle Shoppe Inc. 715-634-2921   Retail Store
   Hayward Bait & Tackle, Inc.           715-934-2921  Office
                                                      715-934-2248  Wholesale
We are located at:
   15737 Highway 63 North
   Hayward, WI 54843

Terry L. Hogan
Eddies Bait Shop
Eddies Bait Shop Remodeled
Hayward Bait in 1960
Wholesale Live Bait Barn
Wholesale Live Bait Hatchery
Hayward Bait & Bottle Shoppe Front Side
Muskies Inc. Fall Tournament Hayward Lakes Chapter
Hayward Bait & Bottle Shoppe Small Business of the Year 2013
Shoremaster & Shoreline Docks & Lifts
Retail Store:   715-634-2921

  Wholesale:  715-934-2248
         Office:  715-934-2921