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Places to fish
Wisconsin offers a variety of fishing opportunities. Give them a try!
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State Fish Hatchery and Facility Open Houses

Dates vary - some open house events are held in conjunction with Free Fishing Weekend in June.

We do not have any open house events scheduled right now, so please check in again another time.

Go behind the scenes

Pack up the family and visit an egg collection facility or hatchery! Drop in on special events to get behind-the-scenes tours of state fish hatcheries and egg collection facilities.

Spring event
Celebrate Earth Day with fun fish activities for families: build a spinner, fish egg stages of development, mguided tours at 10 am and 1 pm.
County: Waushara
Place: Wild Rose State Fish Hatchery
Community: Wild Rose
Date: Saturday, April 28, 2018
Time: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Description: Earth Day Celebration (While the official date is April 22, we always celebrate it on the last Saturday in April.)

Drop in and join in a variety of activities:
  • Kids' casting games
  • Fly casting
  • Fly-tying
  • Fish identification
  • Gyotaku - Japanese fish print-making
  • Build a spinner bait
  • Learn about fish egg development
  • Guided tours at 10 a.m. adn 1 p.m.
Directions: On Highway 22, one mile north of Wild Rose..
Sponsor: Department of Natural Resources
Contact: Hatchery Naturalist Joan Voigt, 920-622-3527, ext. 209 or visit our Web page.

Learn more about hatcheries

Visit our hatchery Web page for more information about all the state hatcheries, rearing stations and egg collection sites. Many have public visiting hours - drop in and say hello!

Last revised: Friday April 27 2018