DNR Hosts Open Houses at State Fisheries

The public can get a close-up look at how Wisconsin fisheries crews give nature a helping hand to keep fishing great on Lake Michigan when state egg collecting facilities in Kewaunee and Racine hold open houses in October. The events give fish enthusiasts of all ages a chance to see Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources crews collecting eggs from fish to produce the next generation of fish to be raised at state hatcheries and stocked back into the “big pond.” The open houses also offer hands-on learning for fishing skills like fly tying, knot tying and casting, all in beautiful settings along two major tributaries to Lake Michigan. On Saturday, Oct. 7, enjoy the Besadny Anadromous Fish Facility Open House from 9 am to 3 pm at N3884 Ransom Moore Lane in Kewaunee. Watch salmon egg collection demonstrations, fish print a t-shirt, enjoy fishing displays and activities and guided facility tours. Also enjoy wagon rides provided by the Algoma Kewaunee Great Lakes Sport Fishermen. Food and beverages will be for sale and there’s an opportunity to adopt a sturgeon for river release. On Saturday, Oct. 14, enjoy the ninth annual Salmon Spectacular from 9 am to 3 pm at the DNR Root River Steelhead Facility in Lincoln Park, Racine, 2200 Domanik Drive.

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