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Wisconsin's state fish hatcheries

Fishing Wisconsin

wild rose fish hatchery

Keep the state fish hatcheries in mind when planning your vacation route. They offer great opportunities to see fish as well as view exhibits that trace the life cycles of the fish reared at those facilities. You can also learn about techniques fisheries managers use to ensure the future of Wisconsin's fishing tradition.

While all the hatcheries raise fish, not all hatcheries hatch fish eggs. Some raise fish that are transferred to them from other hatcheries. They are called "rearing stations". In either case, all state hatcheries offer chances to watch fish.

Hatchery fish need special care and diets to stay healthy. For that reason, we ask parents to please remind their children to keep food, fingers, rocks, sticks and other objects out of the water.