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Les Voigt State Fish Hatchery

Fishing Wisconsin

Les Voigt Bayfield house

 

Hatchery information

Lake Trout
Truly a superior lake trout

Neighboring Lake Superior, Les Voigt hatchery raises lake trout, splake and brown trout for stocking in the northern great lake and many inland lakes and streams throughout Wisconsin.

Hatchery hours (Note: hours are subject to change without notice)

Hatchery open seven days a week - 8:00 am to 3:00 pm 

Call for tours during the winter months

Amenities

Visitor Center

Hatchery location

83875 HWY 13
Bayfield, WI 54814

Contact

Call (715) 779-4021 or email Darren Miller

Visiting

What can I do at the hatchery?

Visitors to Les Voigt Hatchery will want to check out the large and elaborate visitor's center that contains a 3,500-gallon aquarium. You can also watch hatchery operations first hand from a viewing area.

During the spring, you may witness spawning steelhead jumping at Red Dam on Pike's Creek. This spectacular site is within walking distance from the hatchery.

History

A Victorian Beginning

The handsome standstone building at the entrance was built in 1897. Still in use today, it provides supplemental fish rearing space. Hatchery operations were updated with the construction of modern buildings in 1974. The newer building holds 34 fish-rearing tanks and an educational exhibit area.