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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 

Hatchery open seven days a week - 8:00 am to 3:00 pm 
(Hours are subject to change without notice).

Call for tours during the winter months


Visitor Center

Hatchery location

83875 HWY 13
Bayfield, WI 54814


Call (715) 779-4021 or email Darren Miller


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 firsthand 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 of the hatchery.


A Victorian Beginning

The handsome sandstone 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.