Tommy G. Thompson's
State Fish Hatchery
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resource's
Spooner Fish Hatchery is
the largest of it's kind in the state. With 46 rearing ponds it has
the capacity to produce 1.5 to 2 million 1.5" to 2.0"
walleye fingerlings, 100,000 6" walleye fingerlings and 100,000
8"to 10" muskie fingerlings. More Muskie are produced in
this hatchery than any where else in the world.
Browse the Visitors Center
which has interactive learning stations that are informational and
fun for the kids; then have a picnic at The Veteran's Memorial Park
while you and your kids wet a line from the handicapped accessible
fishing pier at the Yellow River Flowage. In addition, there's a
boat launch, bathroom facilities and parking area. All this is
with-in walking distance from
For More information
contact The Governor Tommy Thompson State Fish Hatchery at: 951 W.
Maple, Spooner, WI 54801 or Phone Spooner at: (715)635-4147 or Northern
Regional Headquarters at: (715) 635-2101.
The visitor center will only be open
from 8 AM to 4 PM on workdays for people to come in and look around on
their own. It will also be open 7 days a week from 8 AM to 4 PM during
our spring busy season (approximately mid April until late May).
Guided Tours Groups
of at least 8 people or more should call ahead to see if a tour can be