GENOA NATIONAL FISH HATCHERY ANNUAL FISHING CLINIC/DERBY

Saturday, May 20th, 2017,                     8:30 AM TO 12:15 PM               Ages 5 years to 12 years

Event is limited to the first 250 children that register on the day of the event.

Knot Tying, Boat Safety, Fish Behavior and ID, and Wetland Tour will be part of the morning session.  Recreational Fishing session for the children in Pond 5 will be scheduled from 10:00 am to Noon.

Children will rotate every 15 minutes through the learning stations.Lunch will be provided at noon for the children, volunteers and employees.

Fishing pole loaners are available by the Genoa National Fish Hatchery in cooperation with the Friends of the Upper Mississippi and the Midwest Fisheries Resource Center (La Crosse Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office, the La Crosse Fish Health Center and the Whitney Genetics Laboratory).  Participants will be provided bait, NO outside bait will be allowed.

Due to safety concerns and space limitations, no artificial lures, fly fishing and/or treble hooks will be allowed at the event.

Recreational Fishing Session

10:00 am to 12:00 pm Fishing at Hatchery Pond 5

Everyone will be dismissed at approximately 12:15 pm.

Morning Session

Station 1          Station 2           Station 3     Station 4  

8:30 to 9:00 am       Registration Knot Tying Boat Safety Fish Behavior and ID Wetland Tour
9:00am to 9:15am    “      “   “     “         “     “          “      “
9:15am to 9:30am     “     “    “     “       “     “        “      “
9:30 am to9:45 am     “      “    “      “         “       “          “       “
9:45 am to 10:00 am     “      “     “      “         “       “          “       “

Children must attend the Fishing Clinic in the morning to attend the Fishing Session at Pond 5 at the Hatchery at 10 am.

GENOA NATIONAL FISH HATCHERY

S 5631 State Hwy 35, Genoa WI 54632

(608) 689-2605

 


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