Fall Fish Harvest

Tommy G. Thompson Fish Hatchery  

  Spooner, WI


F.I.S.H. (Friends Into Spooner Hatchery) are holding a Hatchery Harvest Open House on Friday September 25th from 8:30 AM to 11:00 AM. The public is invited to watch the harvest at the Tommy G. Thompson Hatchery in Spooner. The event is at the Hatchery Visitor Center, 951 West Maple Street, Spooner, Wisconsin. Located 1/2 mile west of McDonald's / Kwik Trip on Highway 70.

Walleye that have been raised from eggs since spring will be removed from the ponds by the hatchery's automated fish loader to be stocked in Wisconsin waters helping to guarantee a healthy fishery now and in the future. Hatchery tours will be conducted in the morning and DNR specialists will be on hand to answer questions about fish, wildlife, water quality, law enforcement, and other environmental topics. 

Tommy Thompson Fish Hatchery

The Ponds at Tommy G. Thompson Fish Hatchery

The hatchery has 46 rearing ponds for musky and walleye and is the world's largest producer of musky and produces thousands of musky and walleye each year. The fish harvest is free to attend and the friends group is providing free coffee.




Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College (WITC)


University of Wisconsin-Barron County


 Are Cosponsoring A Leadership Conference

                                 On: Thursday October 15,2015

                       From: 7:30 AM to 3:30 PM

                         For: Current and Future Leaders


The one day workshop will consist of dynamic speakers and workshops to enhance leadership skills.  The program is being held at the Rice Lake campuses.  Registration is $149.00. You can register on-line at: witc.edu/search  


UW-Barron County is also offering courses that range from one night to five nights for courses on Ballroom Dancing, Self-Defense, Estate Planning, Computer Skills, Basketball Officiating and a variety of other programs. 


The website for WITC is: www.witc.edu/ricelake/index.htm

The website for UW-Barron is: barron.uwc.edu


Also a reminder that the Washburn County Creative Concept Contest is underway and goes until October 1, 2015.  First Place $2500, Second Place $1000 and Third Place $500. Contact WCEDC for details or visit our new updated website at: 





Mike Spafford | Washburn County Economic Development Corporation 

715-635-8242 | washburncodvcp@centurytel.net | www.washburncodevelopment.com




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