Hundreds of kids ice fishing with their families on a frozen hatchery pond with snow on the ground.
Cancelled: Kids Ice Fishing Day 2024

Cancelled Kids Ice Fishing Day Event!

Who knew we would be hoping for colder weather here in Wisconsin this time of the year, but due to unseasonably warm temperatures and an unfavorable forecast, Genoa National Fish Hatchery is reluctantly cancelling the Kids Ice Fishing Day for 2024. Please follow our FB Page for news and information on the other great events here at the hatchery. Photo: kids fishing on a hatchery pond. Photo credit: USFWS.

Genoa National Fish Hatchery was authorized under the Upper Mississippi Wildlife and Fish Act of 1924. Over the years, our focus has changed to focus on recovering federally endangered aquatic species such as freshwater mussels, restoring threatened fish species such as lake sturgeon and providing conservation and fisheries support to tribal and state conservation agencies.

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The hatchery provides a great stop along one of the nation’s greatest scenic highways. Its mission and the visitor center highlight the past and present uses of the Mississippi River, its people and fish and wildlife resources.

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      Our Species

      Genoa National Fish Hatchery rears a variety of native fish, freshwater mussels and even endangered dragonflies! A few notable fish species include lake sturgeon, lake trout and coaster brook trout. We also raise Higgins eye pearly mussels and channel catfish to assist with winged mapleleaf mussel recovery. In addition to these fish and freshwater mussels, we rear the endangered Hine's emerald dragonfly.