Fishy Weekend Planned at Peninsula (6/4-6/5)


It’s Free Fishing Weekend in Wisconsin, June 4th and 5th!

DNR Fisheries Biologists will set up and stock a 600-gallon fish tank at the Peninsula State Park Nature Center. Visit from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, June 4 & 5, to see rock and smallmouth bass, perch and other Green Bay fish. Viewing is free and open to the public but a state park vehicle sticker is required on Saturday, June 4.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m

Drop by the Nature Center to catch reel fun. Learn to Cast with a Rod and Reel. Listen to the story of Rainbow Fish. Try Gyotaku – fish printing on a t-shirt ($3 donation for paint and t-shirts, limited sizes). Create Fish Art to hang at your campsite. See native fish in a 600-gallon tank. Loaner fishing gear is available at the Nature Center.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Bonus! It’s also State Parks Open House! No Park Sticker Required

11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m

Drop by the Nature Center for a Fish Talk. Learn to identify at least five native Wisconsin fish and discover their unique habits, too!

1:00 p.m.

Make bejeweled fish crowns with Miss Wisconsin at 1 p.m. Maybe you’ll even get her autograph! Don’t miss the 600-gallon tank stocked with native fish. And, of course, go fishing! Loaner fishing gear is available at the Nature Center.

Check out the whole week of nature programs they have planned in the Informational Flyer, [PDF, 93KB]

Sponsored by Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources – Peninsula State Park

Contact: Peninsula State Park Nature Center, (920) 854-5976 or (920) 868-3258.