Join Friends into Spooner Hatchery (FISH) using the mobile phone app called Fish Donkey for the first annual Wisconsin Walleye Opener fundraise on May 1, 2021. You’ll be out opening day for sure. Why not test your luck/skill. Pictures of the walleye you catch, no matter how small, could land you a $50 check. If the lunker you’ve been catching in your pre-season dreams materializes, you might place in the largest walleye category and win even more cash.
The tournament is open to any public water you can fish with a Wisconsin license. Fish your favorite places without giving away any secrets. Fish donkey won’t reveal where your entry photos were taken.
A mere $10 entry fee will help support FISH’s outdoor education and learn to fish programs as well as the State Fish Hatchery Museum Project and support for the hatchery where many of our catches originate. Fish Donkey will charge an additional $1.50 for its software that makes the event possible.
Use this link fishdonkey.com/app to download the free app and join “spooner” to get more tournament details, sign up and practice entering a fish beforehand so you’re set to go.
You can still give a free membership to a friend or family when you purchase one for yourself.
BUT WAIT! THERE’S MORE. IF YOU’RE ALREADY A MEMBER, YOUR RENEWAL QUALIFIES FOR THIS SPECIAL, TOO.
The Governor Tommy G. Thompson State Fish Hatchery is one of Wisconsin’s most modern cool-water fish hatcheries. The 1994-95 renovation and expansion of the former Spooner Fish Hatchery was the largest development project in the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources’ history at the time. It was completed on November 21, 1995.
Many people still refer to the Hatchery as the Spooner Hatchery and that’s where the Friends Group gets its acronym, FISH
You can become a member of FISH by going to our membership page. You can sign up online or download the membership form and mail it in. All of our membership levels are affordable and designed to keep individuals and families involved in the world of fish. Angling is a lifetime sport and we want to involve everyone in learning and experiencing this exceptional activity.