Genoa, WI – (WXOW) – The Genoa National Fish Hatchery hosted it’s Kids Ice Fishing Day, a tradition for the last decade. Participants ranged from 5 to 12 years of age. Staff made sure to auger plenty of fishing holes and gear was provided to the young anglers. It didn’t take too long before the fish started biting.
“When the fish was flapping it’s fin it felt like it was bigger than it is. I caught the biggest fish in my family,” said 5 year old Kassidy.
Kids and parents/guardians alike learned about the traditional Northwoods skill of ice fishing on the hatchery pond, well stocked with plenty of rainbow trout.
In addition to the National Fish Hatchery, several other agencies made the event possible. These included Friends of the Upper Mississippi River Fisheries Service, La Crosse Fish Health Center and the La Crosse Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office.