The Wisconsin DNR in conjunction with Salmon Unlimited, Trout Unlimited and Kenosha Sport Fishing and Conservation will hold the annual Root River Steelhead Facility Open House.
Join us Oct. 13, 2012, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for an open house at the Root River Steelhead Facility in Racine, where we collect eggs from trout and salmon to produce the next generation of fish to test Lake Michigan anglers.
Everyone is encouraged to attend this fun-filled event, whether you're a novice angler, a veteran angler, or just like to eat fish! Enjoy guided tours of the facility with DNR crews demonstrating fish spawning procedures, fishing rod casting lessons, knot tying, fly-tying, and more.
Additionally, Salmon Unlimited cooks will feature several of their favorite recipes including Smoked Salmon, Fish Boil, Salmon Dip and Salmon Patties.
Salmon Unlimited will aslo be presenting 3 talks:
10:30 AM - "Lake Michigan Fishing 101" by Craig Bender of Treble Hook
11:30 AM - "In Depth King Salmon Fishing" by Tom Pietila of Sea Nile Too
2 PM - "Putting it all together to produce" by Jim Mueller of Stormtrooper
The Fly Washer boat will also be on display for demonstration of Lake Michigan rigging.