We were able to sneak in a little time this past weekend to take a drive to Kewaunee, WI and watch all the trout and salmon coming up to spawn.
We arrived at the fish hatchery and it was obvious others had the same idea. We ran into many people here to witness the same thing.
We immediately saw many trout and salmon all along the river. This is the Fall run and it brings many spectators. Some fishermen do try and catch them while fishing well downstream from the hatchery. (No fishing is allowed in the area we were in)
Sizes varied greatly among the fish.
Clearly they were all quite determined to make it upriver to spawn.
This hatchery has a nicely paved walkway and a great viewing window for the kiddos to get up close and personal.
Next, we made our way to a park nearby called Bruemmer Park. Here we had the pleasure of feeding the deer some green leaves off nearby trees.
The fawn was not as brave and just would not come close enough.
The chickens were very interested in getting a snack also.
After this we headed to Algoma, WI and did some fishing from the pier. It was so gorgeous and the water was perfect for stand up paddling. If only I had thought to bring my board!!! Oh well, maybe next year. I am certain the water had to be freezing anyhow.
That was all the fun we could fit in to this weekend. Chores, yard work and home maintenance were high on the to do list , but we made great progress. Next weekend we have much more fun plans to look forward to.