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Salmon begin their trip to Besadny

You will be able to catch the full life cycle of a salmon unfold before your eyes at the C.D. “Buzz” Besadny Anadromous Fisheries Facility in Kewaunee. After beginning the spawning run a few weeks ago, the first Chinook salmon are arriving at the facility as they make the six-mile journey from the Great Lakes.  After making their way into one of the six collection ponds, the fish are moved to the processing center where they are spawned and harvested. Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Fishery Technician Austin Gabrielse says Mother Nature is playing a role in the spawning run taking a little bit longer than usual.

Staff members expect to see the Coho salmon early next month and the brown trout to arrive in December before the water ices over. Although there will be no open house this year, the C.D. “Buzz” Besadny Anadromous Fisheries Facility does invite visitors to check out the fish spawning on Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. during the months of October, November, and December.



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