Family Fishing Day
Travel Northwest Wisconsin is proud to present the Family Fishing Day as a part of the Wisconsin Governor's Fishing Opener being held in Burnett County on Saturday, May 4th, 2024. The focus of this event is to inspire the next generation to get out and enjoy the great outdoors.
Families are welcome to come out to enjoy a fun day full of family entertainment, including "learn to fish" casting lessons, the DNR Fishmobile, minnow races, s'mores station, face painting, food vendors and more!
Saturday, May 4th from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Thank you to the sponsors who made the 2023 event possible:
Travel Northwest Wisconsin
Dairyland Power Cooperative | Discover Mediaworks
Enbridge | DSG Outerwear
Hidden Cove Resort | Homespun Coffee & Crafts
Indianhead Foodservice Distributors
James Netz Photography | Kwik Trip
National Marine Manufacturers Assoc. | NW ITBEC
Rice Lake Tourism | St. Croix Rod
The 5 Senses | Weather Shield MFG
Wisconsin Counties Assoc. | Xcel Energy
Frequently Asked Questions
About the Event
The Wisconsin Governors Fishing Opener exists to raise awareness of the fishing and tourism industries in the State of Wisconsin. The event brings Wisconsin dignitaries to the area, including the Governor and Cabinet Secretaries from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and the Wisconsin Department of Tourism. A main goal of the event is to obtain significant media coverage highlighting the host community and Wisconsin’s fishing and tourism industries. It also provides a fun, outdoor-focused community event. One of the significant updates to the event in 2022 was to create a family-focused event on Saturday to inspire the next generation of outdoor enthusiasts.