Wisconsin DNR Invites The Public To Learn To Fish For Dinner

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) invites the public to join us for our next Fishing For Dinner course for trout in the waters of Crawford County on May 27-29.

During the free, three-day weekend course for adults, participants will learn:

What fish species are in Crawford County waters
How to use a spinning rod, plus select baits and lures
How to fly fish
How to clean and cook fish
There will be two fishing opportunities and a potluck dinner featuring the day’s catch.

The in-person course will take place at Sugar Creek Bible Camp in Ferryville beginning at 5 p.m. on May 27 and ending in the early afternoon on May 29.

The DNR will provide all gear, supplies, lodging and meals. Registrants will receive a packing list of what to bring and directions to the camp after signing up.

The course is limited to 16 participants. Registration is on a first come, first-served basis. If you need to cancel, please call Theresa Stabo at 608-577-6332 by 2 p.m. on May 23.


WHAT: Fishing For Dinner – Trout Course

WHEN: 5 p.m. May 27-29, 2022

*Course ends early afternoon on Sunday, May 29

WHERE: Sugar Creek Bible Camp 13141 Sugar Creek Bible Camp Rd Ferryville, WI 54628

LODGING: Bunks in cabins at camp

HOW TO SIGN-UP: Register online by May 19.

LICENSES: The department can waive the requirement to have a fishing license for novices with fewer than two years of fishing experience. Participants opting for the waiver must obtain a DNR Customer Identification number and enter it on their registration form. To get a DNR Customer ID, please contact Customer Service at 1-888-936-7463 or visit the DNR website for instructions. Anglers with two or more years of fishing experience will be required to have a current Wisconsin fishing license and trout stamp.