THE FISH FARM'S SHORT STORY (Updated 2012)

A 1987 discovery of a plentiful and pure water resource hidden just below the surface of a marginal and sandy farm field gave vision to fish farming as a way of life!  Out of the gumption and wit of rural culture… and after seven years of research, design, construction and planning- Herby Radmann was able to initiate his fish farm business in March of 1994.


The challenge and opportunity of this vision had become quite the adventure…
In making its' way it was realized that the Bullfrog Fish Farm was not only the result of its Sole Proprietor's hard work… but it had also come to represent the efforts and support of its community…

With this realization and by the year 2000 the Bullfrog Fish Farm became a Limited Liability Company. In doing so there was created a shared "Ad-Venture" in growing a farm business- "Soul Proprietor Run, Community owned and supported." This is an innovative business practice and model for small or developing farms and rural business... advancing opportunities in finance and investment… inclusive to traditional "rural values", lifestyle choices and community…

Dedicated to the genius of "Bullfrog Fresh" Rainbow Trout, Smokin' Good Fish and More...


"We are farmers, processors, mongers and whatever else it takes… We have become proficient in the production, processing and marketing of Rainbow Trout at the rate of 15-20,000 lbs. per year and growing- Serving the Folks of the Chippewa Valley Area and our Visiting Friends with the ultimate in fresh water fish and fun-for-all recreation." The Fish Farm Crew


The Farm's "Eat My Fish" offerings include- Farm Retail Sales, Pondside Fishing, Group Outings & Educational Tours by arrangement, Family Beer & Beverage Garden (Featuring Hobo Shorelunches &
Occasional Live Music), Local Trout Route & Regional Services (Restaurant & Grocery), Farmer’s Market (Eau Claire) ... and Live Trout Sales & Guidance for stocking purposes.

A Midwestern "Seafood" Niche- Further efforts & glimpse into our future...

* The Bullfrog's Networks (Relationship with other Local Farmers, Trappers & Good Food Folk)...
* Continued development of on-site farming of other fish species (for food & stocking)...
* Expansion/Completion of Value-Added Kitchen...


Founder; Preservation of Character... Using a rural way to tell a story...
Advocacy, Promotion & Education- Developing/Small Farms & Business... And Notions in Humanality...


Herby and the Farm Crew have not only weathered the pioneering and complex status of Wisconsin Fish Farming... They have also found camaraderie with other small and/or developing farms and rural business. This camaraderie, regard for rural culture and notions in humanality has brought additional meaning and purpose to the farm and all that they do- A farm with a mission!


The Bullfrog Fish Farm is a good place to be… Just Follow the Yellow Fish Road!