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It’s Spawning Season On The Fox River

Fish all around the state have begun spawning, including the muskies on the Fox River. 

Known as a haven for walleye, the Fox River has a substantial musky fishery. Musky in the Fox River can grow to be over 50 inches and weigh upwards of 50 pounds. 

Muskies in the Fox River and Green Bay typically spawn in shallow water near shore over a bottom that has gravel or plants and branches in areas with high dissolved oxygen. 

Want to see the muskies for yourself? With polarized sunglasses, you might be able to see them in the water from these viewing locations: 

  • Near the Porlier Fishing Pier, just off the Fox River Trail in the shallow bay south of Porlier Street 
  • Saint Francis Park 
  • Just north of the Fox Point Boat Landing 

If you stop at the Fox Point Boat Landing, you may also see DNR staff collecting eggs to raise at our hatcheries.  

Learn more on the DNR’s musky webpage.

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