The northern zone musky season opens Saturday, May 25 and, despite a late start, the fish are likely to be done spawning in most waters and ready to feed, state fisheries experts say.
Musky action is expected to be good for anglers because the fish, post-spawn, will be looking to feed and because the water temperature has warmed up and the fish are getting more active.
A 40-inch size limit is in effect statewide and applies to 94 percent of musky waters in Wisconsin. There are 41 waters that continue to have either lower size limits or higher size limits. Waters of Green Bay and Lake Michigan north of Highway 10 carry a 50-inch minimum size limit. The bag limit is one fish.
Check the Guide to Wisconsin Hook and Line Fishing Regulations for specific waters or check the DNR’s online regulation database to find size limits on inland lakes.
Find where to fish for trophy musky or fast action waters, along with information on musky management in Wisconsin, by searching the DNR website, dnr.wi.gov, for “musky.”