Fox Lake in Southern Minnesota

Fox Lake is known for its great catfish population with its gillnet catch rate at 15.2 / set, and lengths ranging from 7.28 to 22.83 inches. Black and white crappies are also quite prevalent. Experts view Fox Lake as a strong site for winter and spring crappie fishing.

Though it’s one of the state’s newest muskies lakes—the DNR started stocking the fish there in 1999— already report catching fish up to 50 inches long.

Size and Depth

Area: 951.02 acres
Littoral Area: 780 acres
Shore Length: 11.31 miles
Maximum Depth: 20 feet, though 15 feet is common to 75% of this body of water.

Muskellunge with a Berkeley Flatback Shad – courtesy August 25, 2015

Fish Species

Black bullhead, black crappie, bluegill, channel catfish, crappie, green sunfish, hybrid sunfish, largemouth bass, muskellunge, northern pike, walleye, white crappie, yellow bullhead, yellow perch, bigmouth buffalo, common carp, freshwater drum, quillback, white sucker, fathead minnow, golden shiner, Johnny darter, shiners, spotfin shiner, spottail shiner