Where’s Walleye? Major tagging project aims to find out

PESHTIGO, Wis. – Where do walleye go to grow and do they prefer their natal streams when it’s time to spawn? – – DNR fisheries team members are tagging walleye on tributaries to Green Bay including the Oconto, Peshtigo, Fox and Menominee rivers to learn more about the movements and spawning behavior of the fish. Photo Credit: WDNR – – A major research effort by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and Michigan DNR intends to learn more about walleye and their movements to aid in management of the sought-after species. Steve Hogler, DNR fisheries biologist, said the study has been underway since 2012 with fish now being tagged each spring in tributaries to Green Bay including the Oconto, Peshtigo, Fox and Menominee rivers.