Welcome to the Milwaukee Great Lakes Sport Fishermen Club and Foundation!
An Organization of Sportsmen Dedicated to the Enjoyment, Preservation and Improvement of Salmon and Trout Fishing in the Great Lakes.
Urgent News Update – Dredging work is complete at the Bender Park Launch Ramp. They have completed the work and are packing-up their gear. We have confirmation that the Closed Sign has been removed and 2 of the launch ramps have been placed and are functional. Please be careful when using Bender Park, watching for shallow spots and the large rock just outside the basin entry. Thank You for your patience. Remember to thank Milwaukee County personnel for making it usable now that it is re-opened. With water levels continuing to drop every year, this is a concern for all ramps. Remember to mention this to your elected officials when you meet with them at their local Town-Hall meetings in your area!
On May 14th we had an exciting program by Captain Josh Keeran of Proposition Charters out of Racine, WI. He talked about some of the techniques he uses to catch Salmon and Trout. He also shared with us, some of his tournament techniques. Josh runs his boat, First In, out of Reef Point Marina in Racine, WI and has had great success fishing Salmon over the years. We also had Margaret Jaberg from the Milwaukee Community Sailing Center and Dave Coon from Fishing Has No Boundaries. More data for these organizations and their events will be posted here soon.
For our members, we have a Fish In – Picnic approaching on Sunday, May 26th. It starts at 5 am at McKinley Marina and concludes at noon, with a weigh-in and lunch at the Milwaukee Community Sailing Center. Lunch is only $5 and free for young-uns under 11 years old. If you plan on eating, you must call the Chairperson, Danielle by 9 pm on Thursday, May 23rd. The rules and Danielle’s phone number are posted for members only, at this address: http://www.glsfclub.com/club-fish-ins/. You must be logged-in to get to this members only page. All members are welcomed to come and enjoy. If you wish to become a member, please navigate here: http://www.glsfclub.com/become-a-member/. We hope to see you on May 26th!
Come and join us, our meetings are always free and open to the public.
Hope to see you there.
We meet at:
Greendale American Legion Post 416
6351 W Grange Ave
Greendale, WI 53129
This is a Net Pen…..
The Milwaukee GLSF Club is working for all Lake Michigan anglers on maintaining our great fishery. 78,000 Chinook Salmon were planted Monday, May 6th, 2013,by WI-DNR. They were placed into our net pens for acclimation. The fish were released into the lake the next evening. This extra isolation/help for the planted small Chinook Salmon increases their chances for survival. With more fish surviving, the summer, fall and winter returns have become a really great asset for the port of Milwaukee and the fishermen. If you would like to become a member and help maintain our great fishing here in Milwaukee on Lake Michigan, please click on the Become a Member option for the menu above. We are always looking for new active members!
We assembled and placed both of our net pens on Sunday, May 5th, at the Milwaukee Community Sailing Center. The DNR planed the salmon on May 6th and we had a member release them into to the lake under darkness on May 7th. We removed, washed to pens and put them away on Thursday, May 9th. A very big thank you goes out to all the volunteers who helped in this process. We hope you can come back in the late summer and early fall of 2016 to try your hand at catching some of these fish as returning 4 year old salmon!
Final Results from our 2013 Club Raffle
Our drawing was held at 8 pm, April 9th, as advertised on the ticket stubs and the following people were drawn as winners:James Smith – 1st Place – Silver King Charters Jay Mathwick – 2nd Place – Blue Max Charters Danyell Chupp – 3rd Place – Brew City Charters Ron Werner – 4th Place – $300 Cabela’s Gift Certificate Robert Anthony – 5th Place – $200 Cabela’s Gift Certificate
Congratulations to all the winners and a Special Thank You to our exceptional Charter Captains for donating their trips and to Cabela’s for donating the $300 Gift Certificate. Thank you to all the participants and we hope you’ll buy a ticket and try to win again next year!
GLSF Annual Charity Auction Saturday, March 1, 2014!
We are looking for some heated storage area to store and catalogue items that are being purchased for next year’s Auction. If you have an empty, dry basement, heated garage or warehouse area you wish to let us use until next March, please contact any Board Member, or send a message to me at email@example.com and let me know.
Brew City Dates for 2013 Announced!
The Annual GLSF Brew City Tournament will be hosted over the weekend of August 9, 10 and 11, 2013. The date change is due to the scheduling of the Milwaukee Airshow for 2013. The Airshow and associated military displays were given the first weekend in August, leaving Brew City with the second weekend.
In 2014, the Milwaukee Airshow is moving to June and Brew City is scheduled for the first weekend in August 2014. We hope to see everyone in 2013 and 2014, and apologize for any inconveniences caused by Milwaukee County Special Events scheduling!
Lake Michigan Sport Fishing…
The Best Trout & Salmon Fishing in the World is Right at our Doorstep… and the Great Lakes Sport Fishermen Club is working to keep our fishing great!
Lake Michigan has been called the “World’s Biggest Fishing Pond,” and with good reason. We have the best trout and salmon fishing to be found anywhere in the United States. If not anywhere in the world – right at our front door.
Catching a trophy-size fish is no longer something to just dream about, and you don’t have to spend thousands of dollars to make your dream come true in Canada or Alaska. You can make it happen right here in Milwaukee!
GLSF club members routinely catch chinook or king salmon over 20 pounds, lake trout over 15 pounds, rainbow trout or steelhead trout over 10 pounds, coho salmon over 8 pounds, and brown trout over 15 pounds.
Join us – the Great Lakes Sport Fisherman – and learn our fishing tips and techniques. We’ll help you to fish with success on Lake Michigan, and make your dream of a trophy-size catch come true.
Your membership will insure quality facilities and good quantities of fish for years to come.
Our club’s strength is in numbers. Collectively, our members do make a difference by preserving and improving the fisheries.