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.
Fact – A 36 pound Chinook Salmon was caught early, August 1, 2013! Hopefully you read about it in the Sunday, August 4th, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel’s Sports section! A GLSF member caught and weighed, on a certified scale, the catch of a lifetime! There are still some BIG fish out there at this time!
We had a dynamite presentation for our November 12th Meeting. Captains Andy Korducki and Ray Korducki of the boat, Ray’s The Limit, temporarily, captured our imaginations. Captain Andy was the lucky winner of the 2013 Racine Salmon-A-Rama, with the $15,000.00 prize and Ray qualified as Fisherman of the Year for our GLSF Club for 2013. They told us what worked for them and after the presentation we had several members ask them questions that they had on their minds. It was an educational evening. I hope you were not among the members who missed it! We learned that white works sometimes and so does green. If you’d like more, feel free to join us at out monthly meetings!
Make plans now, too, to attend our annual December 10th Christmas Dinner. Remember that this event starts at 5 pm for cash bar with free beer and soda, with dinner promptly at 6pm. This is a family event, free to our members. It is also a time to give thanks, so we will again be collecting Toys for Tots for the USMC, including cash contributions, should you forget to bring a Toy. Cash contributions will be matched by the Club as they have been the past 2 years. We would like to see as many members there as possible. If you’re coming for Dinner, we would appreciate donated dessert items, which are always enjoyed for this event! How are your baking credentials?
Coming in January, we have a guest from Racine, Jim LaFortune, to talk to us about late fall and winter fishing for Brown Trout. In February we have Brad Eggold of the Fisheries Division of the WI DNR. If you have an idea for a presentation, please contact any Board Member.
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
We had 121 boats registered (most ever!) and 119 boats fished the Tournament. We caught over 664 fish that weighed over 6800 pounds and donated 1235 pounds of fillets to the Milwaukee Hunger Task Force. The 2013 results are now final and official. They are now posted to this website. Click Here to view them. Thank you for your patience. The checks were mailed on August 19th! Congratulations once again to all of the winning Captains and especially First Place Captain, Craig Best of Crabby Charters! Thank you to all of the participants and we hope to see you again next year at the 14th Annual Brew City Salmon Tournament. A special Thank You goes out to all of the fine volunteers and GLSF Members who put in numerous hours of time to make this Tournament a success! THANK YOU, and please come back again for next year’s Tournament!
This is a Net Pen…..
The Milwaukee GLSF Club is working for all Lake Michigan anglers on maintaining our great fishery. 6,000 Brown Trout were planted Monday, September 30th, 2013,by WI-DNR. They were placed into our net pen for acclimation. The fish were released into the lake the next evening. This extra isolation/help for the planted small Brown Trout 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, September 29th, at the Milwaukee Community Sailing Center. The DNR planed the salmon on September 30th and we had a member release them into to the lake under darkness on October 1st. We removed, washed to pen and put them away on Wednesday, October 3rd. A very big thank you goes out to all the volunteers who helped in this process. We have an additional 14,000 Brown Trout coming from Brule, WI on October 30th or 31st. Because the Sailing Center docks will not be available, these fish will be released, after dark, directly into the harbor at Veteran’s Point.
We Volunteered to Weigh-in Fish for Racine Salmon Unlimited’s Salmon-A-Rama!
We provided club volunteers to man the scales from 11 am to 1 pm and from 6 pm to 8 pm from July 13th through July 20th, 2014 and will do it again in 2014. Many large fish we caught and hopefully we made a few new friends who will hopefully join our club. The exciting news from this effort is that our own Andy Korducki on his Boat, Ray’s the Limit, won this year’s to prize of $15,000! Congratulations Andy and to Captain Ray, too! Great Job!
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 2014 Announced!
The 14th Annual GLSF Brew City Tournament will be hosted over the weekend of August 1 and 2, 2014. (Rain date of August 3rd) The dates have been reserved with Milwaukee County Parks. The Airshow and associated military displays were moved to a weekend in June 2014. We hope to see you there.
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.