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.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: An Emergency Fishing Rule is Being Invoked to protect the Tournament Fishermen as well as the rest of the non-Tournament Recreational Boaters! This is a Safety Issue and is endorsed by both the Coast Guard and the WI DNR due to the number of potential boats involved.
There will be NO Fishing in, around or through the Sea Wall Gaps or in the Milwaukee Harbor. The Boundaries will be explained at the Captain's Meeting on Friday Night and maps will be given to each Captain. Click Here to see Version 1 of the Restricted area. Click here to Version 2 of the Restricted Area. In the name of Safety for all boaters, your cooperation is greatly appreciated. THANK YOU
The Next GLSF Fish In is Sunday, August 23rd - 5am Start Time! You must Confirm Attendance Click Here for Details!- BE SAFE! - You must be logged in as a member to view this page!
Just In-Time for Perch Season - The Replacement Bender Park Fishing Pier has been installed!
A special Thank You goes out to our members, Jim Keegan and Milwaukee County Parks. With Perch season re-opening June 16th, there is a new fishing pier at Bender Park. Click here for the individual pictures: Delivery 1, Delivery 2 and Installed - Thank You!
Thank You! Net Pens Are Now Put Away for the Season
Congratulations Dads and Moms, proud parents of about 26,000 (est) Brown Trout and 84,000 (est) Chinook Salmon! Yes, the Chinook arrived safely Monday afternoon (5/4) and were placed in our net pens! They were all released under darkness Tuesday night (5/5), about 10 pm. This Friday, May 8th, we pulled the pens from the water, washed them and put them away for the summer. For ALL of the Volunteers, THANK YOU - With planted fish amounts down almost 40% from 2 years ago, your efforts to increase their survival is to be commended!
Our Next Membership Meeting is September 8th!
If you missed our May 12th Our Program, You missed an informative presentation about - Making the Change from Sport Fisherman to Charter Captain by our own member - Rob Manhardt
Thank You Rob and tight lines and heavy coolers in your new adventure!
For Everyone at our December Christmas Party that was waiting for the Salmon Jerky recipe, click on this link and you'll be delivered to a page you can save or print, Thanks to Matt Lubecke for sharing!
Final Results from our 2015 Club Raffle
Here are the results from the April 15, 2015
Our drawing was held at 8 pm, April 15th, as advertised on the ticket stubs and the following people were drawn as winners:1st Place- Loose Drag Charters- Winner- Grace Runge 2nd Place-Rays The Limit Charters-Winner-Jim Bass 3rd Place-Blue Max Charters-Winner- Jeff Mueller 4th Place-Manhardt Charter-Winner-Robert Pluta 5th Place-Brew City Charters-Winner-J.Hay 6th Place-$300.00 Cablela Gift Card-Winner-Jackie Opperman 7th Place-$200.00 Cablela Gift Card-Winner-Dean Schneider
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 $200 Gift Certificate. Thank you to all the participants and we hope you'll buy a ticket and try to win again next year!
Brad Eggold Was Our Guest Speaker on Tuesday, March 10th!
On March 10th, we had Brad Eggold as our Guest Speaker. Brad is the Southern Lake Michigan Fisheries Manager and works out of the Greenfield Street Freshwater Science building. He brought us up to date on several issues. They included last year's creel census results, including the large samples from the tournaments like Brew City and the report for the Mid-lake Forage Trawl. This Trawl offers a view on the condition of the forage base and is used as one of the measurements when the Lake Michigan Fisheries Managers meet to to determine the 2016 stocking levels. Brad was available for a very active Q & A session after his presentation. This was one of the most informative presentations this year. I hope YOU weren't among the members who missed it!
Our meetings are open and free to anyone wanting to learn more about fishing Lake Michigan. Guests are always welcome!
Dr. Russell Cuhel from the UW Wisconsin Fresh Water Institute, is still being targeted for sometime soon. Please read your Tightline or visit this website for updates.
Quick Note - Please check out the new fish scale inside the McKinley Marina Cleaning Station. This $500, very accurate and State Certified scale was donated, by the Mathwick Family Trust, through the GLSF Foundation, to the Cleaning station. It was purchased from and installed by a local company, Floweigh of New Berlin. A dedication plaque has been hung above the scale. When you see Jay Mathwick, please take a moment to thank him and his family for their very generous donation!
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. 84,000 Chinook Salmon were planted Monday, May 4th, 2015, by WI-DNR. They were placed into our net pens for acclimation. The fish were released into the lake the next evening, May 5th. 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!
Look for details to be posted here in the coming months. We will need volunteers again to man the scales during Racine's 10 day run of Salmon-A-Rama. Please watch for this opportunity!
Thank you to all of the volunteers, the Chair Persons, spouses, bakers, food cooks and especially to all of the people who attended and generously purchased the items that made it a Charitable Success once again. We hope to see you all again next year!
Fact - A 36 pound Chinook Salmon was caught early, August 1, 2013!
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.