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.
Quick Note – Milwaukee County Parks has placed all the launch piers at McKinley Marina. Piers were placed earlier at the other Milwaukee County Lake Michigan ramps at South Shore, Bender Park and the River Launch. We expect the Fish Cleaning Station at McKinley Marina to open around May 1st, and will post it here when we learn it is open for the season.
Guests and Member’s Updates
We will be placing our net pens in the water on Saturday, May 3rd at 10 am. If you’d like to volunteer, please contact Bob at: firstname.lastname@example.org, or just show up at the Milwaukee Community Sailing Center at 10am on May 3rd
Dan Keating, Tournament Captain, Charter Captain, published author and noted authority and speaker on Chinook fishing seminars, will be our featured speaker on our May 13th meeting.
Captain Dan is well known in the Tournament circles from Michigan, to Indiana, Illinois and Wisconsin. He fishes out of Winthrop Harbor, Illinois as the Charter Captain/Owner of Blue Horizon Charters. What sets Dan apart from other Captains, is that he not only provides fishing seminars, but he has published multiple books and produced multiple DVD videos. He wants to share his success with other Great Lakes Salmon and Trout fishermen. You can learn more about Captain Dan at his website: http://www.bluehorizonsportfishing.net/, or at the Captains’ Reports website: https://www.captainsreports.net/captain-dan-keating-bio/.
There is no admission for this program and it is open to the public. Our meeting starts at 7pm, and Captain Dan will be introduced shortly after that. We hope to see you there! This will be a great way to “kick start” your Lake Michigan fishing season for 2014!
Annual GLSF Swap Meet and Vendor Night, was Tuesday, April 8th.
The Milwaukee GLSF Club is hosted our annual Swap Meet and Vendor Night April 8th. It rained a little towards the end of the Swap Meet, but it was much warmer than last year. We had over 10 vendors, sold GLSF clothing and had a great Club raffle. Thank you to all the vendors who traveled from near and far!
Our Charitable Auction for 2014 was held on Saturday, March 1st.
Our Co-Chairmen, Steve Zajc and John Krause did a yeoman’s job on procuring, organizing, and running our 37th Annual Al Kretschmer / GLSF Charity Auction, after taking over the reins last year from our long-time chairman, Al Kretschmer. They had special help from Susie Oleniczak, along with an army of very helpful volunteers. Thank You everyone for a job well done. A special thank you goes out to all of the Sponsors for our success, because without them, this Charity Auction would not be possible. We’d like to congratulate all of the raffle winners, too! We’d also like to thank all the people and members who bid on and purchased just about everything we had on-hand. Please mark your calendar now to reserve Saturday, March 14th, 2015, to join us for our 38th Annual Al Kretschmer Memorial / GLSF Charity Auction.
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 will be planted Monday, May 5th, 2014,by WI-DNR. They will be placed into our net pen for acclimation. The fish will be 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 Volunteered to Weigh-in Fish for Racine Salmon Unlimited’s Salmon-A-Rama, again in 2014!
Look for details to be posted here in the coming weeks. We will need volunteers again to man the scales during Racine’s 10 day run of Salmon-A-Rama. Please watch for this opportunity!
Final Results from our 2014 Club Raffle – Here are the results from the April 8, 2014.
Our drawing was held at 8 pm, April 9th, as advertised on the ticket stubs and the following people were drawn as winners:Keith Moen – 1st Place – Silver King Charters Dan Strasburg – 2nd Place – Ray’s The Limit Charters Sara Lachajewski – 3rd Place – Brew City Charters Robert Zalewski – 4th Place – $300 Cabela’s Gift Certificate Paul Pankowski – 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!
Next GLSF Annual Charity Auction Saturday, March 14, 2015!
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.
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.