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! Please visit our Booth at the 2014 Milwaukee Sports Show during March 5-9, to see a completed mount of this fantastic catch of a lifetime, along with a few other Trophy mounts!
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 7th, 2015, to join us for our 38th Annual Al Kretschmer Memorial / GLSF Charity Auction.
Guests and Member’s Updates
We will be manning the GLSF Booth at the Milwaukee Sports Show from March 5 through March 9th, which again takes a lot of volunteer efforts and hours. You can click on the contact us tab above to send us a meesage if you wish to volunteer or if you’re a mamber, click on the Board of Directors tab on the right and send a message directly to Chairman, Dave Bowe. On Saturday, March 29th, we have our Annual Members’ Award Banquet. You must have reservations to attend and be pre-paid as well. This is a member’s only event, unless you’re invited to attend. Members can click on the Board of Directors tab on the right and contact Chairman Dick Hanson before March 25th, if they want to attend.
On March 11th, We will have Titus Seilheimer, or Wisconsin Sea Grant, making a presentation to the membership on his actions tracking and cooperating with the US Government and the GLMRIS Committee, as part of his crusade against invasive species into the Great Lakes. As you may know, the GLMRIS report was recently published and the amount of money required to keep the Asian Carp out of the Great Lakes is very large. Working closely with the GLMRIS team, Titus will have all the latest data.
At our March Membership meeting we had Brad Eggold, WI DNR Lake Michigan Fisheries Manager, make a presentation to our club. Brad is and has been instrumental in the Coded Wire Tagging of the WI DNR planted Chinook Salmon. He has worked closely with the US FWS in their implementation of the same, in Lake Trout. This program is going on 5 years now and there were some results being presented. I hope you weren’t one of the people who missed this educational presentation!
Coming up on April 8th, we’ll have our Annual Swap Meet and Vendor Night activity. Starting at 4pm, members will have surplus fishing gear for sale in the parking lot of the American Legion. Non-Members who wish to sell items can, for only $35 fee. The sale is open to members and non-members alike and there is no admission charge. At 6pm, we will move into the meeting hall where we will have numerous vendors set-up to show us their newest gear and some of the vendors will even have items for sale, right there.
We have many other exciting activities coming up before the Coho arrive, including a very special guest for our membership and anyone who wants to attend our May meeting on Tuesday, May 13th. We have arranged to have the award winning and twice published author on Chinook Salmon fishing, Dan Keating make a presentation to our membership and guests. This event will be FREE to all attendees. Please start making plans now to attend this exciting and informative meeting by circling the date on your calendar and planning on which guests you’re going to invite! Hope to see you there!
Come and join us, our meetings are always free and open to the public and we’re always looking to welcome our next new member!
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.