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.

The next GLSF Membership Meeting of the season will be on Tuesday, October 10th, at 7pm at the New Berlin Ale House, South Hall!

Our guest speaker has not been selected yet. It will be informational!

Important Notice – The Cleaning Station at McKinley Marina was officially closed and will be torn down, if it hasn’t been already.

The freezer and the scale have been removed, as was the membership sign and the Club posting box that used to hang on the fence, just inside the regular gate. We await the construction of the new cleaning station when the renovation nears completion next year. Thank You to everyone who donated fish to the Hunger Task Force using the freezer. We hope to be restoring this opportunity next year! The cleaning station at South Shore will remain open through the end of the season. Unfortunately at this time, there is no scale to weigh your fish and no freezer there for donating your catch to the Hunger Task Force.

The last Fish In for 2023, was held August 20th.  We had 9 boats participating. The boat Finatic took first place. The results will be published soon. Congratulations and Thank You to everyone who participated in any of the 4 Fish Ins this year!

Click this link to go directly to the Un-Audited Tournament Results

Click Here or on the image above to go directly to the 2023 Brew City page!

May 9th Membership Meeting was held at the New Berlin Ale House

Our featured speaker was one of our own GLSF Members, Robert (Bob) Krecak. As you may recall, Bob has been involved with Dave Bowe and a few others in obtaining 3 pontoons for our new Net Pens, as well as the modification of the pontoons to be able to hold the nets built to DNR Fisheries specifications. These nets will be used to hold some of our stocked fish for up to 3 weeks, as they “smolt” (become imprinted on the local water) before being released into Lake Michigan. The water temperature, and oxygen content, must be measured twice a day, along with feeding the fishing twice daily, from the day they are stocked until the night they are released. It was educational! We will also had a short presentation from Jason Woda and Arnie Arrondondo from the Wisconsin Lakeshore Businessmen’s Association (WLBA)! This was the last membership meeting until September 12th, 2023!

Click this link to go directly to a document from the National Weather Service to use as a resource for small boat mariners!

Click this link to go directly to the National Weather Service Marine Web Services Page 


3rd Annual GLSF Free Fishing Clinic was held on Saturday, March 25th. Guest presenters were Dan Keating and Dan Small. We had about 100 people show up on a ridiculously snowy Morning with 10 inches reported in New Berlin! To our host the New Berlin Ale House, all of our patrons, our seminar leaders and fantastic vendors, WE tip our hats and extend a hearty Wisconsin Thank You! The date for our 2024, 4th Annual Free Seminar is tentatively Saturday, March 30th, at the New Berlin Ale House! Put in in your calendar now and watch for future details!

Brew City 2022 Wrap-Up

Our Brew City Salmon Tournament for 2022 was a success. the Pro Division fished on 7/28 and 7/30 with 20 boats competing. They caught 1577 pounds of fish on day one, and the combined weight of the Pro and Amateur Divisions on day two was 4215 pounds. Wow! Our generous participants also donated 1740 pounds of dressed fish to the Hunger Task Force! THANK YOU!

Never in my wildest dreams would I have guessed that “we” would collectively donate over 1740 pounds of fresh, dressed fish to the those less fortunate. Click here to see the heartfelt letter from Sherrie Tussler from the Hunger Task Force. Congratulations to everyone and especially those who donated their catch from both Divisions of the 2022 Brew City Tournament. THANK YOU from the bottom of our Heart!

Here’s some pictures of our Tournament


Click Here if you want to see the Big Fish Results

Click Here is you want to see the Tournament Results

Checks and gift cards will be mailed to all the winners very soon. Thank You for your patience.

Here are the Southwest Series Results from the Brew City Tournament


Final Results from our 2022 Club Raffle
Here are the results from the April 12, 2022.

Our drawing was held at 8 pm, April 12th, as advertised on the ticket stubs. The drawing took place at 8pm at the New Berlin Ale House. The following people were drawn and notified as winners:

1st Place- Manhardt Charters, LLC – Winner – Dave Bowe                    Boat image
2nd Place- Grizzly Charters – Winner – Jim W 312
3rd Place- Fishing Starter Package -Winner- Bill Finn
4th Place- 10 Bird Wern Valley Hunt –  Winner – Julie Jaworski
5th Place- Fishing Starter Package – Winner – Danyell Chupp
6th Place- 55 Inch Flat Screen TV Winner – Dave Grebe

Congratulations to all the winners and a Special Thank You to our exceptional Charter Captains for donating their trips and to our Chairpersons, Dave and DeeDee Bowe. Thank you to all the participants and to the winners!

Click Here to see the 2020 Raffle Winners of our Club’s Annual Raffle

Click Here to see the 2019 Raffle Winners of our Club’s Annual Raffle

Click Here to see the 2018 Raffle Winners of our Club’s Annual Raffle

Click Here to see the 2017 Raffle Winners of our Club’s Annual Raffle

Click Here to see the 2016 Raffle Winners of our Club’s Annual Raffle

Click Here to see the 2015 Raffle Winners of our Club’s Annual Raffle

Click Here to see the 2014 Raffle Winners of our Club’s Annual Raffle

Hopefully by now, everyone knows we have a new  major sponsor for our Brew City Tournament. We welcome Pratt Gears, LLC as our newest major sponsor and proudly announce the the Tournament name for 2022 as: Pratt Gears Brew City Salmon Tournament.


Fishing Has No Boundaries is one of our Club’s annually sponsored activities. Here are some pictures.


Helping the DNR with the Annual Stocking of the Milwaukee quota of trout and salmon is another of our club sponsored events. this takes place in April and May, so it can be chilly and wet. Enjoy the pictures below:

The New Berlin Ale House is located at 16000 W. Cleveland Avenue in New Berlin. Click here for a map to this location. Our monthly meetings are in the NE Hall.

Everyone is encouraged to visit our website frequently for updates on our activities, both existing and new. Results for the Ongoing Fishing Contest, which runs from April first through October 31st, and the Fish Ins are behind the membership login and you must be a member to possess the login to see this information. If you want to be a member, please scroll up and click on the menu tab titled “About GLSF – Becoming a Member.” We welcome your participation and support! 

For Everyone at our 2014 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!

Quick Note – Please check out the 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:

New Berlin Ale House 
16000 W. Cleveland Avenue
New Berlin, WI  53151 

Net Pen Placement 2011

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!

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.