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.

It’s Finally Here (but still under construction). You can click this link to get to the GLSF 24th Annual Brew City Salmon Tournament page, and enter your boat using the on-line entry form and your credit card. Make sure to read the Rules as they have been updated and they may affect what Division you may fish in!

The next GLSF Membership Meeting of the season will be on Tuesday, September 10th. This will be our first membership meeting for the season, after taking a Summer break to go fishing! The May membership meeting had guest speaker from the US Weather Service/NOAA. It was an educational program!

Our next event is our 24th Annual GLSF Brew City Salmon Tournament. We need “all hands on deck” to cover all of the volunteer positions we have to make the Tournament a success! Please reserve Friday, August 2nd and Saturday August 3rd on your calendars! More details will be forthcoming soon!

There was a Kid’s Fishing Clinic on Saturday, April 13th from 9am to 2pm at Greenfield Park Pavilion on 124th Street, south of Greenfield Avenue! We had many dedicated volunteers! We had 112 registered “students!” Outstanding! Many thank “yous” to the volunteers and to the participants as well! We hope to see many of you again, next year in 2025 !

Our 4th Ever, Great Lakes Free Fishing Seminar was Saturday, March 30th! We had over 100 people is attendance! Jason Woda did a great job with his presentation and had many compliments! If you missed it, our 5th Ever, Annual Free Fishing Seminar will be on Saturday, March 29, 2025.  We hope to see you there!

We held our March meeting on March 12th. Once again, we had almost 50 people in attendance! Our guest speaker was our own, Roger Stack, of R&R Sports in Cudahy. He presented many fascinating Lake Michigan fishing facts that enlightened everyone there! Hopefully they’ll be more productive fishermen because of Roger’s information! After the business meeting, there was no raffle due to Dave Bowe being “under the weather!” He promises to be ready and back for the April 9th Meeting with another great raffle hosted by him and Zack!

Important Notice – The Cleaning Station at McKinley Marina is being rebuilt at this time! The estimated completion date is sometime this summer.

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 completion. 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 reopen around May 1st. 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!

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 



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.