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.

Membership Meetings are Back on the Agenda!

At our November 11th meeting, Captain Kurt Pokrandt shared his secrets with the club members present at the meeting. It was most informative, enlightening, educational and entertaining! Hopefully you were there to gain some knowledge from one of the best Charter Captains out of Milwaukee, and the VP of our club. Next up we have our Annual Christmas Dinner for our members and immediate families. This will happen at 6pm, Tuesday, December 9th. Please do not forget to bring a new unwrapped toy to donate to Toys for Tots, or please be prepared to make a cash donation.

Dr. Cuhel from the Water Institute, is still being targeted for January or February. Please read your Tightline or visit this website for updates.

December 9th is our annual Christmas Dinner for our members and their immediate families. Remember, it starts at 5:30 with dinner promptly at 6:00 pm.

Brew City was Saturday, August 2nd!

Brew City, our hosted Salmon Tournament was Saturday, August 2nd. We had the Captains’ meeting on Friday night at 7 pm in the rain, at McKinley Marina and the contest itself Saturday from 6 am until 2 pm. The FINAL results are now posted at this link:  http://www.glsfclub.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/Brew-City-2014-1-final.pdf. We were limited to 125 entries and we had 109 registered participants. For all of the winners, the payment checks should all be mailed out by the end of this week, Saturday, August 16th.

Our membership provided all of the volunteer help. They set-up from 3 to 5 pm Friday at McKinley Marina, sold items at the rainy and wet Captains’ Meeting from 7 to 8 pm on Friday, August 1st and again at the tournament from 11 am to about 4 pm. Afterwards we had a small band who provided the gigantic effort of clean-up on Saturday, after the raffle completed.

Thank you to all of the participants, all of our wonderful sponsors who make the Tournament possible, the McKinley Marina Manager and Crew, and especially to the GLSF membership who provide all of the free, volunteer support! We hope to see everyone next year at Brew City 2015, our 15th consecutive year in the current format, on August 1st, 2015!

Our Club Memberships’ Last Fish In for 2014 was  Sunday, August 24th!

The final results have been posted to the website and will be on the Tightline. Thank you to all the Participants, the Sponsors and to the Chair Persons, Mike and Danielle, along with our 2 new cooks who did an outstanding job of cooking this year! Let’s do it again in May 2015!

Quick Note – Please check out the new fish scale inside the McKinley Marina Cleaning Station. This $500, very accurate 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!

Guests and Member’s Updates

Dan Keating, Tournament Captain, Charter Captain, published author and noted authority and speaker on Chinook fishing seminars, was 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 shared 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/.

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 Sat. 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 

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 12th, 2014, by WI-DNR. They were placed into our net pens for acclimation.  The fish were released into the lake the next evening, May 13th. 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 2015!

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!

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 2015 Announced!

The 15th Annual GLSF Brew City Tournament will be hosted over the weekend of July 31 and August 1, 2015. (Rain date of August 2nd) The dates have been reserved with Milwaukee County Parks. 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.

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