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.

Net Pens - Net Pens - Net Pens **Note the Change in Date and Time!**

Notice to All Members - The Milwaukee Spring allotment of Brown Trout (est. 26,000) and Chinook Salmon (est. 84,000) being planted for 2015 are being delivered , starting next Tuesday, April 28th. We have scheduled the movement, assembly and placement of both of our net pens for Sunday, April 26th, at noon. This will take place at the Milwaukee Community Sailing Center located at the end of Lagoon Drive. Please park in the lot outside the gate and walk right in. We need a minimum of 12 able bodied members there to help in this task, and more if possible! Please do you part to protect the newly planted fish from aerial predation from the gulls and cormorants! Be there before Noon on April 26th! Here is your chance to make a positive effect on our Fall returns!

Only One Meeting Left Until Summer Break!

On May 12th Our Program Will be about the Topic - Making the Change from Sport Fisherman to Charter Captain by our own member - Rob Manhardt

It will be a very interesting subject that many members have dreamed or thought about. A few special folks actually take the plunge and obtain the USCG License, the DNR License, the commercial insurance and make the transition. It promises to be a very informative and educating presentation. I hope to see You there!

For Everyone at our 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!

Click Here for Information on our Ongoing Club Fishing Contest - Fish of the Month April-and May is Brown Trout

Click Here for Information on our Club Fish Ins Held Throughout the Summer - First One Will be May 31st!

Final Results from our 2015 Club Raffle
Here are the results from the April 15, 2015

Our drawing was held at 8 pm, April 15th, as advertised on the ticket stubs and the following people were drawn as winners:

1st Place- Loose Drag Charters- Winner- Grace Runge                       Boat image
2nd Place-Rays The Limit Charters-Winner-Jim Bass
3rd Place-Blue Max Charters-Winner- Jeff Mueller
4th Place-Manhardt Charter-Winner-Robert Pluta
5th Place-Brew City Charters-Winner-J.Hay
6th Place-$300.00 Cablela Gift Card-Winner-Jackie Opperman
7th Place-$200.00 Cablela Gift Card-Winner-Dean Schneider

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 $200 Gift Certificate. Thank you to all the participants and we hope you'll buy a ticket and try to win again next year!

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

Brad Eggold Was Our Guest Speaker on Tuesday, March 10th!

On March 10th, we had Brad Eggold as our Guest Speaker. Brad is the Southern Lake Michigan Fisheries Manager and works out of the Greenfield Street Freshwater Science building. He brought us up to date on several issues. They included last year's creel census results, including the large samples from the tournaments like Brew City and the report for the Mid-lake Forage Trawl. This Trawl offers a view on the condition of the forage base and is used as one of the measurements when the Lake Michigan Fisheries Managers meet to to determine the 2016 stocking levels. Brad was available for a very active Q & A session after his presentation. This was one of the most informative presentations this year. I hope YOU weren't among the members who missed it!

Our meetings are open and free to anyone wanting to learn more about fishing Lake Michigan. Guests are always welcome!

Dr. Russell Cuhel from the UW Wisconsin Fresh Water Institute, is now being targeted for sometime this Fall. Please read your Tightline or visit this website for updates.

Brew City 2015 will be Saturday, August 1st!

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!

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!

Our Annual Al Kretschmer Memorial/GLSF Charitable Auction is now history and "in the books!"

Thank you to all of the volunteers, the Chair Persons, spouses, bakers, food cooks and especially to all of the people who attended and generously purchased the items that made it a Charitable Success once again. We hope to see you all again next year!

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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