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.
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!
Reminder: March 28th is our Annual Awards Banquet
You need reservations and if you need more info, please click here to go to that page! See you on the 28th!
Membership Meetings are Back on the Agenda!
On April 14th We Host Our Annual Swap Meet and Vendor Night
Starting at 4pm on Tuesday, April 14th, members will have a chance to sell unused and unneeded gear at the Swap Meet. The buying of the gear is open to the public, but only members are allowed to sell items. For a $35 Annual Membership, you can join us and sell your items, too.
At 6pm, we will be inside the hall looking at all of the vendor's items. About 6:30 we will give each vendor the microphone to introduce themselves and the items they represent. This portion of the evening is also open to guests and prospective new members. It is a good time to bring a friend to introduce them to our Club.
At 8pm, we will have the drawing of the 7 prizes for our Annual Raffle which this year included 5 Charter Trips and 2 Cabela's Gift Cards. Please remember all tickets need to be turned in by 7:45 that night.
At 9pm, we will top off the night with our monthly membership raffle! We hope to see you there!
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.
We were at the Milwaukee Sports Show! Come and visit us at Booth 402! March 2 - 6, 2016! State Fair Park Pavilion
Brew City 2015 will be Saturday, August 1st! Look for Updates on our 15th Annual Brew City Tournament in the next few weeks!
Our Club Memberships' First Fish In for 2015 will be Sunday, May 31st!
Watch for morte information coming soon!
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
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!
NOTE: Our 2015 Raffle is well underway. The drawing will be April 14th at 8 pm. New this year, we have 5 (Yes, five!) Charter Trips along with the $300 and $200 Cabela's Gift Cards. Tickets can be purchased from any Milwaukee GLSF Member, or you can click here to send a request to us and we will make arrangements to get you some tickets. They are still a great bargain at only $1 a piece or 6 for only $5. Good luck to everyone who participates!
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.