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2017 Pewaukee Classic – 33rd Annual – May 13, 2017

20160514_142919The Pewaukee Muskie Classic is a fund raising tournament. This year, we’re celebrating the 33rd anniversary of this event. The money raised is used for our many club programs including our Muskie rearing and stocking effort for Lac LaBelle, Okauchee and Pewaukee Lakes, youth outings, our veterans’ memorial outings, monthly membership meetings with guest speakers and much more.
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2017 Fall Championship Open 9/30/2017

20160514_142919Milwaukee Chapter of Muskies Inc is pleased to announce their 2016 Fall Championship Open Tournament will be held on September 30, 2017 on Pewaukee Lake. This is a payout-fundraising tournament. The purpose of this tournament is to attract new members and raise funds for club programs. This includes but not limited to muskie rearing and stocking efforts for area lakes, monthly membership meetings with guest speakers, youth outings, and veterans’ memorial outings.

There are some changes in this years tournament entrance fee’s. In addition there is a rule change of no live bait.

You can Download and print the electronic tournament document for complete details.

2017 MCMI Guide Raffle

2017 MCMI GUIDE RAFFLE:
This is a new fundraiser for stocking our area lakes that we’ll be having this year. Four generous guides each donated a 1/2 day guide trip, with all proceeds of the tickets going towards stocking our local lakes. Tickets are $5 each, or 3 for $10. A big thanks to the guides that donated:

Mike Koepp – Pewaukee – http://mikekoepp.com/
Joel Walczak – Pewaukee – http://www.daveslegacy.com/
Rick Godager – Pewaukee – https://www.facebook.com/RGS-Guide-Service-284441695277383/
Ryan Grant – Green Bay – http://www.trgoutdoors.com/

The drawing will be at 6pm on Sunday, April 30th at Curly’s Waterfront, need not be present to win.

To get your tickets, contact Brian Mirek at brimirek@gmail.com or 414-807-4122, or buy them at our February, March, or April meetings.

MCMI Annual Election – 2017

TUESDAY – NOVEMBER 15th
Machine Shed – 7:00pm
N14 W24145 Tower Place (I-94 & WIS 164 Exit 294), Pewaukee, WI 53072.

As if we haven’t had enough of elections, the Milwaukee Chapter of Muskies Inc will have our 2017 elections at our normal meeting location next week Tuesday 11/15 at 7pm. All members are welcome, and encouraged, to come vote.

Positions:
President
Vice President
Treasurer
Secretary
Regional Vice President

We hope to see you there.

THANKS!!!

Fall Championship Open 2016

Milwaukee Chapter’s annual Fall Championship Open took place Saturday, September 24th, on Pewaukee Lake. Of the 11 teams that participated, 2 caught fish: Brian and Dave Mirek took 1st place, catching three Musky (38”, 41.5”, and 39.5”). Geoff Verges took 2nd, with one fish (39”). This is a payout fundraising tournament, with the purpose of attracting new members and raising funds for club programs (such as stocking). Thank you to all who fished this event in support of the Chapter!

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Stocking 2016

On Friday, September 23rd, The Milwaukee Chapter of Muskies Inc. once-again teamed up with The Muskellunge Club of Wisconsin to stock 150 fish each in both Pewaukee Lake and Lac LaBelle. In addition, MCMI also stocked 175 muskies in the Fox River in Racine County (Bridge Road), and 142 muskies in the Fox River in Kenosha County (CTH JB). The Racine and Kenosha stockings were funded via matching CCA (County Conservation Aid) Grants. A special thanks goes out to Dave Dawson for doing all the legwork when it came to applying for these grants.

Luke Roffler, fisheries biologist for Racine County, dumps muskies into Fox River (off of Bridge Drive).
Luke Roffler, fisheries biologist for Racine County, dumps muskies into Fox River (off of Bridge Drive).

2016 Veteran’s Outing

On August 27th the Milwaukee Chapter of Muskies Inc. had the honor of taking 14 Veterans out musky fishing on Pewaukee Lake. The weather broke just for the event; we had a little rain to deal with, but it turned out to be a perfect day. Some fish were lost, a few “non muskies” were caught, but we ended up with 5 muskies for the group:

Ken Guild/Roy Hinkforth 32”
Mike Burns, Jack Michel/Chad Larson 33”
Del Halverson, Bob Yust/Joel Walczak 34”
Nick Thompson/Geoff Vergas 37, 38”

Special gifts were awarded for the top 3 fish. We had an awesome lunch, and no one went hungry (you can be assured of that). Good conversations and recap of the mornings events occurred, and then we gave each of our Vets a nice gift bag. Jo-Anne and her crew even had gourmet popcorn for the attendees, as an additional “Thank you for your Service.”

It is great to be able to do what we do. A Big thank you to all our sponsors and the Captain’s that provided a great time on the water.

Donations/support:
Koshere Realty – Dennis and Susan Koshere
Jean Koshere Ponfil and Scott Ponfil
Jo-Anne Koshere – the queen of coordinating the event
John, Karin Bagley and Jim – cooks
Master Lock
Sport Clips
Smokey’s Musky Shop
Chaos Tackle
Musky Armor

Thank you all!

2016 Fall Championship Open on Pewaukee Lake September 24th

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Milwaukee Chapter of Muskies Inc is pleased to announce their 2016 Fall Championship Tournament will be held on September 24, 2016 on Pewaukee Lake. This is a payout-fundraising tournament. The purpose of this tournament is to attract new members and raise funds for club programs. This includes but not limited to muskie rearing and stocking efforts for area lakes, monthly membership meetings with guest speakers, youth outings, and veterans’ memorial outings.

Entrance fees, the payout schedule (based on a full field), hours, rules and registration form can be found here:

2016 Fall Championship Open

June Member’s Outing

The Chapter’s June Member’s Outing was hosted out on Okauchee Lake (June 21st). The weather may have not been the most conducive for catching muskies (fish were seen, not boated), but it was just gorgeous enough for those involved to meet up afterwards for food and drink at Foolery’s–a bar & grill on the Okauchee channel. I’m positive that everyone there can testify when I say that it was a fantastic time. In moments like these, seeing everybody enjoy themselves hanging out and talking with all of their fishing buddies is priceless; it is a reminder of why we have clubs such as are own. That’s why Brian Mirek deserves huge props for putting on these events this year. He knows the importance of having these outings, and he took it upon himself to ensure that our Chapter would once again have them. Make sure that you attend these events if you can! They are such a blast, and a they are great way to become acquainted with others in the club.

2016 Big Brothers Big Sisters Outing

All in all, 26 Bigs and Littles were loaded onto 5 separate pontoon boats rented from Good Time Rentals on Pewaukee Lake. The boats were paid for by a generous donation from the Hays Companies.

Our host for the day was Smokey’s Musky Shop and man were they ever nice. It was a very busy day for them, and they allowed us all the space we needed to run this fishing outing. In fact, one of the workers even found a little time to show a youngster how to cast and fish off of the piers. Rumor has it that a bass was hanging around……and was properly exercised.

A very special thank you goes out to all of the volunteers from Big Brothers and Big Sisters who showed up to assist with the event. Another very special thank you goes to all the volunteers from Muskies Inc. Some of these people include, Jennifer Verges (and her ice cream sundae booth donation), Roy and Nancy Hinkforth, Bryan and Sue Blanke, Bob and Daelyn Petzke, Mark Miller, Jeff Spraggon, Greg Sieren, Mike Phelps, Craig Ader, Jo-Anne Kashere and Lynne Dembiec. Apologies to anyone that I may have missed.

I don’t know if the pontoons found more smiles or fish on their outings, but we did hear that most pontoons caught 50 fish or so while on the water. We heard from many of the fishermen that these were the first fish they have even caught, and some of them even got to kiss their first fish.

To wrap up our outing, after lunch, two grand prizes were awarded to two lucky kids those being a razer scooter and a huge (55 inch) kite.