Our Fundraising event, The Pewaukee Muskie Classic, celebrated its 33rd anniversary this season. 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. Over one hundred anglers participated, with beautiful weather conditions. 25 new entrants fished the tourney, and 75% of anglers were returning fisherman from previous years. Some of the winners of the event included:
Tackle / bait box winner – Wayne Jelinski
Rod / reel combo winner – Daelyn Petzke
Minnkota winner – Robert Petzke
Big fish winners – Robert Liebel 38.5″, Geoff Verges 38″, and Jim Dembiec 35.5″
Canadian trip – silent auction went to Gene and Mike Pokora
Thanks to Bryan Blanke for coordinating the Pewaukee Classic! It is a pivotal event for helping finance much of the Chapter’s stocking efforts, and this year was definitely a success. Because of all of Bryan’s hard work over the years running the Pewaukee Classic, and because of his dedication to the club, he was named to the Gil Hamm Award. Congratulations Bryan!
Thanks to all other people who also volunteered their time. Thanks to all of our sponsors, including Minn Kota, St. Croix, Plano, Carhartt, Sussex Bowl, Team Rhino Outdoors, Bondy Baits, Smokey’s Muskie Shop and Frabill for their assistance and very generous donations.