No November and December 2015 General Meeting – Meeting Day and Location Change

There is no General Meeting for November and December of 2015.  We will resume General Meetings in January on the 26th.  We have moved our meetings to the fourth Tuesday of the month. In addition, we have moved our meeting location to the Machine Shed Restaurant  in Pewaukee.    Location of the Machine Shed Restaurant can be found here: https://milwaukeemuskiesinc.com/meeting-location

2015 Fall Championship Open on Pewaukee Lake Results

Saturday was a beautiful day to be on the water chasing muskies. Nice wind, great clouds…etc. 10 teams showed up to compete for cash while chasing muskies. And in the end? I’d say that the field beat the muskies. 7 fish were registered during the event.

First place went to Craig Ader and Isaac Lakich when they doubled up with a 34.5 and a (fat) 38 inch fish. Congrats to the winners who pocketed a cool $1039.50 in prize money.

Second place went to Brian Mirek and Will Govin when they netted a beautiful 47.5 inch fish! They collected $535.50.

Besides those fish, Jackson Graham caught a 34.5 inch fish. The ice queen herself caught a 37 (Lorie Scherf). Mike Koepp caught a 36 incher. And not only did John Ellis score a 34 inch fish, he also went home with the brand new St. Croix Legend Series Slingblade rod!

I want to give a special thanks to Rick at Smokey’s Musky shop for helping host the event. I know that it was an early morning and Rick was there to talk shop about the lake and get suckers into livewells.

Another thank you goes to all the anglers who fished. Thanks to your entry fees, the club raised about $775 that will go directly back into the stocking fund for area lakes.

2015 Pewaukee Lake Stocking

Milwaukee Chapter of Muskies INC and Muskellunge Club of Wisconsin jointly stocked 200 Muskies into Pewaukee Lake on September 18, 2015.

To top that off, independent of MCMI/MCW’s efforts, Smokey’s Muskie Shop with their “Three Charlies Tournament” financially supported an additional 100 Muskies for Pewaukee Lake. Much to our surprise, they all came on the same truck from Gollon Fish Farm! MCMI and MCW with the permission of John Laimon, owner of Smokey’s Muskie shop, helped to distribute the Three Charlies Tournament’s 100 muskies.

300 total muskies were stocked around Pewaukee Lake. These were in addition to the muskies that the Wisconsin DNR stocked this year.

2015 Stocking Lac La Belle

Milwaukee Chapter of Muskies INC and Muskellunge Club of Wisconsin joined forces again for stocking efforts. The effort received funds from Milwaukee Chapter Muskies INC, Muskellunge Club of Wisconsin – Bob Baumann Memorial Stocking Fund, and Team Rhino Outdoors. 400-425 muskies were stocked into Lac LaBelle on Friday September 18, 2015. Members of MCMI, MCW and the Wisconsin DNR distributed the approximately 12″ muskies around the lake.

2015 Veterans Outing

Milwaukee Chapter of Muskies Inc hosted the 2015 Veterans Outing on Pewaukee Lake on Saturday August 29th. We had 10 boats take out 15 Veterans. Four Vets caught muskies with three of them having caught their first. Quite a few Vets caught bass and northern pike too. The muskies caught were 40″, 38″, 36.5″ and 36″. Lots and lots of follows were sighted and a few additional muskies were lost boat side. After fishing, a good lunch was served at Nettesheim Park and door prizes were given away. Thank you to the Veterans for your service to our country and thank you for a great time and memorable outing!!

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2015 Fall Championship Open Tournament

The 2015 Fall Championship Tournament will be held on September 26, 2015 on Pewaukee Lake. This is a total release fundraising tournament to help us stock local lakes with more muskies for us to fish. This includes stocking of the Okauchee chain of lakes, in Okauchee and Labelle. We may also stock area lakes and rivers that currently have a low density of fish. We appreciate any and all support in this cause. The payout schedule may vary depending on entries received, but the total payout will be 66% of entry forms. The payout schedule (places) will be determined, by the group at the rules meeting. 34% of the entry fees will go in to the general ledger of the Milwaukee Chapter of Muskies Inc. That amount will be set aside for only stocking purposes.

Mandatory sign-in is required for all contestants between 5:30AM and 6:30AM at Smokey’s Muskie Shop; Rules Meeting will start around 6:30AM. Ease out will occur after meeting. All entrants are required to sign a waiver release of liability prior to fishing. Fishing hours are from 7AM to 4PM.

ENTRY FEE:
Members: $125
Non-Members: $175

Tournament Director:
Geoff Verges
N27 W27397 Woodland Dr
Pewaukee, WI 53072
Ph: (262) 442-8496

Registration form and Rules can be download and printed from here:
2015FallChampionshipOpen_Brochure_Letter





2015 Joint Stocking Efforts on Southeast Wisconsin Lakes

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The Milwaukee Chapter of Muskies Inc (MCMI) and the Muskellunge Club of Wisconsin (MCW) are pleased to announce a joint stocking effort this fall on Lac La Belle and Pewaukee Lake in Southeast Wisconsin. With both clubs matching each others funds and Team Rhino Outdoors donation of $120 to the La Belle effort, it is planned that 400 Muskies will be stocked in Lac La Belle and then an additional 190 Muskies will be stocked in Pewaukee in the fall of 2015.

The fish are coming from Gollon Fish Farm in Dodgeville WI. In early July Gollon Fish Farm reported: “Your (MCW and MCMI) fish are doing just fine, smallest are 5.5 inches and the largest are 7” measured on the 4th of July weekend. We should have plenty to meet your request, and plan to stock in mid to late September. The health certificate paperwork (Between hatchery and WI DNR completed by outside lab) should be done next week, and after that we can get the stocking permit done for September. “

In an effort to save cost, the clubs collaborated their resources and Scott Wilkie of MCW contacted Gollon about a “Split Load” to be delivered on the same day. Gollon told Wilkie that it was possible, ultimately meaning more Muskies stocked in Southeast Wisconsin. With the increased fishing pressure in Southeast Wisconsin, both clubs see the need to create new fishing opportunities in addition to supplementing lakes that already have muskies in them. It is our hope to spread the fishing pressure out and sustain a good Muskie fishery in Southeast Wisconsin for all to enjoy.

2015 Big Brothers Big Sisters Outing with MCMI

BBBS 5On June 20, 2015, volunteers from the Milwaukee Chapter of Muskies Inc. worked with volunteers from Big Brothers and Big Sisters to take about 20 kids out fishing on Pewaukee Lake.Mother Nature made sure that the weather was excellent BBBS 7and that rain showers headed north of the lake.

The guides from Muskies Inc. got the kids into pontoon boats and went out in search of bluegills and other panfish. And in the end, they found just as many smiles on the faces of the kids as they did fish on the ends of lines.
BBBS 6The Littles and Bigs were treated to a fantastic morning of fishing and a nice lunch afterwards. As a surprise, every Little received a fishing rod which was donated by the Milwaukee Chapter of Muskies Inc. There was also a grand prize raffle in which a youngster won a new bike!
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In the end, I’m not sure who enjoyed the outing more, the Littles, the Bigs, or the volunteers who helped run the event from Big Brothers/Big Sisters and the Milwaukee Muskies Inc. fishing club.

Recap of 2015 Spring Championship Open

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Matt Streim_1st MuskyThe 2015 Spring Championship is in the books, and Steve Berg, fishing alone, put on a show by landing a 38.25″ and 41″ in the first hour, then got a 41″ and 41.5″ within 20 minutes in the afternoon, to clearly secure 1st place Team Mirek/Streim scored a 38.5″, Matt Streim’s first musky, to take 2nd place. Team Perdzock/Kawleski took 3rd place with a 36″. Mirek/Streim landed a short and Perdzock/Kawleski landed 2 shorts, with all teams reporting chances at fish and plenty of follows. After beating the entire field, Steve has now earned the nickname “Ice”. Pictures to follow as I receive them!!

After the tournament, participants talked of the day and everyone had a great time at Smokey’s Muskie Shop. Thanks again for allowing us to host!! We’re looking forward to the next one on Saturday, September 26th!!

Pictured Top: Steve “Ice” Berg’s 3rd fish
Pictured Center: Berg’s 4th fish
Pictured Bottom: Matt Streim’s 1st musky, 38.5″

2015 Spring Championship Tournament on Pewaukee Lake

The 2015 Spring Championship Tournament will be held on June 13, 2015 on Pewaukee Lake. This is a total release fundraising tournament to help us stock local lakes with more muskies for us to fish. This includes stocking of the Okauchee chain of lakes, including Okauchee, Oconomowoc, Fowler and Labelle. We may also stock area lakes and rivers that currently have a low density of fish. We appreciate any and all support in this cause. The payout schedule may very depending on entries received, but the total payout will be 66% of entry forms. The payout schedule (places) will be determined, by the group at the rules meeting. 34% of the entry fees will go in to the general ledger of the Milwaukee Chapter of Muskies Inc. That amount will be set aside for only stocking purposes.

Mandatory sign-in is required for all contestants between 5:30AM and 6:30AM at Smokey’s Muskie Shop; Rules Meeting will start around 6:30AM. Ease out will occur after meeting. All entrants are required to sign a waiver release of liability prior to fishing. Fishing hours are from 7AM to 4PM.

ENTRY FEE:
Members: $125 (includes Muskellunge
Club of WI members)
Non-Members: $175

Tournament Director:
Geoff Verges
N27 W27397 Woodland Dr
Pewaukee, WI 53072
Ph: (262) 442-8496

Registration form and Rules can be download and printed from here: 2015 Spring Championship flyer