2017 Pewaukee Classic Results

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.

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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 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 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.

2016 Pewaukee Classic – 32nd Annual Year

Roy Hinkforth's 2008 Pewaukee Classic catchThe Pewaukee Muskie Classic is a fund raising tournament. This year, we’re celebrating the 32nd 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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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 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 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