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!!!

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 Fundraising Lure update

update: this lure can be yours for $25 (plus shipping and handling if necessary), and it helps us towards the “Youth, Fisheries, and Research” goals. Please contact us.

Spanky Baits fundraising lure for 2015
Spanky Baits fundraising lure for 2015

We’re working with Spanky Baits on a fundraising project. With input from folks tackling area lakes, the bucktail is #9 smoked blades on an 11” frame with a weight of 3.2oz. The flashabou is jet black over pearl and silver. Pre-order yours now by contacting Greg. We will have these at the Milwaukee Muskie Expo booth as well.We’ll update this post once price and other details are firm in a couple days from the board meeting on January 15th.





Rayjus Jersey/Hoodie update

sample proof for the Milwaukee Chapter logo on the front
sample proof for the Milwaukee Chapter logo on the front

the parent organization of Muskies, Inc has worked with Rayjus to create a custom jersey, hoodie, etc. This is a fundraiser where proceeds from each item makes it to Muskies, Inc proper. A Milwaukee Chapter (Chapter #35) custom can be ordered if desired.

Chuck and Manda from Rayjus have been nothing less than pleasant to work with. Attached is a proof showing front/back right/left sleeves requiring approval before production.Rayjus Hoodie Guess who ordered a hoodie……………..
http://www.rayjus.com/muskiesinc

So many support Muskies, Inc, and we appreciate such a passionate group of contributors.

** Update ** – a look at an actual hoodie

2015 Fundraising Lure

Spanky Baits fundraising lure for 2015
Spanky Baits fundraising lure for 2015
We’re working with Spanky Baits on a fundraising project. With input from folks tackling area lakes, the bucktail is #9 smoked blades on an 11” frame with a weight of 3.2oz. The flashabou is jet black over pearl and silver. Pre-order yours now. We will have these at the Milwaukee Muskie Expo booth as well.

We’ll update this post once price and other details are firm in a couple days from the board meeting on January 15th.





Artwork Option

MCMI_2015_SpankyBaits_Logo2With the need for a vector based image, the raster image was used as a template to create one. We’d like to hear your thoughts on the artwork and the types of products you’d like customized with chapter logos.

Furthermore, this artwork (with year and outside oval removed) has been submitted to Rayjus if customizing for the Milwaukee Chapter is desired for the following promotion the parent organization has arranged:

Special Promotion
We have finalized an opportunity for members and non-members alike to support our shows and the Muskies, Inc. Mission on a custom design Tournament Jersey that is available to you NOW at http://www.rayjus.com/muskiesinc. They will also be available in several retail outlets as well as at both the Chicago and Milwaukee Muskie Expos. All profits will go to Muskies Inc., to benefit our promotion of the great sport of Muskie Fishing. In addition to these professional quality jerseys, we will also have the option of long sleeve sweatshirts and hoodies which will also bear the company logos.

This is an incredible opportunity to showcase your chapters, while also bringing greater awareness to the sport of Muskie fishing.

No Ice Fishing Tourney on Feb 7th

It was previously listed in the MUSKIES January/February News and Views Column that we would be having an Ice Fishing Tourney on Feb 7th. At the MCMI December board meeting it was decided to shelve the Ice Fishing Tourney on February 7th for a year. We the board felt it was in our best interest for better event planning and a more favorable time schedule to pull off an ice fishing event.

2014 Milwaukee Muskie Expo Booth

Chapter 35's Muskie Expo Booth with Mary Pokora, Wayne and Warren Jelinski
Mary Pokora, Wayne and Warren Jelinski working the Booth.

Milwaukee – Chapter 35 of Muskies Inc showed it’s presence at the Milwaukee Muskie Expo held at State Fair Park on February 14, 15 and 16.
In addition to the popular loop video of our Amron Pond Muskie collection, we had a good weekend of selling raffle tickets and meeting people. Thanks to all who supported Chapter 35’s raffle and all the members who helped volunteer in the booth.