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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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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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

2016 Pewaukee Classic Recap

The 32nd annual Pewaukee Classic was held on Saturday, May 14th. We had over 95 anglers fishing in extremely tough cold-front conditions. Multiple times throughout the day, the anglers in this tourney got to fish while it was sleeting. Nonetheless, a total of 5 fish were registered from 30 – 39 inches with over 65 fish seen (follows). 1st place was Rich Vono with a 39 incher, 2nd place was Steve Berg with a 36-1/2 incher and 3rd place went to Mark Hartwig with a 35-1/2 incher. Raffle tables were as follows: musky rod was won by Mike Czaplewski, Just Encase box with baits was won by Scott Schuit and our grand prize winner Michael Gapiepy won the Minn Kota Terrova trolling motor. Thanks goes out to our many donors and sponsors for the wonderful gifts and another successful tournament. The sponsor list this year includes: Minn Kota, Pheasants Forever – Dale Burhardt, Cabela’s, Smokey’s Musky shop, Just-EnCase, Threadsetters, Sussex Bowl, Craig Ader, Eric Croatt (Baits), Jim Dembiec (Baits), Marty Forman (musky rod), George Kasch (Baits), Sig Kaminski (wood fish carvings), Geoff Verges (signed Packer football), and Rob Rehbein (musky baits and books). A special thanks also goes out to Bryan Blanke (chair of the event), as well as everybody else who helped out or participated. This event serves as a major fundraiser for our chapter, and was a great success this year–having one of its most successful results as of recent.

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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MCMI Ice Fisheree on January 31, 2016

The Milwaukee Chapter of Muskies Inc. annual Ice Fisheree is back and promising to be better than ever. On Sunday January 31, 2016. MCMI will be hosting a club Ice Fisheree at Curly’s Waterfront on Pewaukee Lake. All are welcome and encouraged to attend. Fishing will run from 6:00a to 3:00p with Main Raffle starting at 3:30p sharp.  Need not be present to win.

There will be over $2000.00 in cash and prize give away’s with additional awards going to the biggest fish in five categories, Pike, Walleye, Bass, Panfish and Perch. In order for this to be a successful outing, we need as many members as possible selling raffle tickets, soliciting donations and or volunteering your time. Our goal is to sell 1000 tickets which will help support our ongoing efforts with Fish Stocking, Veterans Outings and Big Brothers Big Sisters programs.

We are asking every member to sell at least 10 tickets at a cost of $5.00 / ticket to help support our many club activities and allow us to continue to give back to our communities. Help us make this a great event and raise much needed funds that directly support and give back to our communities by keeping our lake fisheries healthy, our veterans appreciated and making children’s dreams come true. .

Anyone interested in learning more and to obtain tickets,  can contact Bob Lunowa Fisheree Director at 414 690-1804 or inquire below.





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 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:
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