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:
2015FallChampionshipOpen_Brochure_Letter





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





31st Annual Pewaukee Classic Recap

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IMG_2198The 31st annual Pewaukee Lake Muskie Classic on May 9th was a great success. We had about 90 entrants and 6 muskies that were caught and released with the largest being 40 inches, 37-1/2, 37, 36, 34 and 33-1/2. The weather was beautiful and everyone had an outstanding time. Thank You to Minn Kota for donating a Terrova trolling motor. This year’s Minn Kota winner was George Kasch and he also placed 2nd with a 37-1/2 Muskie release. The 3 Raffle tables brought in over $2600 for future club outings, stocking programs, activities and guest speakers.

Top Picture: Minn Kota trolling motor winner George Kasch with Tournament Director Bryan Blanke
Center Picture – Left to Right: Largest Release Winners – Bryan L. Blanke – Tournament Dir, George Kasch 37-1/2″ – 2nd place, Bill Drumm 40″ & 36″ – 1st place and Tony Werner 37″ – 3rd place.
Bottom Picture: One of the Raffle Tables with the Minn Kota Terrova trolling motor on it.

2015 Pewaukee Classic Fundraising Tournament

Saturday, May 9th, 2015

Roy Hinkforth's 2008 Pewaukee Classic catchThe Pewaukee Muskie Classic is a fund raising tournament. This year, we’re celebrating the 31st 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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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.

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Total Release Muskie Fundraising Tournament

September 27, 2014 – Pewaukee Lake

Milwaukee Chapter of Muskies Inc is pleased to announce the inaugural run of their Fall Fishing Tournament 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.

Brochure, registration, and release of liability forms

Key Features include:

Entrance fee per person:
• Muskies, Inc member – $125
• Non-member – $175

66% cash payout payout if full field of Muskies, Inc members:
• 1st Place – $6,281.25
• 2nd Place – $3,140.63
• 3rd Place – $2,072.82
• 4th Place – $1,067.80

Hours:
• 6 a.m. ease out
• fish until 4 p.m.
• Payout at Smokey’s after event

Judge Boat Verification

Maximums
• 75 Boats
• 2 people per boat
• 1 line per person plus an extra line for live bait per boat

Ease out order determined by order of registrations

Motor trolling is restricted

Tournament Headquarters:
Smokey’s Muskie Shop
N27 W27250 Woodland Dr
Pewaukee, WI 53072