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.

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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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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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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2014 Pewaukee Classic Results

The 30th Annual Pewaukee Classic took place on May 10th. We had 90 anglers, 86 adults and 4 juniors fish the event. Six muskies were boated and released. First place was Tim Blazek with 3 fish, 35-1/2″, 34-1/2″ and 30-1/2″. 2nd place went to Rich Vono with a 35-1/2″ fish. Third place was Tony Bilgrien with a 27″ fish. There was also a 23″ fish caught and released. Five of the muskies were caught on a Slammer bait and one on a bucktail. The weather was sunny and 75 degrees with a slight westerly wind, too nice for muskie fishing. The banquet followed the day of fishing at the Sussex Bowl. An excellent hot beef and chicken buffet were served. The big raffle item, which was a Minnkota Terrova 80, was won by Don Jahncke. Chapter 35 raised about $3500 for club activities. A big “Thank You” goes out to Captain Bryan Blanke, the Pewaukee Classic Tournament Director for a successful event and to all those who participated.

30th Annual Pewaukee Muskie Classic

Saturday, May 10th, 2014

Roy Hinkforth's 2008 Pewaukee Classic catchThe Pewaukee Muskie Classic is a fund raising tournament. This year, we’re celebrating the 30th anniversary of this event. The money raised is used for our many club programs including our Muskie rearing and stocking effort for Okauchee and Pewaukee Lakes, youth outings, our veterans’ memorial outings, monthly membership meetings with guest speakers and much more.
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2013 Pewaukee Classic Recap

Pewaukee Classic tournament director Bryan Blanke reports:

71 adult entrants and 6 juniors

Don Jahncke's '13 Pewaukee Classic 41
Don Jahncke’s ’13 Pewaukee Classic 41″

8 fish registered

  • 1st place – Bill Drumm with 2 (36″ & 37″)
  • 2nd place – Mike Greylak with 2 ( 34-1/2″ & 33″)
  • 3rd place – Don Jahncke (41″)
  • Sig Kaminski (37″)
  • Rick Busalacchi (35-1/4″)
  • Rich Vono (34-1/4″)

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29th Annual Pewaukee Muskie Classic

Saturday, May 11th, 2013

Roy Hinkforth's 2008 Pewaukee Classic catchThe Pewaukee Muskie Classic is a fund raising tournament. This year, we’re celebrating the 29th anniversary of this event. The money raised is used for our many club programs including our Muskie rearing and stocking effort for Okauchee and Pewaukee Lakes, youth outings, our veterans’ memorial outings, monthly membership meetings with guest speakers and much more.

Tina Koepp's 2008 Pewaukee Classic catch
Based on participant feedback, we’re continuing the tournament this year with many of the same features.

  • Fishing hours are between 6AM and 3PM.
  • For $25 you can just attend the Banquet and Raffles starting at 3:30pm.
  • Like recent years, the tournament is open to the three primary Muskie lakes in our area: Okauchee, Oconomowoc, and Pewaukee.
  • Same great caterer with a delicous banquet style meal.
  • All registered fishermen will receive the annual special cap and a door prize for their entry fee.
  • Extensive and diverse door prizes for fishing entrants.
  • Many of the same raffles will still be there but we are adding some new ones that should attract your interest.
  • All Junior tournament entrants will receive a gift.
  • Save $5 off Adult tournament fee if you register before April 1st.

You can Download and print the electronic tournament document for complete details.

If you’d like to join us, Print the Registration form and follow the directions.