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A 2017 Wish that your 2017 fishing season will be as good if not better than the 2016 fishing season which many of us enjoyed.
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IMPORTANT – Feedback to DNR Needed !
On Jan 26, 2017, the WDNR held a stakeholder meeting discussing possible emergency rule change in 2017 Lake Trout regulations and the Lake Michigan Fisheries Forum held the next meeting on 2017 Brown Trout stocking allocations. Please refer to the following link for the formal DNR news release of these meetings. In this news release there is further links to the two recorded meetings. News Release link – http://dnr.wi.gov/news/releases/article/?id=4155
Brief summary of Lake Trout Meeting
Current Lake Trout Regulations
– No Lake Trout can be possessed while in the Mid Lake Reef Complex
– minimum length 10 inches
– Lake Trout season CLOSED from Nov 1 to Feb 28
– out of the daily bag limit of 5 total for combined trout and salmon, only 2 can be lake trout
Some suggestions from DNR and Stakeholders was as follows :
Mid Lake Reef Complex
– keep closed as is
– open it year round
– have a window time closed during the year
– leave as is
– increase size limit
– have a slot size
Lake Trout Season
– keep as is with a closed time of year
– open it up year round
Daily Bag Limit
– leave as two
– increase from 2 to 3
– increase from 2 to 5
– have the current daily bag limit for Trout ( Rainbow & Brown ) and Salmon of 5 PLUS additional 3 Lake Trout
Brief summary of the Brown Trout Meeting
– allocate Brown stocking as in the past
– allocate Brown stocking using the “Chinook” formulas – 75 % of total stocking divided evenly over all county stocking locations with the remaining 25% stocked by results of Brown harvesting numbers – the better Brown fisheries would get more allocated.
You as Lake Michigan Fishermen and Fisherwomen have the opportunity to have your voice heard. The DNR is asking for e-mail comments up to Feb 8, 2017 of what you would like to see with these Lake Trout and Brown Trout issues. Please take the time and send the DNR your comments and suggestions. The e-mail address is DNRLAKEMICHIGANPLAN@wisconsin.gov.
Milwaukee Muskie / Fish X Expo
Upcoming event @ Washington County Fair Park on the second weekend of February. Go to Club’s calendar of events for more detail and the event website link.
We welcome all of you to our recently re-done club web-site. Our club is a non-profit 501 (C) (3) organization. For more information on our club check out our club’s informational flyer at the “Join Us” link under the “Club Events” link on this web-site.
We would encourage all of you that fish Lake Michigan for Salmon & Trout to join one of the many fine Great Lakes Sport Fishermen Clubs on the Western shore of the lake. Most of our club members fish out of the Port Washington harbor located in Ozaukee County. We would certainly be glad to have you join our club! Give us a call at (262) 644-8481 for more info on our club and its many activities.
Good Fishing To You Always, Club President Bob Hammen
G.L.S.F.-Oz. Membership Meetings!
You are all invited to attend our monthly membership meetings! There is no charge to do so, just come and enjoy them. All of our monthly membership meetings are held at the Railroad Station hall,
200 S. Railroad Street in Saukville, WI.
Note: Railroad Street is the first street East of the railroad tracks as you drive through Saukville on Hwy. 33. The hall is one block South of Hwy. 33.
Our meetings are on the first Tuesday of every month from October through May, starting at 7:00 p.m. and will usually last about two hours. Each meeting will feature one or more guest speakers talking about Salmon & Trout fishing or on a related topic. These are not business type meetings with membership, financial and etcetera reports to sit and listen too! Our meetings get started with some introductions, a few current announcements, the guest speaker or speakers, a short break to enjoy some smoked Salmon and/or Trout smoked courtesy of Ewig Bros. Fisheries of Port Washington & to swap fish tales with each other and then the drawing of the winning raffle tickets from the evening’s monthly raffle brings the meeting to a close. This raffle has prizes like rods, reels and assorted fishing tackle to be won, 50 cents a ticket!
Hope you can join us at our next membership meeting!
Bob Hammen/Club President
FISH ON! FISH ON!!
2017 Fishing Derby
We invite you to enter our upcoming June 30th, July 1st & 2nd, 2017 G.LS.F.-Oz. Public Fishing Derby. Our annual Derby is a major fundraiser for our club each year. Profits from it are used to further protect and improve upon the truly World Class Salmon & Trout Fishery that we all enjoy so very much in Lake Michigan!! We are a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization, recognized for tax-deductible giving by the IRS. We have close to 190 members in our club, both Associate and regular members.
Some of the many projects & donations that our club has been involved with are; our annual sponsorship of students to the Natural Resource Careers Workshops, annual fishing outings for the children of the Ozaukee & Washington Counties Big Bros. & Sis. Org., equipment donations for the local Rescue Boat and to the Kettle Moraine Springs Fish Hatchery where our Rainbows are raised, financial support of the annual Disabled Veterans Fishing Outing & the Child’s Wish Outing and etc. Be sure to check out our club’s web-site – www.glsf-oz.org and give our 24/7 Fishing Hotline, now toll-free at 866-516-2796, a call for up-dated fishing info!
This year’s Derby will again be a three day event. There will be no Grand Prize, but larger First Place cash prize for all species with a total still of 10 places in each of the 5 fish categories, daily largest fish prizes, every “5th Fish Registered” prizes ! Yes, lots of great prizes for lots of lucky fisherpersons! Check our Derby flyer for prize & rule info and an advance ticket sales form. Mail your advance Derby ticket order form & fee to Don Clark, 624 Deer Pass Road, Saukville, WI 53080.
We thank you for all of our past Derbies that you may have entered! Now enter our 2017 Public Fishing Derby. Have a great time fishing our contests and possibly win one or more of the great prizes and at the same time help us to further protect and improve upon the fishery. Thank you for your support! We would also like you to join our club! At Derby time, stop by at our Derby Headquarters for a Fishing Derby reduced price membership, just $25.00. For more info, phone 262-644-8481 anytime!
Please try to patronize the many fine Businesses that donate prizes. This Derby could not be done without their many generous donations.
Good Fishing To You Always,
Bob Hammen/Club President
Note: Click on “Club Derby” to see the Derby flyer!