Next meeting is Thursday, January 18th, 2017
7:00 p.m. at City Limits.

DNR Fisheries Biologist Nick Legler will be the guest speaker at the January 18th NEWGLSF. Nick will share news on the Lake Michigan fishery and answer questions concerning the lake.

All monthly meetings include a prize raffle, and lunch.

For Banquet & Salmon Derby Information click on the Events Link on the right side of this page.

You can see all the photos from the 2017 Hooked on a Hobby event, the Salmon Derby, and the Big Brothers Big Sisters Fish Derby by clicking on the events page.

Little Brother Cruz took home the trophy for catching the largest fish, a 23 pound King Salmon while fishing on the Slippery Clam boat during the Big Brothers Big Sisters Fish Derby. Captain Glen Kappelman of the Slippery Clam got the trophy for the Biggest Catch with a total weight of 55 pounds for six fish registered.

Salmon Derby News

The Super Tournament took place Saturday, July 1st from 5am to noon with the winning boat bringing in the largest 5-fish weight. We had 22 boats participating and the boat “Bad Company” with Captain Josh Kintgen and his crew weighing in 96.3 pounds for their five fish. The “Bad Company” crew consisted of Josh Kintgen, Andrew Marcelle, Jack Tuschl, Trever Giesler, and Kurt Schaus. Their 1st place prize was $1400.
The second place prize of $500 went to the boat “Screem Teem” with the Captain Jim Jaklin.
The third place prize of $200 went to the boat “She Said No” with the Captain Jim Jaklin.

The 43rd Annual Salmon Derby wrapped up with the awarding of prizes in the afternoon Sunday, July 2nd. The top fish in each of the 5-fish categories and the lucky anglers from left to right in the attached photo were as follows: Lake Trout weighing in at 16.46 pounds was caught by Cooper Kneser. Rainbow Trout weighing in at 14.38 pounds was caught by Dan Abts. Coho Salmon weighing in at 9.66 pounds was caught by Dean Bratz.
King Salmon weighing in at 28.24 pounds was caught by Phyllis Neienhaus. Brown Trout weighing in at 13.75 pounds was caught by Dustin Groh.
The 3-day event had 390 registered participants and there were 992 fish registered. The total weigh of the fish registered 9,798 pounds. Fifty six percent of the fish registered were King Salmon, seventeen percent were Rainbow Trout, six percent were Lake Trout, twenty percent were Coho Salmon and one half of a percent were Brown Trout.

For more Salmon Derby information on the top five winners for King Salmon, Coho Salmon, Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout and Lake Trout please click on the link to the "events" page.