After a great deal of consideration, the Northeastern Wisconsin Great Lakes Sport Fishermen board of directors has decided to cancel the Annual Salmon Derby. The Derby had been scheduled for July 3rd, 4th, and 5th this year at the Manitowoc Marina.

The NEWGLSF Board felt the risk to public safety, and the health risk to the many volunteers needed to run the Salmon Derby is too great, given the COVID 19 concerns.

Northeastern Wisconsin Great Lakes Sport Fishermen plans to be back with their Salmon Derby in 2021. We wish to thank our past sponsors and participants for your continued support of the Salmon Derby.

NEWGLSF would also like to point out that the year long NEWGLSF fishing contest will continue through the end of this year as planned. The fishing contest is open to all NEWGLSF members and contest details are on the “Events” link of this website. Interested persons can also find a membership form on the website to become a NEWGLSF member.


Planned General meeting for April May 21st, 2020 is cancelled due to the COVID 19 closure mandates. Please check this website occasionally for updates on future meetings and events sponsored by NEWGLSF.

NEWGLSF 2019 Year Long Fishing Contest Winners

Brown Trout             Joe Sharpe                22.43 Pounds
Chinook Salmon       Bob Stanul                 31.09 Pounds
Coho Salmon            Steven Bergner         12.05 Pounds
Lake Trout                Andrew Pautz           23.02 Pounds
Rainbow Trout         Tony Borowski         15.00 Pounds

Grand Slam Winner – Kevin Groh - 86.94 Pounds:
Brown Trout = 22.34 Pounds
Chinook Salmon = 25.64 Pounds
Coho Salmon = 10.74 Pounds
Lake Trout = 15.03 Pounds
Rainbow Trout = 13.19 Pounds

The October meeting provided an opportunity for club members to compete in the annual smoked fish and smoked fish spread contest. I am glad I was not one of the judges because after sampling the entries at lunch time members attending said it would have been difficult to select a winner. All the entries were great and enjoyed by all attending.

Smoked Fish winners from right to left are Ken Lau (1st Place), Joe Stanzel (2nd Place), and Bruce Meissner (3rd Place.

Smoked Fish Spread winners from left to right were Terry Meissner (1st Place), and Jerry Kirk (2nd Place).


For 2019 Salmon Derby photos click on the "events" link and derby photos under the heading "Derby"