Today is the last day of netting fish, collecting eggs and processing them. Crews are starting at 2;30 p.m. sharp. Be there if you want to join in. We will be working till probably 7 p.m. tonight getting things handled!
To join go to http://www.pewaukeewalleyes.com and click on the membership forms, fill it out and send it in. Or just come enjoy the day with us and learn something. If you are a walleye fisherman, give a little effort back to the great resource that provides us so much quality entertainment!
Biggest booze wagon around, Meat raffles all day, Ice fishing equipment – augers, tents, tip-ups, locators, golf bag, scratch off tickets, beer tower, Yeti cooler, electric bike? The list is substantial of quality gear, not a bunch of junk!
The Pewaukee Chapter of Walleyes for Tomorrow and the Rukert-Mielke Environmental team took to the woods and waters to help restore the banks of Meadowbrook creek. While Jerad Wegner lead the R/M team (and he cooked burgers/Brats), Dakota Koepp and Jim Schmitz lead the WFT team in Coir log placement, pounding stakes, and installing pine trees to re-establish the banks. Over time the banks erode and the creek becomes shallower and warmer making it an environment for carp and rough fish. Tightening up banks, improves the flow, deepens the stream and allows the water tempertures to stay cooler helping the game fish environment. Northern pike and other gamefish spawn in flowing water, on rocks and riffles and along sedges which grow along the stream banks. The team will be planting over 500 sedges along the banks in coming weeks.
Well folks the WDNR did some electroshocking and there are lots of Year of the Young Walleyes all over. These 6-8″ fish either came from natural reproduction or the walleye wagon was a big success. We released one of the biggest batches of walleye eggs in Pewaukee history and they were released into Pewaukee Lake this past spring.
Here’s a few photos of this Springs progress. Ultimately it looks like we released 8 million fry in 2021.
Thanks for all that helped this year and we welcome any new members to come join us next spring 2022. We would expect it all to start the 2nd week of April and be done by Mothers day!
The 2022 Ice Fishery will be held out of Curlys Waterfront. To date (January 24th) we have 13″ of ice and the weather is going to be cold for the next week which will only help the ice conditions. This fishery is a fund raiser for the benefit of Pewaukee Lake and the fisheries of Wisconsin. Green tickets will be sold for the main raffle. They are available at The Beer Depot, at BP Pantry 41 and Dick Smiths. Fill them out and give them the money. I will get the tickets and money from them. The main prizes are: 1st- 65″ T.V., 2nd- $500 cash and 3rd- $300 cash – you do not need to be present to win these items.
We will also have some really nice “Red bucket Items” to raffle, tickets will be sold in Curlys all day after 10 a.m. or so. On the list as of today is a Vexilar FLX 28, an Ion Electric Auger, an Aquaview 715c camera, a yeti cooler, a large booze wagon, scratch off ticket baskets and many other items similar to past years.
Meat raffles expected from noon on all afternoon.
Fishing starts at 6:30 am and ends promptly at 3:00 p.m. No fish can be registered if you are not signed up and have purchased some green tickets. Fish prizes will be: largest legal Pike (min. size 32″), Largest legal Bass (min. size 14″) winner will be by total length a tie breaker will be by weight. Largest crappie, largest Blue gill, largest Sunfish (pumpkin seed), largest Perch and largest rough fish (dog fish, mud puppy, carp, bull head or we’ll even count a clam). These will be length first and any tie will be by weight as a tie breaker. Any folks who take all this too seriously and start whining, cheating, or causing disruptive behavior will be removed from the premises.
The Main ticket (light blue) raffle prizes you do not have to be present to win. The red bucket ticket items you have to be present to win. These raffles will start at 4:00 p.m. or so, after the fish prizes are done.
If you drive out a vehicle, use your head and don’t park right next to each other, leave some space between vehicles!!! Remember no ice is safe ice, you are all at your own risk!
Dana Walk was an active member of the Pewaukee Chapter of Walleyes for Tomorrow and unfortunately lost is life in the Miller/Coors shooting. The first “fish Sticks” (Woody Structure) installed in Southeaster Wisconsin was placed off Walks Island with the permission of his father Leo. Dana donated a big Oak tree and was there to help set the woody structure. Dana looked forward to and was ready to talk fishing at every WFT Pewaukee chapter meeting. When it came to building and installing the fish cribs, he always showed up with some Miller beverages and was ready to help. Although he probably talked more than doing the physical work, talking about fishing made the work seem more like fun. The fishing stories, the joking and the harassing is part of the comradery the club brings to each other….it’s what the club is all about.
Please come honor Dana, his wife Dori, his son Andy, and his daughters Melanie and Michelle at this event.
Raise a glass and toast Dana, tell some jokes, share a fishing stories and maybe even win a prize.
See you at the Lake!
– from all the members of The Pewaukee Chapter of Walleyes for Tomorrow!!
Hug your wife more, hug your kids more, laugh more, smile more and be a nicer person…