Lots going on as we near the date of the First Annual Pewaukee Lake Chapter WFT Ice Fishery on February 22 at Curly’s Waterfront. You locals may have seen the crowd Lunkers drew for their event this past Saturday – expect an even bigger extravaganza for the WFT event!
Tickets are available at The Beer Depot. Stop in, get some and sell some. Buy a bottle of booze from Randy for the raffle too. Turn in the ticket stubs and money to Tom Koepp or the Beer Depot as soon as possible. Remember, those who sell $100 worth get a free entry into a separate power auger raffle.
PRIZES ARE AS FOLLOWS:
1st Place – 60” flat screen smart TV LED 1080
2nd Place – $500 gift certificate at Goeman’s bp rapidmart (for gas, bait, food, ECT)
3rd Place – Jiffy propane power auger
Additional items include:
• .300 Remington Win mag deer/big game rifle
• Another Jiffy Propane power auger
• A Marcum Fish camera
• Wildlife prints – Bob O’Neill senior donated some – thanks Bob Sr.
• Deer sled – Jim Schmitz
• Booze bottles – Steve Grady (2 bottles of Makers Mark), Bob O’Neill (Absolute Vodka), Dave Kawalski (Rum Chatta and wine), Jim Douglas (Captain Morgan) and Cory Mathisen with quality bottles of Bacardi and Rum chatta
• Meat raffles — we have $2,000 worth of the finest meat for the raffles. Tanja “the butcher” will be meat cutting and packing, Jody (Ticket sales), Jim (do will be doing whatever Jody tells you him to), Kristine, Danielle, Jody, Schmitz boys help sell/carry meat).
Special thanks to Larry Goeman, who has become the first patron-level sponsor of
the Pewaukee Chapter of WFT. His $1,000 contribution puts us near our fundraising
goal of $6,000 before we’ve even held our first event. Larry has also promised
his support as a major sponsor of the Pewaukee Chapter Fisheree, scheduled for
February 22, 2014, at Curly’s Waterfront.
Goeman’s BP Rapidmart and Uncle Larry’s Kitchen (and bait shop!) is on the corner
of Hwys SS and G. Be sure to thank Larry for his generous support of our chapter
next time you stop by and fuel up.
In other recent news, plans are continuing to develop for our other upcoming
events, particularly our fall raffle, now only a few weeks away (see sidebar for
Additionally, the Walleye Wagon is looking more and more like it will soon be
rearing thousands of young Pewaukee walleyes.
Lots of progress on the Walleye Wagon.
Sparks fly during the trailer tear down and rebuilding by Cory Mathisen, Bobby O’ and Tom Koepp.
Adding doors is Chuck Kaatz and Bob O’Neill Jr.
The walls go up as Mike Arrowood supervises Pat Burke, Fred Kaatz, Mike and Greg Koepp.
Working on the roof is Pat “Tru dat pat” Burke, John “Cono: Covert, and Jeff “Rooster” Roos.
Mike Arrowood is working on the door framing.
Saturday June 22nd several people donated their time to educate potential future members and the general public about the walleyes for tomorrow program. The Clean Water Festival brought a huge crowd to the beaches educational tent. The festival was provided by the Kiwanis and the Pewaukee Lake Waterski Club. The organization donated $7,000 to the Water resource fund, the wetland fund and for testing the quality of Pewaukee Lake. A perfect example of groups working together to protect and improve the quality of our lake and watershed.