Announcements and Events
2019 KLSC Ladies Night Out Recap
The Kelly Lake Sportsman’s Club would like to thank all the ladies for attending our 10th annual Ladies Night Out Banquet on October 7, 2019 at Romy’s Holiday Inn, Kelly Lake. Denise Wirz & Cindy Brokiewicz co- chaired the event again this year and the banquet was a great success with over 200 attendees. Thank you to Cindy & Denise for planning the event, the over 25 volunteers working the event, Mike Wirz and Arlyn Libal for coordinating the banquet night and Dick Lamberg for emceeing. Thank you to the generous support of our attendees, as the funds raised will be used for donations to the Brazeau Dive Team, Kelly Advancement Association, our Fish Stocking and Pheasant Planting projects, the Kids Fishing Derby, annual Ice Fishing Derby and our Scholarship Program. This year can goods and cash donations collected were taken to St. John’s Food Pantry in Gillett, WI.
A delicious dinner of chicken and tenderloin tips along with side dishes and desert was served to the largest number of attendees of our Ladies Night Out Banquet to date. Ladies took part in winning prizes from our jewelry, gun, basket, bucket, walk arounds and diamond bracelet raffles along with our Grand Prize of a $800.00 Gift Card to Lodge Kohler, Green Bay, WI. Gift certificates collected from local businesses were given as free drawings towards the end of the banquet. We would also like to thank Romy’s Holiday Inn and all our generous raffle prize donors. We hope to see all of you again next year!
Kelly Lake Sportsman’s Club will host our 11th annual Ladies Night Out Banquet on October 5, 2020. Watch for details at a later date on www.kellylakesportsmansclub.com, in our summer newsletter or Facebook.
The KLSC would like to thank our Sponsors and Supporters for their help in making our 2019 Gun Banquet a success.
Breed Apart Taxidermy, LLC
Associated Resources, LLC, Arlyn Libal
B & B Billiard’s, Butch Van Boxel
Bear’s Tree Service
Blazek Trucking, Inc., Allen Blazek
Custom Windows, Jonathon Courchaine
Ed’s Concrete & Masonry
Gruetzmacher Funeral Home
Kelly Plus, LLC
Macha’s Kelly Lake Storage Units
Macha’s Yard Maintenance
Maiden Lake Plumbing & Kempka Excavating
Meatski’s Quality Meats
Oconto Co. Sportsmen’s Alliance
Romy’s Holiday Inn
Ronald Ristow, D.D.S.
Suring Sportsman’s Club
T & T Builders
Thario Building Services, Inc.
Vande Hei Dairy
Walker’s Kraken Shack
Robert Davis, Owner
A Breed Apart Taxidermy, LLC
A Cut Above Beauty Salon, Dawn Janousky
American Power Sports
Associated Resources, LLC, Arlyn & Merrilee Libal
Bear’s Tree Service
Blue Spruce Tavern
on’s Place in Klondike
Edward Jones Investments, Dave Wendland
F & F In Store Sales & Service, Eric Lamberg
FunFlicks of Northeastern WI, Steve Mocco
Lee Lake Tavern
Meatski’s Meat Market
Menominee Casino Resort
Romy’s Holiday Inn
Silver Moon Springs Fish Hatchery
Upcoming Meetings & Events
January 11: Ice Fishing Derby
January 30: Don’s Place, Klondike
February No Meeting
March 26: Old Smashin’s Bar & Grill, Suring
April 30:Don’s Place, Klondike
May 7: KLSC Gun Banquet
May 28:Lee Lake Tavern
June 7: KLSC Kid's Fishing Derby
June 25: Blue Spruce
July 30: Klondike Saloon
August 27: Lee Lake Tavern
September 24: Klondike Saloon
October 5, Ladies Night Out
October 29: Blue Spruce
November No Meeting
December 3: Old Smashin’s Bar & Grill, Suring
KLSC Acquires Property
The Kelly Lake Sportsman’s Club has purchased the property (formerly Round Roof SupperClub lot) across from the Kelly Lake Country Store on County Road G, Kelly Lake WI. You may have seen the sign!
With an ideal location such as this, major lake access is only feet away, the club is assured of being able to host our annual Ice Fishing Derby plus other events well into the future.
Annual KLSC Member's Pheasant Hunt Program
The longtime and popular tradition of pheasant hunting in Wisconsin opens statewide each year in October. The KLSC purchases and releases some 240 pheasants on private property made available by land owners.
Hunters sign up at the Kelly Lake Country Store located at 9407 Saint Bernadette Road., receive a sticker for your car window which allows you to hunt and identifies you. You will receive a map of the hunting land. You must be a current member of the Kelly Lake Sportsman's Club, memberships available at the Kelly Lake Country Store.. State of Wisconsin pheasant regulations apply. Please be Safe and Good Hunting!
2019 Kid's Fishing Derby Recap
2019 Kid's Fishing Derby The Kelly Lake Sportsman’s Club held its 7th annual Kids Fishing Derby on Sunday, June 2, 2019 at Holt Park, Kelly Lake. The derby is held each year on Wisconsin DNR’s free fishing weekend. Bruce Watruba and Cindy Brokiewicz chaired this year’s fishing derby, with club volunteers, helping to make the event fun for 95 kids and their families. Fishing forecast for the 8am start time stayed true with near perfect weather and the kids enjoyed a morning of fishing, a fish contest, bucket raffles, lunch and door prizes. This year a special “Eddie & Janice Watruba Memorial Gift Drawing” took place with a winner taking home a kayak with accessories and also two winners of a 1/2 day pro fishing trip were picked from all registered at the derby. Blue KLSC Kids Fishing Derby t-shirts were given to each preregistered participate along with a bobber, lure, flashlight and a container of worms. It was great to see all the kids wearing their shirts throughout the day. The kids did an amazing job catching bass, perch, blue gill, crappies and northerns with prizes and a fish badge award for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. We even had a club member volunteer to clean their catch of the day. Lunch of hot dogs, string cheese, bottled water, chips, fruit cups and homemade desserts was served. A big thank you to all the kids and their families for participating in this year’s 2019 KLSC Kids Fishing Derby. Please know the best way to be included in all of Kelly Lake Sportsman’s Club events is to become a member! KLSC would like to thank the following for their donation and time making this a great event: MirroCraft Boats Gillett, Bass Pro Brandon Mier, Rocket Bobbers, Brandon Nickolair & Alicia Heise, Cabelas, Scheels, Bruce “Bearman” Watruba - Memorial Gift, Livingston Lures, Lay in A Line Guide Services Kevin Pischke - Fishing Trips, Mike & Denise Wirz - Tackle Boxes, A Breed Apart Taxidermy - Flashlights, Cellcom of Suring - Bottled Water, Saputo Lena - String Cheese, Earl & Nancy Macha - Hot Dogs & Buns, Suring Sportsman’s Club- Cash Donation, Holt Park Managers Mary & Mike Brabank, Justin of Meatskis - Worms and All KLSC Volunteers.
Fish Contest Winners:
1st Otto Schultz 16 1/4”
2nd Evan Mertz 15 7/8”
3rd Cabott Houska 15 3/8”
Blue Gill :
1st Shae Mertz 8 1/8”
2nd Jameson Paholke 8”8oz & James Greger 8”8oz
3rd Otto Schultz 8”6oz
1st Kade Exferd 8 1/4”
2nd Bradley McLaughlin 7 7/8"
1st Georgia Lineburg 13 1/4”
2nd Taylor Nowak 8 5/8”
3rd Myla Budzinski 8”
1st Otto Schultz 17 3/4”
The WINTER FISH CONTEST
The WINTER FISH CONTEST starts November 1st to the first Sunday InMarch. Cash prizes will be awarded as follows: $50 for largest Bass, Northern, Walleye! $25 for the largest Perch, Crappie, Bluegill. Fish must be registered at Walker’s Kraken Shack, you must be a KLSC member to register fish and memberships may be purchased at the time of registration.
Summer Fish Contest
KLSC Summer ﬁsh contest starts 1st Sat in May and
ends Oct 31st. Cash prizes will be awarded as follows: $50 for the largest Bass, Northern, Walleye! $25 for the largest Perch, Crappie, Bluegill Fish must registered at Walker's Kraken Shack. A copy of the rules are posted at that location. You must be a KLSC member to register fish, memberships may be purchased at the time of registration!
Perch Planted in Kelly Lake
The club planted 5,000 perch in the 7”-9” range in Kelly Lake on October 25th.
$500 scholarships from The Kelly Lake Sportsman’s Club Scholarship Program are awarded in May. The awards are for those entering college in the conservation field, such as forestry, wildlife, fishery, habitat management, etc. Students from Coleman, Gillett, Lena, Oconto Falls and Suring are eligible. Applicants are required to write the KLSC a letter explaining why they think they should receive the scholarship. The letter is due by April 17, 2020. If more than two letters are received the board will choose who will receive the scholarship. Please contact your school guidance counselors for details.
Congratulations to Coleman High School graduate Caleb Gross for being selected as our 2019 KLSC Scholarship Award recipient. We would like to wish Caleb much success in his future studies.
Fishing Contest Winners
2018-2019 Winter Fishing Contest Winners
Walleye 27 1/4" 7lbs 10oz
Northern 36 1/4" 10lbs 8oz
Bass 18 1/4" 3lbs 10oz
Perch 13 1/4” 1 lb 2 oz
Blue Gill 9 5/8" 12oz
Joe St. Louis
Crappie 14 1/2" 1 lb 11oz
Summer Fish Contest Winners
Pet Van Handel
2 lb 18”
3 lbs 11 oz lbs 19 1/42”
5 lbs 3oz 30”
8 oz 9.75 in”
1 lb 7oz 13 1/2”
12.6oz 10 3/4”