Announcements and Events
2022 KLSC Ladies Night Out Recap
The Kelly Lake Sportsman’s Club would like to thank all the ladies for attending our 12th annual Ladies Night Out Banquet on October 5, 2022 at Romy’s Holiday Inn, Kelly Lake. Arlyn Libal and Mike Wirz co-chaired the event this year and the banquet was a great success with over 220 attendees. Thank you Arlyn and Mike and to all the KLSC volunteers that help plan and work the event. 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. Anne’s Food Pantry in Lena, WI.
The KLSC would like to thank our Sponsors and Supporters for their help in making our 2022 Gun Banquet a success.
A 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
Classic Contractors, LLC
Custom Windows, Jon Courchaine
David & Vicki Parmentier
David & Nancy Schwenke, Wheeler Lake
Ed’s Concrete & Masonry, Inc.
Graetz Mfg., Inc.
Gruetzmacher Funeral Home, Inc.
Holtger Bros., Don Holtger
Johnson's Auto Service
John Bahrke Real Estate
Justin School Contracting
Kelly Lake Storage & Rentals
Klein Carpentry, James Klein
Macha’s Yard Maintenance
Mike's Seamless Gutters, Mike Monti
Mosquito Primo, Jereme Courchaine
Olson-Zeitler Real Estate
Oconto Co. Sportsmen’s Alliance
Out On a Limb Tree Service
Paul & Amanda Stockwell
Rick & Barb Krueger
Romy’s Holiday Inn
Ronald Ristow, D.D.S.
Ski Enterprises, LLC
Suring Sportsman’s Club
T & T Builders, Inc. Todd Tachik
Thario Professional Cleaning
Vande Hei Dairy
Van Dyk Associates
Vorpahl Business Services
Walker’s Kraken Shack
Robert Davis, Owner
A Breed Apart Taxidermy, LLC
Associated Resources, LLC, Arlyn & Merrilee Libal
Blue Spruce Tavern
Brad's Waterfront II
Custom Windows, Jonathan Courchaine
David & Vicki Parmentier
Edward Jones Investments, Dave Wendland
Fishconsin Outdoors, LLC
Kelly Lake Kwik Stop
Lee Lake Tavern
Meatski’s Quality Meat - Ski Enterprises, LLC
Romy’s Holiday Inn
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 Kwik Stop 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 Kwik Stop. State of Wisconsin pheasant regulations apply. Please be Safe and Good Hunting!
2022 Kids Fishing Derby
The Kelly Lake Sportsman’s Club had an extremely successful 2022 Kid’s 9th Annual Fishing Derby at Holt Park. The weather was forecast to be wet most of the week but it was a nice day in the end, thankfully. We had 115 kids and their families attend. Some fished from boats and some fished from shore but all had winning fish. They all enjoyed the free night crawlers supplied by Meatski's on Hwy. 64. Besides prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd there were 28 free bucket raffles and 14 free large prize raffles for all the kids. Mirrocraft boats and Lay in a Line Guide Service,
Kevin Pischke provided a guided musky fishing trip on the bay of Green Bay. Cabelas provided many rods and reels, shirts, yard games and tackle boxes. Rocket bobbers, Livingston lures, A Breed Apart Taxidermy and Lyn Kreuser donated bobbers and lures in a gift pack to every child participating. Lena Swamp Archery provided money for some of the great prizes. There were also several private donors who really helped with the kid’s derby to make it so successful. For lunch Suring Cellcom donated bottled water. Saputa Cheese donated three cases of string cheese. Club members made cookies and cupcakes.
Kelly Lake Kwik Stop prepared hot dogs and donated chips for all who attended. No one went home hungry. To show you how much we appreciated it, we will ask you next year to do it again. Thanks to all of the families who participated. Lastly, thank you to all the Kelly Lake Sportsman’s Club volunteers who without their help this kid’s fishing derby would not be. See you next year, Bearman and Cindy Brokiewicz.
Winners of the KLSC Kids Fishing Derby, June 5, 2022
1st - 8 1/2” - Fisher Bigelow
1st - 10 1/8” - Zack Endries
2nd - 9 7/8” - Avery Smits
3rd - 9 1/2” - Graeson McGown
1st - 16” - Fenn Brumm
1st - 26 3/4” - Carson Janikowski
2nd - 25” - Jonathan Campbell
3rd - 20 7/8” - Garyn Rousseau
1st - 9” - Maggie Campbell
2nd - 8 7/8” - Zack Endries
3rd - 8 1/2” - Parker Laurent
1st - 17” - Bridget Stodola
2nd - 15 1/2” - Brooklyne Morris
3rd - 15” - Maggie Campbell
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 Little Bar Kelly Lake, 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 Little Bar Kelly Lake,. 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.
Two $500.00 scholarships from our KLSC Scholarship Program are awarded in May each year. The awards are for those entering college in a conservation field such as forestry, fishery, wildlife biology, habitat management, DNR or ecology with high school graduates from area high schools being eligible. Applicants are required to write KLSC a letter explaining why they should receive the award. After their first semester in college with passing grades and second semester paid tuition they will receive the $500.00 award.
We are proud to announce two very deserving 2022 scholarship winners. Congratulations to Emma Gilligan and Graeson Pankratz. Emma is an avid outdoors person and spends her time outdoors: hunting, fishing, trapping and making maple syrup. “Emma writes, ‘I want to pursue a career in this field because I want to make a difference in keeping fisheries the perfect habitat for all fish. I also want to help keep all fisheries available to fishermen and help teach them how to respect nature.’” Emma is pursuing her career in Fisheries Biology @ UW-Stevens Point. Graeson is also planning to attend UW-Stevens Point pursuing a degree in Fisheries and Water Resources. “Graeson writes, ‘Ever since I was young I always had an interest in the outdoors, especially fishing. With going into a Fisheries program I not only hope to protect the fisheries and environment in Wisconsin, but also help bring joy that fishing provides to others like it did to me.’”
We would like to wish Emma and Greason only the very best in their continuing studies and future!
Fishing Contest Winners
2021-2022 Winter Fish Contest Winners
13” 1# 2 oz
9 3/4” 11 1/2 oz
19 1/4” 4# 8 oz
9 5/8” 6 oz
22 3/4” 3# 12 oz
32” 6# 3 oz
2022 Summer Fish Contest Winners
Dennis Paul 13” 1.5#
Dennis Janikowski 10 1/2" .79#
Barry Thebo 19" 3.85#
Brad Schmitz 12 3/8" .56#
Jason Seefeldt 19" 2.42#
Tim Tikalsky 30 1/2" 6.32#