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Project Funding

Since 1985, the nonprofit Madison Fishing Expo has donated over $550,000 to various projects and organizations to improve fishing in Wisconsin. If you have a project that you would the the Madison Fishing Expo to consider please fill our our Project Funding Application (PDF 26k).

2014 Projects:

  • $3,000.00 - Nohr Chapter TU - Stream habitat projects
  • $2,000.00 - Project Green Tee
  • $1,500.00 - Stoughton Conservation Club - Lake Kegonsa stocking project
  • $1,500.00 - Wisconsin Fishing Team -sponsorship
  • $1,500.00 - Wisconsin Bass Nation - youth project
  • $1,500.00 - Wisconsin Bass Nation - youth project
  • $1,000.00 - C&R Bass - youth project
  • $750.00 - Camp Anokijig - support for kids fishing
  • $700.00 - Hamilton School - kids rod & reel combos
  • $500.00 - United Special Sportsmen Alliance - fishing event
  • $500.00 - Capitol City Muskies Inc.
  • $500.00 - Adaptive Sportsmen - fishing day
  • $500.00 - Madison Chapter Fishing Has No Boundaries - summer event on Lake Mendota
  • $500.00 - Wisconsin Bass Federation - High School fishing program
  • $400.00 - Wisconsin DNR - Alma - Kids Reel Fun
  • $250.00 - Beaver Dam Bass Anglers - youth fishing event
  • $250.00 - Wisconsin DNR - Alma - internship
2013 Projects:
  • $3,000.00 - Bear Lake Preservation Association - habitat improvement project
  • $2,000.00 - Project Green Teen
  • $2,000.00 - Nohr Chapter TU - Blue River & Big Rock Branch habitat projects
  • $1,500.00 - Stoughton Conservation Club - stocking for Lake Kegonsa
  • $1,500.00 - Wisconsin Bass Federation - youth fishing events
  • $1,500.00 - UW Fishing Team - sponsorship
  • $1,000.00 - Aldo Leopold Nature Center - native fish & wetlands exhibit
  • $1,000.00 - City of Middleton Public Lands Dept. - fish pond restoration
  • $500.00 - Capitol City Chapter Muskies Inc. - youth tournament
  • $500.00 - Adaptive Sportsmen - fishing day
  • $500.00 - Wisconsin Outdoor Alliance - Wisconsin Outdoor Expo
  • $500.00 - Fishing Has No Boundaries - fishing day on Madison lakes
  • $500.00 - Wisconsin DNR - Alma - Kids Reel Fun
  • $500.00 - Camp Anokijig - kids fishing
  • $500.00 - Badger Childhood Cancer Network - bass invitational fundraiser
  • $500.00 - Muscular Dystrophy Association - summer camp
  • $250.00 - Wisconsin DNR - Alma - internship
  • $240.00 - Hamilton School - kids rod & reel combos
  • $240.00 - Arena - kids fishing rod & reel combos
  • $225.00 - Aldo Leopold Nature Center - kids tackle boxes
2012 Projects:
  • $3,500.00 - Stoughton Conservation Club - stocking for Lake Kegonsa
  • $2,000.00 - Project Green Teen
  • $2,000.00 - City of Middleton - Adaptive pier for disabled - kayak accessible
  • $2,000.00 - Nohr Chapter TU - Six Mile Creek & Blue River project
  • $2,000.00 - Shabazz High School - Shedd Aquarium Trip
  • $2,000.00 - Southern Wisconsin Chapter of Trout Unlimited - handicap accessible platform on Black Earth Creek
  • $2,000.00 - Marshall Lion's Club - ADA accessible pier & improvements on Marshall Pond
  • $1,500.00 - Wisconsin Bass Federation - Federation youth projects
  • $1,500.00 - UW Fishing Team
  • $1,500.00 - Operation Muskie - sponsor a veteran at Canadian fishing event
  • $1,000.00 - Badger Childhood Cancer Network - Bass Invitational
  • $1,000.00 - City of Middleton - Pheasant Branch Enhancement City of Middleton - Pheasant Branch Enhancement
  • $500.00 - Aldo Leopold Nature Center - kids fishing program
  • $500.00 - Camp Anokijig - summer kids fishing program
  • $500.00 - West Central Youth Fishing League
  • $500.00 - Wisconsin Outdoor Alliance Foundation - Wisconsin Outdoor Education Expo
  • $500.00 - Wisconsin DNR - Angler Education Program - Fishing in the Neighborhood program
  • $500.00 - Beaver Dam Bass Anglers - Kids Fish & Fun Day
  • $500.00 - Adaptive Sportsmen - Fishing Day for physically challenged individuals
  • $500.00 - Evansville Youth Center - Fishing in the Park students fishing program
  • $300.00 - Dane County Parks - Jenni & Kyle Fishing Day
  • $300.00 - Marshall - Summer school fishing program
  • $300.00 - VFW Post 9336 - rod & reel combos for student fishing project
  • $250.00 - Wisconsin DNR - Buffalo County internship program
  • $200.00 - Madison Chapter Fishing Has No Boundaries - summer event on Lake Mendota
  • $150.00 - Trees for Tomorrow - 15 rod & reel combos for kids fishing
2011 Projects:
  • $3,500.00 - Stoughton Conservation Club - stocking for Lake Kegonsa
  • $2,000.00 - Nohr Chapter TU - Big Spring project
  • $2,000.00 - City of Stoughton Recreation Dept. - fishing pier at Mandt Park
  • $2,000.00 - Project Green Teen
  • $1,500.00 - UW Fishing Team
  • $1,500.00 - Wisconsin Bass Federation - Kids Casting/Events
  • $1,000.00 - City of Middleton - Pheasant Branch Enhancement
  • $1,000.00 - Connor Williams/Boy Scout - Lake Leota handicap fishing pier
  • $500.00 - Dane County Lakes & Watershed - Stake in the Lakes project
  • $500.00 - Adaptive Sportsmen Inc - outdoor activities for physically challenged
  • $500.00 - West Central Youth Fishing League
  • $500.00 - Camp Anokijig - Kids fishing
  • $300.00 - Dane County Parks - Jenni & Kyle fishing day
  • $90.00 - Badger Childhood Cancer Network - rods & reels for kids event
2010 Projects:
  • $7,500.00 - City of Middleton - Harbor Village project
  • $3,000.00 - Stoughton Conservation Club - Lake Kegonsa project
  • $2,625.00 - Capitol City Muskies Inc project
  • $2,000.00 - Harry Nohr Chapter TU - stream project
  • $2,000.00 - Project Green Teen
  • $2,000.00 - UW Stevens Point, two scholarships
  • $1,500.00 - UW Fishing Team
  • $1,000.00 - Fishing Has No Boundaries - summer event
  • $1,000.00 - Wisconsin Bass Federation - kids events
  • $1,000.00 - C&R Bass Club - August Kids event
  • $500.00 - Friends of Blackhawk Lake project
  • $500.00 - West Central Youth Fishing League
  • $500.00 - Dane County Lakes & Watershed - Stake in the Lakes project
  • $500.00 - Wisconsin Outdoor Alliance - Outdoor Expo
  • $400.00 - Dane County Parks - Jenni & Kyle fishing day
  • $150.00 - American Family Children's Hospital - kids event
  • $150.00 - Marshall VFW Post - kids fishing school
2009 Projects:
  • $5,000.00 - Village of Lake Delton - Lake Delton Restoration project
  • $2,895.00 - Dane County Sheriff - boat hoist
  • $2,000.00 - Harry Nohr Chapter, Trout Unlimited - Big Spring Creek
  • $2,000.00 - Project Green Teen
  • $1,500.00 - Oxford Sportsmen - Neenah Lake project
  • $1,500.00 - UW Fishing Team
  • $1,000.00 - Fishing Has No Boundaries event
  • $1,000.00 - Save Our Lake Environment - Lake Leota Restoration
  • $1,000.00 - Wisconsin Bass Federation - youth fishing event
  • $1,000.00 - UW Stevens Point, one scholarship
  • $500.00 - West Central Youth Fishing League
  • $500.00 - Dane County Lakes & Watershed - Stake in the Lakes project
  • $500.00 - DNR Wardens - emergency lights for boat
  • $500.00 - Camp Anokijig - kids fishing
  • $500.00 - Wisconsin Outdoor Alliance - Outdoor Expo
  • $350.00 - Dane County Parks - Jenni & Kyle kids fishing day
  • $150.00 - Marshall VFW Post - fishing school for kids
  • $150.00 - Hamilton Fishing Club - kids fishing
2008 Projects:
  • $12,500.00 - Yahara Fishing Club – Warner Park project
  • $2,100.00 - Trees for Tomorrow – sponsor youth training
  • $2,000.00 - Harry Nohr Chapter, Trout Unlimited – Big Spring Creek project
  • $2,000.00 - Shabazz High School – Project Green Teen
  • $2,000.00 - Thursday’s Child - Lake Wisconsin event
  • $1,500.00 - UW Sportfishing Team – fund activities
  • $1,000.00 - Yahara Fishing Club – Kids Event
  • $1,000.00 - Wisconsin Bass Federation - Junior Bass Tournament
  • $1,000.00 - Outdoors Without Limits – sponsor local event
  • $1,000.00 - Fishing Has No Boundaries – summer event
  • $1,000.00 - C&R Bass Club – August Kids’ event
  • $500.00 - Dane County Lakes & Watershed – Stake in the Lakes project
  • $500.00 - West Central Kids Fishing League – kids fishing
  • $500.00 - Wisconsin Outdoor Alliance – Outdoor Education Expo
  • $500.00 - Beaver Dam Fire Dept. - safety training
  • $300.00 - Thursday’s Child - fishing tackle
2007 Projects:
  • $5,000.00 - Fishing Expo Scholarship Fund - UW Stevens Point
  • $2,000.00 - Harry Nohr Chapter, Trout Unlimited – Blue River project
  • $2,000.00 - Thursday’s Child - Lake Wisconsin Event
  • $2,000.00 - C&R Bass Club – August Kids’ Event
  • $1,500.00 - UW Sportfishing Team – fund activities
  • $1,000.00 - Fishing Has No Boundaries – summer event
  • $500.00 - Wisconsin Outdoor Alliance – Outdoor Education Expo
  • $500.00 - Dane County Lakes & Watershed – Stake in the Lakes project
  • $500.00 - Dane County Environmental Council – Lakes Booklet
  • $350.00 - Wish for Fish – Kids’ Event – fishing tackle
  • $300.00 - Dane County Conservation League – safety training
  • $300.00 - Thursday’s Child - fishing tackle
  • $200.00 - Dane County Lakes & Watershed – Moen Creek monitoring project
  • $200.00 - MyCrib Youth Fishing – fishing tackle
  • $200.00 - Marshall - Kids Fishing Project – fishing tackle
2006 Projects:
  • $10,500.00 - City of Middleton – Pheasant Branch project
  • $5,000.00 - Fishing Expo Scholarship Fund - UW Stevens Point
  • $4,143.00 - Dane County Parks – Lake Farm Park pier
  • $2,000.00 - Thursday’s Child - Lake Wisconsin Event
  • $2,000.00 - Harry Nohr Chapter, Trout Unlimited – Blue River project
  • $1,500.00 - UW Sportfishing Team – tournament trip
  • $1,260.00 - Yahara Fishing Club – shoreline fishing maps
  • $1,250.00 - C&R Bass Club – August Kids’ Event
  • $1,000.00 - Wisconsin Bass Federation – Youth Fishing Program
  • $700.00 - Marshall - Kids Fishing Project
  • $500.00 - Sun Prairie FFA – Ice Fishing Day
  • $500.00 - Wish for Fish Kids Event
  • $300.00 - Thursday’s Child - fishing tackle
2005 Projects:
  • $2,500.00 - Dane County Sheriff's Dept. - boat lift
  • $2,000.00 - Harry Nohr Chapter, Trout Unlimited - Blue River project
  • $1,500.00 - UW Sportfishing Team - tournament trip
  • $1,000.00 - Fishing Has No Boundaries - Lake Mendota Event
  • $1,000.00 - Dane Co. Lakes & Watershed Commission - Take a Stake in the Lakes
  • $500.00 - Wish for Kids Event
  • $500.00 - C&R Bass Club - half log project on Oconomowoc Lake
  • $300.00 - Thursday's Child - fishing tackle
  • $220.00 - C&R Bass Club - August Kids' Event
  • $200.00 - Hamilton School Fishing Club - kids fishing tackle
  • $200.00 - Dane County Conservation League
  • $100.00 - Rock River Coalition
2004 Projects:
  • $10,000.00 - Warner Park/Lake Mendota project (escrow for 2005-2006)
  • $5,000.00 - Fishing Expo Scholarship Fund - UW Stevens Point
  • $4,250.00 - Dane Co. Parks - marker buoys for Madison lakes
  • $4,200.00 - DNR, Lake Wingra Macrophyte project
  • $2,000.00 - Harry Nohr Chapter of Trout Unlimited - Blue River habitat project
  • $2,000.00 - Pecatonica River Enhancement Council - river habitat project
  • $2,000.00 - Thursday's Child - Lake Wisconsin Event
  • $1,600.00 - C&R Bass, Riverfest/Watertown - Kids event
  • $1,500.00 - Prairie Rod & Gun Club - Sugar Creek habitat project
  • $1,500.00 - UW Sportfishing Team - tournament participation
  • $1,000.00 - Fishing Has No Boundaries - Lake Mendota Event
  • $1,000.00 - Wisconsin Bass Federation - Junior Team sponsorship
  • $650.00 - Friends of Governor Nelson State Park - sign for park project
  • $500.00 - DNR Law Enforcement - refuge buoys
  • $300.00 - Thursday's Child - fishing tackle
  • $200.00 - Dane Co. Conservation League - Outdoor Safety Course
2003 Projects:
  • $23,000.00 - Fishing Expo Scholarship Fund - UW Stevens Point
  • $2,500.00 - City of Middleton plus Optimist Club - ADA floating pier project
  • $2,000.00 - Harry Nohr Chapter of Trout Unlimited - brook trout creek restoration
  • $2,000.00 - Thursday's Child - Lake Wisconsin Event
  • $1,000.00 - Fishing Has No Boundaries - Lake Mendota Event
  • $1,000.00 - Dane Co. Lakes & Watershed Commission - Take a Stake in the Lakes
  • $750.00 - Rock River Rescue - nets for carp removal
  • $500.00 - Madison School-Community Recreation Program - Pontoon Boat Program
  • $500.00 - Wisconsin Bass Federation - Junior Bass Club
  • $360.00 - Yahara Fishing Club - kids spring event (including rod combos)
  • $300.00 - Thursday's Child - fishing tackle
  • $300.00 - DNR Wardens - lake signs/regulations
  • $160.00 - Marshall - Kids Fishing Project
  • $125.00 - Boy Scouts/DNR - fall clean up
  • $120.00 - Hamilton School Fishing Club - kids fishing tackle
2002 Projects:
  • $10,000.00 - Jenni & Kyle Preserve - Dane County Parks
  • $5,000.00 - Fishing Expo Scholarship Fund - UW Stevens Point
  • $2,500.00 - Southern Wisconsin Chapter Trout Unlimited - water monitor
  • $2,000.00 - Fishing Has No Boundaries - Lake Mendota Event
  • $2,000.00 - Thursday's Child - Lake Wisconsin Event
  • $2,000.00 - Harry Nohr Chapter of Trout Unlimited - McPherson Creek Restoration
  • $1,800.00 - C&R Bass Club - kids fishing event
  • $1,500.00 - Yahara Fishing Club - kids ice fishing event
  • $1,000.00 - Muskies Inc. International - educational booklet
  • $832.00 - Center for Prevention and Intervention - Ageless Anglers fishing program
  • $600.00 - Deer Creek Sportsman Club - habitat project
  • $500.00 - Dane Co. Lakes & Watershed Commission - Take a Stake in the Lakes
  • $500.00 - Lost Lake Preservation Assoc. - fish stocking/habitat project
  • $500.00 - Yahara Fishing Club - kids spring event
  • $400.00 - Capitol City Chapter Muskies Inc. - kids fishing event
  • $240.00 - Thursday's Child - fishing tackle
  • $160.00 - Hamilton School Fishing Club - kids fishing tackle
  • $100.00 - Hooked on Fishing Club - kids fishing
2001 Projects:
  • $10,000.00 - Fishing Expo Scholarship Fund - UW-Stevens Point
  • $3,000.00 - 4 Lakes Bassmasters - Fish Cribs Project
  • $2,500.00 - Badger Fly Fishers - Sugar River Restoration
  • $2,000.00 - Thursday's Child - Lake Wisconsin Event
  • $2,000.00 - Fishing Has No Boundaries - Lake Mendota Event
  • $2,000.00 - Madison Chapter of Muskies Inc. - Kids Fishing Event
  • $2,000.00 - Yahara Fishing Club - Kids Fishing Event
  • $2,000.00 - Yahara Fishing Club - Kids' Ice Fishing Event
  • $2,000.00 - Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District - Pike Pond
  • $1,625.00 - C & R Bass Anglers - Riverfest Kids Event + 150 Rod & Reel Combos
  • $1,500.00 - C & R Bass Anglers - Half Log Habitat Project
  • $1,250.00 - 4 Lakes Bassmasters - Catch & Release Signs
  • $1,000.00 - Dane Co. Lakes & Watershed Commission - Take a Stake in the Lakes
  • $1,000.00 - Harry Nohr Chapter of Trout Unlimited - McPherson Creek Restoration
  • $500.00 - City of Madison - Pontoon Boat Program
  • $400.00 - 4 Lakes Bassmasters - Underwater Camera
  • $187.00 - Boys & Girls Club of Dane Co. - 25 Rod & Reel Combos
  • $150.00 - YMCA of Dane Co. Adventure Club - 20 Rod & Reel Combos
2000 Projects:
  • $5,000.00 - Dane Co. Lakes & Watershed Comm. - Shoreline Restoration Project
  • $4,000.00 - Friends of Governor Nelson State Park - Fishing Pier
  • $4,000.00 - Dane County - Lake Farm Park Fishing Pier
  • $2,500.00 - Stoughton Senior Center - Yahara River Fishing Pier
  • $2,000.00 - C & R Bass Anglers - Half Log Habitat Project
  • $2,000.00 - Yahara Fishing Club - Kids Ice Fishing Event
  • $2,000.00 - Fishing Has No Boundaries - Lake Mendota Event
  • $1,000.00 - Dane Co. Lakes & Watershed Commission - Take a Stake in the Lakes
  • $1,000.00 - Big 10 Fishing Club - Event
  • $150.00 - 4 Lakes Bassmasters - Caps for Kids, UW Hospital
1999 Projects:
  • $7,500.00 - Dane County - Heritage Center
  • $3,000.00 - Department of Natural Resources - Aquarium Project
  • $2,000.00 - Madison Chapter of Muskies Inc. - Kids Fishing Event
  • $2,000.00 - Yahara Fishing Club - Kids Fishing Event
  • $2,000.00 - Winnequah School - Kids Fishing Event
  • $2,000.00 - Fishing Has No Boundaries - Fishing Event
  • $1,500.00 - Thursday's Child - Fundraising Event
  • $1,000.00 - Marshall - Kids Fishing Project
  • $1,000.00 - C & R Bass Anglers - Lake Mendota Half Log Habitat Project
  • $1,000.00 - Dane Co. Lakes & Watershed Commission - Take a Stake in the Lakes
  • $1,000.00 - Madison School-Community Recreation Program - Pontoon Boat Program
  • $1,000.00 - Badger Fly Fishers - Castle Rock Creek Project
  • $622.00 - Dane Co. Conservation League - Chain Saws & Safety Equipment
  • $500.00 - Dane County - Shoreline Fishing Guide
  • $500.00 - St. Matthew's Church Girl Scouts - Kids Fishing Event
  • $300.00 - Wisconsin Heights Middle School - Water Sampling Project
  • $200.00 - Boat Safety Course
  • $200.00 - Blackhawk Lake - Stocking Project


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