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Hardwater Freaks® Annual Ice Event

January 25 @ 3:00 am - 3:00 pm



Join Hardwater Freaks® for its Annual Ice Event supporting the Veterans & First Responders of Wisconsin Hero Outdoors®.

About this Event
This year Max Zaruba and the Hardwater Freaks ® family are going all out by hosting this year’s event at the Milwaukee Yacht Club. The club is positioned right on top of some of the WORLDS BEST TROPHY TROUT ICE FISHING in an effort to gather serious Hardwater Freaks for the camaraderie and fellowship of fishing and supporting the mission of Wisconsin Hero Outdoors®. WHO helps connect our Veterans, Military Members, First Responders and their families to the outdoors.

If you are unable to attend but would like to support our Heroes, donations can be made directly HERE. Thank you for your support!

*** Due to venue restrictions LIMITED TICKETS AVAILABLE***

Schedule of Events
Open Public Fishing

3:00am-10:45am: Fishing McKinley Harbor will not be an official part of the event and no ticket purchase necessary. ALL ice fishing enthusiasts are encouraged to meet at McKinley Harbor to link up, share tips tricks and gear ideas and more importantly bring monster trout TOPSIDE . You are responsible for your own licenses. All local, state and federal laws apply.
Milwaukee Yacht Club Event

11:00am-3:00pm: Milwaukee Yacht Club Doors Open! Ticket includes a combination of Brats and Chili donated in part by Wisconsin River Meats of Mauston, WI, prepared by MYC staff, wristband authorizing the purchase of raffle tickets which will be sold inside. Your ice cleats will be blown off at this year’s raffle items!
We are excited to announce David Charles Productions will be providing entertainment and MCing the event! World-class entertainment in a venue overlooking world-class fishing…drinks, raffles….couldn’t do any better!
Well….we did!!

Announcing Striker Ice will be setting up shop just outside the Yacht Club to introduce the latest and greatest ice gear in the industry and answer all your questions along with special guest speakers!


  • The Bar is CASH ONLY. There is NO ATM at this facility so be prepared!
  • Bring additional cash for Raffle and 50/50 participation.
  • There are no ticket refunds. Bring a copy or have it on your smart device to show staff upon entry to MYC.
  • Raffle tickets will only be sold to ticket holders 18+. Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult and is required to have a ticket purchased by parent or legal guardian.


Special thanks to presenting sponsor Nate Grendahl of Modern Woodmen of America


January 25
3:00 am - 3:00 pm


Wisconsin Hero Outdoors


Milwaukee Yacht Club
1700 North Lincoln Memorial Drive
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202
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(414) 271-4455

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