Thank you for visiting the Central Wisconsin Chapter of Trout Unlimited's website. We are an active group of TU members from the central sands area of Wisconsin with over 300 members who all share in a common goal: to conserve and protect our cold water resources.
Please take some time to look around our website to find out more about us by clicking on About Us, or by clicking on News to find out what we have been doing. You can also click on Activities or Calendar to find out what events are coming up. By clicking on River Keepers you can find out all about our water monitoring program and by clicking on Workdays, you can find out more about our stream restoration projects and activities.
Many of our members enjoy fly fishing and fly tying and you can find out more about Fly Tying by clicking on this tab. We support fishing by all legal methods, including spin fishing and live bait fishing for trout. Our Multimedia section includes pictures and video's of some of our activities and other things you might be interested in, so you might want to check that out.
Please scroll down to see information on current activities and events, and to the bottom for our program schedule.
Our December 9th, CWTU program will feature twelve local fisherman talking about their "winter fishing projects. The title of the program is "Winter Fishing Projects---What to do when you can't fish!" Rod building, fly tying, leader making, lure making, equipment maintenance, trip planning, Internet learning, woodworking, fly tying material preparation, ice fishing fly tying, and much more will be presented at separate tables. After a brief introduction of the presenters, people will be able to go from table to table to learn about these winter activities.
Also: We are going to have a "Golden Elephant(not a "White Elephant") Sale". Anyone attending the program can bring a quality piece of fishing related material to a sale table. This would be something of value, that other people would value, and that you don't need or use anymore. Put a price on it and your name and maybe you will sell it. Maybe you will find a Christmas gift for yourself on the table. Let's have some fun with this! Let's have some fun with the program.
As we get closer to the program I will let everyone know what the projects are and who is presenting them.
Many of us will gather early(5:30 pm) to enjoy a meal together. Everyone is invited. The business meeting will start at 6:15 pm.
Dick Kraus(left) was awarded the CWTU prestigious "Brookie Award" at the November 4th CWTU Annual Banquet by Awards Chair Dan Harmon III. Kraus has been a CWTU President, the State TU Chair, as well as a long time TU activist. Thanks for all you have done Dick!
The 2014 CWTU River Keepers' training session was held at Riverside Park in Waupaca on May 10. People came from all over the state to be trained in the water monitoring process. This is the ten year anniversary of our chapters first water monitoring efforts. At this time the River Keepers have 33 teams monitoring around 40 sites in Wisconsin.