Central Wisconsin Chapter of Trout Unlimited

Conserving, Protecting and Restoring Coldwater Fisheries

Welcome to the Central WI Chapter of Trout Unlimited.

TroutFest'15 poster designed by Brianna Ebert.    


Please consider joining us at TroutFest for a day of fun and fishing talk by attending our annual celebration of trout and trout fishing. TroutFest'15 will be held Saturday, February 28th, 2015 in the upper level at the Fin 'n Feather Restaurant in Winneconne from 9am - 4pm.   Admission is free

TroutFest is a great way to meet people who share similar interests and passions as you.  It is also an awesome event to learn a new skill, introduce children to fishing, ask questions, tie flies, meet old friends and make new ones.

Most all of our members enjoy fishing and all work hard to conserve, protect and restore our cold water fisheries.  If you have a desire to learn about Trout Unlimited activities and how to get involved, we highly encourage you to come to Winneconne on February 28th.  Join us, sit down and talk with the fly tiers, stream restorers, water monitoring teams, WI-DNR staff, fishing guides, CWTU members, bamboo fly rod maker and much more.  

We have an excellent series of speakers lined up all day for fishing related 20 minute mini-seminars.  Our presenters to date include Al Niebur, Tim Waters, Nate Sipple, Kyle Zempel, Bob Haase, John Gremmer and Shawn Sullivan. Check back as presenters are added to our line-up.  We also feature the some of the best fly tiers in the state, who really enjoy sharing stories and techniques.

Come and spend the day, watch the eagles fly over the Wolf River and grab a delicious meal downstairs at the Fin n' Feather restaurant.  We also have a raffle area with great prizes along with a rummage and consignment area which is always very popular.  There is so much to do and enjoy.

We look forward to meeting you at TroutFest'15.  Make sure to bring a friend and make a day of it.

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.

CWTU/FVTC's Fly Tying Class met for the first time on January 12.  They will meet three more times to complete the class.  CWTU members David Pable, Bob Haase, Mike San Dretto, Jim Murphy, and John Gremmer are teaching the class.

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.

Please watch this video on Wisconsin's Ground Water

Please CLICK HERE to watch Elward Engle in the video "Not Standing Still:  The Degradation of Wisconsin's Waters".  CWTU has added its name to those groups that support the message in this video. 

CWTU Program Schedule 2014-2015

The following is a program schedule for the Central Wisconsin Chapter of Trout Unlimited for 2014-2015. All board meetings start at 6:15pm and the programs start at 7:30pm unliess otherwise stated.  Meetings are held upstairs at the Fin N Feather in Winneconne unless otherwise stated. Programs are open to the public and we encourage anyone interested to attend and bring a friend.  For more information on the immediately upcoming program see the Home page.

August           8-12-2014   5:30 pm,  Picnic/Meeting:  Mary and Bob Haase's home in Eldorado

September    9-16-2014    Program 7:30 pm - "All About Fall Fishing With An All-Star Panel",  Meeting at 6:45pm
October     10-04-2014   CWTU Annual Fund Raising & Awards Banquet, WWII Memorial Hall, Wautoma

November    11-11-2014   CWTU Board Meeting and River Keepers Program. Dinner at 5:30pm for those that are interested, followed by River Keepers program at 6:30pm.   Program:  "An Evening With Author, DNR Biologist, and Fly Fisherman Michael A. Miller".  Michael is the co-author of Field Guide To Wisconsin Streams.  The board meeting will  follow the program.

December    12-9-2014  Board Mtg. 6:15pm - Program at 7:30pm -"Winter Fishing Projects"

January       1-13-2015  Board Mtg. 6:15 pm - Program at 7:30pm - Bob Haase's "Night of the 
                                      ??????",  Speakers will be Tom Lager and Charlie Piette. Fly tiers will be   
                                      tying favorite  ??????? patterns from 6:15pm to 9:15pm. 
February      2-28-2015  TroutFest'15  9:00 am till 4:00 pm, Fin 'N Feather, Winneconne

March            3-10-2015   Meeting 6:15 pm/Program:  Fly Fishing Royalty:  Lee Wulff
April             4-14-2015   Scott Grady's  "A ????? River Runs Through It".  Meeting at 6:15 pm, Program at 7:30 pm
May              5-19-2015   Program - Meeting 6:15 pm/Program "Bob Hunt, The Man And The Legend".  The first of our annual Bob Hunt Lecture Series at 7:30 pm..
                       5-31 to 6-1 CWTU Trout School (Click Here for More Info)

June             6-9-2015    5:00 pm:  Program - Fly Casting & Kayak Fishing Clinic, Marble Park Winneconne
 July           7-14-2015    Picnic/Board meeting, Laura & John Tucker, 5:00 pm

 August      8-12-2015   Picnic and Board meeting, site to be determined, 5:00 pm

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