Central Wisconsin Chapter of Trout Unlimited

Conserving, Protecting and Restoring Coldwater Fisheries

Welcome to the Central WI Chapter of Trout Unlimited.

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 and/or Calendar to find out more about planned activities and events. 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. 



Remembering Jim Humphrey

James "Jim" Humphrey
Newer members of CWTU may not remember Jim Humphrey, but he was an active member for many years until health issues prevented him continuing.  He was actively involved in our water monitoring program and coordinated our stream restoration work days.  Jim was one of those guys that didn't know the word "NO", and was always there to help out with a variety of CWTU projects.  Just like his picture... you often found Jim with a smile on his face and a positive attitude.  I have good memories of working with Jim on projects and some good times fishing the streams of Central and Southwest Wisconsin.  For those that worked and fished with Jim we all have our own memories and they will not go away because he usually left us with a laugh, a smile, and a better outlook on life. 
      Bob Haase

Obituary

Oshkosh - James "Jim" Ray Humphrey passed away March 28, 2018 at his home. He was born July 24, 1934 to George Wallace and Lucille Brandenburg Humphrey in Evansville, Indiana. Jim married Betty Goebel June 30, 1956. They raised 4 children, Karen (Joel) Lundt, Katherine (Dan) Costantino, Sharon Humphrey and Christina (Kevin Balthazor) Humphrey. There are 5 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Jim has one living brother, Jack (Imagene) Humphrey and one deceased brother and wife, Samuel (Ann) Humphrey and his parents. Jim enjoyed Chess, fly and fresh water fishing. At Jim's request there will be no formal funeral. Family members would like to thank the wonderful caregivers of Home Instead Senior Care and Aurora Hospice for all their help and kindness. A memorial is established at the Oshkosh Humane Society at 1925 Shelter Ct. Oshkosh, WI 54901 in Jim's name.

April Meeting & Program - April 10

The April board meeting will begin at 6:15pm at the Fin N Feather in Winneconne.  The speaker for our program will be Seth Waters from Iron River, Michigan who is an avid fly fisher of all species. He will be talking on fishing in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, including hatch charts, and river updates.  Seth also works with his local chamber and has a special "Fisherman's Vacation Package" that is too good to miss. The presentation will be mainly about trout fishing, but will also include information on fly fishing for smallmouth and muskies.



May Meeting & Program- May 8, 2018

CWTU Meeting, Program, and Activity Schedule for 2017-18

The following is the tentative meeting and program schedule for Central Wisconsin Trout Unlimited. Please check the "Home Page" for any changes that will be listed prior to the meeting or event. 


Sept 12, 2017: Board Meeting & Program. The meeting will take place at the Fin N Feather in Winneconne.  The board meeting will start at 6:15pm and the program will begin at 7:15pm. Dan Harmon III will present a program on Kayak Fishing. Kayak fishing is becoming more popular and Dan can answer any questions you may have about rigging and fishing out of a kayak. 
 
Oct 14, 2017- CWTU Banquet.  There will not be a meeting in October.  We encourage everyone attend the banquet and bring a guest. The banquet will be held and the Best Western Waterfront Hotel in Oshkosh. For more information contact John Tucker at 920-475-2271.

Nov 14, 2017: Board Meeting & Program. The meeting will take place at the Fin N Feather in Winneconne.  The board meeting will start at 6:15pm and the program will begin at 7:15pm. Eric Wegleitner, CWTU Bill Beck grant recipient and UW Stevens Point/WI DNR research worker, will present a program on the findings from his study on the Eastern Wisconsin Steelhead Habitat and Natural Reproduction Study. 

Dec 12, 2017: Board Meeting & Program. The meeting will take place at the Fin N Feather in Winneconne.  The board meeting will start at 6:15pm and the program will begin at 7:15pm. Ira Giese will present a program on Fishing the White River in Arkansas. 

Jan 9, 2018: Board Meeting & Program. The program will take place at the Fin N Feather in Winneconne.  The board meeting will begin at 6:15pm and the program will begin at 7:15pm.  Bob Haase will organize another "Night Of" program featuring an aquatic insect yet to be determined. The program will include a program on the life cycle of the insect, the flies that represent them and how to fish them, and a group of tiers, tying their favorite patterns. 

Feb 24, 2018: Trout Fest.  There will not be a meeting in February and everyone is encouraged to attend Trout Fest to be held at the Fin N Feather. More information on this to follow. 

March 13, 2018: Board Meeting & Program. John Gremmer is coordinating a program on Famous Wisconsin Flies. John will present a program on Famous Wisconsin Flies and the tiers that made them famous.  Following the program there will be tiers tying the flies and talking about the history of the flies. The patterns include: Pink Squirrel, Hornberg, Dahlberg Diver, Llama Fly, Pass Lake, Mongrel Professor, Caps Hair Wing, Thunder Creek, Bi Bugger, Wild Turkey Gray Leech, Carpet Fly, and Barto Minnow. 

April 10, 2018: Board Meeting & Program. The program will be on fishing the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.  The presenter will be Seth Waters.  Seth is from Iron River, Michigan and it will include hatch charts and river updates. He will also talk about a special program the local chamber has called "Fisherman's Vacation Package".  The program will be mainly about trout, but it will also include information on smallmouth and musky. 

May 8, 2018: Elward Engle - Bob Hunt Commemorative Program




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. 




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