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. 



CWTU's TroutFest


We are getting ready for TroutFest 2018 in Winneconne on Saturday, February 24th, 2018 from 9am - 4pm.  Please consider coming out to this free event and spend the day with people who love the out of doors.


This year's poster designed by Winneconne High School student Breanne Pamer.





TroutFest '18 Mini-Seminar schedule

9:30am    John Gremmer          Industrial Fly Fishing with the Big Birds


10:00a     Henry Koltz              Trout Fishing Yellowstone and Grand Teton Areas


10:30a     Jay Thurston            Trout Tips for the Early Season


11:00a     Steve Heuser            Kokanee Salmon in Colorado


11:30a     John Luthens            Fishing Gordan MacQuarrie Waters


12:00p     Jerry Kiesow             Gordan MacQuarrie Flies


12:30p     Tim Waters               Trout Fishing the Wolf River


1:00pm    Tom Lager                TU CARES


1:30pm    Tim Landwehr            Smallmouth: Modern Fly Fishing Methods, Tactics and Technique


2:00pm    Kyle Zempel              Wade Fishing the Lower WI River


2:30pm    Bob Haase                Early Season Tactics


3:00pm    Wayne Parmely         Fishing on the 60th:  Pike, Lakers and Grayling



Schedule is subject to alteration.  Please check in with any updates.




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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