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 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.


Important:  CWTU's May meeting and program have been changed to Tuesday, May 19 at the Fin "N Feather in Winneconne.  Meeting starts at 6:15 pm and the program, "Mr. Trout" starts at 7:30 pm.  Read below for more information on the program.

The Bob Hunt Memorial Lecture Series:  The first of our yearly Hunt lecture series will be on the life of Bob Hunt, a member of the Wisconsin Conservation Hall Of Fame.  The program will be held at the Fin 'N Feather in Winneconne, on Tuesday, May 19th at 7:30 p.m.  It is a free program. 


The program will  feature his life story, his work life, his sporting life, his accomplishments, and the acclaim he earned.  Bob is "Mr. Trout" here in Wisconsin and around the world.  


Come and learn how this quiet man brought about a revolution in trout management by applying science and communication skills.  A detailed 20 minute video on Bob's research on Lawrence Creek will also be featured.  This was a nine year study that lead to the Wisconsin Trout Stamp.

Wonderful Job:
Thanks to Scott and Carolyn Grady, Shawn Sullivan, Bob Haase, Jeff Wegand, Brad Magalski for a great job on the April program---"A Chaffee River Runs Though It".

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.

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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