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. Finally, our Forums allows you to provide input and to comment on what we are doing.
Please page down to see information on our monthly meetings and programs, events and activities, and other things that may be of interest to viewers of this website.
July CWTU Picnic/Meeting on Tuesday, July 9 at Laura and John Tucker's home on the Pine River in Saxeville. The Tucker's address is N5424 Sunny Hill Road, Saxeville, WI 54976, 920-622-5401. Sunny Hill is a private drive, so it doesn't show on most GPS's.
Using the intersection of county road A(east/west) and county road W(north/south) as the starting point, go east on county A for two streets to Willow St. Turn south on Willow and go one block to Portage St. Turn left on Portage and drive to Sunny Hill. Turn right on Sunny Hill and drive to the end. You may want to eMail the Tucker's to let them know you are coming. firstname.lastname@example.org
Please arrive around 5 pm. We will eat at about 5:30 pm and the Board meeting will start at 6:15, or when we are done eating.
Fun at the June picnic: The CWTU June picnic and meeting was held at Veteran's Park in Redgranite. Linn Beck and Mike Schaefers hosted and provided the food. President John Tucker orchestrated the productive meeting. The July meeting will be held at Laura and John Tucker's home on the Pine River in Saxeville. More info on this will be coming.
Participants from the 2013 CWTU/FVTC "Introduction to Fly Fishing and Fly Tying Class", and their CWTU guides, gather in the Waupaca River before an evening of guided fly fishing on May 21. The class had 25 members and was taught by Jim Murphy, David Pable, Mike Sandretto, Bob Haase, and John Gremmer.
Just caught my first trout on the Yellow Gurgler we tied in class. Thanks to you both for introducing me to a great sport and getting me out on the river!
Doug Jarmusz(pictured) is a member of our CWTU/FVTC Introduction to Fly Fishing and Fly Tying Class. The class was taught by Jim Murphy, David Pable, Mike Sandretto, Bob Haase, and John Gremmer.
"Success is sweet!"
CWTU River Keeper Coordinator Honored
On May 5 CWTU River Keepers were honored when I received the 2013 Stream Monitoring Award In The Category Of Outstanding Volunteer from the UW-Extension and The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. I accepted this award knowing that this is a shared award. It is shared by all our volunteers who are doing such a good job of protecting and preserving our central Wisconsin waters by monitoring, watchdogging, and teaching others.
I thanked the wonderful Kris Stepenuck and her staff for making the Water Action Volunteers such a great program. I also thanked CWTU for bankrolling our activities. And finally, I thanked all our volunteers for their outstanding contributions.
I love being a River Keeper. It is great fun to go to a stream once a month and gather information that will be used in the present and future to protect it. For our Waupaca River Team, it is a nice social event too.
River Keepers is one of the great things our chapter does. If you would like to be a River Keeper---call or email me. 920-582-7802 or email@example.com
Thank you to all of you who helped make TroutFest'13 a wonderful and successful event. We all had a great time and learned something new. Please mark your calendar for Saturday, February 22, 2014 for TroutFest'14.