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. 

Please scroll down to see information on current activities and events, and to the bottom for our program schedule.

Please click on "Workdays" to get updated Workday information.  Next Workday is June 18, 2016.

Invasive Species Training - June 11, 10:00am

There will be a special training program for Invasive Species (AIS) for both Riverkeepers Stream Monitors and CWTU Workday Crews on Saturday, June 11, at 10:00am at the Wild Rose Fish Hatchery.  The hatchery is located a little north of Wild Rose off of Hwy 22.  After the program there will be a guided tour of the hatchery facility.  If you have any questions contact Bob Jozwowski or Dennis Drazkowski.


A big thank you to everyone who helped make TroutFest'16 a wonderful day. 

It's always only possible because people care enough to make a difference. 

For photos from TF'16 click above on Multimedia tab, then select Photos and you'll find them

February 25th, 2017 is TF'17.

"Mike San Dretto, President of CWTU (left) graciously accepts a donation check from Jeff Goad, President of the Elliott Donnelley Chapter of Trout Unlimited (right) at the May 16th work day in the amount of $4,000 to put towards the stream and habitat restoration efforts of CWTU.”

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 2015-2016

The following is the program schedule for the Central Wisconsin Chapter of Trout Unlimited for 2015-2016. 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.  More detailed information about the programs will be posted on this Home Page prior to the event or program.

August           8-11-2015    Picnic at the Park in Oshkosh, Shelter #1

September    9-8-2015    Board Meeting 6:15pm/Program at 7:30pm.  This is the first in a    
                          series of programs on Exotic and/or Interesting Fishing Locations.  Tim Landwher from
                         TightLines in DePere will talk about fishing in Bolivia.

October     10-10-2015   CWTU Annual Fund Raising & Awards Banquet. This year's event will be held
                      at a new location at the Best Western Premier Waterfront Hotel in Oshkosh.  Cocktails at
                     4:30pm-Dinner and Program at 5:45pm.

November    11-10-2015  Board Meeting 6:15pm/Program 7:30pm.  The program will be on
                         Wisconsin Tributary Steelhead waters, concerning natural reproduction, habitat,
                         stocking, studies, and management plans, and the challenges of the future.
                         Our speaker will be Nick Legler, WDNR Fisheries Biologist and Steelhead Fisheries

December    12-8-2015  Board Meeting 6:15pm/Program 7:30pm.  Shawn Sullivan, WDNR Trout
                        Habitat Operations Supervisor, will present a program overview of the work that was
                        done during 2014-15 season on Central Wisconsin streams.

January       1-12-2016  Board Meeting 6:15 pm/Program at 7:30pm. Bob Haase will put together
                       another "Night of Caddis"  program where we talk about the different aquatic insects
                       and the flies that represent them.  Charlie Piette from Tightlines will talk about
                       presentation techniques and Tom Lager from FVTU will talk about the life cycle and
                       characteristics of the insects. 

February      2-27-2016  TroutFest 2016  9:00 am till 4:00 pm at the  Fin 'N Feather in Winneconne.  
                       A free event featuring 10 mini-seminars, fly tiers, vendors, and much more.

March            3-8-2016   Board Meeting 6:15 pm/Program 7:30pm.   Scott Grady will present 
                        another in a series of programs to help us learn more about the streams in the Central
                        Wisconsin area. This series called "A River Runs Through It" will talk about one of the 
                        area streams  (Stream to be determined).     

April             4-12-2016   Board Meeting 6:15/Program 7:30pm.  Jeff Treu will be presenting a special
                      program on Spey Equipment and Fishing which will cover rods, reels, lines, flies, rigging,
                      presentation techniques, and more.  Guest speakers and a panel of experts will be
                      available to answer any question you may have on Spey Fishing.  This will be followed by
                      a Casting Clinic the following week on the River Wildlife Property on the Sheboygan 
                      River. Registration for the casting clinic is required and you can register the night of the 
                      program.  April is prime Steelhead time on the river.

May              5-17-2016  (Third Tuesday)  Board Meeting 6:15pm/Program 7:30pm.  This program will 
                      be the second in a series honoring Bob Hunt that will recognize an individual that has
                      contributed to trout fishing and environmental issues.  (Individual to be determined)                     

June            6-4&5-2016 39th Annual CWTU Fly Fishing School.  This event will be held at the 
                      Riverside Bible Camp near Amherst.  For more information look in "Activities" under Fly 
                      Fishing School. Call Dan Harmon III at 920-235-1761 or Russ Bouck at 715-824-3781.

                      6-14-2016   There will be no Board Meeting but we will be hosting our Annual Fly
                      Casting & Kayak Fishing Clinic at Marble Park in Winneconne.  This event is open to
                      anyone wanting to know more about fishing out of a Kayak and/or learning how to fly
                      cast.  Program will begin at 5:00pm
 July            7-12-2016    Picnic and Board meeting at place to be determined

 August      8-9-2016   Picnic and Board meeting at place to be determined.


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