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 Banquet October 15, 2016.

Mark your calendars and plan to attend our Annual Banquet and Fund Raiser to be held October 15, 2016 at the Best Western Waterfront Premier Hotel and Conference Center in Oshkosh. Doors open at 4:30pm and will run to around 9:30pm. The Best Western is located at 1 North Main Street, Oshkosh, WI.  Another great banquet has been planned by the banquet committee. Exciting raffle, auction and door prizes have been selected. The banquet is a good opportunity to get together and meet your fellow members and visiting guests and share some of this past season's fishing stories.  It is also our major fund raiser allowing us to continue the mission of restoring rivers, providing education to the public regarding cold water quality; to ensure a healthy trout fishing environment for our children's future. To continue to improve the habitat for our trout and keep Wisconsin one of the premier trout fishing states we need your financial support.  For more information go to activities and click on Banquet.


For more information or tickets please contact John Tucker at 920-475-2271 or E-mail at jtucker358@gmail.com, or Laura Tucker at 920-540-5293 or E-mail at lbtucker1953@gmailcom.  Individual tickets are $40 Youth tickets $15


CWTU Meeting, Program, and Activity Schedule for 2016-17

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. 


September 13, 2016: Board Meeting and Program. The September meeting will be held at the Fin N Feather in Winneconne.  The board meeting will start at 6:15pm and the program will begin at 7:15pm. Abe Downs of Great Northern Fly Fishing will present the 2nd. in a series of "Exotic Fly Fishing Locations".  The program will discuss the fishing associated with northern Amazon basin of Columbia, focusing on the species of Peacock Bass and Payara and the culture of the Sicuani tribe.


September 17, 2016:  Pine River Restoration and Work Day: The September stream restoration work day will be held on the Pine River just off of Aniwa Rd, Wild Rose, WI. See the Workday Page for more information.


October 11, 2016: No meeting this month.  Please plan to attend our Annual Banquet on October 15th, at the Best Western Premier Waterfront Hotel and Convention Center in Oshkosh. It is located at 1 North Main St., Oshkosh. The banquet will begin at 4:30pm and run to around 9:30pm.


October 15, 2016: CWTU Annual Banquet. The Annual CWTU Banquet will be held on October 15, from 4:30pm to 9:30pm at the Best Western Premier Waterfront Hotel and Convention Center, 1 North Main St., Oshkosh, WI.  Click on Fundraiser Banquet under the Activities Tab for more information.


November 8, 2016: Board Meeting and Program. The November meeting will be held at the Fin N Feather in Winneconne.  The board meeting will start at 6:15pm and the program will begin at 7:15pm.  Tim Pantzlaff of Speyco will present a program about "Taking Your Spey Fishing Interests To The Next Level". Tim will discuss the rapidly growing worldwide interest in spey fishing.  He will tell us about the old approach of using two-handed rods and its new found popularity throughout the world. We will hear from a person who is both involved in the business as a skilled custom craftsman and also a fly fisherman and conservationist. Mark your calendar and make plans to attend the November meeting.


December 13, 2016: Board Meeting and Program.  The December meeting will be held at the Fin N Feather in Winneconne. The board meeting will start at 6:15pm and the program will begin at 7:15pm.  Long time CWTU member Ira Giese will present a program about "Fishing Alaska's Silver Salmon".  Ira has traveled much of the world in pursuit of his passion of fly fishing.  As a fly tier and long time outdoor enthusiast his program promises to be entertaining and informative.  Mark you calendar and make plans to attend the December meeting.


January 10, 2017: Board Meeting and Program. Bob Haase will facilitate another "Night Of ?" program with the help of Tom Lager from the Fox Valley Chapter of TU and Charlie Piette from Tight Lines Fly Shop in DePere. Tom will talk on the entomology aspects of the insect and Charlie will talk on the flies used to represent them and various presentation techniques. We will also have some of the best fly tiers in the area demonstrate how to tie their favorite flies to represent these insects. Tom and Charlie will pick the insect and it will be posted here when they decide.  Tom, Charlie, and the tiers do such a great job that it is one of our most popular programs every year.  Mark your calendar and bring a friend for a fun night.


February 14, 2017: We will not meet this month and encourage everyone to attend our Annual Trout Fest scheduled for February 25th at the Fin N Feather in Winneconne.

February 25, 2017: Trout Fest. Our annual CWTU Trout Fest will be held on Saturday, February 25th at the Fin N Feather in Winneconne. There will be mini seminars, vendors, fly tying demonstrations, DNR staff representatives, and environmental displays.  More information will be posted when it becomes available. Mark your calendar for this as it is a great event and it is probably the only FREE event like this in Wisconsin.

March 14, 2017: Board Meeting and Program. The meeting will take place at the Fin N Feather in Winneconne. The meeting will start at 6:15pm and the program will begin at 7:15pm.  Dr. Henry Kanemoto, long time fly fisher and fly tier and developer of Crystal Coat UV Polymer will present a program titled "Understanding the Biologic Basis of Selectivity and its Application to Trout Populations".  The program describes why and how trout become selective; how this process applies to diverse populations of trout; and what we are actually doing when we fly fish. Mark your calendar and make plans to attend this very informative meeting.  Bring a friend.

April 11, 2017: Board Meeting and Program.  Scott Grady and Shawn Sullivan, both long time CWTU members will once again present a program titled "A River Runs Through It".  A comprehensive peek into the history, management, fishery, and recent improvements and access to one of our local trout streams.  If you want to learn more about our area streams and maybe find some new places to fish you should plan to attend this meeting.

May 9, 2017: Board Meeting and Program. The meeting will take place a the Fin N Feather in Winneconne.  The meeting will start at 6:15pm and the program will begin aat 7:15.  The program will be another in a series of "Bob Hunt Commemorative" programs. It is a program that will honor a person who has worked to enhance our trout species and the waters in which they thrive through a science base approach.  The speaker will be posted as soon as it is confirmed.

June 2017: To Be Determined

July 2017: To Be Determined

August 2017: To Be Determined



Please click on "Workdays" to get updated Workday information.  Next Workday is September 17th, 2016, on the Pine River.

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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