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. 

Important Notices
Coronavirus Cancellations

Due to the current COVID-19 situation, CWTU has made some updates to our chapter schedule.


May Board Meeting: Canceled.
If there are important issues to be considered, we can address them by phone, email, Zoom or another platform. Please contact Stan Cichowski at stanleycichowski@att.net if you have questions.

May Work Day: Canceled.

It is inadvisable to gather in large groups (even outdoors) and engage in stream work activities. Shawn Sullivan has informed us that his crew is not currently doing any fieldwork and may indeed be laid off in the near future. It is possible we can hold the June work day, but that has yet to be determined. Please contact Ira Giese at iragiese@gmail.com if you have questions.

The Dan Harmon III Fly Fishing School: Canceled.

This was scheduled for the first weekend in June. The format of the school entails gathering in close quarters for classes, meals and staying over at the Camp. There were 16 students enrolled at this time from around Wisconsin and beyond. Their tuition will be refunded and they will have first choice to enroll in the 2021 school. Please contact Jeff Treu at jjorjt@gmail.com if you have questions.


River Keepers: May Activity Canceled.

River Keepers are not expected to monitor streams until we get the green light from the Department of Health Services. This means there will be no monitoring in May. This also includes the dispersing of DO chemical kits. If we get a green light for June, kits will then be distributed and with monitoring instructions given. Please contact Bob Jozwowski at bobjozwowski@gmail.com if you have questions.


Thank you for your patience during this time. We know everyone is anxious to resume normal activities, but this is what we need to do for now. Stay safe!

Program Schedule for 2019-2020

The following is the schedule of programs and activities for 2019-2020. The business meetings are from 6:15 to 7:15 with the programs starting at 7:30. 

September 10, 2019 - An Environmental History of Northwood's Trout Streams - speaker, Professor Nelson Ham

October  8, 2019 (No Meeting October 8, Banquet will be held on October 26) Please try to make the Banquet and Fund Raiser to help support our chapter.

November 12, 2019 - What's in Your Box - Program on Selection and Organization of the Flies You Fish - Organized by Bob Haase

December 10, 2019 -  Living the Fisherman's Dream: A Month of Western Fly Fishing - Speaker, Ira Giese

January 14, 2020 -  Streamer Expo - Tying and Fishing Streamer patterns - Speaker, John Gremmer

February 11, 2020(No Meeting on February 11, Trout Fest February 22)

March 10, 2020 -  Fly Fishing - (Topic TBD), Speaker Rich Osthoff

April 14, 2020 -  Bob Hunt Science Night: A Night Wtich Ray White, John Gremmer Coordinating the Interview

May 12, 2020 - Father & Son Wyoming Cut-Slam 2019, Speakers Wayne and Clay Parmley

June   - Picnic - Location to be determined

July  - Picnic - Location to be determined

August  - Picnic - Location to be determined

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