Welcome to Green Bay Trout Unlimited

Chapter #083: In Service to the Cold Water Resource since 1969

Our chapter's challenge and promise:

"Take care of the fish and the fishing will take care of itself".

Upcoming GBTU Meeting

Big Brown Trout with Fly RodOur next meeting is at 6:30pm on Thursday, November 6th. Our guest speaker will Gordy Martin of Tie 1 On Guide Service to talk about tribuary fishing.  CHECK OUT HIS WEBSITE HERE! For a short summary about Gordy and the recent history of the Onion River CLICK HERE!

Our meetings are held at the De Pere Festival Foods upstairs conference room (exit 163 off of Highway 41).  CLICK HERE FOR MAP!

As a reminder, our program meetings included free food, drinks and like-minded individuals. We look forward to seeing you there !

Flies, Films and Foam

Flies, Films and FoamOn Thursday, November 13th the De Pere theatre, the Fly Fishing Film Tour and Tight Lines Fly Company, will be hosting the fundraiser...Flies, Film, and Foam.

Tickets are available at Tight Lines for $12.00. The ticket cost includes a free taco bar at Caliende's from 5:00 until 6:30. For those who are going to help out we will set up at 6:00 and sell tickets starting at 6:15.

Attendance will be limited to 150. For more information CLICK HERE!

GBTU Trades for Thirteen Fly Tying Kits

Fly Tying KitsAfter inheriting a fish hatchery system from Flo Parfitt (it was her late husband, Gary Cichocki's) GBTU and Green Bay Southwest High School found a great way to make sure the equipment does not go to waste.

"THANK YOU" Flo Parfitt and Tom Sebranek!


Lake Michigan Fisheries Forum Meeting

Lake Michigan SalmonOn September 17th Lake Michigan stakeholders along with the WIDNR got together for their bi-annual meeting to discuss important issues surrounding Lake Michigan and Green Bay fisheries management.

There were nine topics of importance that the panel addressed. For a list of the topics CLICK HERE.

If anybody has any questions about Lake Michigan, Green Bay or anything discussed in these meetings please contact Adrian Meseberg at (920) 562-6129 or president@greenbaytu.com.

GBTU Program Meeting Kicked Off !

Sept 2014 - Jonathan PyatskowitOn Thursday, September 11th, GBTU kicked off it's 'Program' meeting season with DNR NEW Trout Coordinator, Jonathan Pyatskowit. Jonathan shared his goals, trials and challenges of maintaining and improving NEW's trout waters.

We are trying a new format and venue this year.  Please CLICK HERE for directions to our new venue at Festival Foods in DePere.

CHECK OUT the GBTU Meetings home page to see a list of upcoming programs.

Summary of the Evergreen Fishing Trip

Evergreen SceneOn August 1st, a group of 8 GBTU members took a ride to the Evergreen River to fish a stretch we had worked on a couple years ago. CLICK HERE to read how the trip went.

Check out the PHOTO GALLERY

Thank you to everyone who was able to attend !

Kids Fishing Day July 9th

Young man with BIG BassFor the 23rd year, Green Bay Trout Unlimited participated in Kids' Fishing Day that was held at the Izaak Walton Environmental Center ponds off GV.

About 70 Children enjoyed catching many Bluegills, several nice sized Bass and a few other species (including turtles).

DISCOVER MORE about Kids' Fishing Day !

Thank You Randy !

RandyRakePlaque2This July, Green Bay Trout Unlimited past president Randy Rake moved to Montana.

Randy has donated so much to our chapter in terms of leadership, time and dollars. He is one of our most experienced fly-tiers, and is always quick to lend a helping hand.

Thanks to the power of the internet, he will continue to serve on our Board as Past President.

"Thanks Green Bay TU!"

Payton @ CampBird 2014In June Green Bay Trout Unlimited sponsored 6 Brown County kids attending the Sand Lake Conservation Camp. This is what one attendee had to say...

"Green Bay Trout Unlimited, Thank you for allowing me to go to Camp Bird. It has been my 3rd and last year there, and I had an AWESOME time!"  -Payton Meseberg

For the complete article CLICK HERE!

NEW Zoo Trout Trail History

Lunker StructureThe planning for the New Zoo Educational Trout Trail started in 1992.  Installation occured primarily in the summer of 1993.  READ MORE about the trail's history.

Please check out the Educational TRAIL GALLERY.

Perched Culverts Block Fish Passage

Perched Culverts imageAccording to the U.S. Department of Transportation, a culvert becomes a barrier to fish passage when it demonstrates conditions exceeding fishes' biological ability.

Obstructions include high water velocities, perched culverts, weirs, baffles, caught debris, water pressure increase caused by inlet contraction, and low water flows.

Orvis is currently working with Trout Unlimited to help fix culvert impediments with the goal of reconnecting over 1,000 miles of fishable habitat. LEARN MORE about the TU / Orvis 1,000 mile program here.

Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation

Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation ( CAFO ) of CowsEach Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation ( CAFO ) has the potential of polluting our ground water in a huge way.

LEARN MORE about Wisconsin's 250 CAFOs and CHECK OUT Wikipedia's definition of the operations.

Just recently, a 600,000+ gallon CAFO manure spill occurred in Door County. READ THE STORY HERE!