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".

4th Work Project August 16th, 8:30a-1p

Wausaukee RiverPlease join your fellow Green Bay TU members and WDNR Fisheries Biologist Cliff Sebreno for our 4th work project on the Wausaukee River.

We plan to remove excessive debris from stream; logs, and brush plus manmade trash; tires, plastics, etc...in order to improve the fishablility of this public area owned by the Village of Wausaukee.

Drive Hwy 141 north to Wausaukee turn (east) onto Fairgrounds St., drive past the Fair grounds, then left (north) on Cedar St., pass over Wausaukee R to stop sign, and turn left (west) into the Campground to meet in the parking area. Contact Lee Meyers, 920-676-9919, if you plan to attend, or have questions.

A Trip to the Evergreen River

Evergreen SceneCome join us Friday, August 1st for a fishing trip on the Evergreen River.

This time of year the Wolf River has warmed and many of the trout have migrated into its' tributaries. Not only is the Evergreen supposed to be one of the best, it is where we (GBTU) have worked in the past. Car pooling is available, otherwise plan on meeting at the Wild Wolf Inn at 8am.

If you would like to go, please contact Adrian Meseberg at (920) 562-6129 or president@greenbaytu.com.

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 is leaving Wisconsin for 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.

Youth Fishing Camp July 24th - 27th

WiYouthCampTnThe camp will run from 3:00pm on Thursday, July 24th, to Noon on Sunday, July 27.

LEARN MORE about the youth camp.

"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.

Wisconsin DNR Trout Survey

brookTroutinNetThe Wisconsin DNR released the results of Wisconsin's most comprehensive trout angler survey ever.

In 2011, 1,000 trout fishermen were sent an 18 page questionaire. 56% (534) of the anglers completed and returned the survey.

LEARN MORE about the survey here.

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.

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