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".

Chapter Fishing Trip

Rulland Coulee Creek PicturePlan on the third annual Chapter trout fishing trip which is scheduled from Thursday the 26th through Sunday the 29th of June. We're headed to southwestern Wisconsin near Viroqua to enjoy some of the finest trout fishing waters in the state. Experienced members will be available to teach those new to the sport. This time of the year promises outstanding fishing with the trout in full splendor, good hatches, and night fishing.

We'll be staying at Kettner's Riverfront Cabins.

Space is limited, so please contact the Chapter to reserve a spot.

Women's Trout School - June 20 - 22, 2014

by:  Confluence Fly Fishing Midwest

Registration Now Open for Women's Trout School

The first annual Women's Trout School on the Kinnickinnic is set for June 20-22nd, 2014.  Set within the stunning landscape of the Wisconsin Kinnickinnic River Valley, the school is presented by Confluence Fly Fishing Midwest in support of Trout Unlimited's Women in Conservation Initiative.  This instruction-packed course will prepare women to fish more enjoyably on the tricky spring creeks and beguiling streams of the Midwest.  LEARN MORE about the Women's Trout School.

Business Sponsor Recognition

Packer City SoftwaterBenefits include listings on our:

  1. Website with a link
  2. Newsletter
  3. Banquet program

Thanks to the bussiness in showing your community involvement by supporting the Chapter's work with youth and clean, cold water.


Wisconsin Trout Unlimited License Plate

Trout Unlimited License PlateThanks to all of our member efforts! The Wisconsin Trout Unlimited License Plate Bill, AB-173, was passed in a split vote by the full Senate !

This was after unanimously approval by the House and a Senate sub-committee.

Progressing to the next step is signing by Governor Walker.

Senators Hansen and Cowles sent the Chapter letters of support. The Chapter send out a big THANK YOU for their support. Download PDFs of them below:

Senators voting NAY: Grothman, Gudex, Kedzie, Miller, Rissser, Taylor, Tiffany

Senators voting AYE: Carpenter, Cowles, Cullen, Darling, Ellis, Erpenbach, Farrow, Fitzgerald, Hansen, Harris, Harsdorf, Jauch, Larson, Lasee, Lassa, Lazich, Lehman, Leibham, Moulton, Olsen Petrowski, Schultz, Shilling, Vinehout, Vukmir, Wirch

Chapter Meetings

Graystone Ale House

  • Thursday Nights
  • 6:00pm Board of Directors
  • 6:30pm General Membership & Food
  • 7:00pm Program
  • Graystone Ale House
  • 3711 Monroe Rd, De Pere 54115
  • MAP
  • April 3
  • Program: Randy Berndt, Owner/Guide U.P. Fly Angler
    • Western U.P. Trout Fishing and Fly Tying Instruction
    • The U.P. Fly Angler is located on the web at: Website
    • "The western U.P. holds many opportunities for anglers," says Berndt. "In addition to fine fishing, this area offers superb scenery and a chance to fish in solitude."
    • Randy's presentation will cover how to locate the best waters for brook, rainbow and brown trout fishing, the most successful flies for the area, how to go about planning a trip, and essential safety equipment needed to fish the remote region.
    • Berndt has been fishing for more than 40 years. Starting as a young lad in eastern Wisconsin, Randy has refined his skills and has worked tirelessly to teach fly anglers of all abilities. Randy has a Master's Degree in Science Education earned at Montana State University in Bozeman, where he attended classes and spent his free time fishing some of the best waters in the world including the Yellowstone, Madison and Gallatin Rivers.
    • He is a graduate of Sweetwater Travel's Fly Fishing Guide School, and a member of the prestigious Simms and Far Bank Pro Guide Programs.
    • The X-2 Caddis was developed by Blue Ribbon Flies in West Yellowstone, Montana. Randy's version is tied on a scud hook so that it sits just below the water's surface. He usually fishes it in tandem with a traditional elk hair caddis. It is especially deadly when stripped back as an emerger after a downstream drift.
  • Where the Yellowstone Goes Movie

    January Show was Sold Out - Thank You!

    Where the Yellowstone Goes Poster

    • Thanks to everyone who enjoyed this great event!
    • Thank you Cablelas for hosting and donations
    • We raised over $1,0000 in funds to support our efforts
    • Multiple winners took home door prizes and won raffles

    Results: Awards Banquet and Celebration

    Glass Water AwardAbout 40 people attended our awards banquet in December at Garystone Alehouse to enjoy an evening of fun, entertainment and appreciation. The chapter recognized the support of our efforts toward cold water resources from the community and chapter members.

    • 8 Awards were presented in Fundraising Banquet and Member Catagories
    • Awards consisted of Glass artwork, jacket, glass tumblers and a print

    Northeast Regional Meeting

    Northeast Region Funding RequestsOn an annual basis during the first Saturday in December, the Northeast Regional Meeting is held.  During this time, area Chapter's leaders and representatives assemble and decide on fulfilling funding requests.  Funding applications typically come from the National Forest Service and DNR.

    For 2014, the Green Bay Chapter has pledged $10,000.

    Stream Projects Progress

    Finished Rock on First South Branch of OcontoOur 2013 work projects repaired many 30 year-old habitat structures, placed 30,000 lbs of rock, positioned 100s of brush bundles and dredged 100s of linear feet of stream bed.  Visit our GALLERY and HABITAT WORK.

    Plans are underway for 2014.  Work days are accomplished throughout Northeast Wisconsin on the third Saturday of the month from May to August.

    Floy Tag Study

    Floy TagsOver the past two years, in a scientific effort to learn more about brown trout survial and migration in the lower Oconto River to the waters of Green Bay, over 3,000 brown trout have been tagged and released.  Each fish is given a numbered orange color floy tag placed near its top fin.  READ MORE !

    Rivers Flowing Through Our Lives

    Connecting Communities and Watersheds consists of four interrelated parts: Protect, Reconnect, Restore, and Sustain.

    Protect: Intact watersheds are working as nature intended. Often, the best way to help a place is to leave it alone. We advocate for responsible land and water use with lasting protection of trout habitat.

    Reconnect: Free flowing, unobstructed river systems and their healthy watersheds benefit trout and people. Allowing fish to migrate for comfort and safety throughout a watershed greatly increases survival. Clean water and healthy ecosystems benefit everyone connected to our rivers.

    Restore:The only way to give fish a chance is to reclaim land that is degraded through poor development practices and habitat compromising natural events. Our chapter is committed to raise funds, roll up our sleeves, and get wet restoring habitat.

    Sustain: Our work to protect, reconnect and restore will last into the future if we inspire others to continue our work. We're motivated to educate the public and children about the benefits of clean water, healthy communities, and their own well-being though outdoor activities.

    The scale of our work continues to expand, but our focus remains the protection of wild and native fish. Together, we are working to ensure that our favorite streams and rivers will still be there: cold, clean and fishable, for the next generation.

    Please watch the video below to gain a better understanding of our mission to conserve, protect and restore North America's cold water fisheries and watersheds.