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".



BBSpringCreekPicFOn Thursday, September 11th GBTU is excited to kickoff it's meeting season with guest speaker; DNR Northeast Wisconsin Trout Coordinator, Jonathan Pyatskowit. Jonathan will share the goals, trials and challenges of maintaining and improving NEW's trout waters.

We will be meeting at 6:30p in the upstairs conference room at Festival Foods in Depere (the Main Street exit off of  highway 41, exit 163). CLICK HERE for directions.


GBTU meetings provide excellent programming, dinner, door prizes and like-minded individuals.

Proposed Inland Trout Regulations

brookTroutinNetThe WDNR is holding public hearings this fall to discuss potential changes to inland trout regulations.

Many of the new rules aim to simplify current ones. The Green Bay public hearing is on Tuesday, September 9th @ 6 p.m.  It is being held at the DNR Service Center, 2984 Shawano Ave. If you can make it, please attend!


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.