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Oconto River Watershed Chapter of Trout Unlimited
Mission:     We have a continued commitment to improve/protect our cold water resources and to be involved in the community. Our projects with the DNR and US Forest Service are in Oconto, Langlade, Marinette Counties and the Nicolet National Forest with emphasis on the Oconto River Watershed.

Chapter meetings are held the first Tuesday in months of February, April, June, August, October, and December at The Lone Oak Gun Club Hwy 32 just north of Gillett. 

Lunch is served at 6:30 pm-Meeting starting at 7pm.
After meeting - Presentation and Prizes.
Oconto River Watershed 
Chapter of Trout Unlimited
 Chapter Events Looking Ahead...

Next Newsletter will be mailed 3rd week of September.

> Good Luck fishing - Sent us your photos.


> October 1st - Next Chapter Meeting
   Guess Speaker, Monty Brink, Oconto County  Forester - Topic - South Branch land purchase, etc.  

> October 3rd - Oconto Sportsmen's     Alliance Meeting - See Events

> October 12 - WI TU State Council Mtg

> December 3rd - Chapter Meeting



   Chapter Officers      


     President: Wayne Czypinski             920-590-2748
     wczypinski@yahoo.com

     Vice President: Dean Simon             920-750-4963      tw9ff@yahoo.com

     Second V-President: Dale Halla       920-373-6995​
     lindadalehalla@gmail.com 

     Secretary: Pete Vanderwegan         920-619-4522
     perter.vanderwegen@gmail.com​

     Treasurer: Dave Kalous                   715-850-1944
     davekalous@hotmail.com​
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     Membership and Summer Campers:
     Monie Brunner                                  920-855-6669
     dbrunner@plbb.us​

     Chapter Web Site: Tom Klatt            920-621-9266
      tktklatt@gmail.com

    You may contact anyone of us for information.

    Chapter address: Oconto River Trout Unlimited
                              5473 Cardinal Rd., 
                              Gillett, WI 54124
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Useful Fishing Links:

For what is happening in Northeast Wisconsin 
check site
https://dnr.wi.gov/topic/Fishing/lakemichigan/
OutdoorReport.html

Another web site that is very interesting is www.lake-link.com.
National TU offers chapters an incentive to recruit new members locally. This program allows our chapter to bring in first time members for $5 during the full year. So now is the time to get your sportsmen’s neighbors and friend to join the chapter. Just mail a check to chapter address and we will take of the remaining paperwork.
Stocking Trout, Oconto River 
Summary of Minutes from August 6 Chapter Meeting

Meeting called to order by President Wayne Czypinski at 7:08. 24 Members in attendance. The minutes of previous meeting and the Treasurer’s report were approved.

Fishing Contest: Several fish are listed on reporting chart at Pulicfer. None report at Suring chart.

CWES Campers: Campers should be invited to October meeting.

Don Wagner Memorial Bench: - Dedication and meal was July 27; attending were 39 family and friends of Don. It was noted that Don’s name was on Chapter’s Charter May of 1982. A resolution presented stated that going forward the Chapter Scholarship will be named The Don Wagner Memorial College Scholarship. Chapter will maintain trail and bench area each year.

Stream Projects: July 20 Swanson Creek project was completed even though a rain/windstorm happen the previous day. August 17 project will again be on Evergreen River to continue work from June project.

Family Fishing and Fish Fry: Set for August 10 at 4pm. All members and the public are invited. Youth fishing (14 & under) from TU portable fish tank from 2-4 pm. Fish Fry at 5 pm.

Suring Youth Activity Day: Suring event was August 3. Chapter will provide fish for fishing tank and fly and spin casting activities.

Pulicfer Bench: Shawano County Park & Rec supervisor has approved replacement of Dale Druckrey Bench with new location on knoll just above boat landing area. Plans are to install it this fall. Bench will be like Wagner Bench. 
Special Needs Fishing was cancelled due to spring high water effect on depth of the pond.

Open Session:  Suggestion we investigate hiring a media coordinator for face book, web site updates, press releases and distribution of public relations information as necessary. Person could be local high school student. Anyone one may contact Chapter if they someone with this interest. 
Discussion was presented we join Amazon Smile in order to get rebates forwarded to Chapter. More information is needed. 

Meeting adjourned at 8:05 pm.


Volunteer Opportunities

January thru April 2020 - Banquet Committee.

Duties - Assist in planning and operation of activity.

Please Contact Us on this page to sign up.