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 July.
> Good Luck fishing - Sent us your photos.
> July 20 - Stream Project (See Projects)
> August 6 - Next Chapter Meeting
> August 10 - Fishing Day and Fish Fry
> August 17 - August Stream Project
President: Wayne Czypinski 920-590-2748
Vice President: Dean Simon 920-750-4963 firstname.lastname@example.org
Second V-President: Dale Halla 920-373-6995
Secretary: Pete Vanderwegan 920-619-4522
Treasurer: Dave Kalous 715-850-1944
Membership and Summer Campers:
Monie Brunner 920-855-6669
Chapter Web Site: Tom Klatt 920-621-9266
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
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 Oconto River 2018
April 2, 2019 Meeting Highlights
First time new member Nick Klitzka and Jeff Zarling were among the 27 members in attendance.
Banquet update, prizes have been purchased, ticket orders are still coming in, still need volunteers to assist and silent auction prizes are always welcomed.
Jim Zitler’s name was drawn from winter fishing contest entries and won a $25 Cabela’s gift card.
In the Trout in the Classroom update, Dale H. said that White Lake ran into some issues, and Klint H. reported that a leak at his school’s tank resulted in a complete loss, Suring donated some of its fish and they are growing rapidly.
The bench in honor of Don Wagner was selected by his wife Judy along with DNR approval and will arrive mid-May. A dedication date will be determined later.
The May stream project will be at the barrier-free area of the South Branch of the Oconto River. A meeting place it to be determined.
The DNR permit was issued for stocking trout in the Oconto River. Silver Moon Springs will supply the fish. The amount of fish will depend on the quantity of available funds. Our Go to Fund for trout stocking has reached $1700 and more donation are expected
A motion was approved to accept the board members changing the length of term for officers from one year to two, limiting presidential service to two consecutive terms and adding a second vice-president.
Chapter officers were elected for 2019/20: Wayne C. (president), Dean S. (vice president), Dale H. (second VP), Pete V. (secretary), Dave K. (treasurer). The Board of Directors will consist of Jim T. (through 2020), Bill W. (’21) and Howard K. (’22).
Planning is going forward for the Family Fishing Day and fish fry scheduled for Saturday August 10 for members and visitors.
Klint Hischke thanked the club for the TIC program, noting how it was an important step towards the greenhouse and aquaponics center at the Menominee Tribal High School in Keshena.
Dave Kalous was awarded Member of the Year for 2018 for all his involvement.
Family Fishing Day and Fish Fry Cookout
A Family Fishing event for members and nonmembers with cookout is planned for Saturday August 10th at the Underhill Park shelter. We will clean your fish and have fish filleting instructions available. Each fisherman will receive raffle ticket for each fish caught for chance to win a gift card.
Fishing can start on lake or stream anytime that day and fish cleaning and registration will be between 4 & 5 pm with Fish Fry Cookout following. Cookout will last until available food has been served. You may register in advance by contacting any Chapter officer or by calling Tom at (920-621-9266).
Youth 14 and under with parents are welcome to fish trout free at youth fishing tank from 2-4 pm and join cookout after. Nonmembers fishing families may join Trout Unlimited as a new member for $5 at picnic.