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 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 with meeting starting at 7pm.
Oconto River Watershed
Chapter of Trout Unlimited
No Chapter Meeting in January
Next Newsletter will be mailed late January.
> February 6th - Next Chapter Meeting
Guest Speaker -
DNR Fisheries Biologist Tammie Paoli
> April 2nd - Chapter Meeting
June 1 & 2 - Summer DNR Free Fishing Days
April 25th - Annual Chapter Banquet Fundraiser Holiday Inn - Kelly Lake
2018 Chapter Officers
President: Tom Klatt 920-621-9266
Vice President: Wayne Czypinski 920-590-2748
Secretary: Pete Vanderwegan 920-619-4522
Treasurer: Dave Kalous 715-850-1944
Membership and Summer Campers
Monie Brunner 920-855-6669
Chapter address: Oconto River Trout Unlimited
5473 Cardinal Rd.,
Gillett, WI 54124
To send email to Chapter,
Select "Contact Us"
Useful Fishing Links:
For what is happening in Northeast Wisconsin check site
Another web site that is very interesting is www.lake-link.com.
The Chapter is sponsoring a Winter Fishing Contest open to all men, woman and youth who would like to join in the fun of competition. Fish will be judged by length only and will be measured at “The Bull Pen” in Pulcifer. Contest has seven categories which include Large and Small Mouth Bass, Crappie, Blue Gill/Sun Fish, Northern Pike, Perch and Walleye. Fish from any inland lake are eligible. The contest will run through March 31. Participants registering longest fish will win a Oconto River TU apparel.
All names on registration chart will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a Gift Card at our April meeting.
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
October 3 Meeting Highlights
Guest speaker Oconto County DNR Warden Paul Hartrick opened the meeting with a great presentation. Hartrick spoke about deer hunting rules and regulations, shared some fishing notes and fielded questions on a variety of different topics.
Special Needs Fishing Day take place on September 29 with a good turn our despite the cold weather. Approximately 50 fish were bagged.
The Chapter budgeted $5,000 to use for DNR 2019 Stream Projects on the Oconto River watershed.
Everyone is invited to attend the Chapter Leaders meeting on November 7 with an agenda of planning for 2019.
December 5 will be next Chapter genaral meeting which will include a Holiday Party. Watch for Newsletter with more details.
Annual Chapter Banquet and Fundraiser
Thursday April 25, 2019 at Romy's Holiday Inn, Kelly Lake
Social and Raffle time 5:30 pm, Dinner 7:00 pm.
Tickets $35, Sponsors $100 and $200.
Each Sponsor of $100 receive 2 Dinner tickets and opportunity to win (1 of 3) $500 Cash Prizes.
Invitations to last year's attendees in mail by second week in March. For earlier ticket requests, email by selecting "Contact Us" or mail check to Chapter address. Ticket will be returned to you via mail.
If you have any questions about tickets or wish to contribute an item or merchandise, please call Dan Sumnicht 715-853 2463, Tom Klatt 920-621-9266 or Dale Halla 920-373-6995 or email us. We would appreciate items for our Silent Auction.