To conserve, protect and restore Michigan's cold water fisheries and their watersheds, including our own Huron River!
 Please consider donating to Ann Arbor TU on a  yearly or monthly basis to support our programs.

2017 Summer Activities

The Ann Arbor Chapter of Trout Unlimited welcomes you to view our Website and newsletter, The Reel News. We are a friendly and active chapter. We fish together and work together. We organize several fishing trips each year as well as working trips where we practice “hands on” river habitat restoration. We also host monthly informative meetings each year, from September to May.
 Click on the Meeting tab for our newest schedule.
Tight Lines,
Mike Mouradian
AATU Past  President


Casting for Recovery Returns to Michigan
Casting for Recovery is a nation-wide organization founded in 1996 with the mission of hosting weekend retreats for women who have been diagnosed and treated for breast cancer.   The retreat will be held at Barothy Lodge in late
August and the 28th is the day that AATU members will participate.
More information on Casting for Recovery can be found on the organization’s website:    https://castingforrecovery.org

August 28th  Rifle River Bank Restoration
More information coming soon.

Mill Creek Fishing Survey
If you have tried your hand at fishing in Mill Creek near Dexter we would sure like to hear about your experience.  Please fill out form and tell us about it. This vital information will be submitted to the DNR for their continued suport of our fishery.
Number of Trout Caught
Size(s) of Trout
Lure Used
Total Number of Days Fishing on Mill Creek. (This includes days without catching any fish. Please use dates if you are able to.)

Estate Sale

Hi, I was a member of the Howell Wooly Buggers for a few years before taking a hiatus from from fly fishing to pursue other interests.  As part of the downsizing, we will be having an estate sale which will include fly fishing artwork and artifacts that we have collected and enjoyed over the years. I would be glad to send pictures if you would like so that they can be distributed to TU members. The Estate sale will be at 7780 Wildwings Ct, Brighton, MI 48116 on Friday, June 30 through Sunday, July 2nd. Regards, Andy Velez Mobile No. (586) 530-6773

   Check Out the DNR Bulletin

Here's a link to the DNR Bulletin for those of you who don't already tap into this informative news source:  

Want to Change Your TU Chapter?
When you join Trout Unlimted, you are then assigned to a specific chapter to attend meetings at or to volunteer your talents with. Sometimes, the chapter's meeting location that you are assigned to is much further away than a neighboring chapter.  Can you switch chapters?  The answer is "yes". 
An active TU member may change his/her chapter affiliation by: E-mailing: TUmembership@tu.org .  In your e-mail, include your name and address, and say that you wish to be assigned to Chapter 127 – Ann Arbor. 
Or, you can change it by calling: 1-800-834-2419 and making the same request.
 New Meeting  Location​​:
 Wolverine Tap Room on Stadium Rd
 Behind Advance Auto Parts (old Big Georges)
 Second Tuesday of the Month
 5:30 -7:00 Social Hour 
 7:00 -9:00 Meeting /Presentation

 Sept 13 - John Pinto – Bone Fishing Bahamas

 Oct 11 -   Patrick Ertel, Huron Pines and DNR  Grants, former Huron Pines staff who now works   for the DNR.   He is responsible for the natural  rivers in Michigan.  Huron River is a natural river and Mill Creek is included.   He must approve any projects that we do on the Creek.  

 Nov 8-  Make sure you vote early. Then, take
a break from the election and join TU for a       presentation by Guide Devon Carr.
He works the Pere Marquette river and runs    H2O Charters.  http://h2ocharters.net/

 Dec 13 - Holiday Party and swap meet

 Jan 10 - Jeremy Geist National TU staff member that is assigned to work on projects in Michigan.   He will discuss those projects as well as his special training in trout management.

 Feb 14 - Members Show and Tell meeting

 March 14 - Mill Creek Report:
 If you are interested in learning about progress  on Mill Creek or have questions about the AATU  Brown Trout Research Project, this is the meeting  to attend. It promises to be both informative and  entertaining.

 April 11- Don't Miss This!
Fishing Secrets Revealed:
Bring your Hemostats and some tippit ! Learn to tie some cool knots that will make your fishing life easier and more.

Fly Tiers: learn how to make killer, EZ flies for the Huron and other rivers. Even if you don't tie, these flies are so easy you'll want to start.
We have basic tools available for your use. If you have your own, feel free to bring them. Most of these flies use only 2 or three materials.  Come early and have dinner and a drink at the Wolverine Brewry.
 Saturday, May 13-  Mill Creek Trout-Fest

State and Local News

Learn More about the Au Sable River Fish Farm Controversy

"Hearings are taking place at the state Capitol as environmental groups argue against a permit issued by the Department of Environmental Quality. That permit allows the operation of a fish hatchery operated by the Harrietta Hills Trout Farm in Grayling to raise rainbow trout on a branch of the Au Sable River, which is located in the northern lower peninsula, about 50 miles east of Traverse City... 'The primary concern is the addition of nutrients to the Au Sable River,' said Professor Luttenton, who will be testifying on behalf of the anglers’ groups that are objecting to the permit, which would set regulations for certain levels of water quality for the river.  For more information, check out this and related stories on  WUOM Radio website
Below are links to various publications that discuss this threatening expansion of the Graying Fish Hatchery:

Michigan TU

Fish Farm Hearings Start: First Week Ends Well

Anglers of the Au Sable

Battle Over Holy Waters, Anglers put Michigan Fish Farmig on Trial, M-Live

Something Fishy about the Graying Hatchery Permit, Detroit Free Press

Graying Fish Hatchery, Mason Griffith TU

Go to Michigan Enviromental Updates

Searching for the truth about grass carp and their impact on the Great Lakes
Weeek after week, month after month over the past year, headlines have denied the presence of Asian carp in the Great Lakes.
But there are Asian carp in the Great Lakes, and the way they are being handled has been the subject of heated discussion among scientists. 

  http://freep.mi.news Click here for the Rest of the Story

TU Women's Initiative
Learn about the TU Women’s Initiative. You can view that TU web page at:  www.tu.org/blog-posts/tu-w omens-initiative , and you also can click a link on that page to see the Women's Initiative newsletter, On the Rise.

On-Line Trout Media

Trout TV    http://www.trouttvshow.com
Jointhe Trout TV Community by becoming a subscriber to their digital distribution portal.
A Tight Loop- http://atightloop.com
a digital magazine about fly fishing in the Midwest.
Dun Magazine- http://www.DunTheMagazine.com
a digital fly fishing magazine for women.
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