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2017-18 Activites Calendar


A Couple of Cool Opportunities!
Help in the fish shocking of Mill Creek on Saturday Sept 30th, 9am-12pm with lunch after. This is a great chance to see where fish really live.

The Dexter parks and rec are making a promo video and need a couple of fly fishers: 2 male and 2 female, 21-40 years old, to showcase Mill Creek in the video. Contact Bill Phillips for either of these at:   greyghostbp@gmail.com

Mill Creek Location

2018 AATU Spring Banquet 
Thursday, April 12, 2018
at Barton Hills CC
More comming soon

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

2017-18 Meeting Schedule

New Location - Webers Inn
5:30-7:00pm -social hour and dining
7:00-9:00pm- regular meeting

September 12th:  Ethan Cramer will present ...Spring Creek fishing in SE Michigan and Mill Creek strategies. All you need to know but were afraid to ask!! (my words)
October 10th:
 Kelly Neuman of Steamside Custom Rod and Guide Service. Sharing his years of experience for whats hot this year for your best successes.
November 14th: Huron River Watershed Council (HRWC) Laura Rubin , Executive Director, will present fish habitat and stream restorations as well as updates on dam removal projects for the Huron at Milford, Pinckney and Ypsilanti locations.
December 12th:  Holiday Party and Swap meet.
January 9th: Jon Ray, head Guide at Hawkins Outfitters. 23 years of guide experience on many northern Michigan rivers with focus on the Upper and Lower Manistee and the PM...plus some "unknown and unspoken spots". Trout, Salmon, Steelhead and Small-mouth Bass are his main targets.
February13th: Pete Hodgman, the Carp Whisperer.  20 years experience with special emphasis on Grand Traverse Bay. How to be successful in luring that Golden Bones to your fly.
March 13th: Home movies night and annual AATU business meeting.
April 12th Thursday: 2018  11th Annual Conservation Banquet at Barton Hills CC, Ann Arbor.

May 14:  Meeting
TBD:  Dexter Mill Creek Festival

AATU Meeting Location- Weber's Inn

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.
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.
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.)

Don't forget to Check Out the
National Trout UnlimitedWebsite​​

State and Local News

Learn More about the Au Sable River Fish Farm Controversy

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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