Mission

To conserve, protect and restore Michigan's cold water fisheries and their watersheds, including our own Huron River!

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 2018-2019 Activities


Fellow AATUers: Don't delete your August Reel News, but with apologies to readers, the meeting schedule it contains is labelled "2017" and a reminder of the location and time of monthly meetings is missing, a double "Oops!" The following is the corrected schedule, and a post card containing the new meeting schedule will be on it's way to your address soon.

2018-19 Meetings and Events:  Member meetings will continue to be held at Weber's Inn on Jackson Blvd. in the Ann Arbor Room at the back of the main entrance level dining room.  Doors open at 5:30 for friends, food, and drink, and the monthly program begins at 7:00.
            
August 25 - Veterans Introduction to Fly Fishing class at Gallup Park - 9:00 am at the canoe livery.

September 11 -
First Meeting of the New Season
Tuesday September 11
The first meeting of the new season is coming Tuesday September 11, featuring Diane Dupuis, Development Director, and Remy Long, Land Protection Specialist at the Legacy Land Conservancy. Diane and Remy will share their organization's perspective on the land that surrounds, contains, nurtures and protects our precious trout streams and their plant and animal life, as well as how their organization works to help ensure fly fishers continued success.  
Special Reminder: The Member Fly Raffle. The September 11 meeting will be the debut of this new monthly feature. To enter and have a chance to win a hatful of member-tied flies, just bring a fly you’ve tied - or if you don’t tie, a fly you’ve found effective in your own fishing - to the meeting (and to every meeting this year). Attach it to a card with the name of the fly and your name, and drop it in the bucket when you arrive. One of the flies in the bucket will be drawn during the meeting, and the person named on that card will win all the flies in the bucket!
                              
October 9 - Patrick Ertel of the DNR  in Grayling will present the Biology of Rivers. Not to miss this one!

November 13 - Capt. Devon Carr,  H2O Charters; West Michigan Rivers Customized Trips on the Fly!!

December 11 - Holiday Party and Swap Meet at Webers

January 8 - John Gouker Guide;  D-Loop Outfitters of Wellston; Fishing the Big and Little Manistee, Pine, PM, and Bear Creek for your favorite cold or warm water species. Specializes in walk-in trips.

February 12 - Member Movie Night, a night to remember!

March 12 - Mill Creek Update: “Where are we on our 6 year project”. Bill Phillips, Jeff Braunscheidel, MDNR Fisheries Division; Kristen Thomas, MITU; Steve Zawistowski, AATU

April 23 - Annual Conservation Banquet at Barton Hills Country Club

May 14 - TBD This meeting will be a replacement for the former "Bamboo and Brats" meeting - still working out details with the probable location, Webers.