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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 conservation and education programs.
Thank You!

The Ann Arbor Chapter of Trout Unlimited welcomes anyone who has an interest in cold water conservation efforts, meeting others with similar interests, and learning more about trout and other angling opportunities in the AATU area and beyond while investing in habitat management that will benefit future generations.  Please join us at monthly meetings between September and May with guest speakers talking about conservation issues and angling opportunities.  Click on the Meeting tab for our newest schedule.  Our success in conserving, protecting and enhancing coldwater fisheries and their watersheds depends on the active participation of people like you.
Tight lines, John Zolan, AATU President

​​2018-2019 Activities Calendar

Meeting Location: Weber's Inn

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. The last meeting is listed below, at Island Park.

June 7 – 9th, 2019 
Michigan Trout Unlimited Flyfishing School

Thank You Members!​​ 
For A Successful Conservation Banquet.
Thanks to a strong turnout of AATU members and guests, the 2019 Conservation Banquet was a success from every angle, from the enjoyable evening we always expect to the funding objective our chapter relies on to fulfill its multi-faceted conservation mission. A broad cross section of attendees won items from the usual excellent assortment of raffle prizes, but we all went home winners as part of a worthwhile effort well done. Thanks again to all the members and guests who came out to make it a success


The Michigan Trout Unlimited Fly Fishing School is indeed one of the country's finest.  The school has been in existence for 46 years.  The school seeks to improve the skill of fly fishers from beginner to expert.  The 3-day school is held once a year in early June, on the Boardman River approximately 12 miles from Traverse City, Michigan. The Michigan Trout Unlimited Fly fishing school started in 1971 as a service to members of Trout Unlimited.  It grew to be an excellent means to introduce people to the sport, and, to Trout Unlimited.  While continuing in that effort, it now serves to improve the skills of fly fishers at all levels. 
Click Here for More Information and to Register

May 11  Saturday:  Mill Creek Trout Stocking 

Mill Creek Park North Location

The annual trout stocking in Mill Creek is set for Saturday May 11 at noon in Mill Creek Park North, (the old Warrior Park) Dexter (off Main Street, just before the bridge and behind the Police and Fire Station). This is the event where buckets of baby trout are carried from the hatchery truck to the creek by willing volunteers. Once at the bank of Mill Creek, the buckets are emptied into the water, so if there are young ones in your family, bring them out to help! Anyone wanting to participate should come out by about 11:30 to be sure not to miss the fun. 

May 14   "Bamboo and Brats" Meeting 
At Island Park 

Island Park Location

 This cookout style meeting will be at Island Park, 1450 Island Dr,in Ann Arbor, and will begin at 5:30. There will be bratwurst, chips, coleslaw, baked beans, soft drinks and cookies, compliments of Ann Arbor TU, and if your beverage choice is beer, bring your own to enjoy and share. There will be several rods to cast on the lawn, including your own if you want to bring it for some practice. Good spring weather is forecast for the 14th, so plan to be there to enjoy a pleasant evening with friends. 

June 23 - June 27
2019 Michigan Youth Trout Camp

June 15th  Saturday,  Rifle River Restoration

The Kalamazoo Valley Chapter of Trout Unlimited is hosting the Michigan Youth Trout Camp  Sunday June 23-Thursday June 27th, 2019 at the Ralph A. MacMullan Conference Center on Higgins Lake, located at 104 Conservation Drive, Roscommon, MI 48653 in the heart of Northern Michigan trout country. The four-day Camp is designed to educate our 14-16 year old boys and girls, who will become our next generation of conservation leaders, about the importance of protecting our coldwater resources. To learn more about this event:  2019 Michigan Youth Trout Camp.
The Rifle River Restoration Committee will sponsor another river clean-up on Saturday, June 15th, and it's an opportunity for AATU members to continue their support of this fine conservation project. Volunteers will gather at the Riverview Campground at 10 am for donuts and coffee. They will then be transported to a spot on the river and provided with a canoe, gloves, and garbage bags. Volunteers will only be required to clean up a portion of the stretch they are on.  For more information contact Dave Neal at  [email protected] .

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: [email protected] .  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 or Fly Used
Total Number of Days Fishing on Mill Creek. (Dates if you can)


Click here for Guides that support AATU's conservation efforts​​

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.

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Banquet Near Capcity
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Our 12th annual conservation fund raising event is now ready for your participation!

The annual Banquet is the primary source of funding for Ann Arbor TU’s programs, initiatives and conservation support.  Please join us in helping to fund AATU’s mission to conserve, protect and restore Michigan’s cold water fisheries, watersheds, and our own Huron River.

We encourage you to attend and make the evening even more fun by forming a table of your friends and colleagues.  Purchase your individual or table ticket prior to March 15, 2019 and you will receive bonus raffle tickets for each attendee.

Should you have questions, suggestions, a prize donation or would like to help in other ways, contact Robert Schultz, Banquet Chair, at [email protected] or 734-973-9788.

We look forward to seeing you at the Banquet!

Mill Creek Location

NEW: Public Access Map to Mill Creek

 Contact Bill Phillips: 
[email protected]
for more info.

Sloan Preserve  Wading Station

  Electroshocking Mill Creek

Fish Stocking Day


    AATU Library

Did you know that AATU has a small library of books for members?  Click here for the current inventory of books . If you would like to checkout a title, click the email link below for Chuck Billups.  Chuck will deliver the book to the next Chapter meeting.  We would love to grow our library.  If you have donations, please email Chuck to arrange for your book ​​.

Book Titles
The Fireside Book of Fishing Stories – Raymond Camp
The Longest Silence - Tom McGuane
Complete Book of Freshwater Fishing – Parsons
How the Experts Catch Trophy Fish – Ulrich
Pro Fly Tying, Spinning and Tackle Making – Herter...

Click here for the complete list.

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

On-Line Trout Media

Trout TV    http://www.trouttvshow.com
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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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