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.
AATU Past President
We will be holding our meetings at Weber’s Ann Arbor Hotel, 3050 Jackson Road, Ann Arbor. We will be using their Ann Arbor Room, which is located straight back from the hostess station at their restaurant entrance. We will be able to order food and beverages directly from their menu, so members are encouraged to arrive anytime after 5:30 to have something to eat and to visit and network with other members prior to the actual meeting, which will start at 7:00. Hope to see you there!
2015-2016 Meeting Schedule
Weber's CENTURY BALLROOM
November 9: Our Guest Speaker will be Susan Lackey, of the Legacy Land Trust (we had to change speakers), who will talk about the 'Great Water Divide', the role Washtenaw and Jackson County rivers play in water quality throughout the two counties. For more information:
We will be meeting in the Century Ballroom which is the first Ballroom down the stairs as you enter Webers.
For those who enjoy having dinner prior or during the meeting, we will have a special buffet option. We will have a Pizza and Salad Bar Buffet and cash bar. The buffet is $12.50. They will collect the money. We need to have a about 25 folks order the buffet to cover the room.
December 14 – Holiday party and swap meet
3050 Jackson Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48103
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 out fishery.
September-November Facebook Contest
We had a great October membership month. We added about 20 new members to this list. The raffle was conducted under scientific conditions with my cat Molly watching the the proceedings. And the winner of the Lawntrout Kit is ........ Mark Schultz ...... Mark can pick up his Lawn Trout at our November meeting.
***Next months prizes are two AATU Ceramic mugs. If you join our Facebookgroup in November you will be in a drawing for these great, vintage AATU ceramic mugs.
To encourage the use of our page by members, we are holding a contest this month, as follows: Every person who "joins" the AATU facebook page this month will be entered in a raffle to win a box of one dozen Huron River flies.
1) Click on the following URL:
2) The AATU page will come up, and just click "Join" in the dropdown menu that appears just below the word "Unlimited" in the AATU logo. All new AATU Facebook Friends will be included in the raffle....
Read more in the Reel News
Nov 7 - Annual Fly Tying Invitational Expo will be held at the Causeway Bay Hotel in Lansing. More info at:
Save April 14, 2016 for the Annual Banquet
TU Women's Initiative
You should know about the TU Women’s Initiative. You can see that TU web page at
, and you also can click a link on that page to see the Women's Initiative newsletter, On the Rise.
While on our page, join the group to get the latest fishing news, activities at our local fly shops and ecology groups, fly-tying hints, and member posts.
On-Line Trout Media
Want to Change Your TU Chapter ?
Jointhe Trout TV Community by becoming a subscriber to their digital distribution portal.
a digital magazine about fly fishing in the Midwest.
a digital fly fishing magazine for women.
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:
. 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.
State and Local News
Michigan May Become 10th State to Ban Microbeads-Threat to the Great Lakes
10-13-15 Detroit Free Press, pg. 1A, by Kathleen Gray
Fish Farms Threaten Great Lakes
Lake Michigan Sees 75% Plunge in Lake Michigan Salmon Population
9-30-15 Detroit Free Press pg. 1A