Ann Arbor Trout Unlimited

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Welcome to Ann Arbor Trout Unlimited

President's Message

Ann Arbor TU

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

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, click on the Meetings / Activities tab for dates and times.

Feel free to contact us; just click on the Contact Us tab for a list of email addresses and phone numbers.

Explore the entire site and you will find that there is something for everyone. We are continually updating and adding new information. Tell us how you like it and make suggestions on how we can improve our services to you.


Tight Lines

Mike Mouradian

AATU President

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 send us a brief E-Mail (click here This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) and tell us about it.  If you were able to catch any trout please include the following info -

  1. Date caught  -
  2. Number of Browns caught -
  3. Length of each (be honest now - no exagerating)  -
  4. Approximate Location caught -

Thank You for helping out!

Member Meeting Update

Our Last meeting of the year will be Bamboo and Brats at the Painted Trout Farm 6-9.  Its a casual meeting with many people casting and making summer plans. It is also AATU's annual meeting to elect Board members.


Our Meeting schedule starts again in September. We meet on the second Monday of each month , September through May


One more News Flash !!!

How would you like to support Ann Arbor TU financially without spending a dime? Here's the scoop - "Amazon Smile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to your favorite organization."

Simply put, if you currently use or are a Prime member, after you log into Amazon Smile, everything looks the same as regular Amazon, except they donate 1/2% of everything you purchase to your favorite non-profit, namely, Ann Arbor Trout Unlimited.

While we certainly recommend you support our local fly shops and small businesses, if you shop on Amazon, a simple sign-up could send some cash money our way!

Here is the link to the Smile information - check it out if you would like to help AATU!



Use this link to view new information regarding the Mill Creek Fisheries Project and check the "Projects/Conservation" section of the menu for a brief Trip Report on the Sept. 18 electroshocking survey.

Please follow this link to see the revised Ann Arbor TU By-Laws


Thanks to all our vendors and doners to Annual Banquet . Please see the list on our Banquet Page.


 2014 / 2015 Events Planner


Note: The formal meeting and program for all regular meetings at the Creekside Grill begin at 7:00 pm, but please come early to meet, mingle, have dinner and refreshments.  Doors open at 5:30. Check the "Calendar" and watch the Reel News E-Mail for information about special events at other venues.


Jan. 12

January Member Meeting - Jeff Schaeffer, USGS Researcher – Meeting Challenges to Our Watersheds


Feb. 9

February Member Meeting - Bryan Burroughs, Michigan TU Executive Director - State of our rivers and environmental threats and State Senator Rebekah Warren


Feb. 27

Fly Fishing Film Tour 3 -  Schultz outfitters is once again hosting the F3T @ the Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor on Friday, February 27th. From the trailers we’ve seen, it’s looking like a great line-up of fly fishing goodness. Tickets are now available @ SO World Headquarters for $13 or online or at the door for $20. Stop on by and save some dough!


March 9

March Member Meeting - Member “Home Movie” Night – Several AATU members will share slides and stories from their recent angling adventures - stay tuned for further info !


14 - 15

Midwest Fly Fishing Expo - Warren Michigan see all the info at

April 16, 2015

AATU Annual Banquet 2015

May 11

Bamboo & Brats at The Painted Trout on Island Lake Road – Casting on the lawn, barbeque, and short AATU annual business meeting

 Sunday May 3rd.  Still Water Fishing Trip to Merickel-Farley Trout Club

Ann Arbor Trout Logo Gear is now availabel On-Line -

Click on the "Logo Wear" link and Shop Till You Drop!

Tell us what you think of the new web-site.  What are you looking for - more local news & issues, fishing reports, entertainment, information ???? 

Please E-Mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with any and all comments!






Click on the facebook link to the left - join the AATU Group - share your fishing photos, tall tales and latest news - it's fun and it's FREE