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.


Ann Arbor TU Would Like to Know About

Your Preferences and Priorities

The AATU Board and leadership team has been working to develop a statement of direction for the Chapter, adding new members to the leadership team and recruiting new board members.  The framework and ideas behind this effort have been shared with you in recent issues of Reel News, however in summary we believe that the Chapter needs to expand its focus on conservation, recreational and education programs. 
We have the framework, but now we need the broader membership’s input on the specifics to strengthen AATU’s direction over the next few years.  What are the programs, activities and interests in which you are most likely to actively participate in the Chapter? 

To that end we have developed a survey that addresses the key questions and provides the opportunity for your input.  The survey can be completed online, should take no more than 10 minutes to complete, and we guarantee that your time will deliver real value to AATU. 
Please help us by clicking the following link and completing the survey:

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!


Tight Lines,
Mike Mouradian
AATU President

Fall Member Meetings Begin Soon!

See the 2014-2015 Events List at the Bottom of this Page


First up on Monday, Sept 8. Dirk Fischbach, guide and co-owner,
Bailiwicks Outdoors- Secrets of the Huron

This meeting (and most others) will be held at the Creekside Grill on Jackson Road (1/4 mile west of Zeeb Rd.) in Ann Arbor.  Program begins at 7:00 pm sharp, but come early for dinner, drinks and light conservation!  See you there!


 For Ladies Only !!!

Trout Unlimited is offering a very special deal for ladies (females, wives, daughters, etc.) - follow this link to join Trout Unlimited.  First time new members can join for FREE - that's right - $0.00 - How can you beat that deal!  Just make sure that you are signed up for chapter 127 - Ann Arbor, MI.  You may have to call member services at (800) 834 - 2419 if you are placed in a different Chapter.  Check your membership card when it comes in the mail.


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.

Updated on Nov. 30,2012

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



 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.


Sept. 8

Dirk Fischbach, guide and co-owner, Bailiwicks Outdoors- Secrets of the Huron


Oct. 13

Jim Craig, guide, Streamside Orvis,Traverse City, MI – Fly Fishing in Michigan


Nov. 10

Huron River Watershed Council – Stream bugs; how to be a stream steward;
Jeff Braunscheidel, Sr Fisheries Biologist, MI-DNR - Mill Creek and Our DNR Connection


Dec. 8

Holiday Party and Gear Swap


Jan. 12

Jeff Schaeffer, USGS Researcher – Meeting Challenges to Our Watersheds


Feb. 9

Brian Burroughs, Michigan TU Executive Director - State of our rivers and environmental threats


March 9

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

April 16, 2015

AATU Annual Banquet 2015

May 11

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

 Click on the "Calendar" link for more info regarding all of these events!

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