March Chapter Meeting

We have a big night planned for our March 24th Chapter Meeting and you won't want to miss it! We'll have two featured speakers that night ...


Fishing Guide Randy Berndt of U.P. Fly Angler will talk about fly fishing the western U.P. and Scot Stewart from the Wisconsin DNR will talk about the DNR's proposed trout regulation changes


Fly Fishing the U.P.


Randy’s presentation will cover how to locate the best waters for brookrainbow and brown trout fishing, the most successful flies for the area, how to go about planning a trip, and essential safety equipment needed to fish this remote, beautiful, lightly-fished region.


Randy got his Master’s Degree in Science Education at Montana State University in Bozeman, where he spent his free time fishing some of the best waters in the world. He is a graduate of Sweetwater Travel’s Fly Fishing Guide School, and a member of the prestigious Simms and Far Bank Pro Guide Programs. Visit him on the web at



Proposed Changes to the 2016 Trout Regulations


The Wisconsin Trout Fishing Regulations last changed  in 2003. The DNR has proposed a series of changes to the trout regulations that could take effect in 2016.Scot Steward will talk about the proposed changes and answer your questions. To see the proposed changes, go to the DNR website and search for Trout Review or click here.


Some of the key proposed changes are:


  • Start the early Catch and Release season on January 1st instead of the first Saturday in March
  • Extend the trout season to October 15 from the current September 30 close
  • Eliminate the 5 day closure between the end of the current Catch and Release season and the opening of the regular season
  • Significantly simplify regulations and tie special regulations to specific trout management goals that are much easier to understand and consistent across the state