The Lakeshore Chapter of Trout Unlimited is an all-volunteer organization that was founded in 1983 and serves the cold water fisheries of Kewanee, Calumet, Manitowoc and Sheboygan counties. With 180+ members, the LSTU organization has a rich history and is an active leader in the conservation community creating and caring for multi-use resource areas for future generations.
Lakeshore Trout Unlimited has resumed our stream restoration work after a two month COVID-19 interruption. Most of our normal activities like meetings and events are still on COVID hold but carefully working in pairs on the stream is moving ahead.
We had an excellent turnout for our July 11 workday on the public fishing stretch of the Onion River south of County U. We had 9 volunteers who safely put in a total of about 60 hours of work on the stream. We worked hard and had a great time doing the work. This section of river has had almost no habitat improvement work done prior to this. The river here has incredible potential but needs a lot of work and thus receive plenty of heavy work in the next 18 months. We spent our day cutting dead ash trees from the bank areas to improve safety, removing fallen trees from the river itself t improve flaw rates and beginning some bank stabilization using the trees that we cut as bank reinforcement. The change in the 100 yards or so of river that we worked is simply amazing. The nearly impassable river and with severely restricted flow is no free flowing and ready for further improvement. It is also much more accessible for fishing and the trout are there.
The August member meeting is cancelled due to COVID 19. But please join us for the August work day.
August work day is scheduled for August 15. This work day will focus on the Onion River section west of County E. We will meet at the parking area on Winooski Rd at 9:00 am. This section of The Onion needs repair to the current structures that were installed during the initial restoration project in the late 90's. The structures help maintain the river flow and bank stability that are so important to the health of cold water streams. We plan to rent a backhoe and bobcat for the day to help with the heavy lifting but need lots of volunteers too. We are following the National TU guidelines for COVID-19 thus are asking all to wear face covering during the work day. We will also have hand sanitizer and bleach wipes for our tools. Cold drinks will be provided but we ask that you bring your own lunch. Waders are suggested as much of the work is in the river but if you want to help but don't have waders, please come. We have a lot of work to do in the river and out so need all the help we can get. Work will go from 9:00 am to at least noon. Stay for as long as you can. If you have any questions or are interested in joining us please contact Myk Hranicka by calling 920 627 5779.
The chapter meets every third Tuesday of the month at 8th Street Ale Haus in Sheboygan, WI. We encourage anyone in the area who might have interest in joining to stop by and check us out!
The chapter meets every second Saturday of the month, weather permitting, for stream brushing, river improvements or any other special projects.