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 August 15 workday on the public fishing stretch of the Onion River south of County U. We had 8 volunteers who safely put in a total of about 50 hours of work on the stream. This section has been hit hard by the Ash Borer and has a lot of trees that needed to be cut. We took a bunch out and removed many snags that were impeding the flow of the river. Reduced flow leads to sedimentation and reduced habitat quality. The river here has incredible potential but needs a lot of work and thus receive plenty of heavy work in the next 18 months.
The September member meeting is cancelled due to COVID 19. But please join us for the September work day.
September work day is scheduled for September 12. This work day will focus on the Onion River section south of County U. We will meet at the parking area on County U at 9:00 am. We've sent the past two work days on this section and will continue our work clearing brush, cutting trees and reinforcing banks. This section is coming along nicely this summer and is nearly ready for structures to be put in place. We plan to rent a backhoe and bobcat for the October work day to help with the heavy lifting but need more on that next month. 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.