The Fred Waara Chapter of Trout Unlimited is dedicated to conserving, protecting and restoring coldwater fisheries and their watersheds in the Central and Eastern Upper Peninsula of Michigan. It is comprised of over 350 members and is part of the Michigan State Council and national Trout Unlimited.

Fred Waara TU fulfills its mission through advocacy and education regarding impacts to aquatic ecosystems and by sponsoring and engaging volunteers in hands-on projects to rehabilitate coldwater systems.

Since its founding in the 1980s, Fred Waara TU has been actively involved in protecting and restoring the coldwater fisheries of the Upper Peinsula. Our members have donated thousands of volunteer hours to the restoration and protection of coldwater fisheries; engaged multiple classrooms and children in our Salmon in the Classroom program; and supported the annual Michigan Council of Trout Unlimited Youth Conservation and Fly Fishing Camp.

Where and When We Meet

Chapter meetings are typically scheduled at 6:30 p.m. on the first Wednesday of every month (no meetings during July and August). We hold a board business meetings and a Fishing After Hours meetings on alternating months. FAH meetings feature speakers or presentations on topics ranging from issues confronting the trout waters here in the Upper Peninsula, to local fishing opportunities and techniques.

  • Fishing After Hours Programs: January, March, May, and November
  • Board Business Meetings: February, April, June, September, October, and December

Meetings are held at the Zephyr Wine Bar in Marquette and all meetings also have a zoom option for those that are not able to attend in person. Zoom information for meetings is sent out via email. Please sign up for our chapter email announcements and meeting information.

Check our schedule of upcoming events and join us at a meeting or conservation event. Guests are welcome, so bring a friend.