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Coulee Region TU is a registered 501c3 non-profit organization. We welcome your donation to our chapter through our verified PayPal account.

About Coulee Region TU

Coulee Region Trout Unlimited is 501 c3 non-profit all volunteer organization and chapter #278 of Trout Unlimited. CRTU began in 1974 and serves Crawford, Juneau, La Crosse, Monroe, Richland, and Vernon counties in Wisconsin's Driftless Region.

CRTU was the recipient of the 2020-21 Wisconsin Trout Unlimited Silver Trout Award, thanks to all the work by our volunteers.

We resume in-person and online meetings each  September and they run through April - May is our annual picnic. Look here and on our Facebook page for details about our activities.

We are looking for ideas for 2022-23 meetings - shoot us a message on our "Contact us" page, through Instagram, or Facebook.

Coming to fish the Driftless? Check out the "Getting Started on Trout Fishing in the Driftless".

Watch WITU's Talking Trout with Jeff Hastings for more about stream restoration in the area, for Jason Freund talking about spring hatches, and Mat and Geri at the Driftless Angler about stream etiquette.

Join Coulee Region TU

Become a member of CRTU for half the normal $35 fee by using the link below for the national Trout Unlimited organization.  Choose chapter #278 from the menu and $15 of the $17.50 will stay with our chapter.  Your membership dues support the mission  of TU which is, "To conserve, protect and restore North America’s coldwater fisheries and their watersheds." 

News & Updates

Thanks for another successful banquet! Next year - we are the same last Friday of February.


​Meetings are the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 7 PM  from September through April - with no February meeting because of the banquet.

  • May 17th - Annual Picnic in Coon Valley - Coon Valley Veterans Memorial Park - we will start cooking at 6 PM. Come for food, drink, and camaraderie. We will have casting instructors available if you want to learn to cast a fly rod.




Recent events:

  • April 19th - Mat Wagner and Nick Voss of the Driftless Angler talked about fishing the Driftless Area - you missed a good one!

  • March 15th - Bob Micheel (Monroe County Conservation Department) and Kirk Olson (Wisconsin DNR Fisheries - La Crosse)

  • February 24th - Annual Banquet at Cedar Creek in Onalaska

  • January 18th - Matt Sment, Tenkara angling in the Driftless Area

  • December 14th - Holiday Gathering at Christos Taverna in La Crosse.

  • November 21st - Jeff and Lynette Moore showed a video about places to fish around West Yellowstone.

  • October 19th - Sara Strassman, TU-DARE project manager spoke about her experiences so far and plans for the future.

  • September 21st - PJ Smith was our guest and he spoke about fishing the Driftless in fall.

  • August 6th - STREAM Girls was at the West Fork Sports Club in Avalanche and was a wonderful time. Thanks again to everyone that helped make it a success!

  • June 25th - We hosted probably 100 kids at Coon Creek Trout Fest in Coon Valley.

  • June 4th - we hosted the Tainter Creek Stream Days with their Farmer-Led Watershed Group and the Wisconsin State Council Spring meeting was hosted at the West Fork Sports Club in Avalanche.

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