Thank you for all your support as the 2020 banquet was a big success.  We were sold out at 120 attendees and raised a lot of money for stream projects and outreach to youth and veterans.  Many thanks to Bob Hubbard and John Townsell for coordinating it all and thank you to everyone who volunteered their time that evening.  Plan on our 2021 banquet on February 26.

CRTU Annual Banquet  February 28, 2020

We are sold out, but it is possible for a couple seats to come available.  Call Curt Rees at 608-317-3747 to check on tickets.      

The banquet will again be at the Cedar Creek Country Club in Onalaska, WI.   Doors open at 6 p.m. and dinner will be served at 7 p.m.  There will be plenty of chances to take home some great prizes.  We'll have silent auction items, raffle items, door prizes, and other great prizes to win.  

Tickets are $45 for adults and $20 for attendees under 18 (little ones 5 and under attend and eat for free).  A mailing with ticket information was sent out on January 13, but save the postage and order your ticket right from this page.


Ticket sales questions?  Contact Curt Rees at 608-317-3747 or    

We are working on collecting more prizes right now, but can always use more.  If you tie flies and could donate some to the banquet, we'd love it.  We are also interested in items like fishing books in good condition and outdoorsy art.  If you own a business or have connections for gift certificates for our TU group, let us know.  We are a 501c3 organization and can give letters of donation and thanks to those who kindly contribute.  


Contact John Townsell to make a donation to the banquet ( or 425-231-1713). You can also mail donated items to John at 104 Young Court in West Salem, WI  54669.     

Current list of prizes for the 2020 banquet
  • Custom built rod by Rick Kyte (St. Croix blank with reel and line)
  • Bamboo fly rod and reel
  • Fishing clothing
  • Orvis fly tying kit
  • Wading staffs
  • Carhartt jacket and shirts
  • Stainless growler with refill certificates
  • Lots of trout books for your library
  • Flies from local trout anglers that are meant for Driftless streams
  • Hand carved green winged teal (2 of them)
  • Compound bow and arrows
  • Custom bow hunting back pack
  • Rangefinder
  • Trail camera
  • Fly tying lamps
  • Wading boots
  • Orvis wader bag
  • Fly casting lessons for beginners or a tune-up and specialty casts for experienced anglers
  • Fishing gear of all types:  Several fly reels, box of spinning lures
  • Guided fishing trips
  • Cups from Cheesbro Pottery
  • Photograph from Gary Galger Photography
  • Pencil Drawings by Daryl
  • Viroqua Food Co-op donation
  • Products from Deep Rooted
  • Two night stay at the Timber Coulee Cottage
  • Multi-night stay at the Logan Mill Lodge in Westby
  • Gift Certificates from 
    • Blackhawk Grill​
    • Historic Temple Theater
    • Rooted Spoon
    • Cedar Creek golf
    • Tap House 138 in Viroqua
    • Many other dining establishments