Annual Update on Central Vermont trout fisheries with Bret Ladago, VT F&W Fisheries Biologist.
We’ll be meeting, as usual, tomorrow the 1st Thursday of the month, April 6th. Meeting, which is in-person and on Zoom, begins at 7:00 PM but please come early for dinner. The Zoom link is here:
Meeting ID: 824 6981 5585
Our indoor meeting home is at The Reservoir in Waterbury, VT. Right at the top of the knoll on South Main Street! Great food and dozens and dozens of VT and regional beers!
BRET PLANS TO SHARE HISTORIC WILD TROUT DATA AND PROVIDE AN UPDATE ON WILD TROUT SAMPLING EFFORTS IN THE DOG RIVER, MAD RIVER, STEVENS BRANCH AND LITTLER RIVERS SINCE 2021. HE’LL ALSO SHARE PROGRESS ON AQUATIC ORGANISM PASSAGE PROJECTS OCCURRING WITHIN THESE WATERSHEDS.
This is our last indoor meeting until next November. The April meeting has always been our regular chance to hear from our local Fisheries Biologist to hear important updates and data as well as a time to ask questions and share comments and concerns with the Department.
What happens after the April meeting you ask? Below you’ll see an amazing calendar of MDTU events and gatherings from April to December 2023! Check them out!
(The fishing events are slated for specific rivers and then folks meet up at the restuarant named for food, beverages and angling exploits. The public is welcome at these events. We try to get to the restuarant by 7:00 PM).
Additionally MDTU also has a fly tying class that runs until April 18th. This is full.
Apr 6 – Member Meeting at the Rez with VTF&W update
April 12 – Re-Start Meeting for Northeast Kingdom Chapter TU. East Burke, VT
April 21 Riparian Planting Waterbury Center
April 30 Riparian Planting Dog River
May 4 – Member Fishing on the Mad River/Winooski River / The Filling Station, Middlesex
May 6 – 7 – Two Fly Tourney, Winooski River. Meet at The Fly Rod Shop. Register here.
May 20 – 21 – Women’s Introduction to Fly Fishing, Seyon Lodge. (Event is full).
June 1 – Member Fishing on the Dog River / Good Measure Brewery, Northfield
June 3 – 4 – TU Northeast Regional Meeting, Stamford, CT
June 10 – MDTU Family Event Hot Dog/BBQ. Location TBA
June 18 – 22 Vermont Trout Camp for Teens. Application here. Deadline April 15th.
July 6 – Member Fishing on the Lamoille River / Moog’s Place, Morrisville
July 15 or 22 – Sugarbush Trout Day
Aug 3 – Member Fishing on the Little River / Blackback Pub, Waterbury
Sept 7 – Member Fishing on the East Branch of the Passumpsic or other local waters / Mike’s Tiki Bar, East Burke
Oct 5 – Member Fishing on the Stevens Branch or Jail Branch / The Ladder Grill, Barre
Nov 2 – back at The Reservoir for indoor meeting.
December 7 – MDTU Annual Meeting. The Reservoir, Waterbury.