Twin Cities Trout Unlimited
Committed to conserving, restoring, and protecting coldwater fisheries in Minnesota and throughout the Driftless Region of Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois and Iowa, with a focus on the Twin Cities metro area.
Our Streams
Hay Creek, The Vermillion River and Hust Creek
Upcoming Events
Fly Tying, Work-Days, Outreach Events and more...
Our Mission

To Conserve, Restore and Protect the cold water fisheries throughout the Driftless Region of Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois and Iowa with concentrated efforts in the Minneapolis, St. Paul and Western Wisconsin regions

Latest TCTU News

What's happening

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) wants to change Minnesota’s water quality rules, which will weaken existing pollution protection and cleanup standards on some stretches of streams.  Some affected waters flow into trout streams. We need to send emails by Thursday, February 2 at 4:30 p.m. to force a public hearing. 1. Send your email […]

This map of Hay Creek near Red Wing shows sections restored by Twin Cities Trout Unlimited (TCTU) volunteers since 2009; six miles in all. The gold section shows fishing access provided by private landowners through state angling easements.  Thank landowners if you see them.  Leave farm gates the way you found them, and don’t block […]

Thanks to 19 Vermillion Riverkeepers!
December 12, 2016

The hardy souls in that photo braved the cold December 3, 2016, to cut 800 feet of buckthorn along the South Branch of the Vermillion River in Vermillion Township.  They dragged the brush into big piles for the DNR to burn this winter. Anyone can help at these events; you don’t have to be a […]

You can help wounded veterans by joining your fellow Twin Cities Trout Unlimited volunteers in our Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing program.  We are the local sponsor of this national program that helps active and retired military veterans with disabilities rehabilitate, emotionally and physically, through education and activities involving fly fishing.  We help them learn […]

Thanks to 55 Vermillion Riverkeepers Volunteers!
November 11, 2016

The photo shows 45 of the 55 volunteers who teamed up to cut invasive buckthorn brush choking the banks of the South Branch of the Vermillion River east of Farmington, MN on Saturday, October 29. It was a lot of fun, and we accomplished a lot, clearing about 1100 feet of this awesome trout stream. […]

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