Serving Northeast Minnesota, the Gitche Gumee Chapter is active along Minnesota’s North Shore and works to protect, preserve and enhance our local trout, steelhead and salmon resources. There are lots of opportunities to get involved in our upcoming habitat work, and some great meetings open to the public yet this season. Come on out, get in contact with us and we hope to see you at the meetings and on the water.
June 2020 Chapter Update
Spring finally sprung in late May here in northeastern Minnesota! My name is Brandon Kime, I’m the new president of Gitche Gumme Chapter. Nice to meet you! I’ve been part of Trout Unlimited for the last three or four years and am looking forward to growing in this role and continuing to push conservation in our community.
Unfortunately the COVID pandemic required us to cancel one of our favorite presentations of the spring season: State of the Steelhead. We missed many of you that typically attend this meeting. We hope you didn’t wait for us and got out to explore the water this spring.
Our planned spring project work is still on hold. As we learn more about guidelines to take with group functions, we will look to reschedule some of these events.
For some lucky folks, steelhead season started in March. As temperatures warmed in April, the steelhead showed up on cue in our rivers. With a heavy snowpack this past winter in the middle and upper part of the Arrowhead region, the steelhead season has been extended and fish are still being caught. Overall, the spring fishing reports have been good! Lots of new people out on the rivers due to the many restrictions in place.
We encourage you to follow us on Facebook if you’re interested in learning more about our club. We share all of the chapter’s activities and events on our page. It’s also a good way for us to stay connected with you during this time. Find us at Gitche Gumee Trout Unlimited and give us a “like.”
Have a great summer. Hope to see you out on the water.