TU Birthplace

TU Plaque

Trout Unlimited’s 50th anniversary celebration will be hosted at the Grand Traverse Resort and Spa in Traverse City. The event is scheduled for the week of August 17th through the 24th. Events are wide-ranging and include several hosted fishing trips, guest speakers and special classes, casting contests, and plenty of information on area watershed developments and conservation resources. Event registration is required and space is limited.

Trout Unlimited was founded on the banks of the Au Sable River near Grayling. The story goes that the first meeting was comprised of 16 fishermen who gathered at the home of George Griffith (“The Barbless Hook”), but as is so often the case, the story might actually be a bit more complicated than that.