CCCTU Annual Meeting

The Copper Country Chapter will hold its Annual Meeting on Tuesday, March 28, at 6:00 pm in Room 202 of the Great Lakes Research Center, Phoenix Drive, on the Michigan Tech waterfront. There is plenty of free parking in front of the building. We will elect directors and officers, and annual reports will be presented.

SPECIAL PRESENTATION: At approximately 6:30 pm, George Madison, Fisheries Manager with the Michigan DNR, will give a public presentation titled, “The Status of Western UP Fisheries.”

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2017 CCCTU Conservation Banquet

Please join us for the 2017 CCCTU Conservation Banquet on Saturday, April 8, 2017 from 6-10pm at the Magnuson Hotel Ballroom in Houghton. The evening will include a dinner buffet, cash bar, raffles, silent auctions, and door prizes. The Conservation Banquet is CCCTU's biennial fundraiser for supporting its mission and many projects, including the Pilgrim River Watershed Project. We hope to see you there!

There are only 150 banquet tickets available. They must be purchased no later than March 31. Banquet tickets will not be available at the door.

Our ever-popular raffle tickets may be purchased online until Friday April 7, after which any remaining tickets will be available for purchase at the banquet.


1st Prize - A round-trip for two persons to Isle Royale on the Isle Royale Queen AND a 2-night stay at Rock Harbor Lodge

2nd Prize - A half-day excursion on Lake Superior with Hooked Up Charter

3rd Prize - $300 gift certificate at the Northwoods Trading Post in Hancock, MI

4th Prize - Two nights at the Eagle River Inn (Fitzgerald's)

5th Prize - One growler and one fill per month for a year from the KBC Brew Pub

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The Pilgrim River Watershed Fund

A local fund has been established for the Pilgrim River Watershed Project to pursue permanent land and water protection, non-motorized public recreation, and perpetual stewardship. This dedicated fund will support conservation easement expenses, land acquisitions, long-term site monitoring and resource stewardship. The project will conserve over 1,300 acres of watershed encompassing more than two miles of pristine Pilgrim River and secure public access forever. Visit to learn more about this project and the community organizations supporting it.

Several Challenge Donations have been issued. Donations made towards these challenges will be matched dollar-for-dollar, up to the maximum amount of the Challenge. Click on donations to learn more.

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Our Mission

“The purpose of the Chapter shall be to conserve, protect and restore cold-water fisheries and their watersheds in Michigan’s Western Upper Peninsula.”

VISION - CCCTU envisions coldwater sport fisheries of self-sustaining wild, native fish stocks prospering, in restored and maintained habitats within Western Upper Peninsula lakes and streams.


  • CCCTU will support scientific research of coldwater fish and their aquatic environments which focuses on the Lake Superior basin in general and Michigan's Western Upper Peninsula specifically.
  • CCCTU will undertake restoration and rehabilitation projects which repair, protect, and enhance trout habitat on inland lakes and streams of watersheds located in Michigan's Western Upper Peninsula.
  • CCCTU will support and conduct educational and informational outreach activities for its members and the general public so as to enhance their understanding and enjoyment of fishing, and the conservation of coldwater fisheries.
  • CCCTU will seek out partnerships with federal, state, local and tribal agencies as well as non-governmental organizations which can assist it in carrying out its mission.

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