MGTU Monthly General Meetings
LOCATION NOTE: We continue to struggle to find consistent meeting space for our General Meetings. Please watch for location information each month as we will, unfortunately, be varying our meeting locations during the October 2023 - May 2024 season.
Held the Second Wednesdays of the Month.
Each month, MGTU hosts a general meeting that is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. These meetings provide MGTU leaders with an opprortunity to update chapter and community members on happenings, and upcoming events and projects. These meetings are also a great opportunity to catch up with old and new friends. Typically, we host a guest speaker to present on topics related to fishing and/or conservation. Most of the meetings include a MGTU raffle and our local fly shops generously donate the monthly prizes. Occasionally we will mix up the meeting format and hold a social or fly tying evening. For more information on upcoming general meetings, please check our calendar.
Note: we do not hold general meetings the month of the annual banquet (February). We do not meet during the busy summer months of June, July, August and September.
MGTU's 52nd Annual TroutFest Banquet
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 24th, 2024
Best-Western GranTree Inn in Bozeman, 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
The TroutFest Banquet is MGTU's one and only annual fundraiser. One-hundred percent of all proceeds from the banquet goes towards MGTU's mission statement to conserve, protect, and restore SW Montana's cold water fisheries and their watersheds. Stay tuned for details on the best trout party of the year!
Lower Madison Clean Up
Typically held on a Saturday in August or September - The 2023 Clean Up date is Saturday, August 19th.
Each summer, MGTU hosts our Annual Lower Madison River Clean Up. The river clean up is a collaborative effort with Backcountry Hunters & Anglers, Madison River Foundation, and MT FWP and BLM officials to spruce up one of our beloved home water stretches. The clean up typically begins at 9:00 A.M. with a coffee/donuts, safety talk, directions and or float details. If you do not have a boat, you can still help! We usually wrap up around 1:00 P.M. and meet at Trapper Springs Pavillion for lunch, drinks and prizes. This is a great way connect with fellow anglers, chapter members, and give back to your local trout waters. If you would like more information or to help out with the next Lower Madison River Clean Up, please contact us.
Gallatin River Clean Up and Weed Pull
Typically held on a Saturday in June - THE 2023 CLEAN UP & WEED PULL is on Saturday, June 10th
Each spring, MGTU parters with Gallatin Invasive Species Alliance to help clean up your favorite fishing and recreation sites along the Gallatin River. Join us and help pull noxious weeds at popular sites in the Gallatin Canyon and protect the places we love. All volunteers should meet at 9:00 AM at Portal Creek Flats in the Canyon - at the pullouts on both sides of 191 between mile marker 53 & 54, just north of Portal Creek Road. Gloves, sun protection and long sleeves are recommended for all volunteers. Enjoy cinnamon rolls from The Coffee Pot Bakery Cafe and win prizes from Mystery Ranch Backpacks and Bridger Brewing. If you would like more information or to help out with the next Gallatin River Clean Up and Weed Pull, please contact us.
2023 Spring Gallatin Watershed Clean Up
Saturday, May 20th, 2023 - 2:00 - 4:00 PM - followed by a celebration at Story Mill Community Park
Join MGTU in collaboaration with Gallatin Watershed Countil in removing trash across the entirety of the Lower Gallatin Watershed, and celebrate afterwards with snacks, drinks and prizes! Learn more HERE. RSVP is required to lead or join a site team, so RSVP HERE!
MONTANA'S TU CONSERVATION & FLY FISHING CAMP
Camp is ON! The 2023 summer camp will be held July 9th - 13th at Camp Watanoba on Georgetown Lake, Montana.
Each summer, twenty boys and girls (between ages 11 to 14) from around the state of Montana and beyond spend 5 fun-filled days learning about fly fishing, fly tying, watershed management and coldwater fisheries at Camp Watanopa on the banks of Georgetown Lake. Campers and counselors will take field trips to local streams, visit a fish hatchery and check out a completed habitat restoration project. Montana TU provides all the fishing equipment and classroom supplies during the 5-day, 4-night camp.
MGTU is proud to sponsor two scholarships for campers from the Madison-Gallatin area that are motivated indivduals who are excited about learning from experts on water quality, stream restoration, aquatic insects and coldwater fisheries. Students do not need to know how to fly fish, but must be willing to learn. The $600 fee to attend will be paid by MGTU and includes all meals and lodging, but does not include transportation to and from the camp.
Find the 2023 camp scholarship and details for sending in HERE. Scholarship Applications must be submitted before May 1st, 2023!
If you have questions about Montana TU's camp, contact:
- MGTU Board Member Mark Haraar at email@example.com or Lynae Axelson at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Montana TU at 406-543-0054 or email@example.com