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About Pere Marquette Chapter of Trout Unlimited (PMTU)
The Pere Marquette Chapter of Trout Unlimited (PMTU) was founded in 2016 and is centered around one of the United State’s premier coldwater fisheries, Michigan's Pere Marquette River. Or for many, simply their beloved "PM".
The PM is a state designated Natural River and Blue Ribbon Trout Stream, and federally recognized Wild and Scenic River. The Pere Marquette flows through the Huron-Manistee National Forest, and has no dams on its mainstream.
In April 1884, the U.S. Fish Commission released 4900 German Brown Trout fry into the Baldwin River, a tributary of the Pere Marquette. This was the first release of brown trout into U.S. waters.
In July 1978 the Pere Marquette River and its major tributaries were designated a Michigan Natural River by the State of Michigan. This same year the river was added as a National Wild and Scenic River, the first in Michigan. The Natural River designation includes the main stem and major tributaries.
The watershed encompasses an area of 755 square miles and contains 380 miles of stream including 69.4 miles of mainstream. The watershed is comprised of five major streams including the mainstream, Baldwin River, Middle Branch, Little South Branch, and Big South Branch, and over 75 small feeder creeks.
About Our Auction
PMTU's mission is to preserve, protect, and restore the Pere Marquette River to make sure wild and native fish thrive in her waters.
To this end, the Annual "PMTU 1st Brown Fund Raising Auction" raises money for restoration projects. These restoration projects are crucial to the protection of the PM and her trout if we expect future generations to experience the majesty we now enjoy.
Much is expected of the PM by many and the "Auction" is a fun and rewarding way to give back.
We encourage you to join in the Auction fun, knowing PMTU is focused on returning your donation directly to the river and related coldwater conservation efforts.
Thank you for supporting PMTU's efforts.
002 Ruimveld Ted Williams Portrait with Flies
Framed original portrait with flies tied by Ted Williams
007 AWESOME Orvis Rod, Reel and Line Combination
Orvis 9ft 5wt Rod, Battenkill Reel and Clearwater Line
016 PM Trailhead Lodge
Two nights for up to 8 guests at PM Trailhead Lodge
021 Half Day Guided Trip with Sean McDonald
Two people will enjoy 1/2 day guided trip with Sean McDonald