Are you looking for a family friendly yet free activity locally to participate in? We have just what you are looking for! The Clearfield County Conservation District and AMCTU are hosting a SMART Angler Family Fishing program on August 20, 2016 from 9-1 at the Juniata Lake/Tannery Dam in DuBois. Participants will learn the necessary fishing skills and what it means to be a SMART Angler. No equipment is necessary; we will provide the bait and tackle. Please visit the Clearfield County Conservation District website for more information.

Please note we have to limit our numbers to 30 families so please register as soon as you can!

For more information about this event please contact Watershed Specialist Kelly Williams at 814-765-2629 or kwilliamsccd@atlanticbbn.net.

AMCTU hosted our annual Big Brother Big Sister Fly Fishing Outing on June 18. It was another great day and lots of bluegill were caught! Please make plans to join us for next year’s event and help mentor these great kids.



AMCTU Upcoming Events

Please mark your calendars for these great upcoming events. If you need more information call George Kutskel at 814-371-9290.

May 6th: Fishing with the Middle School student at the Tannery   Dam 10am till 1pm   

May 12th:  DuBois Central Catholic trout release day at Wolf Run.  Meet at the Harvey’s Run Bridge at noon.          

May 18th:  Chapter Picnic at the Walter Dick Park in Brookville.  The Chapter provides the meat and everyone bring a covered dish to share.  I have just learned that guide Kurt Thomas will be on hand talking about fishing on the Clarion River.  He will also be doing some casting demos.  Please try and attend and bring a friend.  This is a joint picnic with the Iron Furnace Chapter.

May 19th: We will be helping the students from the Brockway Elementary School collect and id bugs on Clear Creek at the Park.  We are in need of help so if possible please come out.

May 20th: DuBois Area Middle School Environmental Day at Camp Mountain Run.  This is a fun day assisting the professional staff working with the students collect fish, bugs, water quality and learns to fish.  The day starts at 8:30and we are done by 2pm.

June 4th: Clearfield County Youth Field Day Camp Mountain Run.  Come and help the kids learn and collect bugs from the creek.

June 11th: Jefferson County Youth Field Days Renlow Park Sportsman Dam.  We have demos on fly tying and casting for the kids. 

August 20th: 2nd annual family fishing event at the Tannery Dam.  Last year we had over 65 people sign up.  We can always use more people to help mentor.

Thanks you for all your support for a very successful 50th AMCTU Banquet. Our good friend Representative Matt Gabler presented president George Kutskel a citation celebrating our50 years.



A big congratulations to Doug Wolfe, this year’s winner of the Al Gretz Golden Reel Award! This prestigious award has been given to outstanding AMCTU leaders like Doug since 1977.



And  congratulations to Johnathan Ritsick who won the poster contest and a new flyrod!




Thanks to everyone who made this a great event. We hope to see you all next year!

Banquet news

The time is quickly approaching for our 50th annual fundraiser.
If you have not yet sent your reservation in please do so before Monday March 28th.  Kelly is still taking phone calls for our last minute guest.  Her number is 814-591-1299.   I want to thank the members who have donated a prize or basket to be raffled off at the event.  If you wish to make up a bucket prize there is still time to do so, but we will be going to print this Friday March 25th with all the donors and sponsorships.  So if you have an item please let me know ASAP by emailing me at maksak@comcast.net  We can make arrangements on how best to get the item to the Falls Creek Eagles.  

The line up will be different this year at the dinner so please take a moment and walk around before buying tickets as in the past.  We will be having silent auction items as well as several new small games of chance.  We also will be accepting credit cards as well so not to worry about running out of cash.

Chapter Meetings

Our next meeting is April 13th at 7pm at Martins Grocery Store in their community room.  We have Tom Doman from Penns Creek Guides coming to talk about Penns Creek fishing.  I would like to see a great turnout for Tom as we have had some great presentations lately and very few members in attendance.
The Chapter picnic and fishing will be Wednesday May 18th at Walter Dick Park in Brookville.  Once again the chapter will provide the meat and everyone bring a covered dish to share.  This is held with the Iron Furnace Chapter so it’s a good chance to meet some new friends.

Hope to see you at one or all of the above events. 

Tight Lines
George Kutskel, President

The Allegheny Mountain Chapter of Trout Unlimited will be hosting a public meeting on Wednesday March 9, 2016 at 7 pm at Martins Grocery Store in DuBois. The presentation will be on invasive aquatic species and their effects on anglers.

Sara Stahlman from PA Sea Grant will be here talking about Lake Eire and Western Pennsylvania. The spread of these invasives is a concern for all anglers. Everyone is welcome.

We will also have information for the big 50th anniversary fundraiser at the Falls Creek Eagles on April 2nd.

For more information call George Kutskel at 814-371-9290

February 2016 Meetings

Please note the following AMCTU meetings for February:

The next board meeting be Wednesday February 3 at the DuBois Nursing Home starting at 7 pm.

The next membership meeting/monthly program will be Wednesday February 10 at the Community Room in Martins Grocery Store in DuBois starting at 7 pm. February’s program will feature Kylie Maland, Western PA Conservancy Watershed Manager. Kylie will present on WPC watershed conservation projects in the upper Allegheny and Lake Erie watersheds. This meeting is open to the public and all are welcome.

For more information call George Kutskel at 814-371-9290.