17th Annual Cabin Fever Day… a fishing expo

Presented by Fox Valley Trout Unlimited, open to anyone who likes to fish.

Saturday, January 20th, 2018

9:00AM – 4:00PM

– The Grand Meridian, Appleton

– $10 at the door, spouses and under 18 free

– Veterans get free admission with military ID, and can sign up for a free first year TU membership.

– Lunch will be available.


Cabin Fever Day is Fox Valley TU’s only fundraiser. In 2017, FVTU donated $5,384 in funding for habitat improvements in the Central Region of WI. The funding went directly to the WDNR Habitat Crews who used the funds to improve streams like the Pine River, the West Brand of the White and the White Rivers.

Expert Speakers

Three great speakers with the theme of “Trout Fishing Adventures within a Day’s Drive”

Bucket Raffles

The best gear from brands like Simms, Yeti, Winston, Orvis, TFO and more…

Silent Auctions

Like-new high-end equipment, handmade nets, fly boxes, flies and many more great items


Fishing equipment, fly tying materials, fishing guides, DNR booth and many more…

Used Equipment Sale

Waders, wading boots, fly rods, fly tying materials and much more..


Adult and youth fly tyers, Fly casting clinic

Expert Speakers: Trout Fishing Adventures Within a Day’s Drive

10:00AM – Mousing for Trout Under the Cover of Darkness

Mike Kuhr

Mike Kuhr

Mike Kuhr has been fishing Wisconsin’s waters for over three decades. He’s a night owl, and prefers to chase his quarry after the sun goes down whenever possible. His passion for night fishing stems from the musky fishing outings his father would take him on as a teenager.

Mike is a husband, father, home designer, small business owner, volunteer leader for TU and Project Healing Waters, angler, camper, paddler, hiker, biker, and self-proclaimed “all round good guy”. He lives with his wife Jen and their two daughters in Monona, WI.

11:00AM – Nipigon River Adventures for Giant Brook Trout

Ray Rivard

Ray Rivard

Red Rock is located at the mouth of the Nipigon River on Nipigon Bay of Lake Superior.  For those who might not know, the Nipigon River is where the World Record Brook Trout (14 ½ pounds) was caught by Dr. Cook in 1915,  a record that still stands today, 102 years later.

Given Ray’s past interest in fishing and the Lodge’s proximity to the Nipigon River, Ray decided to focus his attention on developing a chartered fishing business, known as Nipigon River Adventures (webpage nipigonriveradventures.com). Over the past 10 years there have been 14 television fishing shows produced and broadcast across North America, Germany and England and can be viewed on YouTube at Nipigon River Brook Trout. The business continues to grow and the fishery routinely produces 4 to 6 pound Brook Trout, even up to 9 and 10 pounds.

1:00PM – Wilderness Trout Fishing in Michigans U.P.

Randy Berndt

Randy Berndt

Owner and guide of U.P. Fly Angler, Randy Berndt has been fishing for more than 40 years. Starting as a young lad in eastern Wisconsin, Randy has refined his skills and has worked tirelessly to teach fly anglers of all abilities.

Randy has a Master’s Degree in Science Education earned at Montana State University in Bozeman, where he attended classes and spent his free time fishing some of the best waters in the world including the Yellowstone, Madison and Gallatin Rivers. He is a graduate of Sweetwater Travel’s Fly Fishing Guide School and is Red Cross certified in First Aid, CPR and AED. Randy is a member of the prestigious Simms, Patagonia, and Far Bank Pro Guide Programs.


With brands like Simms, Orvis, Winston, Lamson, TFO, Yeti, our bucket raffles and silent auctions offer thousands of dollars in prizes.

Spin fisherman and bass fisherman, we got you covered.

Dont forget the other great prizes…


  • Driftless Angler
  • 312 Flies Commercial Musky/Bass flies
  • Aquatic Invasive Species
  • Black Earth Angling Co.
  • Blue Sky Furled Leaders
  • Charles B. Mitchell Artist
  • CWTU Fly Fishing School
  • DNR Great Lakes
  • DNR Habitat Management Station
  • Great Northern Fly Fishing
  • Hayward Flyfishing Co
  • Hoskins Nets
  • The Flying Musky
  • Real Deal Flies
  • River Keepers
  • Scotty’s Rod Shop
  • Speyco
  • Sokol
  • Tight Lines Fly Fishing Co
  • TU Cares
  • Human Powered Angling
  • Hawkeye Flytyer
  • spin4trout
  • Nipigon River Adventures
  • Project Healing Waters
  • U.P. Fly Angler

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