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Thursday, January 18, 2018

Grab a fishing rod and enjoy some of the finest fishing Michigan has to offer during the 2018 Winter Free Fishing Weekend Saturday, Feb. 17, and Sunday, Feb. 18. On those two days, everyone – residents and non-residents alike – can fish without a license, though all other fishing regulations still apply. In addition,

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Events, Fishing

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Wisconsin's winter Free Fishing Weekend is set for Jan. 20-21, 2018, and free loaner equipment and ice fishing clinics make it a great time for open water anglers to discover the fun of ice fishing or to introduce family and friends to this hard-water recreation. Fishing is free for Wisconsin residents and visitors alike on these

tags: Events, Fishing

Friday, November 24, 2017

Freedom Boat Club is the oldest and largest boat club in the United States with greater than 17,000 members, over 1600 boats and 148+ locations across the United States and Canada. The Lake Erie franchise of Freedom Boat Club has three locations in Rocky River, Huron and Catawba Island (and a 4th location to be announced in January).

tags: Boat Club, Events, Great Lakes, Lake Erie

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Some work days are better than others. Testing Yamaha outboards on a stunningly beautiful mid-September day on Wisconsin’s Lake Geneva would qualify as a good one. With just a hint of color in the trees, we put all of Yamaha’s latest offerings through the paces aboard a wide range of boats. Everything from a tiny 2.5 hp

by: Ken Quant, Broad Reach Marketing

tags: Engines, Events

Friday, October 13, 2017

Larsen Marine’s 16th Annual Jeanneau Rendezvous was a well-attended event brought together Jeanneau owners throughout the Midwest for a summer celebration. Hosted in different ports on Lake Michigan each year by Larsen Marine, this year’s destination was in beautiful Holland, Mich. at Eldean Shipyard. A total of 15

tags: Events, Lake Erie

Friday, October 13, 2017

Spring Brook Marina proudly hosted their 3rd Annual Prestige Owners’ Getaway this year on July 21– 23 in Sheboygan, Wis. Building on the success of the last two trips, Spring Brook’s trip has proven to be the event of the summer and continues to grow. With 21 Prestige Yachts and 76 guests in attendance, Sheboygan

tags: Events, Lake Michigan

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

The City of Sturgeon Bay will once again honor its rich maritime heritage with a diverse collection of entertaining and fun-filled events taking place August 5 to August 13. Officially titled “Sturgeon Bay Maritime Week: A Salute to the U.S. Coast Guard,” the celebration includes many long-standing annual waterfront events

tags: Events, Lake Michigan

Friday, July 14, 2017

The annual Sunset Bay Walleye Shoot Out is an annual professional walleye tournament held in Sunset Bay, New York on the Eastern Basin of Lake Erie. The 2017 event is the seventh year and sold out at 95 teams/boats. The 2017 event is slated for Saturday, July 22 with Big Fish Friday being that Friday, the 21st.Sunday is reserved for a

tags: Events, Fishing

Monday, June 26, 2017

As the July Fourth holiday approaches, Michigan Department of Natural Resources conservation officers will focus on keeping boaters safe through heightened awareness and enforcement of boating under the influence laws. The initiative is part of the national Operation Dry Water campaign, which runs June 30-July 2. The annual campaign

tags: Events, Safety

Friday, June 23, 2017

The lakeshore’s favorite music festival and in-water boat show returns to 31st Street Harbor June 24th-25th! Make your way by boat or along the lakefront path for a great weekend of fun, food and music from some of Chicago's hottest bands! Relax on the pool deck or kayak in the harbor while listening to the tunes. Dream a

tags: Events, Lake Michigan