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Wednesday, November 8, 2017

In mid-September, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources announced the totals from its spring and summer fish stocking efforts. The DNR stocked a total of 25,470,199 fish that weighed more than 320 tons and consisted of 11 different species and one hybrid. To complete this task, it took more than 380 stocking trips to nearly

tags: Fishing

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Spring Brook Marina is a very special place for all of us. It’s filled with fun family boating memories, and none more special than to Jim Thorpe and his family. They put their life into building one of the finest marine facilities in the Midwest and one of the leading boat dealerships in the country. After 56 years behind the

by: Kyle Stenzel

tags: Employment News, Great Lakes

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

With the new, affordably-priced Infinity by Harman INF-BC4 Pre-Amp Bluetooth Controller from Prospec Electronics, anyone with an enabled BT device can stream their favorite music. This stand-alone audio solution solely focuses on the most popular mode of audio: Bluetooth. A small footprint makes it ideal for golf carts, boats,

tags: Electronics

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

For many of us, Labor Day marks the unofficial end of summer and also to the boating season. I think we are all happier when we are able to enjoy the days of summer from the helm, however even though the boating season is over for this year, there are still plenty of fishing opportunities. The lakeshore, bays, and tributaries will

by: Captain Rob Westcott, LegacySportfishing.com

tags: Fishing, Great Lakes

Monday, November 6, 2017

As a freelance writer, I am offered the chance to see, and sometimes use, a variety of products over the course of a year. Those who offer the accessories hope that I will like what I see or use, and will share that with my readers. I also am exposed to items at sport and boat shows at which I lead seminars, often where such products

by: Dan Armitage

tags: Accessories, Batteries & Chargers, Canoes & Kayaks, Electronics, Fishing

Monday, November 6, 2017

Today, the Yacht Group announces their strategic partnership with ACR Electronics. ACR’s most powerful searchlights will now be exclusively sold and further developed by The Yacht Group. These searchlights are called ‘Yacht Beams’ and are being designed and manufactured specifically to yacht and commercial vessel

tags: Lighting

Friday, November 3, 2017

This is a quick and easy soup to make and it is very tasty! You could also use leftover Thanksgiving turkey in place of the rotisserie chicken. King Ranch Chicken Soup 1 (10.5-oz) can cream of chicken soup 1 (10.5-oz) can cream of mushroom soup 2 (10-oz) cans Rotel diced tomatoes and green chiles, undrained 5 cups chicken broth 1 tsp

tags: Recipes

Friday, November 3, 2017

The State of Michigan announced today that the Great Lakes Invasive Carp Challenge, which sought innovative solutions to stop the movement of invasive carp, received 353 entries from 27 countries. The challenge, hosted by global crowd-sourcing company InnoCentive, netted new ideas and raised the global profile of this important

tags: Awards, Dept of Natural Resources, Environmental Impact, Fishing

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

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

We are excited to announce our new center console, Xcape 38’ SFE (LOA: 40’3”, Wide Beam: 13’ 2”, Full length Deep-V), hull design provides a smooth, dry ride in challenging sea conditions. Vacuum epoxy infused hull with multi-directional laid fiberglass, solid FRP hull, and sides with added foam core for

tags: New Boat Models