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Monday, January 15, 2018

Port Whitby Marina is an award winning 420 slip facility. Located within Whitby Harbour, the marina can handle vessels small and large, up to 70 feet in length. The marina has been in existence since 1978 and has undergone major improvements in recent years, including a modern 6100 sqft clubhouse, new floating piers, and new barbecue

Friday, January 12, 2018

Ohio Sea Grant is accepting applications for 2019 John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowships, a federal program sponsored by NOAA’s National Sea Grant College Program. The Knauss program offers a unique fellowship experience to graduate students interested in marine, ocean and Great Lakes resources and the national policy

tags: Education

Friday, January 12, 2018

Inshore or offshore, the new NauticStar 265 XTS is a beast of a bay boat and the largest in the Extreme Tournament Series family of boats. It is the culmination of years of innovation and advanced engineering, with a collection of all the latest bells and whistles evolving from customer feedback for the ultimate fishing vessel. The

tags: New Boat Models

Friday, January 12, 2018

Cobia 320 CC With an overall length of 32’, a beam of 10’ 3”, and a 275 gallon fuel capacity, the new 320 CC is designed to be a big-water-hull capable of long range trips that can still be comfortably trailered. The boat includes serious fishing features like a large unobstructed cockpit, a tackle center with sink

tags: New Boat Models

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Power poles are useful for fishing shallow, calm water, but when water is deeper and a breeze is building up a chop or a strong tide is running, anchoring is the way to go. And for anglers, the Fortress Marine Anchors FX-7 is hard to beat. Ideal for flats and bass boats, skiffs and center consoles up to 27', it outperforms anchors

tags: Anchors, Fishing

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Calling Kelleys Island “Ohio's best kept secret” might sound cliché, but it’s certainly not far from the truth. Many have never heard of Kelleys Island, despite it being America’s largest Lake Erie island. That’s especially surprising given its location, between Cedar Point and Put-in-Bay, in the

tags: Destination, Lake Erie

Thursday, January 11, 2018

United States Power Squadrons® – America’s Boating Club®, the country’s largest nonprofit boating organization, recently announced the launch of its new logo. This is the first of several planned updates in the organization’s new brand image and identity. Changes to the organization’s website,

tags: Boat Club, Company Expansions

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Innovative custom boat builder Intrepid Powerboats unveiled its newest model, the Intrepid 407 Panacea, at the 2017 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show in early November 2017. Inspired by boat owner feedback, the 40-foot day boat blends Intrepid power and offshore performance with exceptional comfort and fishability. “The

tags: New Boat Models

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) recently finished the 2017 dredging season, having removed 1,053,042 cubic yards of dredge material from state park lakes and other state properties. Last year, a total of 1,011,458 cubic yards of sediment were removed statewide. “Dredging is critical at our state park lakes to

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Environmental Impact, Lake Erie

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

With the Great Lakes boating season just a few months away, bring the family and get a jumpstart on the preparations at the 2018 Progressive Insurance Mid-America Boat Show at the I-X Center in Cleveland. Boats of all shapes and sizes, from all the major manufacturers will be on display! Bigger and better each year, this five-day,

tags: Boat Show, Lake Erie