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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Given that this article is for the “Buyer’s Guide,” I thought I would share with you some pretty cool trailer innovations that are now available. We are finding, more and more, that customers are looking to diversify their trailer to make it unique, all while remaining very functional. Here are a couple of fun

by: Megan Straw-Meisler, Sales & Marketing Director of Loadmaster Trailer

tags: Trailers

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Weems & Plath, manufacturer of fine nautical safety and navigation products since 1928, recently announced that they are introducing a Personal Rescue Strobe that is U.S. Coast Guard approved as a dedicated PFD (lifejacket) or harness safety light. The Personal Rescue Strobe is one of the most robust lights on the market with

tags: Accessories, Safety

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

A public meeting scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 5 at the Lake Linden-Hubbel High School Auditorium in Lake Linden on saving the Buffalo Reef has been postponed due to blizzard conditions forecast for the Keweenaw Peninsula. “We will be rescheduling this meeting for early in the new year, but we have no date for that meeting

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

Monday, November 27, 2017

Here are some items that have crossed my path that I think might be of special interest to Great Lakes anglers and could make great gifts to consider getting or giving this holiday season. Rod Select 360 I saw these being sold at last winter’s Indianapolis sport show and have been experimenting with all the places these handy

by: Dan Armitage, Buckeye Sportsman Radio, www.buckeyesportsman.net

tags: Fishing

Monday, November 27, 2017

Michigan’s first look at new 2018 boat designs, technology, and styling will be in early January at the Lansing Boat Show in Downtown Lansing. Celebrating its 20th year, the Boat Show offers boating enthusiasts a nice break from the winter weather with over 40 manufacturers represented by up to 10 Michigan boat dealers.

tags: Boat Show, Inland Boating, Lake St. Clair

Monday, November 27, 2017

The perfect oasis for escaping frigid winter temperatures this January, the Progressive® Insurance Chicago Boat, RV & Sail Show® returns to McCormick Place, 2301 South Lake Shore Drive, January 10–14, 2018. This mega show features over 600 power and sailboats and 125 RVs on display for attendees to view, board, and

tags: Boat Show, Lake Michigan

Friday, November 24, 2017

The new EP CARRY Motor system is the only one designed just for small craft such as dinghies, tenders, row boats, and fishing skiffs. EP CARRY delivers quiet, safe, efficient electric power with unique, patented features for control, comfort, and safety. Small boats are different; they’re lighter and more unstable, with

tags: Engines, Environmental Impact

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 23, 2017

New York Sea Grant, in partnership with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, has announced the New York Great Lakes Ecosystem Education Exchange program, also known as NYGLEEE, for K-12 teachers and environmental educators. This program provides hands-on, experiential learning opportunities focused on Great

tags: Education

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

The Great Lakes Sea Grant Network has released a comprehensive and coordinated outreach and education report on Asian carp in the region. The document includes information on carp life history, movement and behavior, monitoring, control, ecosystem impacts and gaps in current knowledge that need to be addressed further. “These

tags: Environmental Impact, Fishing, Lake Erie

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