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Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Harrison Township is a boating and bedroom community located in Southeast Michigan along the western shores of Lake St. Clair. This is a place where residents and the community love boating so much, they’ve earned the moniker “Boattown, U.S.A.” With fifteen miles of shoreline on Lake St. Clair, the community makes

tags: Destination, Lake Erie, Lake St. Clair

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Michigan Department of Natural Resources officials announced the 2018 sturgeon harvest season on Black Lake - in the northern tip of the Lower Peninsula - ended after two and a half hours Saturday, Feb. 3, with seven fish being harvested. The fishing season, which included spearing or hook-and-line fishing, was scheduled to run Feb.

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Fishing, Inland Boating, Lake Huron

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

With spring approaching, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources encourages boaters to avoid the rush and enroll in a safety course prior to the boating season. The reminder coincides with the national Spring Aboard – Take a Boating Education Course campaign that runs March 18-24. “Michigan and boating go hand in

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Education, Safety

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Next week, Mar. 18-24, is a great time to take a boating safety course. Why? It’s perfect timing just before the start of the boating and fishing season and the week-long ‘Spring Aboard’ public service campaign makes it easy for boaters to take a boating safety course. The educational effort is a partnership of the

tags: Boating 101, Safety

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Preparing for the boating season couldn’t be any easier! During the week of March 18-24, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) and the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) are encouraging boaters to Spring Aboard by enrolling in a boating education course. This national boating safety

tags: Education

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Paradise Pad was founded summers ago when a father and son made the decision to purchase a foam water pad for the family lakehouse. At the time, the only waterpads available would be found online and likely not at your local marinas and dealerships. Along with not being readily available, the prices were unjustifiably high, especially

tags: Paddleboards, Water Toys

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

The new dinghy davit system from Custom Swim Platforms offers boaters two new options to load their dinghy or Sea-Doo Spark onto their swim platform. Both systems are designed to leave your swim platform clear of toe-stubbing hardware when not in use. The first, a fold-away unit, mounts under your platform and, when not in use, folds

tags: Accessories

Monday, March 12, 2018

Superior and Douglas County, located in the northwestern corner of Wisconsin, is an area that is full of opportunities for outdoor recreation. With hundreds of miles of ATV and snowmobile trails, thousands of acres of pristine forests, rivers, and waterfalls, and the beautiful Lake Superior, an adventure awaits! Take your pick from a

Monday, March 12, 2018

STINGRAY Boats has been offering fishing packages for years, but the company is making a big splash in the fishing boat market with the introduction of the 236CC Deck Boat, a big brother to the recently introduced 186CC and 206CC center console deck boat models. At 23’ 8”, the 236CC offers both more room and lots of extra

tags: New Boat Models

Monday, March 12, 2018

Being safe on the water means being alert and prepared for the unexpected. You have your VHF or SSB Radio for instant two-way communication, your Chart Plotter to pinpoint your exact position, and your Radar to alert you to hazards in the area. However, none of these are of much use when you need to draw attention to your vessel. This

tags: Electronics

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