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Monday, May 27, 2019

Now is prime fishing time across the Great Lakes and the best prepared among us are going to net most of the angling action. I know fishermen with garages painstakingly organized to allow them to function like a well-oiled machine when it comes time to tackle auto maintenance, home repairs, or yard tasks. You know what? In most

by: Dan Armitage

tags: Fishing

Monday, May 27, 2019

If you fish the Great Lakes and catch a marked and tagged fish, the DNR wants to know. Since the 1980s, the DNR has used the coded-wire tag program to mass mark various trout and salmon species in Michigan. Mass marking provides critical data as fisheries biologists assess the value of naturally reproduced versus stocked fish, as well

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Environmental Impact, Fishing

Friday, May 24, 2019

Have you ever wished for an extra hand on board when docking your boat? A thruster to navigate that tricky maneuver? A powerful searchlight in a black night on the sea? What about a low vision thermal camera to detect a person that fell overboard that same night? Or one to see an oncoming obstacle? Have you ever wished for a power

tags: Accessories, Electronics, Safety

Friday, May 24, 2019

Want to learn the basics of powerboating or brush up on your skills? The nonprofit BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water together with Fleet Boat Club offer a choice of two fun on-water boat training courses taught aboard single-engine powerboats: Intro to Boating and Women Making Waves, Saturday, June 8, at the

tags: Education, Lake Ontario, Women in Boating

Friday, May 24, 2019

Seakeeper, the leader in marine stabilization, announces that SeaHunter Boats will standardize the Seakeeper 2 on all new SeaHunter 31 and 33 models, making the largest standardization to date of Seakeeper’s smallest model. SeaHunter will also standardize Seakeeper on new 35, 39 and 45 models. “Seakeeper is becoming a

tags: Company Expansions, Electronics, Stabilization

Friday, May 24, 2019

Women, men and teens are invited to a non intimidating LLGF Fishing Screamin’ Reels tournament with education June 21-23 in Islamorada, FL. Hosted by the nonprofit Ladies Let’s Go Fishing Foundation, the tournament kicks off on Friday with a class on offshore fishing and conservation conducted by Capt. Skip Bradeen, plus

tags: Beyond the Lakes, Event, Fishing, South Coast, Women in Boating

Thursday, May 23, 2019

The boating season is around the corner after a long, hard winter. I know most of us can’t wait to get back on the water; but let’s make sure you and everyone you encounter on the water are safe. 81% of boating fatalities in 2017 involved boat operators that had NOT taken a basic boat safety course. Let that sink in

by: Jordan Balbresky

tags: Boating 101, Education

Thursday, May 23, 2019

The United States Power Squadrons® (USPS) continues the debut of its third season of safe-boating videos on America’s Boating Channel™ with “SAFETY TIPS FOR PADDLE SPORTS,” which can be found online at americasboatingchannel.com and as a free mobile app available at Apple’s App Store and Google Play.

tags: Canoes & Kayaks, Paddleboards, Safety, Water Toys

Thursday, May 23, 2019

With the amount of rainfall that Ohio has received this spring, the Lake Erie water levels continue to rise. Lake Erie water levels are currently at near record highs, will remain high and are anticipated to peak in the month of June. Lake levels will then begin to subside due to a normal seasonal decline. All of the Great Lakes are

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Lake Erie

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

No matter the climate or your boating location, paying attention to your boat’s fuel system can pay off big – especially if you consider that a faulty fuel system can leave you stranded offshore! Continued pressure from the federal government to increase the amount of alcohol in fuels has brought serious concerns and

by: John Tiger

tags: Do It Yourself (DIY), Service & Repair

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