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Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Lake Superior In the upper peninsula, Keweenaw Bay and Munising Bay offer great opportunities for whitefish, salmon, and lake trout during the early winter months. Lake Michigan Most fishing opportunity is along the shore on piers, break walls, and along the beach where steelhead and coho salmon can be found. If ice conditions

tags: Fishing, Great Lakes

Monday, December 30, 2019

As any sailor knows, some of the best times we have are when we gather with other cruisers and it's time to, as they say in Hawaii, "talk story." It usually starts very innocently, with a, "Ya know, I was off the coast of Malibu when..." and the first story rolls out. Most sailors will listen attentively, but in their mind they are

by: Bob Bitchin

tags: Lifestyle, Sailing

Friday, December 27, 2019

There are two kinds of people living in the Great Lakes region: those who complain about winter and those who find recreation in it. Ice boaters fit the latter type — each fall, hoping for a nice, long, frozen winter ahead, so that they can enjoy zooming along lake ice in their boats-on-blades as much as possible.

by: Melissa Walsh

tags: Sailing, Education, Racing

Thursday, December 26, 2019

While many anglers have certain species they typically look for, or fishing spots they like to frequent, it’s important to recognize that the Great Lakes region provides a wide variety of fishing opportunities, year round. From boat fishing to shore fishing to ice fishing, being open-minded about the abundant fishing related

by: Chad Lapa

tags: Fishing, Great Lakes

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

The recreational boating industry in Michigan, like many industries, is in need of qualified workers. Dealers and marinas are in urgent need of marine technicians, yard workers, salespeople, and marketing positions, among others. The Michigan Boating Industries Association (MBIA), with our partners, are in the process of creating

tags: Education, Job Opportunites

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

It would take one person watching for 82 years to view what is uploaded every hour to YouTube. That volume of videos also means recreational boaters consistently have a trove of how-to, consumer and practical help easily viewed at any hour of the day. What did boaters watch this year? Boat Owners Association of The United States

by: Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS)

tags: Boating 101, Education

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

The Coast Guard Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to the education and wellness of all Coast Guard members and their families, recently announced that it awarded 128 scholarships in 2019, totaling $354,000 in support. In the 29 years of the program, the Coast Guard Foundation has paid out more than $5.4 million to more

tags: Education, Job Opportunites

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Parks and Watercraft will offer $500,000 in grants to improve boating access for hand-powered watercraft at public facilities across the state. Applicants may request up to $75,000 for a single project during the grant period. “Ohio has experienced extraordinary

by: Tim Petrides

tags: Canoes & Kayaks, Inland Boating, Lake Erie, Water Toys

Monday, December 23, 2019

We all dream of the perfect boat and propeller combination. It would make our boats jump out of the water with ease, speed across the lake faster than anyone else, and our fuel gauges would always read full! Unfortunately, the realities of physics gets involved. We could consider having a couple of different propellers that have

by: Professionals of Henry H. Smith Co.

tags: Propellers, Service & Repair

Monday, December 23, 2019

Funding Available for Projects that Support Protection and Restoration of Great Lakes Applications Due by Jan. 24, 2020 The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and the Great Lakes Research Consortium recently announced $125,000 in grants to support Great Lakes projects. The 2020 Great Lakes Research

by: Great Lakes Research Consortium

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Environmental Impact, Great Lakes, Lake Ontario