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Wednesday, March 18, 2020

The salmon and trout fisheries we Great Lakes anglers enjoy are the result of an ongoing effort by fishery managers and continually shaped by a combination of political forces and those offered up by Mother Nature. We have it incredibly good in many areas, and not so much in others, but it changes constantly—if sometimes

tags: Environmental Impact, Fishing, Great Lakes

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Check out the fishing report for each of the five Great Lakes, plus a look at Lake St. Clair and the Niagara River. Make your March and April fishing plans today!

tags: Fishing, Great Lakes

Friday, February 7, 2020

Mercury Marine and its training division, Mercury University, recently announced a partnership with Great Lakes Boat Building School in Cedarville, Michigan, to offer students a 12‑month, 42‑credit‑hour Mercury Marine Maintenance Program beginning with the fall 2020 semester. Mercury and the school announced their

tags: Company Expansions, Education, Great Lakes, Job Opportunities, Service & Repair

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

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

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

Monday, October 7, 2019

NOAA will fund 12 new research projects around the country to better understand and predict harmful algal blooms (HABs) and improve our collective response to them. NOAA’s National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS) is allocating $10.2 million in FY 2019 to fund HAB research across the nation. Approximately $8.4 million

tags: Awards, Environmental Impact, Great Lakes, Law & Politics

Friday, September 20, 2019

At the Fort Lauderdale International boat show in 2013, I met a young boat building company out of Miami called Belzona Boats. I was shocked that a boat builder would have started to manufacture a whole new concept of boat so shortly after the recession, but, when I looked at the models in the water, I was floored by their innovation

by: Erik Kyle, Publisher, Great Lakes Scuttlebutt

tags: Company Expansions, Great Lakes, New Boat Models

Friday, September 13, 2019

Australian-crafted luxury motor yachts have made their way into the Great Lakes, and we’re more than okay with it. Despite being made with the oceans in mind, with its country of origin being surrounded by three of them, Maritimo’s line of motor yachts continues to adapt seamlessly to the unique ports and marinas of the

tags: Company Expansions, Great Lakes, New Boat Models

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

At this time of year, with summer winding down, many anglers are getting ready to put their boats away for the winter. As we pull our boats out of the water and get them ready for storage, it’s a great time to take a close look at what is on the boat and what you might need to buy, fix, or replace for the following year,

by: Chad Lapa

tags: Fishing, Great Lakes