Great Lakes Ice Coverage is Down

Lake Huron, January 13, 2023 PHOTO COURTESY OF NOAA COASTWATCH GREAT LAKES Mild temperatures this year have impacted ice coverage and thickness on all the Great Lakes, reports CBC, a trend that is consistent with years over the past decade. According to Jay Austin, who studies Lake Superior at the University of Minnesota Duluth’s Large […]

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Buffalo And Erie Poker Runs On The Comeback Trail

Neither the Buffalo Poker Run in Western New York nor the Erie Poker Run in Pennsylvania happened in 2022. At the heart of the cancelations were limited venue availability and skyrocketing lodging rates as summer travel surged in the post-pandemic year. Both events are coming back this year—the Erie Poker Run May 26-27 and the […]

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Is a Dual Console Really a Fishing Boat?

Dual console boats, like the Freedom 255 from Grady-White, are well-suited to both catching fish and family fun. Courtesy Grady-White I’ve talked to many hard core anglers who think anything other than a center console fishing boat is a glorified day boat. Creature comforts? Ha! Those are for the weak. Real fishermen can brave the […]

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Z-Man: Supertanker Smallmouths

Ladson, SC (December 19, 2022) – Luke Clausen has always known about the record-class smallmouth bass swimming within a few hours of his Spokane, Washington home. Not that the greater fishing community has for the past several decades paid much attention. Which is just fine with the longtime Z-Man pro, among the only anglers to […]

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Capable Cat

A one-eyed dog and its owners take on the American Great Loop aboard an Aquila 44. All photos courtesy of April and Larry Smith. Capable Cat Aquila 44 A liveaboard couple discovers that cruising the Great Loop is even more comfortable on a catamaran. For most of their adult lives, April and Larry Smith had […]

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Riverfront Renaissance

Photo by Toledo Aerial Media A boatload of attractions — including the nation’s largest mural — along the Maumee make Toledo a mighty fine Lake Erie destination. By Damaine Vonada Despite all the natural assets that Toledo, Ohio, enjoys because of its location at the place where the gaping mouth of the Maumee River empties […]

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November/December 2022 Issue

November/December 2022 Issue Riverfront Renaissance A boatload of attractions — including the nation’s largest mural — along the Maumee make Toledo a mighty fine Lake Erie destination. Also In This Issue… Boat Test: Stingray 211DC — Improving access. Boat Test: Sea Ray SLX 260 Outboard — A new design language. Holiday Gift Guide: Gadgets, gifts […]

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Seabin Devices Will Be Installed in Lake Erie

Keep Ohio Beautiful (KOB) has partnered with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), Ohio Sea Grant and the Ohio Clean Marinas & Clean Boaters Programs to provide Seabins — a network of automated litter and debris removal devices — across the Lake Erie region. The funding for installing and maintaining four Seabin devices came […]

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MLF Releases 2023 BLF Event Dates

TULSA, Okla. (September 21, 2022) – Major League Fishing announced today the schedule, rules, payouts and entry dates for the 2023 Phoenix Bass Fishing League Presented by T-H Marine, the only circuit offering weekend anglers the opportunity to advance to the prestigious All-American, Toyota Series Championship and new in 2023, REDCREST – the Bass Pro […]

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Visit Lake Champlain

Making a Connection Lake Champlain offers some of the best boating from New York to Vermont. Magic and mystery are daily elements of cruising Lake Champlain. Maybe it’s looking east spotting the Green Mountains of Vermont rimming the horizon and looking west to the Adirondack Mountains of New York standing at attention. Or could it […]

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Scot Siller Wire to Wire NPFL Win on Lake Erie

Story by Justin Brouillard | Photos by Tanner & Travis Lyons Starting off with 26-pounds on day one and adding 20-pounds, 15-ounces on day two, Scott Siller seals his first NPFL victory on Lake Erie presented by Fishermans Central with 19-pounds, 9-ounces on the final day and a total weight of 66-pounds, 9-ounces.  “I caught a lot of fish […]

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Lake Erie Foundation to Host Celebrate the Lake

PHOTO COURTESY OF LAKE ERIE FOUNDATION The Lake Erie Foundation is hosting its inaugural fundraiser, Celebrate the Lake, on August 26 from 4:30-7:30pm at the Catawba Island Club pavilion. Join fellow Lake Erie lovers for a fun night of conversation, relaxation and education! Mingle with fellow attendees while you enjoy delicious hors d’oeuvres and summer […]

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New Project Sets Out to Map Great Lakes

PHOTO COURTESY OF GREAT LAKES OBSERVING SYSTEM A Thunder Bay project on Lake Huron manned by NOAA scientists is just one in a series of projects whose goal is to map the bottom of all five Great Lakes. Named Lakebed 2030, the overall project is supported by a coalition of academic and government organizations in […]

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Who’s Ready To Go To Powerboat Heaven?

<!– In the News: Who’s Ready To Go To Powerboat Heaven? –> OK, so that headline might be a little misleading, as we’re not talking about venturing into the afterlife and potentially visiting with Don Aronow, Fabio Buzzi, Mike Fiore, Keith Holmes, Bob Morgan, Bob Nordskog or any other GOATs from the powerboat world. The […]

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