Local boating safety open houses have been canceled this weekend because of Michigan’s Stay Home order, but it’s not the time to put boat safety practices on the shelf.
OTTAWA COUNTY – Three Holland-area men who say they just want to take their kids fishing have sued Gov. Gretchen Whitmer over her stay-at-home order that bans use of motorboats.
Lakeview Marine & Tackle is temporarily closed, but the Grand Haven bait shop’s owner said he remains in contact with customers who are unhappy about boating restrictions enacted late last week due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Michigan Department of Natural Resources conservation officers issued five citations over the weekend to boaters in violation of the governor’s stay-home order, but none of them involved the use of a motorized boat, according to the department.
Some of the biggest salmon ever are being caught in Lake Michigan this summer, and charter fishing captain Brian Butts said it’s due to a more balanced predator and prey relationship in the big lake.
Sailing the Great Lakes is a “bucket list” trip for John Lecznar, but he says his main goal is to raise awareness for the research of his nephew’s disease.
Although Andrea Barber’s Team In-U-Endo took fourth place in the Ladies and Kids portion of this weekend’s Offshore Challenge salmon tournament, the generational love for fishing that comes with the family is unbeaten.
A West Michigan family took delivery of their Italian-built yacht in April, and the large blue vessel has caused a lot of second looks and inquiries since arriving in Grand Haven almost two weeks ago.
The Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office says it will continue heightened patrols and enforcement aimed at identifying intoxicated boating for the Fourth of July holiday, following a weekend worth of such efforts for Operation Dry Water.
One-hundred and thirty-seven boats crossed the starting line in Milwaukee, Wis. for the 80th annual Queen’s Cup Regatta, but only 111 boats finished at the Grand Haven municipal marina Saturday morning.
Four young men who met while working as kayak guides in the Upper Peninsula plan to paddle around Lake Superior this summer to bring awareness and work for the protection of the Great Lakes.
Gloomy skies accompanied the annual powerboat rally, Rock the Coast Saturday morning, but the rumble of engines could be heard throughout the area as more than 100 go fast boats paraded out the Grand Haven channel.
Grand Haven City Council had a chance to listen in on the discussions surrounding the controversial move to begin charging boaters to moor along the city’s seawall overnight.