Walstrom Opens Traverse City Location

Walstrom Opens Traverse City Location

Walstrom Marine has announced the opening of a new location in Traverse City, Mich. The boat sales and service center in northern Michigan currently has locations in Harbor Springs, Bay Harbor and Cheboygan. “This has been a desire of Walstrom Marine for a long time,”...
NOAA 2017 Hurricane Predictions

NOAA 2017 Hurricane Predictions

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) says the Atlantic could see another above-normal hurricane season from June 1 to November 30 this year. Forecasters predict a 45-percent chance of an above-normal season, with a 70-percent likelihood of 11 to...
Best Places to Fish and Boat

Best Places to Fish and Boat

Country music star Luke Bryan likes J Percy Priest Reservoir in Tennessee, while fellow singer Justin Moore prefers De Gray Lake in Arkansas. Bob Jenson, TV host of “Fishing in the Midwest,” picks Clear Lake in Iowa. Columbia Sportswear athlete and professional angler...
TowBoatUS Starved Rock Opens

TowBoatUS Starved Rock Opens

Captain Gareth Stamm, who began operating TowBoatUS Joliet on the Illinois River last year, has extended his service westward, with the opening of TowBoatUS Starved Rock, an on-water towing and assistance service for recreational boaters. “This is an incredibly...
Coast Guard Releases New Safety Statistics

Coast Guard Releases New Safety Statistics

The Coast Guard’s 2016 Recreational Boating Statistics report shows that boating fatalities nationwide last year totaled the highest number on record in the last five years. From 2015 to 2016, deaths increased 12 percent from 626 to 701, injuries increased 11.1...
Bass Pro Shops Donates 40,000 Rods and Reels to Kids

Bass Pro Shops Donates 40,000 Rods and Reels to Kids

Conservationist and Bass Pro Shops founder Johnny Morris is challenging families to get off the couch and head outdoors to discover the fun of fishing this summer. Bass Pro Shops is donating 40,000 rods and reels to nonprofit organizations that help kids from all...