Great Lakes Angler Blog

Merc offers 5-year warranty

Monday, July 27, 2015

FOND DU LAC, WI– Mercury Marine has announced that, for the first time, 2016 model year boats powered by Mercury gas sterndrive and inboard engines will come with a comprehensive Five Year Engine Package Limited Warranty during the “Power of Protection” sale event.   Read Full Story

New Quick Cleat Kayak Cleat Makes Tie-Off a Cinch

Friday, July 24, 2015

The new Quick Cleat Kayak Cleat is the fast, easy way to secure solid, braided ¼- to 3/16-inch lines on a kayak deck or canoe gunnel, without knots. The unique, durable, low-profile, easy to install design quickly secures a line in seconds. Just drop a line into the rope slot. Optional threaded tabs are available to install on track rails without drilling holes.  Read Full Story

Combat vets paddle Mississippi in Old Town NEXTs

Thursday, July 23, 2015

From July 20 to November 22, 2015, four combat veterans will paddle the entire length of the Mississippi River from Lake Itasca, MN to the Gulf of Mexico. Each will be aboard an Old Town NEXT for the 2,320-mile trip. Old Town dedicated the watercraft to WARRIOR HIKE after learning that the organization was expanding to include paddling expeditions as well as hiking excursions for veterans, and was evolving their mission to become “WARRIOR EXPEDITIONS.”  Read Full Story

Start a PFD Loaner Service

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

ANNAPOLIS, MD – Interested in establishing a life jacket loaner program in your local boating community but don’t know where to start? Does your club or business currently offer a life jacket loaner program but want to promote it more effectively with high quality materials? With a range of new free and low-cost materials available, the BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water can help you get a Life Jacket Loaner program off the ground or promote an existing loaner site.  Read Full Story

A look at KastKing winning Rack em Up rod rack

Monday, July 20, 2015

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