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Boats, Bottoms, Bellies and Props, First Fishing Trip Of The Season, At Lake Michigan's East Chicago Marina

Updated on February 27, 2014

A Slide Show Of Activity In The East Chicago Marina

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Warm Weather Frenzy Of Marina Activity

It won't be long until all these empty slips are full
It won't be long until all these empty slips are full
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Boating Season Is About To Begin

I made my first fishing trip of this year today. It was just too pretty to stay at home so I had to go fishing. The fish were not biting and in fact I did not see a single one. That was the scene in the marina where we went to fish. It was a different story out in deep water away from land.

The charter boats were out and I saw them return with some coho salmon as that is what people are fishing for in our area. The charters in this link work from our dock and have been very helpful in teaching us tricks and methods for catching the coho which are very good to eat. We will be after them as soon as we can get the boat in the slip. The fish are out in deeper water where the temperatures and food they need is plentiful. Lake Michigan has a huge fish population but they come in and move away from the shore according to temperature, wind and water flows. It won't be long until the fish are all over the place, and there is a variety of spicies to pursue. but today was not our lucky dayfor fishing. Just the same it was nice to be outside and on the dock.

I took my camera along to shoot some of the sights and scenes I enjoyed so that I could share them here on HubPages. There was a lot of work going on. The sounds of generators, buffers and gulls screaming, and the wind blowing is invigorating to anyone who enjoys the life of boating. We dock out of East Chicago Marina and this is also the home of the Indiana Yacht Club. There is a very large number of people who spend a good deal of their summer in this marina.The folks who return year after year to rent a boat slip are more like an extended family than friends. Here is a visual of what's cookin on the waters edge.

Wind Is One Way To Go But The Prop Is The More Reliable Force

Sailing is popular on the lake but because of the ever changing weather conditions it is very important to have a motor. The motor drives the prop and the prop pushes the boat through the water. I included this slide show to display the big variety of props for different kinds of vessels.

What Propels The Vessel, Props

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Click on red arrows below to view many kinds of boat props

Many Activities Take Place Here Throughout The Warm Weather Months

Boating is one activity that takes place on most bodies of water but this lake is so big that it hosts a wide variety of activities. The things that people do here can be quite interesting. One sport that most people would not think about is underwater spear fishing. Lake Michigan is large enough that the U.S. Military can use it as a training sight for the newest Navy recruits. There is a large military base called Great Lakes Naval Base located on this lake's shore. People practice and play at scuba diving too. There is so much to Lake Michigan it is no wonder it holds so much appeal.


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    • C.S.Alexis profile imageAUTHOR


      13 years ago from NW Indiana

      Yes our society takes more than they are willing to give back and it is very sad. People call me a tree hugger but they do not care to understand that we are ruining our environment and we have to start practicing and teaching how to care for Mother Earth.

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      Eileen Hughes 

      13 years ago from Northam Western Australia

      very interesting. I love fishing although it is being ruined by those taking everything out of our oceans. not giving the fish a chance to breed and grow up to bigger fish.


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