I've never launched a boat on lake michigan. Any suggestions for putting a 15' Sylvan in the water and fishing for Smallmouth? North of the Ike would be best. Also, is it catch and release on bass in Lake Michigan? Thanks.
LT. diversey, no gate on the entrance, no chain on the ramp and i don't even think anyones there to collect the 15.00 launch fee. unless you have a beautiful light wind day...stay in the harbor. large and smallmouth are catch and release only. good fishin' dave h
you could be quite right! i didn't think of that when i posted. i'll call the park district on monday and verify. what i was thinking is, that, if no boats were in the harbor and there were no employee's around, you could probably do it. if it's illegal, i guess that wouldn't make it right. i'll think a little harder next time and like i said i'll find out from the park district, what the rules are. hey anonymous! get a username would you. you feel like some disembodied ghost in the machine, checking over the board. later. dave
There ARE designated boat fishing area's in ALL of Chicago's Harbors (a direct result of the 2000 BassMasters Classic) The problem is that many park employee's/security dont know about them or where they are located, you can get a map showing those area's from the Park Dist. keep it in your boat with you, if they give you trouble politely ask for they're name & who they work for & then leave, you can then make a phone call to let P.D. know about the "Misunderstanding" & request they let that person know where you can legally fish in the harbors, personally speaking I try to avoid fishing the harbors when I can, plenty of other better water to fish most times of year!
thanks bob, i did call the park district and of course you were correct (gandolf) the # to call is 312-747-0737 and they will mail out a copy. i think if asked to leave by uninformed employee's you should hold up the map and say "DIP-LOW-MA-TIC IM-MUN-ITY!" later