Boating information for the Detroit River, Lake Erie, Saginaw Bay or your favorite local lake. Check wave and wind forecasts, view satellite images, buy a fishing license, file a float plan, and see real time conditions on the lake you plan to fish.
Boat safety is something you plan for before heading out on the water. There is no worse feeling than running into problems and not being prepared to deal with them. Use the information below to learn about boating laws, get your equipment in order, and prepared for the unexpected. The most basic elements of boat safety are free or relatively inexpensive. Here are some basic safety items but there are lots more details, videos, and articles available throughout our website.
Fishing licenses and regulations for Michigan, Ohio, New York and other states are easy to get online. Most states let you start fishing immediately. You may need your driver license number, credit card, and social security number depending on the state or province. Did you know that non-resident kids under 16 can keep their own limit of fish in Ohio without purchasing a license?
DNR fishing regulation website links by state. Printable PDF guides and downloadable information are available from most states.
You are required to have an Ontario fishing license if you plan to fish Canadian waters of the Detroit River, Lake Erie, or Lake St. Clair. Here are the purchase options available to get your license.
Ontario Fishing License Online - Non-residents are now allowed to purchase their fishing license online. Learn about purchasing your non-resident license online from the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources.
Canadian Outdoors Card - An Outdoors Card is a plastic, wallet-sized identification card issued by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry that allows you to hunt or fish. You are required to carry this card with you at all times while hunting or fishing.
Keep accurate records of every fish you catch - see patterns and repeat a successful program. We have two log sheets that will help you.