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    Default Lake Michigan - 4th of July

    Took these pics late this afternoon. Given that Lake Michigan is known for being as unforgiving as an ocean, want you to see it also has a gentle side during summer months when the wind is out of the south/southwest. The water lays down flat and is fantastic for boating of all sorts. You can truly head in one direction for mile after mile with great wake/surf/ski/foot water. Water is clean and clear, but cold - so bring a wet suit. It warms up by end of July. These were taken at the Highland Park boat launch, about five miles south of Great Lakes Naval Training Center. We stayed close to home today for the 4th of July parade and cup of coffee w/ good book at Starbucks. Maybe get out on the water next weekend. Cheers!
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    That's my home lake. Never a problem with wakes or crowds. We were at the southern tip Portage Indiana.

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    absolutely beautiful- although I'd be tempted to put some downriggers on that supra and catch some salmon
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    Used to Jet Ski right around Navy Pier when we lived there....Good Times.
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    I went to chicago about two years ago in august and we went out on navy pier and that water looked as rough as the water 100 miles out here in the gulf.
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    It really does depend on the wind direction. Headed back in Sept. First trip back in over 5 years.
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    We used to ride our waverunners/jetskis/seadoos at Lake Street beach in Gary/Portage...best place to ride in my opinion. Can have days like glass, and days with huge swells with north/northeast winds. Most days were chop and weren't to conducive to skiing, wake boarding, etc., but great shoreline south of there, made for some great rides.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kaneboats View Post
    It really does depend on the wind direction. Headed back in Sept. First trip back in over 5 years.
    Kane - Dates are in my calendar. Hoping to meet up with you on the 26th. Will reach out to you with a PM as the date draws closer. Day 2 of yor trip I will be on a flight headed out of town. - Deerfield
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    If you're working downtown I'd love to grab a beef with you at lunchtime. It's definitely something high on my to do list.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Suprahunter View Post
    That's my home lake. Never a problem with wakes or crowds. We were at the southern tip Portage Indiana.
    Supra - I sure hope you and your wife are settle in, enjoying the hospitality of the south, and making the most of boating in a climate with a longer season. Please tell her I said hello. Thanks. - Deerfield
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