Happy NEW YEAR from Land of Lakes Association!!
Everyone at Land of Lakes Association would like to wish our lake community friends a healthy, happy, and prosperous new year! During 2018, we enjoyed many great outings with our members, but our most attended event of the year was our July Association meeting, when we had a special guest from the Kent County Sheriff Marine Division.
It was a “question and answer” format with many neighbors bringing up questions and concerns over boat traffic and boating regulations. Here are a
few of the highlights that were discussed:
Michigan law requires all children under 6 years of age to wear a USCG –approved Type I or II PFD when riding on the open deck of any vessel while underway. Type 1 or II PFD, one that flips them over (swimmies are not acceptable for under 6 years old.
Those at least 16 years of age and born after December 31, 1978, may operate a Personal Watercraft (PWC) legally only if they have obtained a boating safety certificate.
Those 14 and 15 years of age may operate a PWC legally only if they have obtained a boating safety certificate and accompanied on board by parent or legal guardian.
Kayak & Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) must have life jacket on vessel.
Cannot sit on front of pontoon boat while under way.
Boats bigger than 16 ft. must have throwable PFD.
Children must ride behind parent on PWC.
2-person PWC cannot tow anyone.
“Slow, No Wake Speed” means the slowest speed at which it is still possible to maintain steering and which does not create a wake.
The vessel or persons being towed must not be within 100 feet of shoreline, any moored or anchored vessel, a dock or raft, any marked swimming area or person(s) in the water. Will cite if caught. Boats are liable, if damage caused.
DNR Lincoln Lake Fish Survey
A spring survey of the fish population in Lincoln Lake was performed April 14-23, 2014. During this survey, walleyes and northern pike were marked with dorsal fin clips to be used for aging, as well as to track their population in Lincoln Lake. Another survey will be conducted during the winter 2014-15. (Click here to view the survey analysis)
New Fishing Licenses are required Beginning April 1
Discounts are available for Michigan resident seniors and youths, while Michigan active military and 100% disabled veterans are eligible for free licenses. A new pricing structure has been established for ORV riders/operators. Online purchases are made easier and more accessible with the ability to make selections and purchases on your mobile device such as a smartphone or tablet.
If you would like to receive the DNR bulletin full of important updates and information please email your request to: DNR-Bulletins@michigan.gov
Thursdays 10am - 4pm
April - October
303 N. "C" Street
Trufant, MI 49347
14960 Meddler Ave
Gowen MI 49326
14680 Lincoln Lake Ave.
Gowen, MI 49326
Phone (616) 984-5108
Thank you for your generous donations to the 2018 LOLA Fishing Derby!
12091 18 Mile Rd.
Gowen, MI 49326
Thank you for your generous donation to the 2018 LOLA Fishing Derby!
519 Ensley Street
Howard City, MI 49329