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Old 08-27-2019, 03:09 PM   #21
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Not this guy! She ain't getting me. I think.

My buddy sent me a picture form Trout Bay on Grand Island. It was of a wave rolling in on some rocky shore. Looked like maybe twenty feet across and three feet high. I was like, yeah? He said "see my zodiac tied up in a tree in the middle of the bay?". HOOOOOOLY Cow! That was a single wave about a 1/4 to 1/2 mile wide and thirty feet high. His 12 foot Zodiac was a tiny spec up in a huge tree that I thought was a fern or something. One of the craziest pictures I have ever seen. Trout Bay is fairly protected and on the east side of Grand Island. When those three day blows come in you are going nowhere.






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Makes me wonder why seat belts are never and option for a boat.
Yeah, twice I could have used a full shoulder rig when the waves were on my beam and I was too stubborn to tack into them.
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HOOOOOOLY Cow! That was a single wave about a 1/4 to 1/2 mile wide and thirty feet high. Trout Bay is fairly protected and on the east side of Grand Island. When those three day blows come in you are going nowhere.

Yeah, current and wind can stack things up there. Same thing at the tip of the Keweenaw which is why most folks go through Portage Entry.
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Greetings, and welcome to the forum. I'm currently sitting at Port Inland on the Lake Michigan side-a-da UP. Speaking of weather, this just rolled through a couple of hours ago:

Thankfully it was pretty anticlimactic. A few gusts to 45-50 and it was over by the time we really got ourselves sewn to the dock.

Fall can be tricky on these lakes. My advice is to not bother with the sustained wind forecasts. Look at what the gusts are supposed to be, add 50%, and that'll be your sustained wind speed.
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We have fished out of Fairport and Manistique when things got pretty ugly. None of the Great Lakes are a cakewalk. Thanks for posting the great pics, Wayfarer.
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Greetings, and welcome to the forum. I'm currently sitting at Port Inland on the Lake Michigan side-a-da UP.

Where are you taking the limestone to? Bill
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Just dropped it off in Holland
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