Noffsinger, who has guided on Grand Traverse Bay
since 2004, has seen recent downturns in smallmouth bass size and numbers that he attributes to increased fishing pressure and high harvest, particularly during the spawn.
In 2010, Gallagher and his wife, McKenzie, purchased some of his family's property at the highest point in Leelanau County--located between Grand Traverse Bay
and Lake Michigan--and began replacing retired cherry trees with grapes.
I had just taken the wheel of my buddy's boat while trolling Lake Michigan's West Grand Traverse Bay
; we were about 12 miles from port and there was nowhere to go except directly into the storm.
The company said that, as a result of the expansion, the following cities, towns and points of interest, as well as the Grand Traverse Bay
area, are now equipped with Verizon Wireless' high-speed wireless network: Alanson, Alden, Bay Shore, Bay View, Benzonia, Beulah, Boon, Brutus, Cadillac, Carp Lake, Charlevoix, Conway, Copemish, Eastlake, Eastport, Elberta, Elk Rapids, Filer City and Frankfort.
The National Cherry Festival features more than 150 events, with most held in the Festival Open Space on Front Street overlooking beautiful West Grand Traverse Bay
. From this park, you will find yourself pondering not what to tackle next but rather how to get a taste of everything in seemingly so little time.
I slid into the perforated-leather sport seat, programmed the navigation system for the resort and headed north for the four-and-a-half hour trip to the beautiful Grand Traverse Bay
In April, the Northwestern Michigan College opened its Great Lakes campus on the shores of West Grand Traverse Bay
, which includes the new Great Lakes Professional Development Center with meeting and exhibition areas.
The center, located on the tip of the Leelanau Peninsula overlooking the Grand Traverse Bay
, offers recreational and corporate retreats all year-round.
In Lake Michigan's Grand Traverse Bay
, Magnuson says, whitefish have had poor hatching success in years when there is relatively little ice cover.
LAST OCTOBER, dazzling multicolored lights lit up Michigan's West Grand Traverse Bay
. First signs of an alien invasion?
But perhaps she did not really lay aside the record of these early dreams and the memories of childhood days in Michigan with the clear summer light of Grand Traverse Bay
; she simply reinforced and enlarged them.