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Boating comes in many forms, from sleek runabouts and sailboats to the latest trends— kayaking and paddle boarding. Whichever way you enjoy the lake life, you’ll find Lake County Illinois your boating dream come true. Embark and enjoy! Boat​ingLake​Coun​ty​.com is here to be your planning resource.


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Late-Season Lake County Boating: Wow!

The days are temperate. The summer throngs have thinned. Even Lake County’s most popular lakes are quieter and less crowded. Don’t miss out on the unique joys of autumn boating in Lake County. There are plenty of ways to relax and great fishing. The fish are fattening up for winter and ready to strike at your lures. Combine your late-season boat excursions with a stop at one of Lake County’s fabulous waterside restaurants. Just cruise…

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Trout Season Begins October 19!

Whether you tie your own fishing flies or are looking for something special to share with your kids, you’ll be happy to know that the 2019 Illinois Fall Trout Fishing Season opens Saturday, October 19. Cast your line for rainbow trout (maximum five trout per day) at two Lake County locations:…

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Five Ways to Get Through a Boat-less Winter.

When your boat is stored away for the next six months, you may start to experience the pangs of “boating withdrawal.” Here are a few suggestions to keep that boating spirit alive while you’re on “shore leave.” 1. Practice your navigation and docking skills on your smartphone.The BoatMaster app accurately simulates maneuvering and docking motorboats, sailboats and houseboats under different wind and current conditions. It’s a free download from the Apple App Store and Google…

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