Green Bay's bay, rivers, and city life

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The sunset over Green Bay's bay.
Though Green Bay is mostly famous for our professional football team and the winters, there is actually water all around us.  Strategically located where the peninsula and main mass of land connect, we are fortunate enough to have our large Bay and several rivers to play on.

While our waterfront development is slooooooooow, don't let that fool you! A huge segment of the population here owns a boat and keeps the 45+ boat launches full from spring to late fall.  It is shocking how it has taken so long for services to become available to the average boat owner here, but now that business is starting to flourish.  There are a few boat storage facilities throughout the city and North of it for those who would rather not winterize their boats themselves.
As our land ebbs out to the bay the lines between the two blur into wetlands.
Boats in these gigantic warehouses are stacked (carefully) like cordwood.

In addition to leisure boats, pontoons, speedboats, waterskiiers and such, a massive amount of recreational sports fisherman live in the area and/or travel here for some of the best fresh-water fishing in the country.  Cabela's has a national tournament here in June that draws from nine surrounding states.  Walleye, Pike, and Sturgeon are plentiful here and when they are in season you can see thousands upon thoughsands of fishing boats on the water just above the dam in DePere.  It is a spectacular amount of fisherman!  Of course, the downside, our Fox River (where the tournaments are usually held part of the time) is polluted from the papermill waste deposits back in the 1970's so are fish are only catch and release in this area.  If you head to the other side of peninsula to the Lake Michigan side, a variety of trout and King Salmon are found here and these waters are clean and contamination free.  Our river is in the process of a multi-billion dollar cleanup of removing the PCB's, which is projected to take at least five years.
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The sunset over Green Bays bay.
The sunset over Green Bay's bay.
As our land ebbs out to the bay th…
As our land ebbs out to the bay t…
Though we are surrounded by water …
Though we are surrounded by water…
Two leisure watercraft passing in …
Two leisure watercraft passing in…
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