Here at Captain Rod’s Boat Lift and Pier Services, we believe there are two seasons – boating season and countdown to boating season. Guess which one we look forward to?

Well it’s that time of year again. You’ve made it through a long Winter, patiently waiting for the snow to melt and the temperatures to rise. Now that Spring has come it’s time to gather the friends and family to enjoy the fun and relaxation of boating on the steady tides of the best Illinois and Wisconsin lakes and rivers.

There’s nothing better than enjoying a warm sunny day on the water. And whether you’re a seasoned skipper or thinking of buying your first boat, it’s worth taking the time to explore the great lakes of Illinois and Wisconsin to find the best spots to fish, relax or party on the water.

While you’re fixing, refurbishing, cleaning or prepping your boat, let us help you discover some of the best Midwest Lakes and Rivers to navigate and also provide you with some fun ideas to enjoy this boating season.

Planning Your AdventureBoat Lift for Summer by Captain Rod's Boat Lift and Pier Services

Before you set sail, consider spending some time preparing and finding areas you’ll want to explore. One of the easiest ways to do this is to check out the website www.lake-link.com. This site offers a guide to all of the lakes in Wisconsin and Illinois (plus many other states in the Midwest). This is a simplified, user friendly site that allows you to click on a county in either state to see which lakes and rivers run through it.

Lake Link has a search engine on the main page where you can find lakes by name, county, fish species, acreage or ratings. The site also offers quick links to the Top 20 Viewed Lakes and Top 20 Rated Lakes, a good way to expedite your search by choosing areas that other people recommend.

But if you’re the type that likes to “wing it” then why not let the wind and tide set your course through the pristine lakes and rivers, in time you’ll be sure to find your own favorite spots.

Fun on the Lake

Captain Rod’s Boat Lift and Pier Services is located in McHenry IL. Although we serve customers from all over the state, we have a lot of boat owners asking us about our local Fox River. So let’s take a glimpse at everything the Fox River has to offer.

A great source for information about the Fox Lake, including highly rated restaurant, bars and some of the best hot spots, is the website www.funonthefox.com. This site provides information and links for events, restaurant, bars, photo galleries, message boards, and general information about upcoming events on and along the lake. So whether you’re looking for places to explore, restaurants to grab lunch, bars to enjoy a drink, or events to entertain friends and family, then be sure to browse the website to plan your next adventure on the water.

And again if it’s not your style to plan your day on the Fox Lake, then we encourage you to set sail to find your own gems on the water.

If you’d like to share your experiences, or if you have questions or comments about our services, please feel free to email, call or drop by to speak with someone of our knowledgeable and friendly staff.