It has certainly been a strange year for tournament fishing in west Michigan. I can't remember a summer where it seemed like there was a little break in the action, but this July was it. Great Lakes water levels are actually so high in places that launches are flooded and unusable. Such is the case with the Harbor Island boat launch in Grand Haven.
This has been a big deal in the tournament scene over here as the Grand is always a stop on the schedule. It's been fishing well with the high water too, I think the reduced pressure is helping a lot also. We already had one tournament altered for D&R because of it, it wasn't a big deal because it was just moved to White Lake. But who knew what was going to happen with the next one being scheduled on the Grand. I think everyone had a little hope that the water level would just go down because it's a river. But Harbor Island is so close to lake Michigan that it didn't matter how big of a drought we had, Lake Michigan levels were what was keeping that launch flooded. As with anytime a tournament organization has to make a tough call with cancelling an event there were some upset people.