yeah...it's terrible in port. stay the heck away. all yuppies giving dirty looks to fishermen as they walk their dogs. you won't find any quantitative data to support that as Port home prices per sq ft remain extremely low for its proximity to mke. my guess is they couldn't develop in other places without losing access to downtown and proximity to the lake, but i'm not a resident.
baitman closes in winter because he can't make $$$, yet Port stands to make more $$$ from selling their lots to residents and a year-round business but they should forgo that income because an extra 50 rigs for a few short months (if the fish show up) bring so much $$$ to the town.
you are your own worst enemy in the argument...as you admit the short season is not sustainable. i'd also be d4mn scared if i felt Port relied on fishing...if the winds don't blow like they did last year, we'll have another terrible year of fishing like we did the year prior. no one should be banking on the long term sustainability of salmon fishing in lake mich.
personally, i would love to see more access to the lake, more parking, less building (especially near the lake), but Port has routinely voted for the opposite. business and $$$ are what matters. build where you would like, to h3ll with regulations. force the dnr to sell land. let the uihlien's pay scott walker to allow them to physically change the chippewa flowage. then when it happens locally...it's a bunch of "yuppies" messing things up. mar a lago is what we voted for.