After hearing about all the tragedies this past weeks I emplore you to use EXTREME caution on the BIG LAKE! I have been fishing Michigian since the Sixties and believe me the Lake can turn in a minute,especially in spring and fall! I have seen kayaks past the green can in Milwaukee that's a mile and one half out! A NE wind shift can bring a 3 ft chop in minutes,and as you approach the gaps a backwash off the break wall can make it treacherous for ANY small craft! I was lucky enough to survive a few situations on the lake in a small boat young and dumb! Believe me 40 deg. Water is VERY Cold! Stay SAFE and always keep One eye on the weather! Grandad