Lake Conditions

Salmon Unlimited WI Buoy  LINK  Location- 42

Please make note of this diagram. Please refrain from trolling/boating near the buoy, and DO NOT boat/fish between the spar buoys and the data buoy. 2024 bouy location

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In 2021 Salmon Unlimited Wisconsin secured the funding with some help from GLOS and club fund raising to purchase a weather data buoy. The buoy is located approximately 7 miles off the shore of Racine. It will collect and report wave height/direction, wind speed/direction, water temperatures from 3ft to 123 fow in 10ft increments and also underwater current speed/direction, making it the deepest temperature reporting buoy on Lake Michigan. This information will be FREE for the boating community to view. Please share this with anyone boating in the area so they can mark the location on their plotter. **NOTE this location is approximate and should not be used as sole method of navigation.

Sponsors and donations are needed to help us cover operating costs of this buoy. This buoy is also sized to add additional sensors to monitor other water parameters. We welcome other groups to help us utilize this buoy to its potential. Please reach out to RJ VanSwol ( for more information.

Please thank the following Buoy Sponsors for their generous donations. With their help we are able to continue operation of this precious program.

University of Wisconsin Milwaukee School of Freshwater Sciences

Great Lakes Observing System

Salmon A Rama



Other Helpful Links

UWM Freshwater Science Atwater 20m Buoy

Lake Michigan near shore forcast

Offshore South of Windpoint

Offshore North of Windpoint