Fishing Lake Michigan from a small boat or watercraft gives an angler the flexibility to fish water not normally accessible to the shore angler. Small boats can vary in size from 20 feet in length to as small as a 6 foot car top boat. Kayaks, inflatable boats, and other watercraft can be used in a variety of locations from harbors, marinas, tributary rivers, river mouths, small bays and other near shore areas. Power options for mobility of the watercraft can vary from self propelled man powered watercraft or paddling to outboard motors or electric trolling motors. Fishing methods used include many of the same methods used from shore (casting, float fishing, fly fishing, bait fishing) or a variety of trolling options.