White Lake is only about 20 miles from Muskegon Lake, but it provides a sharp contrast in shoreline views. As opposed to the industrial sites around Muskegon, White Lake has long been a popular summer vacation spot and is surrounded by lakefront homes. There's plenty of docks to fish.
Chicago is only a four-hour drive away, so this area is popular with Chicagoans.
White Lake is about half the size of Muskegon, somewhere around 2,100 acres. It's approximately 7 miles long and a mile wide.
In the photo above, you can see the inlet to Lake Michigan, just above the trolling motor on Mike Ebach's boat. Ebach is Hank Cherry's marshal today. Since Cherry has a cameraman in his boat, Ebach is following them.