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"Best Boating Lakes in the USA (Part 1)," Captain Matt of Boater Secret Weapon discusses some of the best boating lakes in the United States. He mentions that this will be a multi-part series and asks viewers to comment on their favorite lakes.

The first lake that Captain Matt discusses is Lake Coeur d'Alene in Idaho. This lake is 25 miles long and a mile to three miles wide, with 109 miles of shoreline. It is an hour east of Spokane, Washington, and was carved by ice and floods 12,000 to 15,000 years ago. Lake Coeur d'Alene is a deep lake, with an average depth of 120 feet and a maximum depth of 220 feet. It offers gorgeous views of the surrounding mountains.

Next, Captain Matt moves on to Lake Tahoe in California. This lake is two hours northeast of Sacramento and is surrounded by national forests and mountains. The water is known for being some of the prettiest in the world, although it can be chilly. The lake is popular for scuba diving due to its clear water, but divers need to be aware of the impact of altitude on their bodies.

Smith Mountain Lake in Virginia is another lake that Captain Matt recommends. It is located just outside Roanoke and offers 500 miles of shoreline and over 20,000 acres of space. The lake is nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains and was even featured in the movie "What About Bob?" There are dozens of marinas and rental options available in the area.

Torch Lake in Michigan is a glacial lake located just 45 minutes northeast of Traverse City. It is 19 miles long and two miles wide, with an average depth of 111 feet and a maximum depth of 285 feet. The lake is situated next to Lake Michigan, and boaters can get to Lake Michigan by going through a couple of canals.

Lastly, Captain Matt talks about Lake Chelan in Washington. This lake is 50 miles long and has an average depth of 474 feet, making it one of the deepest lakes in the United States. It is located northeast of Seattle and is nestled in the mountains. The most popular marinas are on the southern end of the lake.

In conclusion, Captain Matt offers viewers a glimpse into some of the best boating lakes in the United States, from the clear waters of Lake Tahoe to the deep depths of Lake Chelan.