Get Hooked on Clean Boating

Boaters can help reduce the spread of aquatic invasive species by undertaking these easy clean boating practices:

Remove all aquatic plants, mud and animals from your boat and equipment, including propeller, anchor, trailer and any other place they may be.

Drain all the water from your boat, motor, bilge, live wells and bait wells.

Dispose of any leftover bait in the trash, not in the water.  Never release any bait, fish, animals or plants into a body of water unless they came out of that body of water.

Rinse your boat and all fishing equipment with hot water (at least 104 degrees) OR thoroughly dry your boat and all fishing equipment and leave them in the sun for five days.

Invasive species you’ll help reduce by using clean boating practices:

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Quagga mussels

Eurasian Water Milfoil

Purple Loosestrife

Round Goby.

Eurasian Ruffe

Rusty Crayfish

Spiny Water Flea

Fishhook Water Flea

Sea Lamprey

 

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