Speaking of Zebra Mussels, when I was clearing my boat Sunday night I found a couple that had made their way in. Check your boat thoroughly!! I didn't find any others but I had no clue how they got in there.
^^^^ They can survive 7 to 10 days out of the water - and yesterday was prime for their survival. They were on the milfoil, in the water in the livewells/pumps and possibly even stuck to one of your lures. Clean everything carefully, check your gear thoroughly!!!
What a mess.zebra mussels,a massive thick soupy mess of milfoil and God knows what else.the state needs to set up a wash station and have bio major students intern at the launches educating boaters, at least on weekends.they do it in ny,it seems to be suceeding.i have actually educated some of these interns from Paul Smith's school about removing trolling motor props at wash stations it is now sop.livewells,no brainer,bilges???soap hot water.some launches require proof such as a receipt from a car wash.they are getting hardcore upstate ny.maybe we should follow and expand.?