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Old 10-09-2008, 09:48 AM   #1 (permalink)
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This probably is of interest to only a few of us...but FYI anyway:

While driving on So. Parker Rd., yesterday, I decided to visit Bingham Lake @ The Pinery (Douglas County).

To prevent the spread of zebra mussels, Bingham Lake is closed to all watercraft including non-motorized floattubes and pontoons.

Also, I have high praises for the inspection process at Aurora reservoir. The ranger thoroughly looked over my deflated pontoon, waders and wading boots, and asked for the names/locations of the last three stillwaters I had fished. The ranger was cordial and quick. Didn't fish though. Tooooo windy at 9 AM.

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I heard about that! Thanks for the heads up!
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Dirty scumbags. They should know mussels don't spread via float tubes. These lakes belong to us and this BS shouldn't be tolerated.
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Who are the Marxist nanny staters who "control" this lake?
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Dirty scumbags. They should know mussels don't spread via float tubes. These lakes belong to us and this BS shouldn't be tolerated.
It is possible for standing water to hold larve. If a float tube has any pockets or places for water to puddle and goes from say Tarryall to Aurora in a few days time it would be possible for a float tube or even a water cooler to transfer the little bastards.


Inspections don't work. Anyone who's been through a couple of them can clearly see that there is no way a quick walk around and a couple questions are going to stop the spread. In fact the DOW says they can spread through the cooling systems in boat motors. Obviously most people don't even know how or arn't able to drain their lower units every time they go to the lake.

In fact they can't even prove when a lake gets infested it came from a boat, they just assume. Most boats in Colorado are not in the water long enough for anything to attach.

After all of that I agree with most of what you said. I'm for education and figureing out what to do when they get here.
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Dirty scumbags. They should know mussels don't spread via float tubes. These lakes belong to us and this BS shouldn't be tolerated.
It is possible for standing water to hold larve. If a float tube has any pockets or places for water to puddle and goes from say Tarryall to Aurora in a few days time it would be possible for a float tube or even a water cooler to transfer the little bastards.


Inspections don't work. Anyone who's been through a couple of them can clearly see that there is no way a quick walk around and a couple questions are going to stop the spread. In fact the DOW says they can spread through the cooling systems in boat motors. Obviously most people don't even know how or arn't able to drain their lower units every time they go to the lake.

In fact they can't even prove when a lake gets infested it came from a boat, they just assume. Most boats in Colorado are not in the water long enough for anything to attach.

After all of that I agree with most of what you said. I'm for education and figureing out what to do when they get here.
That's why it's inevitable. They may as well give up and stop screwing up our recreation on lakes that belong to us. I would like to see some ACTUAL evidence they have harmed fisheries as well.
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What kid of "actual evidence" do you need to validate the problem?
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The world is falling apart... :P I blame Politics

To be serious about this, what is the main.. "relocater" or these mussels?
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The world is falling apart... :P I blame Politics

To be serious about this, what is the main.. "relocater" or these mussels?
the main relocator is boats, they stopped a cabin boat from putting in at pueblo. it had a growth of 1" of shells over the whole bottom. the owner said he would clean it when he pulled it out for the winter. it's idiots like that that move them around
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Oh my. That's crazy.
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