Originally Posted by Ice
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.