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Old 02-06-2012, 05:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Okay, serious question here. I don't mind going through inspection, but the fact that some places are restricting the access by hours and others have the audacity to make you wait 14 days to launch after you get a seal is just bull$hit to me.

I think it's time to take our waters back. What do you have to say on the matter?


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Old 02-06-2012, 05:06 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 02-06-2012, 05:08 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Welcome to the life as a real boat owner in Colorado!!!
Face it...it's abide by the rules or have Denver and Aurora shut down all their water to us boaters!!!
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I got your back Slimberto, give me a second to sharpen my pitch fork and get my torch lit.....it's ON!

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Welcome to the life as a real boat owner in Colorado!!!
Face it...it's abide by the rules or have Denver and Aurora shut down all their water to us boaters!!!
What she said^. Simmer down my friend, you'll get that new boat skimming across the water in no time. BY the way, wanna race for pinks ?
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Old 02-06-2012, 05:15 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Still 0 zebra mussels found in Colorado to date. What they've seen under a microscope in a lab isn't quite the same...
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Old 02-06-2012, 05:30 PM   #6 (permalink)
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our inspections are EZ compared to some
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Old 02-06-2012, 08:00 PM   #7 (permalink)
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You need another option to your poll. I think we should have inspections, but the way they are currently conducted is inefficient to say the least. There are a lot of better ways to conduct the inspections that would be equally as effective, cost less, and maintain year round boating options, but the DOW, or State Parks, or whatever they are called now isn't interested.
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You need another option to your poll. I think we should have inspections, but the way they are currently conducted is inefficient to say the least. There are a lot of better ways to conduct the inspections that would be equally as effective, cost less, and maintain year round boating options, but the DOW, or State Parks, or whatever they are called now isn't interested.
This is exactly how I feel. Couldn't put it better.

I feel you on the 14 day quarantine bs. You pretty much have to have a dedicated boat for those lakes.
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Old 02-06-2012, 09:52 PM   #9 (permalink)
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What if the state offered a class that would give you a certification to inspect your own boat. They could charge a $ amount for the class and educate boat owners. In return you would be allowed to launch you boat when the inspectors are not working. It sounds like a win/win for the state and avid anglers. The state makes more money off us and we can still fish when we want.
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Old 02-06-2012, 11:30 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I used to say "most places don't give an ish about zebra mussels and accepted the fact that they are here"... but then I started reading other messageboards from other states about the issue and other states are starting to take a cue from CO and inspecting and or providing hot pressured waterguns to hose your boat off with, because the ZM's are really effing things up.  the arkansas river below keystone has lots of them on the rocks, makes for some nasty wading if you are barefoot....
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