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I’ve never fished Chatfield. We go north, to Boyd and Horsetooth. Do water fleas transfer on boats or trailers?
 

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Chatty has water fleas
Water fleas (Spiny) or gill lice? Two different critters. Eleven mile has gill lice, so I expect the down stream reservoirs would as well. Spiny Water fleas gather on your line and are not eaten by game fish, the water fleas eat zooplankton - the food for baby game fish and minnows, shad etc.
 

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Water fleas (Spiny) or gill lice? Two different critters. Eleven mile has gill lice, so I expect the down stream reservoirs would as well. Spiny Water fleas gather on your line and are not eaten by game fish, the water fleas eat zooplankton - the food for baby game fish and minnows, shad etc.
*not gill lice, water fleas
 

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Back to Rob's original post, spiny water fleas are not the same as or related to gill lice. As Grababrewski's link points out spiny and fish hook water fleas have not been found in Colorado - yet.
 
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