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#10844443 - 05/14/15 02:06 PM zebra mussels
Fishing Professor Offline
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okay now that they are releasing a bunch of water from Ray Roberts do I still have to dry my boat when I go there or are they using a special net to keep the zebra mussels from find to that lake now that the gates are opened


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#10844511 - 05/14/15 02:35 PM Re: zebra mussels [Re: Fishing Professor]
Jaydub Offline
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Registered: 02/20/02
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Loc: Lucas, TX
The answer is yes. In the event you go to another lake that is not downstream.

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#10845191 - 05/14/15 08:16 PM Re: zebra mussels [Re: Fishing Professor]
Woj Offline
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Registered: 01/12/08
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Has anyone here been fined yet for improper transport after loading? I saw a guy getting a ticket two weeks ago for not towel drying his live well.....

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#10847344 - 05/15/15 05:41 PM Re: zebra mussels [Re: Fishing Professor]
FishingGuy Offline
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Registered: 11/27/05
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Loc: Dallas
Originally Posted By: Fishing Professor
okay now that they are releasing a bunch of water from Ray Roberts do I still have to dry my boat when I go there or are they using a special net to keep the zebra mussels from find to that lake now that the gates are opened

Question, why would you not want to pull your plug at the ramp, and drain that nasty water out of your boat? You like burning fuel to haul around lake water? You like that nasty water sitting in your boat, maybe to breed mosquitoes? I'm sure there are many more reasons to drain your boat after every outing, the only reason for not doing it is laziness. How hard is it to pull the plug?

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#10847383 - 05/15/15 06:05 PM Re: zebra mussels [Re: Fishing Professor]
Fooshman Offline
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Registered: 02/18/05
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Loc: Black Dog, TX
Guy, how much water do you get in your boat?

I usually don't have any.
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#10847433 - 05/15/15 06:41 PM Re: zebra mussels [Re: Fooshman]
FishingGuy Offline
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Registered: 11/27/05
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Loc: Dallas
Originally Posted By: Fooshman
Guy, how much water do you get in your boat?

I usually don't have any.

Depends. I normally always have some to drain out, if I'm climbing in and out of the boat with my waders on it can be quite a bit, or if it is raining, or pulling the minnow bucket in and out a lot, etc... Duck hunting I get a ton of water in there. I'm pretty anal though about keeping my boat clean where my bilge pump is, I see it as an opportunity after every outing to drain my boat at the ramp, and clean mud out that settles in back there. I normally get home and hose it out more.

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#10848317 - 05/16/15 07:57 AM Re: zebra mussels [Re: Fishing Professor]
sandjohnny Offline
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I know RR is full of zebra mussels. Pick a rock up or look at the docks and both are covered.
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#10849547 - 05/16/15 08:26 PM Re: zebra mussels [Re: Fishing Professor]
Myers Offline
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Registered: 02/16/15
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Loc: Spring Texas
Its not the draining of the boat ,they want you to towel dry live well and hull and boat and....
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#10849841 - 05/16/15 10:28 PM Re: zebra mussels [Re: Fishing Professor]
Fooshman Offline
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Registered: 02/18/05
Posts: 1985
Loc: Black Dog, TX
Do they want you to crawl up under the boat and dry the bottom?
Sit there and wait for the carpet on the trailer to dry?
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#10849850 - 05/16/15 10:31 PM Re: zebra mussels [Re: Fishing Professor]
Dawson Hefner Offline
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That's how it reads
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#10849930 - 05/16/15 11:20 PM Re: zebra mussels [Re: Fishing Professor]
Tx Tree Grower Offline
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Registered: 09/17/08
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Loc: Palestine, TX
Because the 70 mph wind on the way home has no chance of drying the outside of the boat! What an incredibly stupid law.

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