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dogs will inspect boats for invasive species #13152048 05/12/19 09:19 PM
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This is a good idea, but I bet some anglers will gripe about it.

https://kfor.com/2019/05/11/3-special-inspectors-come-to-chickasaw-national-recreation-area/

Re: dogs will inspect boats for invasive species [Re: uncle_bagster] #13152096 05/12/19 10:39 PM
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We got sniffed at Amistad several months ago. Better have your plug out when you pull up to the ramp or you could be looking at a ticket.


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Re: dogs will inspect boats for invasive species [Re: uncle_bagster] #13152099 05/12/19 10:44 PM
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So do they also inspect the migratory birds, as well?

Re: dogs will inspect boats for invasive species [Re: uncle_bagster] #13152112 05/12/19 11:02 PM
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And they work for free!!!

Re: dogs will inspect boats for invasive species [Re: uncle_bagster] #13152291 05/13/19 03:24 AM
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unless they train them to shoot waterfowl that transfer things in the water it is a waste of time.

Re: dogs will inspect boats for invasive species [Re: uncle_bagster] #13152312 05/13/19 04:03 AM
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Might be a waste of time, but they are doing it. They dont seem too concerned with wildlife spreading them.

Re: dogs will inspect boats for invasive species [Re: uncle_bagster] #13152553 05/13/19 02:34 PM
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Sniff a water pipeline like from L Stillhouse to L Georgetown.

I dare 'em.


Re: dogs will inspect boats for invasive species [Re: uncle_bagster] #13152562 05/13/19 02:38 PM
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So Draining boats is imperative to stop invasive species like Zebra Mussels? How many hundreds of thousands of gallons of water are being released through the dams of infected lakes? Yeah that couple of gallons from boat is gonna make a huge difference. Another way to collect revenue and a get a atta boy clap on the back for doing nothing

Re: dogs will inspect boats for invasive species [Re: uncle_bagster] #13152738 05/13/19 04:43 PM
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This is hilarious, they got this idiocy from Cali, like was said birds will tranfer them regardless.

Re: dogs will inspect boats for invasive species [Re: Topwater2] #13152809 05/13/19 05:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Topwater2
We got sniffed at Amistad several months ago. Better have your plug out when you pull up to the ramp or you could be looking at a ticket.


Every time I go to Amistad that pooch is waiting at the ramp for me.

Re: dogs will inspect boats for invasive species [Re: ssmith] #13154761 05/15/19 04:02 AM
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Yep

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Yep. If they were truly concerned, theyd have a hose ready to go, to rinse the boat when departing.

Re: dogs will inspect boats for invasive species [Re: uncle_bagster] #13155042 05/15/19 02:41 PM
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Makes you wonder how they survive in the Trinity River from Ft Worth to Liberty Texas too. And in the other lakes below.

Infested Lakes - Fifteen Texas lakes in five river basins can be classified as fully infested with zebra mussels, meaning the water body has an established, reproducing population: Austin, Belton, Bridgeport, Canyon, Dean Gilbert (a 45-acre Community Fishing Lake in Sherman), Eagle Mountain, Georgetown, Lady Bird, Lewisville, Livingston, Randell (local Denison access only), Ray Roberts, Stillhouse Hollow, Texoma, and Travis.
There are also lakes that are "positive" and there are lakes that are "suspect" and lakes that are "inconclusive".

State regulations require draining of water from boats and onboard receptacles when leaving or approaching public fresh waters.
From the TPW website: Zebra mussels start as microscopic larvae and grow to only 1.5 inches long. They can spread across Texas by hitching a ride on your boat, trailer or gear. Do your part to protect Texas lakes. Always clean, drain and dry your boat. It's the law -- fines up to $500.

Yet the CWA/Corp of Engineers/City of Houston are allowed to introduce them into Lake Houston.
The Luce Bayou Project will bring the Trinity River into Lake Houston in December of this year. Along with the Zebra mussels, they will also be bringing in Dioxins and PCB's from the Trinity River.


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Re: dogs will inspect boats for invasive species [Re: uncle_bagster] #13172527 05/31/19 11:26 PM
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I rarely ever see anyone wiping down there boat at the ramp.

Re: dogs will inspect boats for invasive species [Re: uncle_bagster] #13173009 06/01/19 04:10 PM
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My favorite part of the war on zebra muscles is the glossy painted warnings on the boat ramps. I enjoy watching people spinning tires for 20 minutes while I wait to use the ramps.


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