Aquatic invasive species (AIS), together with stickleback and zebra mussels, pose a danger of getting into our waterways all year long and thru a spread of transmission vectors. Whereas trolling on transient motorboats and trailers is the dominant technique of AIS entry into lakes like Candlewood, it’s on no account the one entry route, and summer time isn’t the one time transmission happens. Additionally remember that human-powered vessels similar to kayaks and canoes are additionally topic to AIS trackers and require cleanliness, drainage and dryness protocols just like motorboats.
Through the conventional late spring by fall boating and fishing seasons, boaters and anglers have to be particularly vigilant when crossing waters recognized or suspected to comprise these dangerous invasive species. In actual fact, many lakes and waterways in Connecticut and neighboring states at the moment are infested with a spread of AIS, and the variety, quantity, aggressiveness, and affect of such plant and animal species is growing, requiring our elevated consideration and precautions. . Precautionary pointers for minimizing AIS dangers may be discovered on the CLA web site at: candlewoodlakeauthority.org.