Take a close look at your gear for any rocks, mud, plants, moss, or other materials. Remove it completely.
Clean your gear with water and a stiff brush, removing any materials. Use the water you've just fished in or a clean water source.
When possible, completely dry your gear before you use it again. Sunshine is best; air or a heat-source work, too.
Only release live fish in their home waters. Don't dump bait. Drain your boat & livewell before leaving the access site.
It really is this easy. Take these simple steps every time you fish to be sure you're not moving invasive species from one waterbody to another.
Cleaning Tips(81Kb PDF)
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