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Hydrilla on boat

To prevent spreading aquatic nuisance species:

  • Inspect your vessel and trailer, and remove any plants and animals you see before leaving the area.
  • Drain all the water from your boat by removing all plugs and running the bilge pump. This is a state requirement.
  • Empty your bait bucket on land. Never release live bait into a body of water or release aquatic animals from one body of water into another.
  • Clean your boat and trailer by removing all visible plants or animals. Wash the boat with soapy water, preferably with a pressure washer.
  • Dry the boat by allowing it to sit out at least five days if possible before going on to a new waterbody.

For more information or to report an aquatic nuisance species, visit or call 501-747-9012.

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