Lines Snag Spines!
Preventing the Spread of Spiny Waterflea
AIS Detectors Webinar Series
Wednesday, July 1st; 1-2pm
Join us for the next installment in the AIS Detectors Webinar Series, featuring a presentation and Q&A session with Dr. Donn Branstrator and Dr. Valerie Brady of MAISRC.
When anglers fish on a lake infested with spiny water flea, they risk leaving the lake with infested gear. While there are many anecdotal opinions about what gear is most at risk to ensnare spiny water flea, no empirical data exist. In this study, we tested a variety of common types of angling gear (fishing lines, livewells, bait buckets, anchor ropes, downriggers) in Lake Mille Lacs and Island Lake Reservoir. We measured the number of spiny water flea that become ensnared on the gear, and how ensnarement rate is affected by natural lake density and time of day. Please join us to compare your anecdotal opinion to empirical data, and learn what you can do to help stop the spread of spiny water flea.
This webinar is free to all, but registration is required. Register here!