Little River Outfitters Forum

Little River Outfitters Forum (
-   Smoky Mountain Fishing (
-   -   question (

lauxier 01-29-2012 05:32 PM

I fish some in the Cumberland River here in Ky,should wading boots be cleaned(disenfected) before wading the steams of the Smoky's,or any stream that is cosidered foreign to one's homewaters...

Drugcop4 01-29-2012 09:18 PM

I am sure someone with much more knowledge than I will answer this, but I would say that if you are wading waters that attach to any waters where zebra mussels are present I would clean my felt. I soak mine in a tub with a 10% bleach solution for a couple of days to be safe, although I don't wade the zebra mussel waters.

kentuckytroutbum 01-29-2012 10:57 PM

Most definitely YES! Drugcops's advice is right on. Wash & sanitize everything that has been in contact with the water.

In my personal opinion, I believe zebra mussels are a greater threat to the water quality, even more so than didymo. :frown:

Knothead 01-31-2012 10:51 AM

Sanitize any time you fish more than one body of water.

lexfly 02-01-2012 03:39 PM

Freezing wading boots
I too fish the Cumberland and understand that freezing your boots, etc. also kills the Didymo. I have also treated with 10% solution, but wanted to see what the rest of the board knew about the freezing (true or not).

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:01 PM.

Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.