The Wildlife Sources Division of the Georgia Division of Pure Sources, together with wildlife companies throughout the nation, is urging each pet and aquarium shops and aquarium house owners to soundly eliminate any moss ball plant after invasive zebra mussels have been found contained in the product.

Officers on the Georgia company have been alerted after reviews from Washington state indicated the zebra mussels have been found connected to and contained in the moss ball crops. One model was the “Betta Buddy Marimo Ball” discovered at a neighborhood PetCo retailer. Visits to a number of pet chain shops in Georgia confirmed the presence of these mussels not solely in that model, however in different merchandise.

PetCo shops throughout the nation have since eliminated the product from their cabinets, officers stated. The product will be safely disposed of by freezing it for twenty-four hours or boiling it for not less than 10 seconds earlier than throwing it within the trash. House owners who could have contaminated aquariums are urged to take away the fish and totally clear the tanks, making use of one cup of family bleach per gallon of water and letting it set for 10 minutes.

Officers warn customers to not flush the product or mussels down the bathroom or discard them outdoors. Zebra mussels trigger tens of millions of {dollars} in injury to boats and water consumption pipes whereas creating ecological hurt to native mussels and different aquatic life.

“At the moment, there’s not a identified established inhabitants in zebra mussels in Georgia state waters,” stated Jim Web page, the state’s aquatic nuisance species coordinator.

Fishing report

Capt. David Willard, U.S. Coast Guard-licensed, full-time skilled fishing information specializing in hybrids, striped bass and trophy largemouth bass – Boat telephone: (706) 214-0236. Residence: (803) 637-6379. – We’ve been preventing heavy rain, thick fog and excessive winds. Floor temperatures are within the excessive 50s and certain will probably be decrease following the expected colder temperatures earlier this week. We fished final Saturday and the fog was so thick, visibility was zero till midday. So we pulled dwell herring behind planer boards and free traces (no sinkers) and caught some good striped bass and largemouths off the lengthy, shallow factors on the South Carolina aspect simply above the dam.

Capt. Eddie Mason, U.S. Coast Guard-licensed, full-time skilled fishing information specializing in hybrids, striped bass and crappies. Mobile phone: (706) 829-0428. Residence: 1 (803) 637-5395. – Strom Thurmond Lake’s stage is barely over full pool at 330.49 toes and the floor temperatures are round 60 levels. We’ve been fishing for crappies up Georgia’s Little River, long-lining which is trolling rubber jigs off 16 rods. Final Saturday, Bob Mudd, Clarksburg, W. Virginia; Dennis Sadler, Georgetown, Ky.; Robert Tune, Michigan, Vince Lingo, Alabama and Charles Mudd, Moberly, Missouri, all having fun with their break day from Plant Vogtle, joined me on the lake.  We wound up with an amazing ice chest stuffed with crappies and loved a day of fellowship. Final Thursday, Cleo Baylor, Hank Hightower and Johnnie Bowman, all from Springfield Missionary Baptist Church in Edgefield, S.C., joined me as we pulled planer boards out of Hickory Knob State Resort Park. We didn’t catch a restrict of stripers and hybrids, however we loved catching what we did. Final Tuesday, Danny Saxxon of Savannah and Mark Inexperienced of Ridge Spring, launching the boat from the Modoc ramp. No restrict once more, however we caught sufficient to maintain us joyful.


Capt. Ralph Goodison Jr., Fripp Island. 1 (843) 986-4070 – We’ve had a lot of sea fog, however the fish don’t care. Inshore, we’re seeing a stronger chew from large crimson fish, black drum and spadefish. Whiting are biting, whereas fishing is simply honest for noticed sea trout and flounder, Honest catches of black rum,, spadefish and redfish are being made round Fripp’s Maxwell Bridge, Wardle’s Touchdown and South Seaside. The drydock, Fripp Tire Reef and across the 6HI buoy, backside fishing is nice for black sea bass, black drum, spadefish and vermillion snapper. Offshore, the wahoo chew is enhancing whereas small bull dolphins and blackfin tuna are displaying. Joyful Easter!


Miss Judy Charters, Capt. Judy Helmey, 1 (912) 897-4921. 124 Palmetto Drive, Savannah,  GA 31410 – It’s the time of 12 months the place if in case you have a provide of dwell or lifeless shrimp, you’ll be able to forged it out, let it go to the underside and almost certainly you’ll get some type of b ite from  some type of fish. It will not be what you’re hoping to catch, however not less than you’ll get a chew. Reside shrimp will be fished “bare” or you’ll be able to add the standard popping float. For the perfect guess, fish the rig round dwell bottoms, which means oyster beds.


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