PROTECT YOUR LAKE!
Drain bilges, bait wells, and live wells. Pull the drain plugs
before leaving the boat ramp so that most of the water will be gone when
you get home.
Use a standard garden sprayer (ORTHO Dial ‘n Spray) to create a 5%
bleach solution to rinse your boat and trailer with.
Connect your garden hose to a fresh water spigot and the hose end of
the sprayer to the opposite end of the hose. Remove the “jar” and add
chlorine bleach (liquid) into the jar. For reference, a typical 16 foot
bass boat will require about 8 oz of bleach.
Replace the jar on the sprayer and adjust the dial on the top of the
sprayer to the “5 oz.” setting. This will put 5 ounces of chlorine bleach
into each gallon of water that passes through the sprayer. Turn on the
water at the spigot.
Spray your boat’s hull, trailer, bunks, rollers, wheels, tires and
all other exposed boat and trailer parts with the bleach solution.
Spray all inside compartments of your boat including the bilge. The
bilge, bait wells, live wells, and all tanks that have been exposed to
lake water should be sprayed.
Remove excess bleach
from the “jar” and thoroughly rinse all parts and compartments of the boat
with fresh water. If practical, run water through the motor to flush out
Clean out the “jar” with fresh water and then flush sprayer to clean
and clear all parts of bleach. Chlorine is corrosive and will deteriorate
the sprayer if left in the sprayer for extended periods of time.
This is usually a 10 - 15
minute process to set up, spray, rinse, and put away.
A pull through high pressure
hot water car wash works great also.
Never release plants, fish or animals
Lake or any body of water
unless they came out of that body of water.
The Norfork Lake
would like you to be aware of the following:
You may not use wild-caught
baitfish on Norfork Lake unless said bait was caught on Norfork Lake.
You can also use baitfish
purchased from an Arkansas licensed dealer in Norfork Lake.
Dispose of leftover bait
Dump minnows and other live
bait in their original water source or in a trash receptacle.
HELP US PROTECT YOUR LAKE!
The Norfork Lake Tourism works
diligently to keep your lake free of aquatic nuisances, invasive species,
and other destructive forces to keep Norfork Lake pristine for generations
Join us by reading and learning more from
the links below!
Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers