Are there zebra mussels in San Vicente?

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  1. Fishbreath

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    The quagga infestation at San Vicente is common knowledge. I have lost enough fish to shredded lines to prove it. But I wasn't able to find any reference to zebra mussels being in our local lakes. I brought up a limb on Monday of this week, and like most everything at San Vicente it was covered with mussels. Looking at it later, it appears that some of them look a lot like the pictures we see of zebra mussels. Could it be?
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    My opinion is if it’s in the Colorado river it’s in the lakes. Diamond valley has them but they continue to inspect your boats,seem sort of .........
     
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    The DFW web site does not show zebra mussels for the Colorado River, just San Justo Reservoir and a nearby golf course. Here is photo of zebra mussels from DFW of zebra mussels from San Justo. Looks a lot like the ones on the stick to me. Queue?

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    Diamond Valley does not have quagga or zebra mussels
     
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    Only quagga mussels confirmed in San Vicente. Quagga have been found to out compete and extirpate zebra mussels where they coexist
     
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    Birds spread mussels despite what the anti fishing propaganda says. If you read the theory behind why they blame boaters and fisherman over birds for the spread of mussels you will see it is predicated on a study that comparing smaller less accessible bodies of water to large recreational bodies of water. The problem with this theory is that larger bodies of water are going to draw in larger amounts of waterfowl. Therefore increasing there exposure from wildlife introduced mussels. Instead they claim that the spread was minimal in the smaller isolated bodies of water that didn't have boat access and that is proof that boats cause the spread while ignoring that some small isolated bodies of water WITHOUT boat access DO have mussels also. Not all small bodies of water attract waterfowl. Large watersheds hold more waterfowl exposing them them to more opportunity for contraction.
     
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    Seems like El Cap leads the Quagga parade..found an old anchor rope there with Quaggas 4" thick all around it! Nasty little critters! They're on my hate list..along with gophers!
     
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