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Prepare for boating and fishing now

February 27, 2020
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Prepare your boat for spring

Lander - This is a great time of year to start thinking about the boating season, and if you start preparing now you will be ready as soon as there is open water, which is a hot time to fish too!

Here is a short checklist to get you started either independently or in consultation with a mechanic:

  • Inspect the engine and fuel system. Look for worn-out belts and hoses. Check the fluids and look for leaks.
  • Clean all electrical connections and make sure batteries are charged and that lights are working properly. 
  • Check your trailer lights and tires.
  • Read your boating regulations and check that you have the proper equipment like a fire extinguisher, air horn, lights, and a throwable device. 
  • Check the condition of your personal flotation devices. And see that you have the proper fitting sizes for your family and guests. 
  • Renew the registration on your boat if it has expired. 
  • Purchase your Aquatic Invasive Species Decal (AIS)
  • Check to see that all your recreation equipment and supplies are in good shape and if you plan to fish check to see when your license and conservation stamp expire. 
  • Remember that your bilge, ballast, and live well plugs must be removed or remain open while your watercraft is transported. But don't forget to put them back in before you launch! 

- WGFD -

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