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    Delaware River DIDYMO

    Well is was about to happen soon enough.

    Found this posted on the TCO Fly Fishing web site.

    ANGLERS VISITING OUR AREA.........SPECIFICALLLY THOSE OF YOU WHO HAVE JUST FISHED THE DELAWARE RIVER (OR OTHER STREAMS IN NY'S CATSKILL REGION) OR MARYLAND'S GUNPOWDER, PLEASE CLEAN YOUR BOOTS AND WADER WITH A DILUTED BLEACH SOLUTION, OR HOT WATER (OVER 140 DEGREES f) AND LAUNDRY DETERGENT--IT MUST SOAK FOR AT LEAST A HALF HOUR. DIDYMO HAS BEEN IDENTIFIED IN THESE WATERSHEDS. Or even better yet, get a second pair of boots and waders to wear only in infected waters. It's the only sure way not to spread Didymo. .............BE RESPONSIBLE-DONT SPREAD DIDYMO TO THE insert stream name here!!

    Just hope people who fish the Delaware River system don't spread it to the rest of the Northeast.


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    Re: Delaware River DIDYMO

    Closing the Delaware system to all outdoor activities may be our only alternative. You know that all 100% of the fishermen who fish it won't clean their boots. It only takes one to ruin it for the rest of us.

    Cdog


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    Re: Delaware River DIDYMO

    Quote Originally Posted by Corndog View Post
    Closing the Delaware system to all outdoor activities may be our only alternative. You know that all 100% of the fishermen who fish it won't clean their boots. It only takes one to ruin it for the rest of us.

    Cdog

    I agree.

    When my fishing buddy and I stopped off at the Delaware last
    year on our way from the Salmon River to fish his club waters in PA,
    after I saw the sign we decided not to even fish the river and got
    back in the car and left.



    Nice looking water, but not worth the risk.



    How many posts have we read where members of this
    board who fish up there stated they would buy a
    second pair of waders and boots and use just one set
    for fishing the Delaware River?

    I can bet you dollars to donuts not one of them has
    followed through.

    Great way for them to protect their famed waters.



    I just thought I'd chuck this photo in with
    a comment so people who feel compelled to
    respond.

    Lot easier to say keep it clean to trash than
    to stop the spread of DIDYMO to other streams.


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    Re: Delaware River DIDYMO

    That middle sign says "Please disinfect all equipment coming in contact with the water...".

    I wonder how many "disinfect" their boats, rods, reels, line, flys, etc.???

    Close the D...Close the D...Close the D...

    Curiousdog


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    Re: Delaware River DIDYMO

    Quote Originally Posted by AKSkim View Post
    Well is was about to happen soon enough.

    Found this posted on the TCO Fly Fishing web site.

    ANGLERS VISITING OUR AREA.........SPECIFICALLLY THOSE OF YOU WHO HAVE JUST FISHED THE DELAWARE RIVER (OR OTHER STREAMS IN NY'S CATSKILL REGION) OR MARYLAND'S GUNPOWDER, PLEASE CLEAN YOUR BOOTS AND WADER WITH A DILUTED BLEACH SOLUTION, OR HOT WATER (OVER 140 DEGREES f) AND LAUNDRY DETERGENT--IT MUST SOAK FOR AT LEAST A HALF HOUR. DIDYMO HAS BEEN IDENTIFIED IN THESE WATERSHEDS. Or even better yet, get a second pair of boots and waders to wear only in infected waters. It's the only sure way not to spread Didymo. .............BE RESPONSIBLE-DONT SPREAD DIDYMO TO THE insert stream name here!!

    Just hope people who fish the Delaware River system don't spread it to the rest of the Northeast.
    too late...........way too late

    "Angling is extremely time consuming. That's sort of the whole point." - Thomas McGuane

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    Re: Delaware River DIDYMO

    Quote Originally Posted by MACFLY View Post
    too late...........way too late
    I disagree.

    It is never too late.

    Will it spread...? Most likely.

    But why stop trying.


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    Re: Delaware River DIDYMO

    Quote Originally Posted by Corndog View Post
    That middle sign says "Please disinfect all equipment coming in contact with the water...".

    I wonder how many "disinfect" their boats, rods, reels, line, flys, etc.???

    Curiousdog
    In Maine a good number of years ago they had banned the use of sea planes to prevent the spread of invasive species in lakes and ponds.

    Invasive Species: Aquatic Species


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    Re: Delaware River DIDYMO

    Quote Originally Posted by AKSkim View Post
    I disagree.

    It is never too late.

    Will it spread...? Most likely.

    But why stop trying.
    Hey it never hurts to try but as someone else has posted there have been literally thousands of folks that have been tromping thru this crap for a couple of years. My first time seeing it was last year on the Delaware. I found out I was wading in it after I asked my guide what the hell it was after working about a 50 yard section of the D casting to a pod of fish. I threw out the boots but If I hadnt asked I might have taken that crap to another stream in PA I fished on the way home.

    BTW did you get to the Smokies yet

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    Re: Delaware River DIDYMO

    Quote Originally Posted by MACFLY View Post
    I threw out the boots

    BTW did you get to the Smokies yet
    I doubt very few would follow your example. BZ.

    CTobias (leaving his CP rig home) and I depart May 14th.

    Looking to hit one of TU's top streams the South Holston River on the way down on the on the 15th.

    TroutFest in Townsend on the 16th.

    Then till the 26th we will be where the trout lead us...

    There are only two stream that I do want to fish. Want to bring Christopher a mile or two up past the roadway to fish Greenbrier (Middle Prong of the Little Pigeon River). Plunge pool after plunge pool after plunge pool. A sight to behold and unbelievable fishing experience.

    The other would be the Straight Fork over in NC.

    After that, any place he wants to try is fine with me.. as long as we are fishing in a Smoky Mountain stream.. who cares which one!


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    Re: Delaware River DIDYMO

    In addition to the Delaware system, rock snot is now present in Esopus Creek.

    Time to get rid of the felt soles......

    Matt ><)))))'>


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    Re: Delaware River DIDYMO

    Quote Originally Posted by AKSkim View Post
    I doubt very few would follow your example. BZ.

    CTobias (leaving his CP rig home) and I depart May 14th.

    Looking to hit one of TU's top streams the South Holston River on the way down on the on the 15th.

    TroutFest in Townsend on the 16th.

    Then till the 26th we will be where the trout lead us...

    There are only two stream that I do want to fish. Want to bring Christopher a mile or two up past the roadway to fish Greenbrier (Middle Prong of the Little Pigeon River). Plunge pool after plunge pool after plunge pool. A sight to behold and unbelievable fishing experience.

    The other would be the Straight Fork over in NC.

    After that, any place he wants to try is fine with me.. as long as we are fishing in a Smoky Mountain stream.. who cares which one!
    Yep I hear you..Frankly I was pissed at the guide. Its not like we couldnt have worked those fish from the boat but in the end Im not taking the chance of spreading this crap. I just doubt a lot of fisherman are even thinking about it. In any event my backup boots are too small so I get to buy new ones
    Good luck in the Smokies. Should be a blast.

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    Re: Delaware River DIDYMO

    Questions for some the experts on this subject.

    1) Yes I could understand about felt boots, but isn't didymo also spread with contact on waders, neoprene and any other material that it could stick to.

    2) didymo is also spread by water fowl and can spread easily from stream to stream. So what's the game plan here?

    3) Yes using bleach will kill the virus, but over prolonged period of time and numerous fisherman doing this, what is the ramafication if any of bleach now being introduced into the stream? How many fisherman due you know are going to rinse there boots off or even try and clean there boots at all.

    So these are just a few questions from an angler. What do the biologist have to say on this subject?


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