If you are hauling a watercraft of any kind, motorized or nonmotorized you must stop. Here are the details:
If you suspect an infestation orsee a boat or trailer with mussels attached, this is what to do:
Completely remove all mud, water, and vegetation before leaving the access area.
Inspect your boat, trailer, and all gear. Pay attention to crevices and hidden areas.
Remove all vegetation (by hand or sprayer).
Remove all mud (use a pressurized power sprayer, found at most do-it-yourself car washes). The hot water kills organisms and the pressure removes mud and vegetation. No need to use chemicals or soap.
Dispose of debris in trash or on dry land away from water or ramp.
Drain all water from watercraft and equipment.
Drain or remove water from boat, bilge, live well, engine, internal compartments, and bait buckets by removing drain plugs before leaving the access area.
Aquatic invaders can survive only in water and wet areas.
Dry your watercraft and fishing equipment thoroughly; this will kill most invasive species. The longer you keep your watercraft, trailer, waders, and other equipment outside in the hot sun between fishing trips, the better.
Inspections include an interview, boat inspection, and if needed, decontamination
with pressurized hot water of at least 140° F to remove and kill invasive species.
CSKT AIS Boating and Watercraft Regulations Flathead Indian Reservation
Summary of Montana AIS Laws
If you are carrying or towing any watercraft or water-based equipment (non-motorized and motorized), you MUST stop at all watercraft inspection stations you encounter in Montana.
Illegal Transportation and Release
It is illegal:
The CSKT Division of Fish, Wildlife, Recreation and Conservation is now staffing a boaters check station in Ravalli. The hours of operation are 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., seven days a week.