As of July 1,2013 it will
be illegal to transport any aquatic plants on water-related equipment. Boaters must also drain all water from boats and equipment before leaving a water body and must keep drain plugs removed or opened during transport beginning July 1, 2013. It is illegal to introduce any live fish, except for hooked bait, into public waters.
Signs are posted at public accesses to remind boaters to stop aquatic hitchhikers and to identify infested waters. More information about aquatic invasive species and a list of infested waters can be found in the 2014 Iowa Fishing Regulations booklet or online.