AIS Inspection Programs
Inspection Success Story
Careful inspection at the boat launch off Highway 65 prevented a major infestation of Zebra Mussels in Big Sandy Lake in 2015.
Click here for the full story and a picture of the boat's hull.
2022 Inspection Program
Continued funding will pay for inspection of boats at Big Sandy's public landings. To apply to be hired
as an inspector
contact Chad Harting
Zebra Mussel Early Detection Program
BSLA has a Zebra Mussel Early Detection program. Each summer, detection gauges are installed at various sites around the lake and are inspected regularly for signs of zebra mussel veligers, the early stage of their development. Click to view a map of the sites.
Big Sandy Lake 2021 Inspection Data
* 2114 boats were inspected entering
* 5 boats (0.24%) found entering launch
with the plug installed
* 1 boat (0.05%) found with water
present, required draining
* 1 boat (0.05%) found with weeds
or mud attached to the boat or trailer
* Big Sandy non-compliance rate was
* Aitkin county-wide non-compliance
rate was 0.775%.