WAYZATA, Minn. - You can't blame Eric Domino for rushing to the lake. This is their first time out on their boat since last summer.
"It's finally nice to see some warm weather and get out in the sun," Domino said as he launched his boat at Gray's Bay Saturday.
The Dominos weren't the only ones flocking to the lake, extra DNR patrols were, too. DNR conservation officer Vang Lee said patrols were out making sure everyone has life jackets, obeying wake restrictions and boating safely.
"Drinking and boating is zero tolerance for us. We don't want to see anyone out there drinking and boating at the same time because that is one of the things that cause accidents out there," he said.
The DNR is also checking for invasive species. Jeff Kittleson tried launching at Three Rivers Park when authorities found zebra mussels on his boat. He was sent to Gray's Bay for decontamination. That cost him more than two hours on the water.
"It's a good thing they saw that and we want to take care of it," Kittleson said.
A citation for having zebra mussels on a boat can cost up to $50. Extra patrols will continue to be out for the rest of Memorial Day weekend.