Protect the Contents of Your Tackle Box
We know that sportsmen and women are the watchdogs of our waterways. Still, our ponds, lakes, and rivers are being littered with worn-out soft plastic lures. Commit to stopping litter – including used tackle. When a soft plastic lure is worn or damaged, dispose of it properly. Recycle it or pitch it in a trash can. It’s that simple.
What’s at Stake?
Did you know that because of litter, there have been environmentalists and politicians who have tried to ban the sale and use of soft plastic lures? Can you imagine not being able to fish with some of your favorite baits?
That threat became a harsh reality in Maine. (Read more about that issue here.) If a ban in Maine were to happen, there could be a domino effect across the country – from lake to lake, and state to state.
What You Can Do
Learn about recycling opportunities near you, share your stories, get your friends involved, and most important – Sign the Pledge to Pitch It!
By signing the Pledge now, we will be able to demonstrate the conviction of the entire American fishing community against littering our waterways. In the event that legislation is introduced to ban one of the most important tools we use to enjoy our sport, we will be ready to defend our right to fish and the contents of our tackle boxes!