Everywhere I fish there seems to be some litter...I have no solution to reduce or eliminate it but I do have a personal outlook on it to pass on to you. I have been carrying a couple of plastic bags that we all accumulate from the stores we frequent and picking up our fellow mans mess. Why you ask? I like the feeling I get from taking care of the places I go to....and I think it makes the fish bite better!! I also have found several nice baits lurking amongst the weeds and last Sunday an ultralight Mitchell spinning rod with the tip broke off that I believe will function better shortened up. I know you or I did not make that mess but I know we can pick some of it up. My result has been better fishing, tell me what yours' turns out to be.
Can or no can. My trash if I have any will always leave with me..
Maybe I should have been more sivil in my kicked post. just how I sometimes feel about it. Besides just ignoring the problem isn't going to change it. As for the lunch break trash in the truck box not a good idea.
I think the littering bugs are out numbering us.
I guess if someone was always picking up after me I would just leave it. NO NOT HAPPENING...
IM GOING CRAZY TALKING TO MY SELF HOW DO I GET OUT OF THIS. I'll JUST GO PICK UP SOMEONE'S TRASH LOL.
LET'S JUST KEEP TRYING TO KEEP IT CLEAN OUT THERE.
I never owned a pickup, but for those that do. Trash blows out of the bed. duh. I've been on a job site a few times, drinking a can of pop and eating lunch. No garbage can. The guy with the truck tells me "just throw my can and wrappers in the bed. I'll throw it away at home". I say, won't it blow out. He said "hell no... aerodynamics.. cant blow out..".
Good posts here. Most have the same idea I try to practice. Just pick the stuff up. If litter is left in the area the problem will always get worse. The Boy Scout in me is the same it was when I was 11 years old. Always leave a site cleaner than you found it. To "those who litter" what they toss no longer exists in their minds even if they are wading thru it in the walk past the garbage can.
My post was kicked . glad to see someone has a can for me.
There USED to be a great roadside fishing area on the north side of Tichigan near the launch. Day and night folks would fish there and there were trash cans near by that people would fill with everything imaginable . So after the cans were taken away it all went on the roadside. Pretty soon it was posted NO TRESPASSING. CARPIO
up here its the classic redneck picnic... Stop by the quick-e-mart, get 2 tubs of nighcrawlers, get some hooks and bobbers, stop at the deli and get some fried chicken and mt dew... drive to a remote boat landing and fish from shore.. Leave your empty worm contains, styrofoam chicken containers, chicken bones, dirty diapers from the 1-year old, packaging from hooks and bobbers and maybe a used rubber laying all over the place. I see it all the time, picked it up for years... maybe not gonna clean up after them any more.
I fish places that are hard to get to and most are private. I have seen many places get posted over trash and I just don’t get it. I went to one of my favorite spots and laying right there in the water was an empty 6 pack of beer! Who does this! Another spot which is way out I found a can of orange spray paint floating in the water. No wonder property owners are cutting access to some of the best fishing spots in the state. Just pick up behind yourself. It is not that hard.
I had a couple of hours to blow so I stopped by a popular shore fishing spot and was extremely disgusted. The parking area was full of trash and clothes. There was a couple of people fishing so I stayed away from them and tried a couple of spots. Later I noticed that they had left so I made my way to where they were. McDonald's wrappers, bags and food laying all over the place. This disrespect is getting very old. Sooner or later they will close access to this spot.
Great thread I'm so sick of picking stuff up from other fisherman 90% of the junk i pick up is not mine. And cigarette butts I hate the most just put them in a bottle and you don't have to have someone like me pick them up later. Those small black propane caps companies need to find a alternative cause there a problem. I do notice ice fishing I'm picking up alot more garbage i really hate when guys get ready to leave ice fishing they pick up all fishing equipment but leave a pile of garbage come on now. And the people who thinks it will magically just disappear. And word to boat ramp and lake or river access owners including the dnr get some dumpsters or something to put the trash in most places I go it's either not there or overflowing then I wind up dumping it at the gas station on the way home.