Boundary Waters Quetico Forum
Listening Point - General Discussion
Please dispose of your old fishing line properly
We found a canada goose all tangled up in fishing line. We freed the goose but I'm afraid it was too late. So when ever I see discarded line laying around it disgusts me because it pure laziness and disregard for the environment to not take care of it!!
You're going to HELL and you're going to drag me with ya!! -Gunsmoke
Yes that’s too bad that people are so disrespectful. I have seen plenty of fishing line in the water that I’ve picked up. It gets broken off by a fish or rocks then floats to the surface with the lure still attached.
"So many lakes, so little time." WWJD
I once freed a bird at a put-in that had just one loop around a leg but that bird was screwed if not for the pure chance of me showing up. I find so much of it while paddling...even dangling from power lines, and often with a rusty hook or lure attached. About a month ago I was collecting lures that people had lost and dropping them behind me in the canoe. After picking one up and dropping it behind me I continued paddling and about 100 yards later my canoe was suddenly and violently yanked to a full stop (in current). Turns out the last lure I picked up still had a lot of line attached to it that I hadn't noticed. Personally I think it should be illegal since it's just so evil to other creatures. I have to believe that there are biodegradable substitutes.