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07/18/2020 11:49PM  

Many other animals and birds get tangled in fishing line. Please dispose properly.
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07/19/2020 08:20AM  
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!!
07/19/2020 11:33AM  
Sometimes even people, too! It is a pet peeve of mine. I especially get upset when it is lying in the water or even on the shore with a fish hook attached.

Just another example of people not caring about more than themselves.
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07/19/2020 12:30PM  
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.
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07/19/2020 12:44PM  
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.
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07/19/2020 01:18PM  
Spartan2: "Sometimes even people, too!..."

Yep, we were walking by a lake in a park and my wife got snagged by a bundle of mono. Very annoying.
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07/20/2020 12:33AM  

Cut the plastic holders up for cans as well! Even the small points in the plastic holder. Not just. The main ring.

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