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Jul 21, 2021 16:45:03   #
FS Digest
 
I was watching a fishing video on YouTube and this guy said to remember to throw your tag ends back into your bag. Do tag ends effect the environment or is it okay to leave little tag ends on the ground? I'm talking just a little half inch tag.

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by TheUnDaniel

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Jul 21, 2021 18:56:49   #
Fredfish Loc: Prospect CT.
 
FS Digest wrote:
I was watching a fishing video on YouTube and this guy said to remember to throw your tag ends back into your bag. Do tag ends effect the environment or is it okay to leave little tag ends on the ground? I'm talking just a little half inch tag.

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by TheUnDaniel


Don't leave anything on the ground. Take out EVERYTHING you bring in. Most of us also take out what slobs left behind.

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Jul 21, 2021 19:38:33   #
DCGravity Loc: Fairfax, VA
 
FS Digest wrote:
I was watching a fishing video on YouTube and this guy said to remember to throw your tag ends back into your bag. Do tag ends effect the environment or is it okay to leave little tag ends on the ground? I'm talking just a little half inch tag.

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by TheUnDaniel


My son in BSA has a "Leave No Trace" pledge which we also practice when fishing--we each carry a sandwich ziploc bag in our tackle bags in which we put trimmed tag ends, cut line, and line we find others have left behind. When full, we recycle.

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Jul 21, 2021 20:16:19   #
Whitereb Loc: Lake Guntersville Alabama
 
I don’t let anything behind. He’ll keep it clean

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Jul 22, 2021 06:37:31   #
Doug Lemmon Loc: Rochester Mills, PA
 
If we all take a little extra, it helps in a big way!

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Jul 22, 2021 07:39:26   #
Grizzly 17 Loc: South central Pa
 
Tag ends in water or on land can result in a slow painful death for some unfortunate animal. Like others i carry a trash bag for line torn baits. Leave nothing. Old line n plastic products are hard on props n jets.

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Jul 22, 2021 12:34:56   #
bapabear Loc: Blaine, Washington
 
I was amazed to find how much line my buddy and I actually cut off in a day. We put the line in a separate bag from my other garbage after a day on the lake fishing multi species. I wish I had a photo. Please take your line home and dispose of it properly.

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Jul 22, 2021 14:21:00   #
BILLBYRD1 Loc: Prattville Al
 
Put it in the trash or recycle. The line can get in between the trolling motor and the prop causing damage. It can also do the same on the outboard.

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Jul 22, 2021 14:23:00   #
Chuck56 Loc: Texas
 
Listen to Fred...My 2cents.

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Jul 22, 2021 15:24:46   #
nutz4fish Loc: Colchester, CT
 
I don't think tag ends are critical environmental threats, but way not just take em home to dispose of just like all your other trash?

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Jul 22, 2021 15:28:25   #
Kevin3251 Loc: Western New York
 
Your right , I’m tired of picking up lure packaging and worm containers

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Jul 22, 2021 19:15:14   #
SBaylor1 Loc: Berwick, Pa Susquehanna River
 
Exactly

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Jul 22, 2021 21:08:37   #
Ben Bragg Loc: Dayton Ohio
 
Fredfish wrote:
Don't leave anything on the ground. Take out EVERYTHING you bring in. Most of us also take out what slobs left behind.


Nothing on earth pisses me off any more than sucking someone’s discarded line in the prop of my outboard.
Except maybe an illegal trot line or gill net

I ruined a motorguide trolling motor. Cut a shaft seal picking up discarded mono . Water invaded lower unit and fried my speed coils. This one is still in the garage waiting on me to order parts , fix and sell at a loss
Should be anywhere from next Thursday thru feb 26 2026

Been lucky so far and have only cut a seal in one outboard motor. Still $135 repair for a buddy to do it. Probly $400 at a shop
The others I recovered after inspection found no seal leaks.
Please do not leave line or anything else in the lake , river or stream .
Bad for everything that lives in the lake and those would Persue them

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Jul 22, 2021 22:22:01   #
Grizzly 17 Loc: South central Pa
 
nutz4fish wrote:
I don't think tag ends are critical environmental threats, but way not just take em home to dispose of just like all your other trash?


Nutz. When you think about how many tag ends could be discarded in just one day thats a lot of line. Even one pc could kill a animal. I got home from river one day checked my jet. Had several yds of line stuck in It. I've seen guys throw torn plastics over board. I take everthing i can home with me. Have a good one brother 👍👍

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Jul 23, 2021 11:51:30   #
tbirddude Loc: Wills Point,TX
 
When I was in the scouts about 50yrs ago
we'd say "Pack it in , Pack it out"
We'd bury our camp fires, try to leave things better than we arrived.
Couldn't tell you the number of road sides, dry creek beds,
lake backwaters we cleaned in those days.
Taught me to be a good steward of the land .
You can tell a lot about a man (or people) by the way the way they keep their property.
Not preaching, just saying.
Now go have fun catching the big ones.

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