Lead-free decoy anchor

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Lead-free decoy anchor

Postby kmachstang » Sat Oct 26, 2013 6:01 pm

Hi guys,

First post, but long time lurker on the forum. Up until this point all of my duck hunting has been in salt marshes. I recently found a spot I would like to try on a freshwater pond. I know the fishing regulations for mass freshwater state lead free lures/weights... So what are you guys using for decoy weights? All I currently have is lead. I looked at a few local places and couldn't find anything steel/tungston that would be heavy enough.

Thanks,
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Re: Lead-free decoy anchor

Postby MIKE J. » Sat Oct 26, 2013 6:09 pm

Hi Kyle, Welcome to the blind.

to answer your question, Any lead weight 1 ounce or greater is legal on inland waters in Massachusetts. The new law prohibits lead weights that weigh less than 1 ounce. Great question, thanks for posting.
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Re: Lead-free decoy anchor

Postby Joser06 » Sat Oct 26, 2013 6:12 pm

Lead anchors are ok as long as they are over 1 oz i believe. Don't quote me on it though. you would have to look up the lead law for fishing to be 100% sure
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Re: Lead-free decoy anchor

Postby kmachstang » Sat Oct 26, 2013 6:16 pm

Wow. Fantastic news. I wasn't happy with having two sets of anchor lines.

Guess thats why I didn't find any lead free larger than 1oz.

Happy hunting guys!
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Re: Lead-free decoy anchor

Postby Baymen Moe » Sat Oct 26, 2013 6:28 pm

I'd love to see a loon or duck try to inhale one of my mushroom anchors for grit. Not happening.
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