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Lead Sinkers

Postby VTduckman » Tue Feb 28, 2006 4:14 pm

Here in vermont they banned lead sinkers, is that the case anywhere ealse?
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Postby Smackaduck » Tue Feb 28, 2006 4:30 pm

Hasent happened here yet. But always wondered why they didnt. That shows you how smart these guys are. Lead shot has been outlawed for 20 years or so and yet in these past 20 years how many tiny shot sized pieces of split shot do you think were lost in 2 feet of water?????????????Maybe they figured it out. :eek:
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Postby ISHOOTDIVERS » Tue Feb 28, 2006 7:19 pm

I saw when I was in NY 2 years ago when we bought our lisence they had some bans on lead for sinkers and what not, I guess it does make since?Bet I ain't buying no Hevi-shot sinkers or Bismuth sinkers though!
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Postby Greg Wile » Tue Feb 28, 2006 7:36 pm

Lead sinkers are not allowed in our National Parks and there has been talk of banning the use of led jigs and sinkers right across the country.
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Postby Oregon Honker » Tue Feb 28, 2006 9:57 pm

S$%# im in big trouble i use 8 oz sinkers for sturgeon fishin if not bigger at times :eek:
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Postby LaRedneck » Wed Mar 01, 2006 5:47 am

As many split shots and sinkers and jig heads and of coarse those hugh lead weights for cats, and i won't even get to anchors that i've lost in the water, man i should be banned for life.
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Postby Dogman » Wed Mar 01, 2006 11:34 am

Maine doesn't allow lead smaller than one ounce I believe.Anything small enough for waterfowl to swallow isn't allowed
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Postby ghostingrey » Thu Mar 02, 2006 2:52 pm

Here in New Mexico you can still use lead sinkers. Heck, we don't even have a trout season and the limits are incredibly generous (don't even get me started on these issues) But I've switched to non-toxic split shot when I'm bait fishing for trout. I just felt bad about using lead given how many rigs I loose and hw small the streams are. Plus the non toxic ones they have at Wal-Mart don't really cost any more than lead. But when talking about large sinkers, lead still seems the most practical choice.
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Postby CLUTCHfan » Fri Mar 03, 2006 5:15 pm

In NY you can't buy or sell lead sinkers, or have them shipped to you, but if you have some left over they'll let you use them up. When they anounced that originally, everyone and their brother were buying up all the lead sinkers at all the shops around here.
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