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    Re: Kind of like fishing at a landfill

    Sad, isn't it.
    The big flows will come this winter and flush it all out. Then it will be in the delta and ocean waters. Only to have the cycle repeat itself.
    I wish I had a clear answer.
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    Re: Kind of like fishing at a landfill

    My Dad used to tell me, ďif youíre not part of the solution youíre part of the problemĒ. If every angler brings one small bag to their site and some good gloves and haul out just one bag each trip we could all have clean places to enjoy and feel good about doing our part to keep our community clean. Itís a shame that weíve got to this place where this is necessary, but itís going to get worse if we all donít chip in and do something about it. Just my two cents...

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    Re: Kind of like fishing at a landfill

    I was scouting freeport this past week and the thrash problem is really disappointing and was enough to make me head to another spot. I'm only new to fishing (been only fishing a little over a year) but I keep a leave nothing behind policy when it comes to my stuff. The amount of trash that was piled up at the bank when I was there last week was enough to fill a big trash bin. Gloves, bait packaging, terminal tackle packaging, etc was just all over the place. I don't understand why people can't seem to just use a bag to put their garbage and take it home. This is not only a problem with freeport but any area where people fish from the bank. I bank fish at garcia bend (north gate) on a regular basis and the amount of stuff people leave at the bank is just sickening sometimes. If not for the lady that collects the recycled stuff, I'd probably stop fishing my regular spot too because the amount of bottles and containers being left is just crazy.

    Maybe for those who read this post and fish there on a regular basis then they could spread the word about bringing home their trash and remind any fisherman they see to grab their garbage or any garbage for that matter.

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    Re: Kind of like fishing at a landfill

    I lived and traveled extensively in Europe a few years back. Very, very rarely did I see any trash/litter in public places. The road sides, river banks and town squares were always clean. I now live in a rural area and everyday there is a new trash bag, pile of bags, tires or major appliance on the side of the road just dumped there by someone overnight. The river banks are covered with trash almost everywhere I've been this year.

    What's the difference? Why do people just toss their trash anywhere here in the U.S.? There are laws against it here just like Europe. What gives?

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    Re: Kind of like fishing at a landfill

    Eventually we will lose access to that area because of this. Someone owns that area and some day they will tire of the litter and mess that fisherman leave behind. I'm not so sure it's the actions of a few down there either. The few are the ones who carry their stuff out and pick up extra trash while they are there. Unfortunately I think that more people down there leave their crap.
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    Re: Kind of like fishing at a landfill

    Yep used to go striper fishing down there I quit going around 7 or 8 years ago because of that fact. It's sad and like you said it was alot of fishermen stuff but now they just pass it off on the homeless. But we know better so when places get closed down and less bank access I'm like domt cry about it I've seen what the fisherman do. And it really sucks because i bank fish myself. Glad i mostly kayak fish now.

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    Re: Kind of like fishing at a landfill

    That's why it's been many years since I've fished that river, it's just not my kind of fishing.

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    Re: Kind of like fishing at a landfill

    Quote Originally Posted by Just George View Post
    So I havenít filled an empty seat from my post on the Hitchhiker
    post yet so I thought Iíd try from the bank. Went to Freeport, just south of the bridge. Good parking and a safe trip to the water. First thing I noticed in the parking space was a lot of trash on the ground. Fisherman trash. Rubber gloves, hook containers and so on. Okay dump your trash up here. No cans so throw it on the ground. Down to the water. OMG! It looked like a landfill. Trash everywhere. The bank was covered with enough empty fishing trash you would need a full roll of garbage bags.

    What happened to carry it in and carry it out? I just left.
    Went there 2 years ago and it was the same way. Just disgusting. Smelled like urine and piles of toilet paper in all the bushes too. Although we caught 2 nice salmon that day and saw 3 others caught, I havenít been back because the place was horrible.

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    Kind of like fishing at a landfill

    So I havenít filled an empty seat from my post on the Hitchhiker
    post yet so I thought Iíd try from the bank. Went to Freeport, just south of the bridge. Good parking and a safe trip to the water. First thing I noticed in the parking space was a lot of trash on the ground. Fisherman trash. Rubber gloves, hook containers and so on. Okay dump your trash up here. No cans so throw it on the ground. Down to the water. OMG! It looked like a landfill. Trash everywhere. The bank was covered with enough empty fishing trash you would need a full roll of garbage bags.

    What happened to carry it in and carry it out? I just left.

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