Monday, September 20, 2010
Still doing the trash pick up thing
Not going to stop until I make this whole trash pick up thing more popular. At the very least I should be able to get less people leaving trash and more people picking it up. Simple things like clean shorelines should never be too much to ask for. The more clean up you do, the better your fishing spots will become. Most of the time I spare my readers from too much of this material and focus more on the shameless fish bragging but that whole Myrtle Turtle thing got me all fired up again.
The photo comes from the Big Thompson River about a week or so ago. The fee section got in a basic cleanup once the fishing was trip was completed. I managed to pull about a softball-sized wad of fishing line out along with a few bottles, cans, coffee cups, some broken glass and half a bag of other junk. The wind blows quite a bit at times bringing quite a bit of this to the water along with the less than respectful passerby. The effort seems futile at times but this area is fairly pristine most of the time. I had simply caught this stretch of water on a bad day. In an hour or two this jewel was bright and shiny once again. A little bit goes a long ways.
As we see populations continue to grow in Colorado there will be more problems with pollution. Many of these problems have complicated solutions but many of them are as simple as picking up trash. Eventually the world may become completely covered by steel, asphalt and trash. Until then I intend to fight the litterbugs every step of the way at least at a handful of my favorite fishing spots
Good luck and good fishing.
Posted by Coloradocasters