Plastic Baits Collection Tubes

Recycle plastic lures and line tubesEnvironmentally friendly, simple, inexpensive yet very effective plastic lure and line disposal tubes.

Maine B.A.S.S. Nation clubs have placed containers at some of the states launches that are used to collect any discarded plastic baits or line that you may have.

Clubs also collect unusable plastic baits and line all season and discard or recycled them properly. The awareness our clubs and members have attempt to keep these items from entering our prescious waterways.

Berkley has a long history of promoting and facilitating fishing line recycling.

Berkley is expanding the Fishing Line Recycling Program to involve more states and federal agencies in fishing line recycling.

Please check out the Pledge to Pitch It website as well to sign the Pledge! Also check out keepamericafishing.org

FMI on these tubes and the design or products needed to build these in Maine please contact us and we'll be happy to work with you.

Do you think you may have found an invasive aquatic plant?

Check out this list of invasive aquatic plant species to help you identify what you have found. How to report a suspicious plant.

Upcoming Aquatic Plant and Live-well Inspection training endorsed by Maine DEP

CANCELLED - Saturday, March 28th, 2020 State of Maine Sportsman Show, Augusta ME 11:00am

CANCELLED - Thursday, April 16th, 2020 UMaine Lewiston-Auburn Campus, Lewiston ME 2:00pm

CANCELLED - Please click the following link to pre-register: https://lakesenvironmentalassociation.wufoo.com/forms/x1ewc47b0x32ess/

Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation

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Since 1989 the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF) has maintained a singleness of purpose that has guided the organization to become the most respected and trusted sportsmen’s organization in the political arena. CSF’s mission is to work with Congress, governors, and state legislatures to protect and advance hunting, angling, recreational shooting and trapping.

The unique and collective force of the Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus (CSC), the Governors Sportsmen’s Caucus (GSC) and the National Assembly of Sportsmen’s Caucuses (NASC), working closely with CSF, serves as an unprecedented network of pro-sportsmen elected officials that advance the interests of America’s hunters and anglers.

CSF’s stature as the sportsmen’s leader on policy issues has steadily grown through active involvement within the hunting and fishing conservation community, including staff leadership and engagement in the American Wildlife Conservation Partners (AWCP), Council to Advance Hunting and Shooting Sports (CAHSS), National Fish Habitat Partnership Board (NFHP) and FishNet at the national level, and Families Afield and the Sunday Hunting Coalition at the state level.

Additionally, CSF is represented on federally chartered advisory councils (FAC) dealing with hunting, recreational fishing, and wildlife management: the Wildlife and Hunting Heritage Conservation Council (WHHCC) and WHHCC Recruitment and Retention Subcommittee, the National Wildlife Services Advisory Committee (NWSAC), The Sport Fish and Boating Partnership Council, and the Marine Protected Areas FAC.

Keeping Bass Alive

A Guidebook For Tournament Anglers & Organizers Second Edition Copyright 2009 BASS®, Lake Buena Vista, Florida

Thirty-five years ago, B.A.S.S. introduced the catch-and-release concept to tournament bass fishing. Post-tournament survival of released bass has increased significantly since then as technology has improved and angler knowledge has increased. B.A.S.S. has played a key role in publicizing the development and use of state-of-the-art fish-care techniques. The first edition of Keeping Bass Alive was a milestone publication that became the standard that anglers and tournament directors looked to for information.

In this second edition, our objective remains the same - to provide anglers with information to maximize the survival of bass that are caught and released during tournaments. We have created a guidebook that can do just that. This version of KBA hits the highlights. Here is the link to Keeping Bass Alive (PDF)

Barb Elliott Bass Fizzing Video

 

B.A.S.S. Conservation

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Maine Lake Associations

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Maine Lead Law, use and definitions

Maine Lead Fishing Law

Pledge to Pitch It

I pledge to pitch my worn-out soft plastic baits into a trash can or appropriate recycling canister and NOT in the water. PledgeToPitchIt.org