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Your Trash on Browns Bay, Mtka

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Don't worry my 11 & 6 year old picked up YOUR trash upon arriving at our fishing spot on Sat.afternoon close to Little Horseshoe Reef in Brown's Bay on Minnetonka.

When asked by my boys "Who would do something like this dad?" I replied "Losers!" so you can rest assured your Dick's sporting goods bag,styrofoam packaging material,cans,butts, & other misc junk were picked up & hauled home for YOU by 2 young cub scouts who know the meaning of "Leave No Trace".

Off my Soap Box for now,

Chris

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blackdog1101

Loosers is right. Thanks for helping to keep the lake clean. I carry a bunch of plastic grocery sacks in my car for just this reason.

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pigdogger

Yah i cant stand some of these people out there coming out on lakes and just pitchin their garbage around like a bunch of slobs. Had three young punks come out on lake marion it the hutchinson area and leave empty cans empty propane canisters and junk all strewed about. i appreciate guys and gals who clean up after these slobs thanks Sportfishin

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tisosy11

What is everyones thought on sunflower seeds?

I have spit them on the snow, but whenever I am in my portable i spit them in a cup and take them with. I am usually in my portable but its a hastle to carry around the cup when hole hopping...

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eyebjim

They might work well for sunfish. ;\)grin.gif

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blackdog1101

Personally, I find them an eyesore, but probably not harmful. If that's the worst trash that we had to deal with we wouldn't have much to complain about.

I get really bugged by guys who leave their cigarette butts on the ice though. I hate coming along to a spot where someone had a portable and finding their ciggy butts. Geesh, drop them in a pop can and take them with you.

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UdeLakeTom

Or do like I did Sat....My truck was parked right by. It has an ashtray in in. Very easy to use. I had to walk all of 10 feet or so. My newest is the dog piles on the ice. It can't be good for the lake and it looks ugly. Use a scooper please. You have to clean it up when walking the dog in the neighborhood, so why not on the lake?

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joeyquicksand*

yeah how hard is it to throw your trash in to your sled, cigg butts in a pop/beer can, and just take the stuff back to the dumpster at the launch... [PoorWordUsage]??? dirty losers.

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Johnny_Da_Der

I was out on Bald Eagle on Super Bowl Sunday around the bulrush island between the launch and cigar island... NEVER SEEN SO MUCH TRASH! I think every other frozen over hole had at least a couple beer cans laying around. I picked up some, but it was literally a couple acres covered with cans and dorito bags half frozen in the ice. Totally lame.

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FishOn!

Yeah, its bad enough they leave it laying on the ice. But put in a fish hole? Then good samaritans cant even deal with it. I cant comprehend why people enjoy the outdoors when they dont respect it??? And what is it with Bald Eagle? I was there once this winter and chose not to go back. All that trash, people doing 100 mph across the lake? What can we do as fishermen to end this? I guess the majority of us who are respectful of what we have will forever need to pick up for those who dont care. SAD! But, thanks for bringing this up, and great job teaching your family the right way!

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tisosy11

eh - speed should be a worry but everyone should keep the lake clean...

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jholland

We had a few people think it was cool to drive by people at 40mph right through where they are fishing and about 5 feet away from myself kneeling over a hole this weekend. Slow it down a bit.

I try to pick up garbage, cans specifically if I see them. But there's only so much you can do.

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