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“Trashellunge” Revisited

I hate “litter bugs”.  If I see another styrofoam worm container on the shoreline of one of my fishing spots, I am going to scream!  I have used the word “pig” before to describe folks who discard all manner of trash in our environment and especially around our public fishing areas.  I probably should not call ’em “pigs” because that is offensive to real pigs.  If I had my way, discarding trash of any kind on our public hunting and fishing areas would result in immediate prosecution, a lifetime ban from using those public areas, and then they should be hung by their thumbnails, and shot.  I am being absurd to make my point–our public hunting and fishing areas are being trashed and it is a shame.

Now we can either sit by and complain about that, or we can do something about it.  You have heard it said that “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing”, a quote attributed to Edmund Burke concerning matters much more weighty than trash on fishing areas.  But, I wonder if instead of watching our natural resources being abused we need to step up an do something about it, you and me, all of us.  To that end I shared this video here on my blog a year ago.  I want to share it again, well, because a fishing buddy of mine did it, it is funny, and I think he has the right attitude!

To take it a step farther, there is a FaceBook page where you can share your “trashellunge” successes, https://www.facebook.com/Trashellunge .  Check it out, “like” it, and let’s see if we can beat back the pigs!


About daryl bauer

Daryl is a lifelong resident of Nebraska (except for a couple of years spent going to graduate school in South Dakota). He has been employed as a fisheries biologist for the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission for 25 years, and his current tour of duty is as the fisheries outreach program manager. Daryl loves to share his educational knowledge and is an avid multi-species angler. He holds more than 120 Nebraska Master Angler Awards for 14 different species and holds more than 30 In-Fisherman Master Angler Awards for eight different species. He loves to talk fishing and answer questions about fishing in Nebraska, be sure to check out his blog at outdoornebraska.org.

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