Keeping the Ocean Lead Free
We all lose a lot of rigs, including lead sinkers. There's a way to be more eco-friendly and still happily get hung up.
Tell the truth; you lose stuff fishing. You lose pliers, you lose sunglasses, phones, and coolers. You lose rods, you lose your dignity, and you lose your lunch under the wrong conditions.
But something else you lose a lot of are rigs. And losing rigs is a lot more likely if you're fishing the bottom. Bottom fishing means you're putting something on the rig to get it to the bottom. We showed a vew videos today about making sinkers out of rocks, but for the most part we use lead. And if we can avoid or even reduce the amount of lead we drop into the water it isn't a bad thing.
In the event you don't want to drill or grind stones to make your own sinkers (although they are both very cool), here are a few eco-friendly fishing weights we found on Amazon. In a lot of cases they're not heavy enough to catch grouper in eighty feet of water, you can always fall back on lead - or drilled stones.