More and more tackle companies are introducing environmentally friendly fishing gear, for saltwater and freshwater fishing fans. While some of these haven’t exactly taken the fishing world by storm, others, like the Berkley Gulp lures, have really caught on, both with anglers and fish! “Green” your tackle box with these sustainable fishing solutions.
Berkley Gulp Lures
Berkley makes many different kinds of fishing equipment. They are perhaps most famous for their stinky “Powerbait”, a gooey concoction loved by hatchery rainbow trout anglers all across the United States. They also sell fishing line and lures, for all kinds of different species. Berkley has recently “gone green” with the introduction of the “Gulp” line of fishing lures. These are similar to most soft plastic baits found on the market today, however, they are biodegradable! Gulp lures come for both freshwater and saltwater, including the super popular Gulp Minnows (my personal favorite). You can fish these texas rigged, dropshot, or many other different styles, and they certainly catch fish! One great thing about Berkley is their products are carred in many fishing stores, both online and at brick-and-mortar locations, like Wal-Mart or local sporting goods stores. Get some Gulp today and green your tackle box!
How many times have you come across fishing line, littered across the shore, in giant pools of string and wrapped around just about everything? It is a super sad sight and a sign of inconsiderate anglers. The best solution for this is to always pack out whatever you pack in, no matter where you are. However, another option is to use biodegradable fishing line. Eagle Claw, a fairly big name in the fishing industry, makes BioLine, supposedly the first of a kind of fishing line, breaking down in about5 years, as opposed to the 300+ years monofilament takes to degrade. It’s rated in the same pound test that IGFA uses for other fishing line, and has a clarity like fluorocarbon fishing line.
The current debate over lead and dead ducks is pushing anglers closer and closer to having to use lead-free weights. Unofrtunately, these can be quite expensive, and its questionable just dangerous the lead fishing weights is to ducks, in the grand scheme of things. However, for those ready to make the switch to lead-free weights, the internet has got you covered. Just be prepared to pay a bit more than you would for the original lead split shots, jig heads and other terminal tackle pieces. Tight lines!