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Mark Yuasa covers fishing and outdoors in the Pacific Northwest.

July 25, 2012 at 11:28 AM

Angler comes up with a way to get around the lead weight restriction on an east side lake

I came across this on the state Fish and Wildlife enforcement facebook page that shows one angler figured out a way around a regulation ban on lead weights.

Here is what was said:

Ferry County anglers are finding creative ways to adjust to the lead weight restrictions in local lakes. Recently, Officer Anderson checked a fisherman near Swan Lake in Ferry County, who had recently been fishing in Swan and Fish Lakes.

The fisherman told Officer Anderson that the alternative choices to lead weights were expensive… so he thought on it a bit, and decided to peruse his garage for some fishing tackle. What he found was a nut made of zinc that worked perfectly to weigh his line down while remaining in compliance with the new regulation!

It just goes to prove the old adage, “Where there’s a will, there’s a way….” Especially when it comes to fishing!

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