Pitch It campaign provides incentives for B.A.S.S. Nation chapters to set up collection/recycling programs for used soft plastic lures BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — To help encourage the proper disposal and possible recycling of worn out or used soft plastic lures, Keep America Fishing is partnering with B.A.S.S. Nation chapters to expand their Pledge to Pitch It campaign. We at Georgia Bass Nation High School Fishing would like for our clubs/teams to participate starting with the next tournament. “Too often, used soft baits are ending up as litter at the bottoms of lakes and rivers,” said Liz Ogilvie, Chief Marketing Officer for the American Sportfishing Association, the parent organization of Keep America Fishing. “A bill was introduced in Maine’s legislature that would have banned the sale and use of soft plastic lures. That’s why Keep America Fishing created the Pitch It campaign - to get fishermen involved in the proper disposal of worn out soft baits by pitching them in the trash or recycling them.” Our plan will be to focus on collecting used soft plastics to keep them out of the state’s waters, and off of the ramps and docks. What you need to do: Start now by saving all of your SPL’s (Soft Plastic Lures) and turn them in to your coach or club leader. What you could receive: For every 1000 SPL’s turned in to me at a tournament, that club/team will win 1 (one) FREE entry to the next tournament. For every 2000 SPL’s turned in, that club/team will win 1 (one) FREE entry to the State Classic. Make this your conservation project and clean up SPL’s at a local lake.
The rules are simple and you have plenty of access to these types of recyclable lures. Use them to your advantage and “Pitch in” where you can!!