Bill to ban use of lead tackle stalls in Connecticut Legislature

It appears that "further deliberation" may be taking place before Connecticut reconsiders banning lead sinkers.

That's right — it appears that "further deliberation" may be taking place before Connecticut reconsiders banning lead sinkers. A big thank you goes out on several fronts here — first and foremost to Connecticut B.A.S.S. Federation Nation Conservation Director David Santos, who testified on behalf of the Federation against the proposed ban.

The second thank you goes to Connecticut Representative Clarke Chapin, who was front and center in his opposition to the bill.

He was my point of contact and a very responsive one at that. It was his staff that managed the flood of e-mails opposing the bill that resulted from my open letter. Thanks also goes to all the B.A.S.S. Federation Nation folks in the New England and mid-Atlantic states who sent e-mails in opposition, using the KeepAmericaFishing site.

Our collective voices have been heard. The Connecticut legislative session will continue for several months, so the fight is not over yet.

Continue to follow Bassmaster.com and KeepAmericaFishing for further developments.

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