Leavenworth recycles 13 pounds of soft plastics

MEEKER, Okla. — The Leavenworth Bass Club, in conjunction with Whopped Baits of Meeker, Okla., started an effort in 2012 to recycle members’ used soft plastic lures.

The club’s conservation chairman collected the lures from members during the last six months of the year. He mailed 13 pounds of used soft plastics to Whopper Baits in December.  Whopper Baits re-poured the used lures and provided the re-poured lures to youth bass fishing clubs at no cost to the clubs.

In all, 38 volunteers contributed 50 man-hours.