VanDam has taken a leading role in Keep America Fishing's "Pledge to Pitch It" campaign. It's an initiative that all anglers should get behind, and doing so couldn't be easier. Simply log on to pledgetopitchit.org
and take the pledge, stating that you will no longer throw used soft plastics or any trash into our waterways. This became so problematic that the state of Maine tried to outlaw sot plastics, citing major environmental problems, with discarding baits in the lake. Seriously though, quit throwing junk in the lake. You're hurting yourself, the fish and their ecosystem and all anglers everywhere.