Jack Holland brought this matter to my attention. On January 17, state Representative Paul Davis introduced H.P. 37/L.D.42, legislation that would prohibit the use of all “rubber” lures. The legislation seeks to ban “rubber” baits but does not define the term. Even so, the intent of the legislation is clear – to ban the soft baits that Maine anglers use every day.
To add your voice to the growing list of people opposing this legislation, point your browser to http://keepamericafishing.salsalabs.com and fill out their form with your name, address, and email address and click send. Easy. I did it.
Keep America Fishing is recommending that rather than simply passing knee-jerk legislation to regulate something that may not even be a problem, that a real study be conducted to determine if there really is a problem with soft, so-called “rubber” bait.