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Don't forget to get the lead out for the fishing opener

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As you go through your tackle box to get ready for the 2008 fishing opener, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) encourages anglers to switch to lead-free fishing tackle. Lead is a toxic metal that has adverse effects on the nervous and reproductive systems of mammals and birds. Found in most fishing jigs and sinkers, this metal is poisoning wildlife such as loons and eagles.

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