A reader sent these photos of trash he recently picked up within a 50-yard area at Bass Lake. He thought it might be instructive for people to see how much trash accumulates in a small area over a brief period of time. It's not the first time he's gone out to fish and ended up clearing away beer bottles, cigarette packs and butts, fishing line, and other debris instead. It's all unsightly, but discarded fishing line presents a hazard to wildlife, he points out.
His message? "Whoever this is, stop it."