The Crooked Lake Township Lakes and Shores Committee is again participating in the statewide Get the Lead Out program. The Lakes and Shores Committee is an environmental action group focused on Aquatic Invasive Species prevention and management, water quality preservation and protection, and threatened wildlife.  Representatives from Lake Washburn Association, Roosevelt and Lawrence Area Lakes Association, and local area environmentalists are members of the committee.

   This year the committee has obtained approval from the Crooked Lake Town Board to accept and properly dispose of toxic/lead fishing tackle BUT, only during hours that an attendant is present, at the Town Recycle Station at 6200 Woods Bay Drive. This is just north of Outing on the west side of State Highway 6, in the Town Complex. Please place the lead items in the container provided by the attendant. As a toxic material, it must be secured after it is received.

   The attendant will be present to accept lead tackle at the following hours:  

Summer Hours

Memorial Day 

to Labor Day

   • Saturday 9:30 a.m. to noon

  • Sunday noon to 4:00

  • Monday 10:00 a.m. to noon

  • Wednesday 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Winter Hours

  • Saturday 9:30 a.m. to noon

  • Monday 10:00 a.m. to noon.

   When sorting your tackle box in preparation for the opener, please remember to remove the lead-based tackle, especially split shot sinkers which are particularly deadly for the birds and drop it off at the recycle station. Non-toxic tackle is available from local sports shops at a reasonable price and has been shown to perform as well as toxic lead tackle.