Hello everyone!! I have only been a member of this board for a short time but I have always been a jump right in and speak up kind of person. I have always had a problem with people leaving trash at or in the water when they are fishing or whatever they are doing. I know that some people just dont care but I do as I am sure a lot of you do. For this reason I carry a garbage bag with me every time I go out fishing and I keep a few in my tackle box in case I forget or need an extra one to clean up after the people who dont care. Today when I got to my favorite fishing spot on the Allegheny River instead of being able to sit down and enjoy myself I had to spend most of my fishing time picking up 3 yes 3 bags of garbage. From fisherman!!! This completely blows my mind. I am truly saddened that a fisherman would show such disregard for the very resource he needs most. I do not mind picking up the river banks and what I can get to in the water but it makes me really angry that people care so little about our waterways. I know the water isnt clean and you cant eat the fish but it is a lot better than it used to be and it will continue to get better but only if we all do our part!! Im not saying you all should take time out of your fishing and pick up trash I do that because it makes me feel like I am making a difference. I am just asking that the next time you go fishing bring a plastic bag to put your empty hook packs, cigarettes, chew cans, beer cans, and all the other crap we bring with us to the water in it and bring it home with you. It only takes a minute and it really does make a difference!!