NH fishing question on lead

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    Ok .So I know no lead sinkers or jigs

    But are weighted bobbers legal?

    Like these .

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    I suggest you email your fish & wildlife department. That will not only get you the answer, but give you a written record of it in case you need it in the future.
     
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    The ban is on Lead not on sinkers and jigs, the lead is killing a lot of waterfowl that swallow it especially Loons. You can use sinkers and jigs made out of tin or tin/bismuth. they do allow lead weights over 1 oz. From the NH wildlife site "Current state law prohibits the use of lead sinkers and jigs with a total weight of one ounce or less in all fresh water in New Hampshire, including lakes, ponds, rivers and streams. Lead sinkers and lead jigs shall not include lead fishing related items including but not limited to lead core line, spinnerbaits, buzzbaits, spoons, poppers, plugs, or flies."
     
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    Packed all my gear and left the bobbers out. I'll grab something up there when I get my license .

    I skipped packing jigs . Just brought a pack of zinc split shot. Some spoons, spinners and a few rapalas.
    I like those bobbers cause with my pack rod it gives me a bit of distance without over weighting the bait .

    Thanks . I'll figure it out
     
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