Respect and Enjoy
Because of the increasing number of boats and wading fisherman, observation of the unwritten, local customs will help you and other fishermen have an enjoyable day.
- Always respect the area wading fishermen are walking and give them a wide berth. They have the right away.
- When approaching bank fishermen while boating, notice how far out their lines are and stay clear.
- While floating, if there is another boat nearby, try to stay out of his area. Also, when passing a boat moving slower than yours, move out of his line of drift and go downstream 200-300 yards before coming back into his line of drift.
The Bighorn River is one of the most heavily fished streams in Montana. If fishermen are courteous and have a relaxed attitude the river will continue to offer a superb angling experience.