Be A Responsible Montana Boater With These Simple Tips
Boating in Montana is a great way to spend time whether you're fishing, swimming or just floating. It's hard to beat a day on a boat.
All of that boating fun does come with a level of responsibility. There are certain things that you, a responsible boater, need to do to help keep Big Sky Country safe from invasive species, and make it a pleasant experience for all boaters where you are that day.
- Have everything you want in the boat IN the boat before you hit the ramp so you can unload the boat quickly
- While on the water and after you're back to the dock, make sure to remove any plants or anything else from the lake. Best bet, throw them back in.
- Dispose of live bait in the trash, not the lake. You don't want to accidentally introduce a new species
- When leaving, drop your motor, empty the pump and wipe it down. Be sure and put it back up before you leave
- Open the plug on the boat and leave it open so it thoroughly drains
- Check and clean waders or boots
- No matter what watercraft you use, boat, jet ski, paddle board or kayak, stop at every water inspection station
- If you think you caught a record-breaker report it to Fish Wild Life and Parks here
This simple checklist will ensure a great day out on the lake, all while being a responsible Montana boater. It's things like this that will leave Montana pristine for generations to come.
Let someone else pilot the boat:
Many Glacier Boat Tour, Glacier National Park, Montana
Maybe live in a boat: