Respect Other People Using The Yampa

 

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(AKA, don’t be a jerk). This rule should extend beyond river use and is generally a good rule to live by. While everyone is entitled to use the Yampa for their own personal summertime fun, remember you’re not the only one using it. Disrespect towards others on the river makes an otherwise amazing experience seem less than optimal for everyone involved. For instance, if you’re on a tube, kayak or paddleboard and you see a few fishermen downstream, do your best to avoid running over their fishing lines and move to another side of the river to avoid scaring away the fish. Alternatively, if you’re fishing and you see someone on a tube, kayak or paddleboard, try and pull your line in a bit so your hook doesn’t pierce a hole in a tube or paddleboard.