Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: State of Jefferson, SW MT, 5 o'clock somewhere
I live in SW MT a good part of the year. When leaving for the season I now put valuable and hard to replace items in a storage facility. Years past doors were sometimes not even locked, whole different deal now days. . Even in the smaller towns of Montana crime and drug use (meth) is on the increase, big change from years past.
1. In your experience, are car break-ins a common occurrence or an infrequent occurrence when parked along a river or in pull-off parking areas?
Not common but they do happen. I'd be more concerned with towns than parking areas for fishing along rivers, excluding dedicated put-in take-out areas.
2. What if I bought a fairly large “box” of some kind and bolted it to the back floor? Does that just invite more break-ins because it’s clear there’s something of value in it?
Probably not necessary.
3. What if I just covered everything with something (blanket, clothes, etc?)?
Good idea, window tinting also discourages thieves.
4. Any other advice?
Dogs with sharp teeth and bad attitudes are a fisherman's best friend.
I would limit the gear to what is actually going to be needed, less exposure.
When fishing put a note on your vehicle rear window...."Stay here, I'll be right back."
Get rid of those high dollar stickers.
In all likelihood you probably won't have any problems....Enjoy the cruise
Last edited by SteelerHeeler; 02-04-2015 at 05:46 PM.