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Prize-winning mackinaw recipe revealed

If you are wondering what to do with your fish from Mack Days, here is a prize winning recipe from the 1st annual Feasts of Flathead, Epicurean Fillet Winner — me.  Some folks would just deep fat fry, stuff and bake or pan sauté their mackinaw trout. This recipe beats them all, served with a delicious aioli. You have probably eaten Crab Cakes and this recipe is based on that process only – not taste. Serve it up on a bed of field greens with, what else, huckleberry vinaigrette.    Mac Cakes • 1 and 1/2 cups pecans, chopped fine but not pulverized • 2 T coarsely ground peppercorns — red, white, black, green pink mixture &bul...


Youth angler records two lunkers in large fish contest Youth angler records two lunkers in large fish contest

Danner Shima, 14 of Kalispell, was fishing with his brother Austin and grandfather Mike Shima of Polson on April 11during the 2014 Spring Mack Days fishing event. Danner caught a fish and immediately knew it was a big one. Danner’s line began screaming as the big fish went to the bottom of the lake and...


Lake trout safe consumption guidelines available Lake trout safe consumption guidelines available

News from the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes  FLATHEAD LAKE — The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes and Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks have issued updated guidelines for consumption of lake trout from Flathead Lake and released a brochure, “Flathead Lake Lake Trout Cons...


Commission works to stop invasive species Commission works to stop invasive species

PABLO — The Flathead Basin Commission is in the process of rolling out new tools meant to keep invasive species at bay. At an April 9 meeting, commission members reviewed plans for new video public service announcements and the deployment of scent detection dogs trained to sniff out specific invasiv...


Mack Days anglers net more than 10,000 lake trout so far

    News from the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes. As of Monday, April 7, the 2014 Spring Mack Days with up to $150,000 in cash and prizes sponsored by the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes has 12 days of fishing on Flathead Lake in the books. A total of 10,190 lake t...


2014 Spring Mack Days finishes third week 2014 Spring Mack Days finishes third week

The bucket almost wasn’t big enough for the four fish entries of Bob Christensen of Missoula. Friday March 28 was the first of the three- day competition for the largest Bucket of Fish during 2014 Spring Mack Days on Flathead Lake. Anglers mark or pick out what they believe is their four heaviest fish ...


Mack Days event begins despite boycott Mack Days event begins despite boycott

FLATHEAD LAKE – The annual Mack Days fishing derby kicked off last weekend, but not without opposition from anglers who say the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes’ decision to gillnet lake trout this spring could be disastrous for the trophy lake trout population. For more than a decade t...


Spring Mack Days underway Spring Mack Days underway

News from the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes FLATHEAD LAKE —The 2014 Spring Mack Days began March 14 with 34 days of lake trout fishing on Flathead Lake.  Mack Days runs Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays only, March 14 through May 18, with 10 straight days May 9-18.  Sponsored ...


Register March 24 for Arlee hunter ed

ARLEE — Arlee Hunter Education registration will be held Monday, March 24 at 6:30 p.m. in the Arlee Fire Hall. The course is open to everyone, but anyone born after January 1,1985 must have successfully completed the course to purchase a hunting license in Montana. To complete the course, students a...


Game officials see increased meth cases

FLATHEAD RESERVATION –  Tribal, state, and federal game authorities are feeling the effects of a resurgence in methamphetamine usage in the Mission Valley. Tribal Game Warden Mike McElderry pointed to his bulletproof vest in a meeting with the Flathead Reservation Fish and Wildlife Board last w...


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