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Articles with the Tag: Fishing

Bull Trout harvest closure in effect on Lake Koocanusa

News from FWP MONTANA – The harvesting of bull trout on Lake Koocanusa is closed in an effort to improve the diminished population of the threatened species. The Fish and Wildlife Commission on Jan. 6 approved a request from Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks regional biologists to implement the ...

Lake Mary Ronan pike population threatens salmon fishery Lake Mary Ronan pike population threatens salmon fishery

LAKE MARY RONAN – Cast your line out in Lake Mary Ronan and you’ll likely find a northern pike on the other end. On Dec. 4, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks fish biologists Kenneth Breidinger and Sam Bourret held a forum at the Mountain Meadow Resort located along the shoreline of Lake Mary Ro...

Fall Mack Days final results announced

News from CSKT  FLATHEAD LAKE – The 2019 Fall Mack Days fishing event concluded on Sunday, Nov. 10 with a total of 18,014 lake trout entries turned in by 157 anglers. It was the 18th fall event and the third highest in total since the event began in the fall of 2002.  The 2002 event h...

Kokanee spawning wraps up at Lake Mary Ronan Kokanee spawning wraps up at Lake Mary Ronan

News from Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks hatchery staff from Flathead Lake Salmon Hatchery recently completed the annual gathering of kokanee eggs that will benefit lakes across the state. Lake Mary Ronan, a popular kokanee fishing destination in northwest Montana, ...

Fall Mack Days continues with many prizes Fall Mack Days continues with many prizes

News from CSKT FLATHEAD LAKE – Fall Mack Days will end on Nov. 10 with awards and a fish fry at the Blue Bay Campground. Up to $150,000 in cash and prizes sponsored by the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes will be awarded to hard-working anglers. Mack Days fishing events are used as a fishe...

Whether you fish or float, take care of Montana’s fishing access sites

News from Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks MONTANA – Montana’s fishing access sites accommodate roughly 3.9 million visits from people every year. These visits happen on about 330 fishing access sites across the state that vary in size from less than one acre to several hundred acres. The...

Coast Guard Auxiliary uses education, inspections to keep Montana waters safe Coast Guard Auxiliary uses education, inspections to keep Montana waters safe

MELITA ISLAND – With the nearest ocean nearly 600 miles away, many Montanans are surprised to learn that the U.S. Coast Guard patrols the waters here in Montana. “We are trying to create an awareness that the U.S. Coast Guard actually exists in Montana,” said U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary P...

Spring Mack Days begins with ice, ends with record catch

News from CSKT Natural Resources To all Mack Days anglers, a special “thank you” to everyone who helped make the 2019 Spring Mack Days Fishing Event on Flathead Lake such a great success. The event total of 40,357 lake trout caught was the largest since we began the events in 2002. Every ...

Macman catches most perch ever

Fishermen: I thought a short note to you all would be appropriate considering most would like to know when there is good fishing within walking distance if you live in Polson.   Recent warm weather has activated smallmouth bass and perch. Yesterday, May 31, my faithful dog, Molly, and I motored in...

Record number of fish caught during spring Mack Days Record number of fish caught during spring Mack Days

News from CSKT FLATHEAD LAKE – The 2019 Spring Mack Days fishing event sponsored by the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes and sanctioned by Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks concluded on May 19 with awards and a fish fry at the Blue Bay campground.  A record total of 40,357 lake trout ...


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