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Articles with the Tag: Fishing

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 ...

Respect for nature taught at River Honoring event Respect for nature taught at River Honoring event

FLATHEAD RIVER – A 10-year-old child reached in a bathtub-sized bucket and felt a wild smallmouth bass swim through her fingers. “It was cool and slimy,” she said. The fish usually lives in the Flathead River but was being utilized for educational purposes during the 33rd annual River Honor...

Spring Mack Days finishes seventh week

News from CSKT  FLATHEAD LAKE – The nine-week-long 2019 Spring Mack Days fishing event sponsored by the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes ends on May 19.  It is not too late to get entries in the lottery drawing and be eligible for one of the many prizes. One entry is allowed fo...

Biologists plan collaboration to conserve westslope cutthroat

News from Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks  MONTANA - Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks region one fisheries staff plan further collaboration with Glacier National Park to conserve native westslope cutthroat trout in the Flathead subbasin.   In late March, the National Park Service relea...

Spring Mack Days celebrates fourth week Spring Mack Days celebrates fourth week

News from CSKT Natural Resouces Department  FLATHEAD LAKE – Kalispell angler and five-time Spring Mack Days top angler Jason Mahlen is expanding his lake trout lead by a slim margin in the 2019 Spring Mack Days Fishing Event.   Jason turned in two perfect 100-limits on Friday and Satu...

Flathead nearly freezes over for first time since 1993 Flathead nearly freezes over for first time since 1993

By Mary Auld for the Valley Journal POLSON – Sequential cold fronts and low wind created an anomaly during the first week of March: 90 to 95 percent of Flathead Lake’s surface froze. Aside from a few open channels in the narrows outside of Polson Bay, the lake froze shore to shore. Flathead...


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