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Polson Polar Plunge tradition continues amid pandemic Polson Polar Plunge tradition continues amid pandemic

POLSON — This year’s bone-chilling annual Polson Polar Plunge was officially put on ice, but on Friday afternoon, several dozen swimmers unofficially gathered along the boat launch ramp and frosty shoreline of Riverside Park to celebrate New Year’s Day with a plunge into the frigid waters o...

Flathead Lake data included in long-term water temperature study Flathead Lake data included in long-term water temperature study

UM News Service FLATHEAD LAKE — Over the last few decades, water scientists have noticed a rapid and consistent warming of surface temperatures. Changes beneath the water surface, however, have been subtler, but could still have significant consequences for lake ecosystems. In a study recently ...

Final fall Mack Days results reported Final fall Mack Days results reported

News from CSKT  FLATHEAD LAKE — The 2020 Fall Mack Days Fishing event ended Nov. 15 with a total of 14,821 lake trout entries turned in by 138 anglers.   The 10-week long event was the longest Mack Days event ever.  The 2020 fall total entries were not the best or the worst of...

Fall Mack Days concludes, tagged fish elude anglers Fall Mack Days concludes, tagged fish elude anglers

News from CSKT  FLATHEAD LAKE – A total of 14,066 lake trout have been entered so far in the 2020 Fall Mack Days fishing event sponsored by the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes.  Mack Days are a management tool used by fisheries managers to reduce the number of non-native lake ...

Wooden boat to benefit conservation project Wooden boat to benefit conservation project

News from the Flathead Lakers  POLSON — A beautiful wooden boat, restored by Greg McCormick, a Polson resident, is for sale through an online auction to benefit the Bad Rock Canyon Conservation Project.  The 1953 Century Resorter, an 18 foot boat, is ready to float Flathead Lake after...

Weather extremes mark 2020 Fall Mack Days

News from CSKT, Natural Resources FLATHEAD LAKE ­— The 2020 Fall Mack Days event has been one anglers won’t soon forget. This year’s event began with hot sunny weather and waters way too flat for good fishing.  Anglers were enjoying the weather but looking for a little shad...

Lake trout biology shared

News from CSKT Mack Days helps the ecological balance of Flathead Lake by thinning the mackinaw (also called lake trout) populations. Anglers help manage the lake by harvesting over abundant lake trout.  

Fall Mack Days celebrates six weeks of success, continues

News from CSKT FLATHEAD LAKE — Up to $200,000 in cash and prizes, sponsored by the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, will be awarded to participating anglers at the conclusion of the 2020 Fall Mack Days event, which ends Nov. 15.   Mack Days are used as a tool by CSKT to reduce the ...

Hunting and Fishing Hunting and Fishing

With fall, swimmers disappear from the increasingly frigid waters of Flathead Lake, and anglers, bundled up on boats or casting from shore, begin to hunt for wily mackinaw or lake trout.  It’s a sport that’s not only sanctioned, but actively encouraged by the Confederated Salish and Koote...

Mack Days continues through Nov. 15

News from CSKT The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes’ Mack Days fishing contest continues daily through Nov. 15 on Flathead Lake. The semiannual fishing derby, which boasts up to $200,000 in cash and prizes, includes lottery drawings, prizes for top anglers and tagged fish worth $100-$10,000...


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