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Articles with the Tag: Mack Days

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...

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...

Fall Mack Days ends with many awards

News from CSKT FLATHEAD LAKE – Fall Mack Days 2018 ended on Nov. 11 with a total of 15,408 lake trout entries. There were up to $150,000 in cash and prizes awarded, sponsored by the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes. The event is a tool that used to help reduce the numbers of non-native lake t...

Fall Mack Days week seven results counted

News from CSKT FLATHEAD LAKE – Flathead Lake trout anglers are working hard to increase their fish totals before the 2018 fall fishing event ends on Nov. 11 at 3:00 p.m.  The fish fry for friends and family will begin at 4 p.m. Entries will be taken until the last day of the event. There i...

Fall Mack Days continues with week six

News from CSKT Natural Resources FLATHEAD LAKE – The 2018 Fall Mack Days fishing event continues until Nov. 11. The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes sponsored the event. There are up to $150,000 in cash and prizes that will be awarded at the conclusion of the event. All it takes is one l...

Fall Mack Days competition continues

News from CSKT FLATHEAD LAKE – Windblown lake trout anglers recently completed the second weekend of 2018 Fall Mack Days on Flathead Lake that started on Sept. 21. The eight-week event continues until Nov. 11 with anglers fishing Tuesday through Fridays.  Three windy days in a row kept man...

Anglers lured to Flathead Lake in hopes of reeling in big fish, cash Anglers lured to Flathead Lake in hopes of reeling in big fish, cash

Swimming somewhere out in Flathead Lake is a lake trout worth $10,000, just waiting to be caught by a skilled or very lucky angler.  Matter of fact, upwards of $150,000 in cash and prizes will be awarded to the best or luckiest anglers starting Friday, Sept. 21, during the annual Fall Mack Days tourn...

Too many fish, not enough time

Fishermen:  During the fall there are too many options and not enough time. With the fish working on building a nutritional surplus for winter, they become exceptionally active. The smallmouth bass are responsive to almost anything you throw at them, and the lake trout (mackinaw) have begun their pre...

Board hears about successful wildlife management programs Board hears about successful wildlife management programs

POLSON – The Flathead Reservation Fish and Wildlife Board met to talk about the many projects that happened last year and what will come in the future during a meeting on Wednesday, May 23, at the Polson library. The State of Montana and the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes started the board ...


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