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Spring Mack Days fishing tourney kicks off

The CSKT Fisheries Program announces the beginning of the 2013 spring Mack Days fishing event on Flathead Lake. Spring Mack Days begins March 15 and runs through May 19. Entrants can fish every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. May 10 begins a straight 10 days of fishing that runs through May 19. There are up ...

Mack Days might be over Mack Days might be over

After a 12-year run, the twice-annual fishing event aimed at reducing Flathead Lake’s lake trout population and increasing the native bull and cutthroat trout populations may be coming to an end.  A statement on the Mack Days website reads, “The prospects for future contests will be deter...

Clean water an enormous asset

Editor, On Dec. 8, 2011, a U.S. Senate panel approved a plan for $415 million to be spent on the restoration of Lake Tahoe over a decade. This was in addition to $1.4 billion spent to restore or protect Tahoe since 1997. Flathead Lake is much the same size as Tahoe. Maintaining clean water in the Flathead...

Top Mack Days angler tallies 1,111 fish Top Mack Days angler tallies 1,111 fish

Fall Mack Days ended after a grueling last week of the event’s 28 days. Frigid windy winter weather set in the last six days of the fall fishing event. Ice freezing on the boats and equipment was a concern that all anglers had to deal with. The few that continued the last few days were out in some of t...

Mack Days fish entries top 5,000

Fall Mack Days continues until Nov. 11, with up to $125,000 in cash and prizes available to lake trout anglers. All it takes is one fish to win in the lottery style drawing that starts at $1,000 and goes to $200. Fifty cash prizes will be drawn plus many merchandise prizes. There is no entry fee, and entries...

Invasive species threaten Mission Valley Invasive species threaten Mission Valley

MISSION VALLEY — According to the United States Department of Agriculture’s National Agriculture Library, invasive species are defined as, “non-native (or alien) to the ecosystem under consideration and whose introduction causes or is likely to cause economic or environmental harm or harm t...

Mack Days fishing tournament begins

POLSON — Lake trout were illegally introduced to Flathead Lake in the 1920s. While it remains unclear as to who put them into the lake, it is clear they were brought from the Great Lakes region via the trans continental railroad.  “It’s called ‘bucket biology,’” sa...

Lake level to be lowered in October

Representatives from PPL Montana, the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Bureau of Indian Affairs conferred Sept. 12 regarding current and projected operation of the Kerr Project. The current outflow is about 3,900 cubic feet per second, and the lake elevation, ...

Swimmer hit, killed by boat

POLSON — A man in town for a relative’s funeral was struck and killed by a power boat while swimming in Skidoo Bay, northeast of Polson, at about 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 7. John G. Darrah, 45, Cambridge, Mass., was swimming approximately 300 feet from shore, according to witnesses, when the...

Eleven-year-old girl saves father’s life Eleven-year-old girl saves father’s life

POLSON — Shawn Blixt lost consciousness in Flathead Lake Aug. 3.  He’d stopped breathing, was unresponsive, and according to his 11-year-old daughter Kyla, “he was a deeper purple than I’d ever seen.” According to Shawn, he’d just picked up his daughter and her ...

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