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Strong winds wreak havoc with fire, power outage and damaged boats Strong winds wreak havoc with fire, power outage and damaged boats

MISSION VALLEY — A strong storm system tore through the Valley late last Tuesday night and into Wednesday morning, Aug. 15. The high winds caused a power outage, two boats to sink in Flathead Lake, several search and rescue calls and caused the West Garcon fire to double in size within a matter of hour...

Flathead Lakers meet at Yellow Bay Flathead Lakers meet at Yellow Bay

YELLOW BAY — Gael Bissell, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks biologist, presented the keynote address at the Flathead Lakers’ annual meeting July 26 at the Flathead Lake Biological Station at Yellow Bay. Describing Flathead Lake as “a worldwide treasure,” Bissell talked about the 50...

Year of the dragon Year of the dragon

Flessie has some competition. The renowned Flathead Lake Monster might want to steer clear of Bigfork’s Flathead Lake Lodge come September, because these waters will be teeming with dragons — dragon boats, that is.  For the first time, more than 1,000 paddlers will converge at the lakesid...

Deep waters hide lake trout

Fishermen, On June 8, I spent the afternoon with two other fishermen on Flathead searching for some deep-water lake trout. Recent reports of folks doing well in Skidoo Bay took us there for several hours, with limited success fishing in depths from 220 to 290 feet. Though the fishing was picking up as the...

Fisheries need protection, not meddling

This letter was mailed to Tom McDonald, manager of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes’ Fish, Wildlife, Recreation and Conservation Program, for the comment period on gill-netting. Please take the time and send your views. We are the stewards of our lake quality and fisheries for future generat...

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