Last Reminder for Spring Mack Days
By angelamontana

Posted: March 13, 2018

2018 Spring Mack Days

Sponsored by the Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes

And sanctioned by Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks

On Flathead Lake

Up to $225,000 in Cash and Prizes

(1)-$10,000 & (3) $5,000 & (5) $1000 + over (6,000) $500-$100 Tagged Lake Trout

FridaySaturday, & Sunday-competitive Mack Days-lottery, prizes, tagged fish, and bonuses

Pick your best 18 days out of 26 possible, FridaySunday, for top ten angler prizes-last day is separate

TuesdayWednesdayThursday-24 bonus days, Yeti tickets, 6-$50 drawings, and tagged fish only

Fish the entire lake-Check in stations-will be announced

Lottery Prizes-$1,000-$450 thirty five drawings

All it takes is one ticket to win in the lottery drawing-Fridays-Sundays only

Top ten angler prizes $800-$300-Fri-Sun-last day-May 13th is a separate day-with its own prizes

Captains $250-(4 prizes), Smallest lake trout $250-(2 prizes), Largest lake trout $500-Fri-Sun

Top lady anglers $300, $200, $100. $100, $100-by total fish entered-Fri-Sun

Youth- (17-13) 1st-$200, 2nd-$150, 3rd-$75, 4-5th-$50 (12 & under) 1st-$100, 2nd-$75, 3rd-$50-Fri-Sun

Weekend Prizes- $100 x 5-Fri-Sun-drawn and announced weekly no limit

Golden Angler Award (70 & older)-$200 & $100-Fri-Sun determined by total fish entered

Bucket Days-3 days of single/team-heaviest 4-fish-3/30-Friday4/21-Saturday, & 5/6-Sunday

YETI cooler-1 ticket for every ten entries Fri-Sun

Prizes and rules listed on the website

Last Day Only:  $300, $200, $100 & Heaviest Mack under 30”-$200 & $100



The higher your total – the higher your bonus-every day counts: Tues-Sun (51days)

Bonus amounts are listed in the rules page on the website-subject to change


Enter on or before March 14th and turn in at least one fish to qualify for the $200 Early Bird Drawing

Entries continue to be taken until the last day of the event

Mack Days Fishing Events will continue to require that anglers have AIS Inspections prior to participating in the event.  Proof of inspection will be required when you enter your fish or they will not be counted. Although Montana law does not require inspections for all boaters, we will continue the requirement for consistency and to be sure that Flathead Lake is protected.  We are especially concerned about anglers from out of the Flathead Basin.  The standard AIS Inspection Stations will not be open at the start of the event so our staff will conduct the inspections. We will try to be as accommodating as possible. Inspections can be arranged at our offices at 408 6th Ave East in Polson during work hours starting February 26th -please telephone 406-883-2888 ex. 7294 or 406-270-3384 to arrange a time.  Inspections will be done at Blue Bay beginning March 13th.  Check with FWP in Missoula, Kalispell, and Thompson Falls to see if an inspector is available.  Once Mack Days begins, we will do all inspections at Blue Bay-please arrange times 406-270-3386.

For inspections to go fast and smoothly-be sure your boat is clean, drained, and dry. No mud, dried plants, etc. in live wells, on lines, etc. Thank you for your cooperation.

Entry, information, rules, fish ID,  etc.  on the website under the events tab or telephone 406-883-2888 ex. 7294