2014 Fall Mack Days Information


2014 Fall Mack Days Sponsored by the Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes And sanctioned by Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks Flathead Lake Up to $125,000 in Cash and Prizes (1)-$10,000 & (2) $5,000 & (5) $1000 + over (5,000) $500-$100 tagged lake trout  September 26th-November 16th Fridays, Saturdays, & Sundays 24 days of fishing/pick your […]

Are the Whitefish Going to Bite? – Captain’s Column (7.24.14)


There is one question on many anglers minds in Western Montana. Are the whitefish on Flathead Lake going to bite this summer? If the popular fish are going to bite this is the time of the year, that normally would happen. The “Bite” has not happened for several years so anglers that have experienced the […]

Flathead Cherry Recipes


Flathead Cherry Festival is taking place this weekend in Polson, Montana, and in the spirit of all things cherry, we thought it appropriate to share some recipes for Flathead Cherries. All recipes came from Flathead Cherry Growers Association website, which can be found here. SWEET CHERRY COFFEE CAKE* “Recipe By K. Nice” Ingredients: (Serves 15) […]



The 21st annual Fishing Without Barriers Day will be held on Flathead Lake on Thursday, June 12.  Anglers with disabilities are hosted for free fishing trips on charter boats and other boats provided by volunteers.  The event is sponsored by the Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Crossing the Barriers Committee, and the Montana Charter Boat Association.  […]

Flathead Fishing Fair Coming Saturday May 3rd


The Flathead Fishing Fair will be held Saturday, May 3rd at Snappys Sport Senter from 9 am to noon.  The event is sponsored by Snappys Sport Senter and Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks. The Fishing Fair offers a Kids Fishing Derby for youths age 12 and younger in Snappys Pond as well as fun and educational activities for […]

2014 Spring Mack Days Update: 7th Week


Mack Days anglers have completed the seventh weekend of the thirty four day Spring Fishing Event. A total of 18,475 lake trout have been entered by two hundred fifteen anglers. Fridays total was 1,542, Saturday’s rainy weather didn’t hamper many and still there were 965 entries, and Sunday weather was predicted to be windy with […]

MORS Weekly Wrap Up


Montana Outdoor’s Top Stories of the Week:  Montana Rattlesnake Den Up Close…Maybe Too Close for Comfort…see the video here. CSKT, FWP Issue Lake Trout Consumption Guidelines for Flathead Lake…read more here. Doesn’t Anybody Work Anymore? Captain had Great Success on Flathead Lake’s East Bay…read about it here. Good Ol Montana Bass Fishing…read where here. Tongue River […]

Spring Mack Days Update – 2nd Week


Spring Mack Days fishing boats were covered in ice for much of the second weekend of the 2014 Spring Mack Days Fishing Event. Fishing lines and reels were frozen along with anchor systems that were covered in ice. Even with the difficult conditions anglers turned in 657 lake trout entries on Friday. Saturday’s weather was […]

2014 Spring Mack Days News


2014 SPRING MACK DAYS Sponsored by the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes and sanctioned by Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks $150,000 in Cash and Prizes varies depending on harvest (1-$10,000, 2-$5,000, & 5-$1,000 Tagged Lake Trout Over 5,000-$100-$500 tagged lake trout) March 14th-May 18th-Fridays-Saturdays-& Sundays  May 9-May 18 will be 10 straight days 34 days […]

Wild Horse Island Bighorn Sheep Relocated by Helicopter

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Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks relocated a total of 61 sheep via helicopter from Wild Horse Island State Park last week near Big Arm. The sheep were captured and transported in an effort to supplement other herds in Montana, and control population on the island. But the amazing feat of controlling herds is how the […]

2014 Spring Mack Days Angler Information


$150,000 in Cash and Prizes- varies depending on harvest 1-$10,000, 2-$5,000, & 5-$1,000 Tagged Lake Trout Over 5,000-$100-$500 tagged lake trout-number will continue to increase March 14th-May 18th-Fridays-Saturdays-& Sundays May 9-May 18 will be 10 straight days 34 days of lake trout fishing on Flathead Lake. Mack Days Angler Information (from Cynthia Bras-Benson): Happy New […]

2013 Fall Mack Days Update: Week 5


The 2013 Fall Mack Days Fishing Event continues with a total of 10,061 lake trout entries. The event continues through November 17th with the last 10 straight days of fishing beginning on Friday November 8th. Sponsored by the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes-Mack Days are used as a tool to reduce the non-native lake trout […]