Whitefish and Lake Trout Fishing Report by Jiggin Jim Vashro


Jiggin Jim Vashro whitefish and lake trout fishing report from Flathead Lake on Wednesday, August 6th: I put in another 3 hours this morning. No whitefish. So my friend must have crossed paths with some whitefish chasing perch fry. My guess is that if you can find perch fry you’ll find whitefish but there aren’t […]

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 […]

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 […]