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 […]

2013 Fall Mack Days Update – Week 3


  The third weekend of 2013 Fall Mack Days fishing ended with a total of 6,777 lake trout entries turned in, which is 2,566 over the same weekends in 2012. Anglers were once again able to enjoy blue skies and calm waters as they fished Flathead Lake. Total for the third weekend-Friday-828, Saturday-1,034, and Sunday-598- […]

Dragon Boat Races Return to Flathead Lake This Weekend

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The eighth fastest-growing sport in the world has taken off in Montana as well. The second annual Montana Dragon Boat Festival will take place this weekend  Saturday Sept. 7 and Sunday Sept. 8 2013 on Flathead Lake. The racers will gather at Flathead Lake Lodge where 92 teams will launch their long boats. The teams […]

Wild Horses are not the only Wildlife found on Wild Horse Island


Wild horses are not the only wildlife on Flathead Lake’s Wild Horse Island. There are bighorn sheep, mule deer and more that also call the island home.  As a matter of fact, there are so many bighorn sheep that FWP has to keep their population in check by taking sheep off the island from time […]

Results for the 2013 Mac Attack/Whitefish Jigfest Tournament


They had a total of 103 fisher people. The results are as follows: 36″ and over Lake Trout – Mike Williams 37″ 17.02# (Susan Jousma 37″ 14.71#) 28″ and under Lake Trout 1st place – Rick Hoyt 27¼” 7.71# 2nd place – Susan Jousma  28″ 7.33# 3rd place – Mike Williams 27″ 7.13# 4th place […]

Two Bonuses Added for Contestents of the 15th Annual Mac Attack/Whitefish Jigfest


Regarding the 15th Annual Mac Attack/Whitefish Jigfest, scheduled for August 24-25 at Flathead Lake, we have two added bonuses for the fishing contestants. Snappys Sports Senter is offering a $100 gift card for anyone that can beat 31½-pound Lake Trout that Cameron Hockett caught in 2003 or 2004. It will take a 32-pounder to beat the record, […]

Catching the Big Ones (Literally) at Flathead Lake with the Captain and Crew


On Tuesday, August 20th, the Captain, Gerry Steinbrenner and Don Beardsley played hooky and took a trip to Flathead Lake.  If you’re going to play hooky, you might as well go fishing and make it a good trip–and the trio did just that!  They were quite successful out there on the water catching some nice […]

Jim Johnson of Hi-Country Snack Foods Gets His Lake Trout Fishing ON!


Have you been lake trout fishing at Flathead recently? If you are itchin to get there, but you can’t play hooky during the week (click HERE for pictures from a recent hooky day of lake trout fishing with the Captain and Doug Stewart), then you will definitely want to watch the video below that shows Jim […]

The Fishing Is on Fire at Flathead Lake!

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Doug Stewart, from Missoula, joined the Captain on Flathead Lake this past Wednesday. They ended up boating seven fish, with the biggest being a whopping 33-inches and the smallest being 24-inches. The duo fished in 103-109 feet of water off of the Finley Point area and used the whole bait set-up by Zimmer Tackle, while baiting […]

“The Lake”, How I Love Thee, Let Me Count The Ways


Montanans spend nine hard months enduring extreme weather to rejoice in three solid months of glorious summer. Yes, just three. Don’t get me wrong, I have learned to love an early fall, with warm long days and no tourists, but I nobody can argue that a good, hot August day on “the lake” encompasses what […]

Will The Lake Superior Whitefish Bite This Year On Flathead Lake?


The Captain asked Jim Vashro, Regional Fisheries Manager if we would have a Whitefish bite this year on any of the Flathead area bodies of water. His response is below. That’s dangerous ground… or waters… We are saying the perch hatch/whitefish bite depends on spring weather. A series of springs with nasty cold fronts have […]