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 […]

CSKT, FWP Issue Lake Trout Consumption Guidelines for Flathead Lake


The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes (CSKT) and Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) have issued updated guidelines for consumption of lake trout from Flathead Lake.  Lake trout from Flathead Lake, like all fish, contain mercury.  These guidelines are designed to be used by anglers to make personal decisions for eating lake trout safely as […]

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 […]

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- […]

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!

31-incher back in the water

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 […]

Anglers Catch Big Lake Trout at Fishing Without Barriers Day


(All photos courtesy of Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks)   A total of 80 anglers with disabilities participated in the 20th annual Fishing Without Barriers Day on Flathead Lake on June 13. The anglers caught a total of 13 lake trout from fishing boats trolling on the lake; the largest lake trout measured 37 inches […]