2020 Spring Mack Days Extended
By angelamontana

Posted: May 28, 2020

Sponsored by the Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes and sanctioned by Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks

On Flathead Lake

June 2nd to June 28th

Up to $225,000 in Cash and Prizes

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

Fish every day!

Fish Mondays (except June 1) to Thursdays-tagged fish and bonus totals

Friday to Sundays-lottery, tagged fish, bonuses, and special categories including top angler


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

Your best 12 days out of 16 possible, Friday-Sunday, for top ten angler prizes

Monday (except June 1)-Thursday– bonus days, Special Prize Tickets (to be determined), 8-$50 drawings, and tagged fish only

Fish the entire lake

Lottery Prizes-$1,000-$450 thirty five drawings
No merchandise prizes will be awarded except the Siberian Coolers

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

Top ten angler prizes $900-$450-New-11th-20th $350-$100-Fri-Sun

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

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

Youth- (17-13) 1st-$200-5th-$50 (12 & under) 1st-$100- 3rd-$50-Fri-Sun

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

Golden Angler Award (70 & older)-$200-$50-Fri-Sun determined by total fish entered

Bucket Days-3 days of single/team-heaviest 4-fish-3/27-Friday, 6/13-Saturday, & 6/21-Sunday-

Siberian coolers-1 ticket for every ten entries Fri-Sun

Prizes and rules listed on the website

Last Day:  No awards ceremony



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

Safety is our most important issue for everyone. Please practice all social distancing guidelines.

Protocol for turning in fish at designated locations:

1) only one person at a time to turn in fish

2) anglers bring their cooler to vehicle and count their catch out loud into Tribal container

3) staff confirm the count and record the catch

4) when angler is done, angler steps back and next angler moves in place.

5) there will be no contact between anglers and staff and no tickets exchanged, the drawing will be done electronically at the end of the contest


We love to have young anglers involved but we cannot let them come in too close at this time. Please help keep your families at a safe distance. We cannot have anyone too close or they will be asked to move back. If this request is not respected, an angler may be disqualified. If you wish to keep some or all of your catch you will be asked to punch a hole in the gill plate of the fish before putting back in your cooler.


Fish Pick Up Sites and Times:

Yellow Bay-6:30-7

Big Arm-6:00-6:30




Salish Point-7-7:15

Blue Bay is open for reservation residents only.  Fish can be turned in from 12:00 to 8:00 by any participants at Blue Bay if you deliver you fish to the Blue Bay dock. If you wish to deliver to the dock call Cindy at 406-270-3386.


Please contact us with any questions you may have. Thank you for your patience during this time. Keep in mind that things may and probably will change as time goes by.


Stay safe and tight lines everyone!

(via Cindy Bras-Benson | Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal Fisheries Program)