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
BONUSES: ALL ANGLERS WHO ENTER 11 or more LAKE TROUT WIN
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:
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)