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Please Avoid Trap Nets
The Fisheries Program has placed two trap nets in the Narrows area to assist in our lake trout harvest program. The nets allow us to target lake trout and to release other species unharmed. Each trap is marked with several white surface buoys and several orange staff buoys. PLEASE AVOID THESE AREAS. The traps will be in place potentially until late November. Thank you for your cooperation, and call Cindy at 270-3386 or Barry at 396-2836 if you have any questions.
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2015 Fall MACK DAYS


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

Up to $150,000 in Cash and Prizes Awarded 
One $10,000 & Three $5,000 Prizes; Five $1000 Prizes and Over Six Thousand $500 to $100 Tagged Lake Trout

September 25th through November 15th

Thank you Anglers for Another Successful Event!


Anglers need to be aware that turning in a bull trout during the 2015 Spring Event will be a violation and will be turned in to the proper authorities. Tickets and fines will be issued. Bull trout by catch is something we all want to avoid and need to avoid. It is an angler’s responsibility to know the identifying characteristics of bull trout. The Spring Events is when we see the small bull trout that are very similar to small lake trout. You have to look at more than color. Check out the bull trout ID page.

It is very important to correctly identify each fish you catch-especially the smaller fish. It can be difficult to tell small bull trout from small lake trout. If you are in doubt about the identity of the fish, put it back. We had an unacceptable level of bull trout catch and harvest during past contests. This undermined our objective to benefit native fish and threatens the future of the contests.

  • Bull trout have no black spots on the dorsal fin, and orange spotting on the sides of the fish can be very light and difficult to see.
  • Examine the top of the back. Spots on a bull trout will be distinctly rounded and uniform.
  • Flatten the tail out wide. Bull trout will have a tail that is squarer than lake trout. Although some smaller bull trout will have a slight V shape and be confused with lake trout.
  • Please carefully study the fish ID page on this website.

We are required to report all bull trout entries to the authorities. Let’s strive for zero mistaken identities this year!


Watch the Trout Unlimited Bull Trout Public Service Announcement


Please stay at least 300 feet from the Biological Station's two new instrumented buoys in Flathead Lake to prevent entanglement of your fishing lines with the cable that goes from the surface of the buoy to the lake bottom and to avoid damaging this expensive equipment. For more information click here.

Webcams show boats frequent the area around the midlake buoy, which is troublesome because they could easily destroy the instrument accidentally by entangling a fishing line on the electrical cable that goes from the buoy to the lake bottom. The second buoy is west of Woods Bay, which is a very popular fishing site. So please take care to stay at least 300 feet away from these very important and very expensive instrumented buoys.

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