2015 Fall MACK DAYS
LAKE TROUT FISHING EVENT/DERBY
ON FLATHEAD LAKE
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
Fridays, Saturdays, & Sundays are
Competitive Mack Days with lottery, prizes, tagged fish, and bonuses
Pick your 18/24 best days Friday-Sunday to count for the lottery, bonus, top angler, and other prizes.
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday will be bonus days and tagged fish only—45 total days
FISH THE ENTIRE LAKE
Check in stations at Somers, Wayfarers, Big Arm, Blue Bay, & Polson
All it takes is one fish to win!
MACK DAYS AWARDS
Up to $30,000 in Lottery Prizes ($1,000 to $200). All it takes is one ticket to win!
Plus: Top ten angler prizes $700 to $200, Friday through Sunday. The last day is a separate day.
Captains $250 (4 prizes), Smallest lake trout $250 (2 prizes), Largest lake trout $500
Top lady anglers $300, $200, $100. $100, $100 totals used.
Youth anglers: (17-13): 1st - $200, 2nd - $150, 3rd - $75, 4 & 5th - $50
(12 & under): 1st - $100, 2nd - $75, 3rd - $50 will also be entered in the lottery drawing.
Weekend Prizes - $200 & $100
Golden Angler Award (70 & older) - $200 & $100
3 days of single/team-heaviest 4-fish: 4/3 Friday, 4/25 Saturday, & 5/10 Sunday
Last Day Only: $300, $200, $100, $100 & Heaviest Mack under 30” - $200 & $100
BONUSES: ALL ANGLERS WHO ENTER 20 or more LAKE TROUT WIN.
The higher your total is at the end of the event-the higher your bonus-every day (51) counts.
Fish Fry for participants & families May 17th at Blue Bay at 3:00
Awards Ceremony at 4:00
Check the rules, prizes, check in sites, & register online
Telephone 406-883-2888 Ex. 7294
Pick up applications at:
Zimmers Tackle - Pablo
Sportsman & Ski Haus - Kalispell
Westland Seed & Sports - Ronan
Ronan Sports & Western - Ronan
Walmart - Polson
Bob Ward & Sons - Missoula
Wholesale Sports - Missoula
Bretz RV and Marine - Missoula
Snappys Sports Senter - Kalispell
MFWP - Missoula and Kalispell
CSKT NRD Offices - Polson
Sponsored by the Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes
And sanctioned by Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks
See the Rules page.
Entries taken until the last day of the event.
PLEASE IDENTIFY YOUR CATCH CAREFULLY!
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 the 2011 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.
Starting this year we are required to report all bull trout entries to the authorities. Let’s strive for zero mistaken identities this year!