2014 FALL MACK DAYS
LAKE TROUT FISHING EVENT/DERBY ON FLATHEAD LAKE
Up to $125,000 in Cash and Prizes Awarded
(1)-$10,000 & (2) $5,000 & (5) $1000 + over 5,000 $100 to $500 tagged lake trout
September 26th through November 16th
Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays
24 days total. Pick your 15 best days to count for the lottery
& top angler prizes. The last day is separate.
(September 26, 27, and 28; October 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26. and 31;
November 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, and 16)
Mack Days is sponsored by the Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes and
sanctioned by Montana Fish , Wildlife, and Parks
FISH THE ENTIRE LAKE
Eight 3-Day Weekends
All it takes is one fish to win!
Check in stations at Somers, Big Arm, Blue Bay, & Polson
Check in stations at Somers, Blue Bay, Big Arm, & Polson
MACK DAYS AWARDS
Up to $30,000 in Lottery Prizes ($1,000-$200). All it takes is one fish/ticket to win!
Plus: Top ten angler prizes $700-$200. Your best 15 of 23-days count. The last day is separate.
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 - Eight $200 & $100
Golden Angler Award (70 & older) - $200 & $100
3 days of single/team - heaviest 4-fish-10/3-Friday, 10/25-Saturday, & 11/9-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 (24) counts.
Fish Fry for participants & families November 16th at Blue Bay at 3:00
Awards Ceremony at 4:00
Check the rules, prizes, check in sites, & register online at www.mackdays.com
Telephone 406-883-2888 Ex. 7294
Pick up applications at:
Sportsman & Ski Haus in Kalispell
Westland Seed & Sports-Ronan
Ronan Sports & Western-Ronan
Bob Ward & Sons-Missoula
Snappys Sports Senter-Kalispell
FWP-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!