2014 SPRING MACK DAYS
LAKE TROUT FISHING EVENT/DERBY ON FLATHEAD LAKE
Up to $150,000 in Cash and Prizes Awarded
(1)-$10,000 & (2) $5,000 & (5) $1000 + over 5,000 $100-$500 tagged lake trout
March 14th through May 18th
Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays
except the last ten days will be 10 straight fishing days
Mack Days is sponsored by the Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes and
sanctioned by Montana Fish , Wildlife, and Parks
All it takes is one fish to win!
Fish Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from March 14 to May 4
Then fish every day from May 9 to May 18th
Check in stations at Somers, Blue Bay, Big Arm, & Polson
MACK DAYS AWARDS
Lottery Prizes ($1,000-$200)-all it takes is one fish/ticket to win
Plus-Top ten angler prizes $700-$200-best 18/33-days count-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-eleven $200 & $100
Golden Angler Award (70 & older)-$200 & $100
3 days of single/team-heaviest 4-fish-goto
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 (34) counts.
Fish Fry for participants & families on May 18th at Blue Bay at 3:00
Awards Ceremony at 4:00
Telephone 406-883-2888 Ex. 7294
Pick up applications at:
CSKT-Pablo & NRD-Polson
Ronan Sports & Western
Bob Ward & Sons-Missoula & Hamilton Montana Fish, Wildlife, & Parks-Kalispell & Missoula
Snappy’s Sports Senter-Kalispell
Sportsmans Ski Haus-Kalispell & Whitefish
Jointly Sanctioned by Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes and Montana Fish, Wildlife, & Parks
See the Rules page.
Entries taken until the last day of the event.
Jointly sanctioned by the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes
and Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
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!