Flathead Lake Mack Days

Flathead Lake Mack Days are months-long, semi-annual fishing derbies sponsored by the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes and sanctioned by Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks. Taking place in the spring and fall, these events help to restore native bull trout and westslope cutthroat trout by removing introduced nonnative lake trout. Bulltrout and cutthroat were once the dominant fish species in the lake and were overtaken by invasive lake trout. 

People from far and wide come to fish Flathead Lake to help remove invasive lake trout in hopes of winning awards and cash prizes for number and size of fish caught. Head on over to Flathead Lake if you want to hear about the big one that got away, try your luck catching prize worthy fish, and help with the management of an important fishery. 

Flathead Lake is the largest natural freshwater lake west of the Mississippi River. With its vast size you can expect weather systems different than the rest of the Flathead Valley. Recreating and watching sunsets on this natural wonder is a must. While you are in the area check out the charming lakeshore towns of Polson, Lakeside, Somers, and Bigfork.

For complete details visit www.mackdays.com

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Latitude: 47.776252747 Longitude: -114.147949219 Elevation: 2894 ft

Event Dates

3/17/2017 – 5/14/2017

Type of Festival

Outdoor Activity

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