Anglers Hold Informational Meeting on Lake Management

By Beacon Staff

Flathead Anglers, a local community group formed to help the sportsmen and women of the valley stay informed about the management of Flathead Lake, is holding an informational meeting Wednesday, June 17. The free event will be held in the event room at Snappy Sports Senter at 6:30 p.m.

Guest speaker Barry Hansen from the Salish-Kootenai fisheries division will be giving a presentation on The Flathead Lake Co-Management Plan and The Mack Days contests, and how they tie in to the current fisheries management on Flathead Lake.

Flathead Anglers founder Mike Howe said he invited Hansen to speak in hopes of giving fishing enthusiasts a better understanding the existing plan, the processes in place and a glimpse into the future. He also said the event will be an opportunity for anglers to offer feedback to the people implementing lake management plans.

“I know Barry is receptive to ideas that we can implement to assist them in getting an accurate count of harvested lake trout,” Howe said in an email. “Many ideas I have heard mentioned in the last couple of years have been tested and implemented, specifically regarding the Mack Days contests.”

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