Beville Takes Mack Days Lead After Busy Weekend

By Beacon Staff

Don Beville had a busy weekend on Flathead Lake. The Lakeside angler hauled in 140 lake trout between Friday and Sunday and took the overall lead at the Spring Mack Days fishing event. Beville has caught 706 fish total.

Anglers caught 3,911 fish over the weekend and are still on pace to break the total catch record. Through 18 days, 19,051 lake trout have been entered. Friday’s windy day total was 765; Saturday had 1,889 entries; and Sunday had 1,257. The event has 890 registered competitors.

Mike Benson from Lonepine is runner-up in the overall catch total with 675. Polson’s Craig Morigeau is third with 595. Tracy Powers from Missoula leads all women with 204. Tanner Murry from Columbia Falls leads the youth 13-17 division with 169. Charlo’s Garett Vaughan leads the youth 12 and under division with 123. Top 10 anglers will be placed on their best 18-day average at the end of the event on May 20.

Spring Mack Days Leaderboard
Through Sixth Week
Don Beville, Lakeside, 706
Mike Benson, Lonepine, 675
Craig Morigeau, Polson, 595
Steven Benson, Four Lakes, Wash., 558
Danny Smith, Hot Springs, 557
Scott Bombard, Missoula, 530
Jason Mahlen, Kalispell, 517
Jerry Benson, Plains, 486
David McDaniel, Polson, 441
Larry Schmill, Missoula, 394

Tracy Powers, Missoula, 204
Susan Martin, Polson, 158
Deana Knipe, Polson, 66
Nicole Peters, Missoula, 62
Terry Biere, Butte, 37

Youth 13-17
Tanner Murry, Columbia Falls, 169
Connor Kowalski, Florence, 148
Garrett Beville, Lakeside, 98
Kobe Cox, Charlo, 58
Roger Guillory, Kalispell, 44

Youth 12 & Under
Garett Vaughan, Charlo, 123
Dylan Hodgson, Kalispell, 37
Danner Shima, Kalispell, 34
Carson McDaniel, Polson, 23
Autumn Powers, Missoula, 18

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