Anglers Keep Lugging in Lake Trout

By Beacon Staff

Anglers keep lugging in lake trout on Flathead Lake. Another 2,899 were caught over the seventh weekend of Spring Mack Days, hiking the total to 21,963.

Entering the final weeks of the event, the $10,000 tagged lake trout remains shifty along with five $5,000 catches, 10 fish worth $1,000 and a ton more worth between $100 and $500.

Susan Martin of Polson with a large lake trout weighing over 14 pounds caught last Saturday.

Don Beville from Lakeside continues to lead all anglers for total catches with 824. Mike Benson from Lonepine is runner-up with 760. Missoula’s Tracy Powers leads all women with 242 followed by Susan Martin from Polson with 188.

Youth anglers have turned in 1,020 fish.

Mack Days continues until Sunday, May 20. The final 10 days straight are open to fishing starting March 11. The conclusion of the event is at Blue Bay. A fish fry for the anglers will begin at 4 p.m. and awards and lottery drawing will begin at 5 p.m. All fish are to be turned in by 4 p.m.

Ryan Shima still has the largest entry with his 42.5-inch, 24.5-pound entry. Jason Mahlen has the smallest at 6.5 inches.

For more information visit the Spring Mack Days website, or call 406-883-2888 (ex. 7294).

Spring Mack Days Leaderboard
Through Seven Weeks
Don Beville, Lakeside, 824
Mike Benson, Lonepine, 760
Craig Morigeau, Polson, 714
Steven Benson, Four Lakes, Wash., 634
Scott Bombard, Missoula, 627
Danny Smith, Hot Springs, 616
Jason Mahlen, Kalispell, 616
Jerry Benson, Plains, 613
David McDaniel, Polson, 496
Larry Schmill, Missoula, 480

Tracy Powers, Missoula, 242
Susan Martin, Polson, 188
Nicole Peters, Missoula, 91
Deana Knipe, Polson, 83
Debra O’Hara, St. Ignatius, 43

Youth 13-17
Connor Kowalski, Florence, 187
Tanner Murry, Columbia Falls, 183
Garett Beville, Lakeside, 113
Kobe Cox, Charlo, 81
Roger Guillory, Kalispell, 62
Brady Wieble, 24

Youth 12 and Under
Garett Vaughan, Charlo, 167
Dylan Hodgson, 37
Danner Shima, Kalispell, 34
Carson McDaniel, 23
Autumn Powers, 18
Alex Moran, 15
Kailey Schrader, 13
Adam Schrader, 13

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