Mack Days Action Continues on Flathead Lake

By Beacon Staff

The sixth weekend of the fall Mack Days fishing event ended with 2,292 lake trout being entered for an overall total of 9,266.

Mike Benson of Lonepine turned in the 100-trout limit. Terry Krogstad-Kalispell also had a great day with 76 entries followed by Max Martz from Corvallis with 75.

This year’s event has drawn 515 anglers so far.

Max Martz leads the overall catch standings with 771. His 15-day average is 49. Benson is second with 732 and an average of 47. Scott Bombard from Missoula is third with 668. Fourth place is Craig Morigeau from Polson with 473. Fifth-place Phil Meredith of Kalispell has 438. The top 10 anglers will be ranked by their 15 best day averages at the conclusion of the event.

Jeanee Mooney of Missoula leads the ladies category with 96 entries. Second place is held by Julie Vacca of Florence with 56. Sharon Beville from Lakeside is third with 44.

Garett Vaughan of Charlo leads the 12 and under category with 21 and Mark Herzog of Missoula is second with 20. Eric Sams continues to lead the 13-17 category with 36.

Benson has the smallest lake trout entered so far with an entry of 158 mm, 6.25 inches.

There is still no large lake trout entry so far.

The $10,000 tagged fish is still out there along with five $5,000 entries, 10 worth $1,000 and over 4,000 fish with values from $100 to $500. There have been 72 tagged lake trout turned in during the event that total $9,400.

Anglers may choose to keep their catch or donate them to be processed and distributed to area food banks by CSKT staff.

Mack Days ends Nov. 11. Between Nov. 2 and Nov. 11, fishing will be open every day.

For information about the event go to the Mack Days’ website or call 406-883-2888 ex. 7294.

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