Fall Mack Days Hits the Final Stretch

By Beacon Staff

This year’s Fall Mack Days competition is in its final days. Anglers have turned in a total of 11,940 lake trout.

The seventh weekend total was 2,672 which is just nine shy of the best three-day weekend in 2011. Anglers turned in 1,029 lake trout entries on Friday, 928 Saturday and 715 on Sunday.

The fall event ends Sunday, Nov. 11 with a fish fry at the Blue Bay boathouse for friends and families of the anglers. The fish fry will begin at 4 p.m. and the awards will begin at 5 p.m. Sunday is a separate day and has prizes only for that day. Totals do count for bonus amounts but not for average points in the top angler contest. All lake trout entries are to be turned in by 4 p.m. at Blue Bay. There are no fish pickups on that day in Big Arm, Polson, Wayfarers or Somers.

Max Martz from Corvallis continues to lead with a total of 964 and 15-day average of 56.8. Martz turned in a total of 100 lake trout entries on Friday, 56 on Saturday and 36 Sunday. Mike Benson from Lonepine is second with 855 and a 49.8 average. Scott Bombard of Missoula is third with 822 entries and a 45.9 average. Craig Morigeau of Polson is fourth with 559 and a 33.0 average. Phil Meredith of Polson is fifth with 553 entries an average of 31.5.

Ladies leader Jeanee Mooney of Missoula has a total of 104 followed by Julie Vacca from Florence with 82. Deana Knipe from Polson has 62 and Kim McMillie from Ronan has 54. Susanne Albrecht of Polson with 46.

Garett Vaughan of Charlo is first in the 12 & under division with 39 and Mark Herzog of Missoula has 20. Eric Sams continues to lead the 13-17 group with 36.

Entries will continue to be taken until the last day of the contest. Visit online for information or call 406-982-3142 or 406-883-2888 for information.

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