It's once again lake trout fishing tournament time on Flathead Lake. And all it takes is one fish to win.

And of course that means it's an opportunity for me to show off my photo of the one big lake trout I ever caught. The 2020 Fall event will be one week longer, because the 2020 Spring Event was shortened, due to COVID.  The 2020 Fall Mack Days event will begin Tuesday, September 8th and will end Sunday, November 15th.  Fish one day or every day, every lake trout entered gives you a chance to win! There will be Up to $200,000 in cash and prizes awarded at the conclusion of the event. Mack Days are sponsored by the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes and are used as a management tool to reduce non-native lake trout in Flathead Lake.

Where else can you go fishing and be so lucky as to catch a $10,000 tagged lake trout? Can't happen? Well, it did during Spring Mack Days a couple months back. There have now been two $10,000 lake trout winners!  Felix Gauci, of Stevensville was the angler who caught the first $10,000 tagged lake trout in October 25, 2014. Matt Guckenberg Sr. of Kalispell caught the second $10,000 tagged lake trout on June 19, 2020.

The point is you don't have to try to cram endless hours of fishing into a two-day tournament. You have lots of options and many different ways to cash in over a 9-week span. Anglers earn bonus dollars once they enter 10 or more lake trout. As the fish total goes up the bonus amount goes up. Each entry also give you chances to win cash in a lottery drawing at the end of the event or win one of the many other cash prizes.

There are no entry fees. You can lots more information and entry forms here.

Good luck to all the anglers.