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Kalispell man nets $10K trout during 2020 Spring Mack Days

Kalispell man nets $10K trout during 2020 Spring Mack Days
Posted at 2:05 PM, Jun 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-24 16:05:05-04

There's less than a week to go in the 2020 Spring Mack Days Fishing Event on Flathead Lake which ends on June 28.

Up to $225,000 in Cash and Prizes sponsored by the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes will be awarded at the conclusion of the event.

Over 220 anglers have turned in a total of 22,624 lake trout entries.

One of those entries out of Friday’s total of 1,492 was the $10,000 tagged lake trout.

Winning angler Matt Guckenberg Sr. of Kalispell caught the most sought after lake trout in the Yellow Bay area.

Event organizers note there are still three $5,000 and five $1,000 tagged lake trout -- and over 6,000 with values ranging from $100-to-$500.

Saturday's total came to 1,838, and Sunday ended with 1,229 for 4,559 entries over the weekend.

There's less than one week left in the competition that is used to help restore a balance to the fishery of Flathead Lake.

Click here for more information or call (406) 270-3386.