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Check-In Sites

Pick up times: Please respect the schedules of work crews and do not submit fish after dark or after 9:00P.M.

All times are subject to change:


Blue Bay Campground
Blue Bay (event headquarters) 9:00 A.M.-9 P.M. or Dark if earlier

Somers Boat Access Site

3:00 - 4:30 p.m.

Wayfarers

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 5:00 - 5:30 p.m., except May 13th. Subject to change.

Big Arm Boat Ramp
To save staff time, we will only do fish pick-ups at Big Arm if we get a call that someone will be there with fish.

Salish Point Boat Ramp
To save staff time, we will only do fish pick-ups at Polson if we get a call that someone will be there with fish.

May 13th
All fish turned in at Blue Bay by 3:00

The Fish Fry will begin at 3:00 and the Ticket Drawing
will begin at 4:00 at Blue Bay

Help Us Manage Lake Trout Through Tagging


Turn in live lake trout Tuesday-Thursday for tickets for a special drawing. Two $500 prizes will be awarded at the end of the event.

Contact Blue Bay at 270-3386 to get the information for the tagging boat. With the completion of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement: Strategies to Benefit Native Species by Reducing the Abundance of Lake Trout, and the decision by the Tribal Council to proceed with lake trout suppression using the full range of tools available to us, it is especially important to establish an accurate baseline of the lake trout population to reference future changes in the population. We have several methods to generate the baseline, with the mark and recapture method to estimate population abundance being one of the most useful. The accuracy of the estimate is greatly influenced by the number of fish we can mark and release. To achieve the largest sample, we will be relying on the anglers to help us mark as many fish as possible. Tuesday through Thursday we will have one or two crews on the lake circulating among the anglers to collect fish for marking. If you have a livewell, please hold your fish in clean and cold water until one of the boats can pick it up. When you turn in live lake trout Tuesday-Thursday you will receive tickets for a special drawing for two $500 prizes, which will be awarded at the end of the event. Contact Blue Bay at 270-3386 to get the information for the tagging boat.

Starting this year we will add a new mark, a hole punch in the anal fin, in addition to removal of the adipose fin, to identify marked fish. If you have fish that can be tagged your name and number of fish will be turned in for tickets. The fish will be counted on your total for the day.

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