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Check-In Sites

Blue Bay Campground
Blue Bay (event headquarters):  9:00 A.M.-Dark or no later than 9:00 except May 14th (all fish must be turned in at Blue Bay by 3:00 on May 14th). Keep in mind we may be out on a call for the
large fish category. You can reach us at 406-270-3386 to see if we are available. 

Somers Boat Access Site

3:00 - 4:30 p.m. No pick-ups on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday and no pick-up on May 14th.

Wayfarers

5:00 - 5:30 p.m. No pick-ups on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday and no pick-up on May 14th.

Big Arm Boat Ramp

No pick ups unless we get a call well in advance that someone has fish and needs them to be picked up. In which, case the times would be 4:00 - 4:30 p.m., except May 14th.

Salish Point Boat Ramp, Polson

No pick ups unless we get a call well in advance that someone has fish and needs them to be picked up. In which, case the times would be 5:00 - 5:30 p.m., except May 14th.

May 14th
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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