Fishing in Glacier National Park, Daily Racing Form, 1919-09-10


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FISHING IN GLACIER NATIONAL PARK Glacier National Park, situuted in ilocthwesteni Montana. Is a rugged mountain region of unsurpassed Alpine character.- It has an area of 1,531 acres and contains sensatioual scenery of marked individuality. In the confines of the iark there are 250 glacier-fed lakes of romantic beauty and sixty small glaciers. The lakes and streams of the park abound in fish and the angler is assured Of good sport wherever he wets a line. For the benefit of our readers we publish a few facts concerning the wonderful fishing to be enjoyed in this region, taken from n circular of information issued by the National Park Service, Washington, D. 0.: Several varieties of trout are found in the park, namely, the small flat trout, the cutthroat, Dolly Varden and rainbow trout, varying in size from half a pound to the large bull and Mackinaw trout weighing up to twenty pounds. Of these the gamest fighter is the cutthroat, so called from the two streaks of red running parallel beneath its gills, which inhabits most of the streams and many of the lakes. Bull trout are found mostly in St. Mary .Lake. They can be depended upon .to put tip a hard fight. Most of the trout rise to a fly during June, July and August. Grasshoppers are also used at times when they refuse the fly. In September spinners with a piece of fresh meat are effective. . All fishing must be in conformity with park regulations. Fishing is permitted with hook and lino only, and never for profit or merchandise. Fishing In any particular water may be suspended, or. the number of fish that may be taken" by one person in any one day from the various streams or lakes may be regulated by the superintendent. All fish hooked less than eight inches long must be carefully handled with moist hands and returned at once to the water if not seriously injured. Fish retained should be killed. Twenty fish shall constitute the limit for a days catch. Two Medicine Lake, which was stocked with fish in 1915, is now opened to fishing. Good fishing is also found in the Two Medicine Biver below Trick FaMs and iri Lower Two Medicine Lake. Two Medicine Chalets, on Two Medicine L-ike, one of the groups of permanent Swiss chalets which are maintained and operated throughout the park by the Glacier Park Hotel Company, offer accommodations for anglers. The Cut Bank Chalets are located on the banks of the north "fork of Cut Bank Creek, which may be fished both, ways from the camp for a distance of from three to five miles with good results. Cutthroat trout is the principal variety found here. St. Mary Lake is the home of the Mackinaw trout, which are caught by trolling from a rowboat. Red Eagle Lake, located a few miles from St. Mary Chalets, has the reputation of being one of the best fishing spots in the park. There is also good fishing in Bed Eagle Creek. Baring Creek, which empties into St. Mary Like about a mile above Going-to-the-Sun Chalets, will be found worthy of a visit. For the large Mackinaw trout the upper end of the lake is a good ground. Good fishing is to be had near Many Glacier Hotel, in Swift Current River, in Canyon Creek, in Cracker Lake and in Lake McDermott. Good fishing may be had at all times in Lake McDonald. McDonald Creek and Avalanche Lake may also be fished with excellent results. American Field.

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