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Welcome to A Able Fishing Charters on Flathead Lake

Montana’s Premier Fishing Guide on Flathead Lake and Surrounding Lakes

A Able Fishing Charters and Tours, located in Montana’s Flathead Valley, is like no other area fishing guide service. When it comes to fishing, touring and exploring Montana’s Glacier Country, we offer MORE!

More FISH species - More LAKES - More BOATS and more VALUE!

Whether it’s fishing Flathead Lake for trophy Lake Trout (mackinaw), touring Flathead Lake’s trophy homes, exploring Wild Horse Island, or fishing (even ICE fishing) the many other local lakes, your Flathead fishing adventure can best be experienced with A Able Fishing Charters and Tours. With quality equipment, high standards and decades of combined experience, A Able Fishing works diligently to ensure your success and enjoyment on the water, no matter where we take you. At A Able Fishing Charters, we “make memories happen”. So… WELCOME ABOARD! We are glad you are here!

Locations & Directions


Other Lakes we Serve

Blanchard Lake (Pike, Panfish)
Echo Lake (Bass, Pike, Whitefish, Perch)
Lake Mary Ronan (Kokanee, Perch)
Little Bitterroot Lake (Rainbow, Kokanee)
McGregor Lake (Lake Trout, Rainbow)
Swan Lake (Kokanee, Lake & Bull Trout, Pike)
Thompson Lakes (Pike, Bass, Kokanee, Perch)
Whitefish Lake (Lake Trout, Pike, Whitefish)

Places to Stay or Camp

Marina Cay Resort, Bigfork
Homewood Suites, Kalispell
Best Western, Somers
Hilton Garden Inn, Kalispell
Meadow Lake Resort, Columbia Falls
Grouse Mountain Lodge, Whitefish
McGregor Lake Lodge

Wayfarers State Park, Bigfork
West Shore State Park, S. of Lakeside
Many sites up in Glacier Park

“Howe” we do it…

Montana is Spanish for “Mountains”. Owners, Mike and Cindy Howe, invite you to experience Montana from the water. On Flathead Lake, that means fishing and touring on some of the newest, roomiest and comfortable boats on the lake. All of our vessels are inspected annually by the local US Coast Guard Auxiliary. Your safety and comfort is our top priority.
Mike and Cindy Howe on Flathead Lake

Our Flathead Lake locations are in Bigfork and Lakeside

Captain Mike with 45" Lake Trout - Caught July 2014

Flathead Lake is BIG water. That also means BIG trophy Lake Trout, or Mackinaw, as they are sometimes called. For most customers, these fish represent the biggest freshwater fish they have ever caught. And, you might just catch your trophy, and memory of a lifetime! The goal of every A Able guided fishing trip is your utmost satisfaction.
It doesn’t stop at fishing Flathead Lake


Cindy and Mike also understand that our area offers a variety of fishing opportunities quite unique to the West. And they have those covered unlike anyone else.
Ice Fishing
Open water
Flathead Lake Evening
We get it. Not everyone wants to fish. So we take the time to know and understand our area beyond what is required to just go catch fish. And if you have taken advantage of one of the many Flathead Lake vacation rentals, we just might be ‘able’ to pick you up on your dock!
A Able at Painted Rocks
Maybe you just want to take a twilight boat ride to cool off after a day on the golf course. Or walk where wild horses and bighorn sheep walk while the eagles and ospreys soar overhead.Let us show you the historic petroglyphs on the “Painted Rocks” and what a 60 million dollar island estate looks like. Our Flathead Lake scenic tours go at your pace, highlighting unique features and the stories behind them.There is also the opportunity to watch the Montana Dragon Boat races in September or the weekly sailboat races in the summer. How about a bachelorette or anniversary brunch on one of the smaller islands? When it comes to thinking outside the “tourist” box, you need only think “A Able” …and let us do the rest.
We hope you enjoy exploring our website, and we look forward to hearing from you soon. Your Northwest Montana adventure begins here, with A Able Fishing Charters and Tours!

While we offer Flathead Valley guided fishing trips as our core business, we also engage in a multitude of other fishing adventures.Click here to find out more.

Our Fleet

A Able Charters       A Able Charter       Thompson      A Able Charter      24' Weldcraft