Flathead Lake Fishing Charters and More!


Montana’s Premier Fishing Guides on Flathead Lake, Rivers and other area Lakes

  • Three GenerationsThree Generations - Lake Mary Ronan
  • TGO
  • Fishing without Barriers
  • The Madison Gang 2015
  • Whitefish Lake 8 2014
  • Kids and Fish
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  • Bigalo
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  • Cindy
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  • Captain Pat
  • LMR1
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  • Captain Clay
  • Mike on ice
  • LMR9
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  • Perch Assault Start
  • Perch Assaultend
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  • Flathead Lake, lake troutThe big catch of the day - June 2014
  • TGO hele
  • Perch on ice
  • 42 inch 24 pound42" 24# - Caught Aug. 2014
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  • Mother and sonFishing on Middle Thompson
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  • TGO crew
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A Able Fishing Charters and Tours, located in Montana’s Flathead Valley, near Glacier National Park, 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 – More ICE HOUSES and more VALUE!

Whether it’s fishing Flathead Lake, Montana for trophy Lake Trout (mackinaw), touring Flathead Lake and exploring Wild Horse Island, or Rainbow Trout fishing on Bitterroot lake, your fishing adventure can best be experienced with A Able Fishing Charters and Tours. Winter brings guided Ice Fishing with passionate and knowledgeable guides. 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” since 1987. 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)


Marina Cay Resort, Bigfork
Other area Lodging (Bigfork)
Area Lodging (Kalispell)
Meadow Lake Resort, Columbia Falls
Gentry River Ranch
McGregor Lake Lodge
Grouse Mountain Lodge, Whitefish
Montana's Best Vacation Rentals
Camping near by:
Wayfarers State Park, Bigfork
West Shore State Park, S. of Lakeside
Other Area Camping

“Howe” we do it…

Montana is Spanish for “Mountains”. Owners, Mike & Cindy Howe, invite you to experience Montana from the water. On Flathead Lake, and other area waters, that means fishing & touring on some of the newest, roomiest & comfortable boats in the valley. Our vessels are inspected annually by the local US Coast Guard Auxiliary. Your safety is our top priority. While Ice Fishing, we make every effort to provide comfort & warmth so memories can still be made in the winter.
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 understand that our area offers a variety of fishing opportunities quite unique to the West. And they have those covered unlike anyone else. However, our Tours on Flathead Lake are relaxing and informative.
Ice Fishing
Other Lakes & Rivers
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

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