It’s TIME for Flathead Lake Fishing!


The lake level is up, the river runoff has slowed, and it is time to get serious about trophy lake trout fishing. Our boats will all be in their permanent, summer moorage by this weekend and three of the best guides on the lake are ready to get YOU on the water.

Howes Fishing/A Able Charters maintains 4 boats at the ready on Flathead Lake, two in Bigfork , and two in Lakeside. Walk up and board, no fighting parking at public launches or waiting in line to use a restroom before or after your trip.

And contrary to what you may have read elsewhere, only A Able Charters operates THE largest fishing charter boat on the lake, capable of serving your party of up to 16 passengers! No other fishing boat on the lake comes close, when it’s all about keeping your crew together! Comfort, safety and fish-ability unmatched by any other outfit.


The FUN Time is BACK!

Ready for your large party!

Ready for your large party!


In 2013, A Able guides boated over 100 trophy Mackinaw (Lake Trout).  Our measure of a trophy is a fish 30-36  inches long, fish that by regulation MUST be released, and over…fish that we HIGHLY encourage releasing.  These BIG lake Trout are at least 25 years old, and are true Flathead Lake legends, the stuff memories are made of.


Tina made a memory of a lifetime last year with A Able, your giant lake trout is out there…will this be YOUR year?

A REAL Flathead Lake Monster!

A REAL Flathead Lake Monster!


And if fishing is not on your agenda, or if you want to mix it up a bit, we can offer lake tours, combo trips and even sunset cruises from either of our two locations on the lake. And of course, the Flathead Valley offers multi-species action on dozens of other lakes as well.  Lakes we know and fish often…so if a BIG Pike, Bass, Gerrard Rainbow, Kokanee or jumbo yellow perch suits your fancy, we have a boat and a guide that can serve you there as well. Let’s talk, and then… LET’S GO FISHING!


Trophy Gerrard Rainbow Trout

16.5# 34" Rainbow

16.5# 34″ Rainbow