Boats

The A Able Fleet

Captain Mike (and his guides) maintain several of the finest fishing boats in the valley!

The “Howe Ya Doin” is a 2008 Raider Boat Company 2484 Sea Raider. 24 feet long and 8 feet across the beam. Built for big water, with many creature comforts, this is the boat you will fish on when you fish Flathead Lake with Mike. One of the newest boats on the lake, it will keep you warm, dry and comfortable no matter what the weather throws at us! Note the custom canvas overhang made by Lowitz Custom Shop, to keep you dry when it’s raining and shaded in the heat of the afternoon!

Equipped with Lowrance electronics, Cannon downriggers, TR-1 Auto Pilot and Webasto Diesel heater. Private head in the cuddy. Mike uses premium rods by Fetha Styx (made in the USA!) and Daiwa line counter reels. Tackle by Yakima Bait Company, Macks Lure, Pete’s Tackle (made in the Flathead!) Silver Horde/Gold Star and Eppinger, to name a few. Frabill nets assure we get that trophy in the boat and on ice!

Comfortably fishes up to 6 adults and tours up to 8 passengers. Welded aluminum boats like ours are the safest and sturdiest boats on the water. They are deep and wide and you will feel safe and secure on your charter. Parents love the deep well of our boats, you are IN the boat, not on it.

 
 
War Eagle 860 18' Jet Boat

The 18′ War Eagle 860 is ready to tackle any water in NW Montana. The War Eagle brand is arguably the finest all welded shallow water boat made in the USA. Equipped with an Opti-Max 115HP 2 stroke engine with a jet, this boat will handle up to 4 anglers, but is best for 1-3 serious anglers looking to explore all the smaller waters in the Flathead Valley and beyond. This boat will  guide anglers up the Flathead and Swan Rivers and dozens of smaller lakes.  It has a Motor Guide 84# electric trolling motor on the bow, a Humminbird 597c Fish Finder with the latest GPS maps and Cannon down riggers. If you are serious about discovering our lesser known but world class fishing opportunities in the Valley, for Bass, Pike, Whitefish, Rainbow, Kamloops and Cutthroat trout, Kokanee Salmon, Perch, Crappie and even Walleye,  let “War Eagle” be YOUR battle cry!

 

Fish…Rite.  A 2007 Performer with a 250 HP Mercury Verado , this 22 foot hardtop is a very comfortable platform to fish Flathead Lake.  Clay has it set up for multiple uses, trolling with downriggers or planer boards and jigging too. Its got plenty of room to spread out, a comfortable fishing deck, Lowrance electronics, Cannon downriggers and more.   This boat proved itself true to its name, “Performer” this year on Flathead Lake, the fish seemed attracted to it, as Clay boated several of our largest fish of the season!  It took plenty of folks out to Wildhorse Island this summer and toured the shoreline more than a few times.  It even boated some kokanee salmon and rainbow trout on Little Bitteroot Lake.  You’ll be Fish’n Rite!

 

Ready for your large party!

Ready for your large party!

 The FUN TIME! 28′ THUNDER JET. Previous Owner and current guide Pat Campanella maintains this Flathead Lake icon perfectly suited for large groups.  A Able Founder “Shorty” Goggins had this boat specifically built for fishing the big lake, and Pat operates it from June through September out of Lakeside, Montana.  Equipped with seven Cannon Down riggers, private head, heater and all the comforts of home! Up to 16 passengers can really spread out and fish, sunbathe or just mingle in the many seats and tables on board. This is THE largest fishing charter boat in NW Montana and is ready to serve your large group needs. Perfect for wedding parties!

 

 

Weldcraft Ocean King. Pats “daily” boat, this boat is set up to fish like all the other A Able boats! Four Cannon down riggers, state of the art Lowrance electronics, a comfortable, private stand-up head and room for 6 anglers or 8 tourers. Powered by Yamaha engines and controlled by a TR-1 Gold Auto Pilot. There is a rear fishing deck that is completely covered.

 

No matter which A Able boat you and your group is assigned, rest assured that they are all equipped with the gear and comforts you need for an awesome day on the water.  All our Flathead Lake boats are inspected by our local Coast Guard Auxiliary for your safety, and our guides are the best in the business. We welcome you to experience the “A Able Difference”. Take a trip with us for a memory of a lifetime!