Flathead Lake

Fishing Flathead Lake

Beautiful Flathead Lake is crystal clear, 15 miles wide, 28 miles long, 120,320 acres and 370+ feet deep with 168 miles of shoreline. Fed by the drainages of the Rocky Mountains and Glacier National Park, Flathead Lake is the largest natural lake west of the Mississippi. Surrounded by woods and beautiful estates, it is the home to osprey, eagles and abundant wildlife. Flathead Lake itself is full of Lake Trout (Mackinaw) and catching them is our specialty!

The source water of Flathead Lake is the Flathead River which consists of three major tributaries: the North Fork, South Fork, and the Middle Fork. These three rivers form in the wilds of the Rocky Mountains and flow towards their destination of Flathead Lake. The lake and rivers have abundant wildlife surrounding them, as well as a healthy trout population. Species include Bull Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout and Lake Trout, as well as Lake Superior Whitefish and Jumbo Yellow Perch.

Mackinaws thrive in the cold, clear, well oxygenated water of Flathead Lake. The Lake features a mostly rocky gravel bottom and ideal water temperatures. Along with the ample food supply available, this provides the perfect environment for Lake Trout. With an average catch length of 22″-26″. Lake Trout have been caught measuring over 40 inches! The record fish weighed 42 pounds and measured 42″. Nettings conducted by the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Department have documented Lake Trout over 70 lbs. Our goal is to help some lucky fisherman break the existing record. A Able Fishing consistently catches fish every year over 36 inches and is confident that one of our customers will be the one to set the new record.