If your dream is to catch a “Trophy Lake Trout” and experience Flathead Lake, Captain Mike can help make your dream come true on a Flathead Lake fishing charter.
The Flathead River near Glacier Park is a large beautiful western freestone river. Draining a size-able portion of NW Montana, including parts of Glacier National Park and the Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex, the waters of the Flathead River flow swiftly through some of the most beautiful scenery Montana has to offer. We guide our fly fishing float trips on the Flathead River above Flathead Lake. Here the Flathead River flows through the upper Flathead Valley, home to such popular towns as Whitefish , Columbia Falls, and Kalispell, MT. The river here is wide and frequently quite deep and fly fishing is best done from a drift boat. As the water in the Flathead River is fed predominantly by snowmelt and mountain lakes, the water is usually quite cold even well into the summer keeping our wild cutthroat trout hungry for dry flies through-out the warmest times of late summer . For most of its journey above the lake, the Flathead River flows very swiftly but gently, not slowing down until it reaches the lake effected waters south of Kalispell.
- Half Day Per 2 People (5hrs)
- Full Day Per 2 People (9hrs)
- Additional 3rd Person
If You’re Interested in Something a Little More Quiet
A drift boat trip on the Flathead river offers two to three people a great fishing experience both fly fishing and or traditional spin fishing! On half day trips everything is taken care of. A great guide, all the gear, and soft drinks. Due to Covid-19, we no longer provide lunch or snacks. If your interested in a full day, we do all the same just get to spend more time on this beautiful body of water. When it rains we have jackets and when it too hot we have extra sun screen.
24 hr. notice required. Hey, we know ‘stuff happens’ and this is your vacation…if you need to cancel, please let me know as soon as possible so I can book your next trip. If you or any member of your crew show any symptoms of Covid-19 48 hours prior to your scheduled charter please call us right away at 406-871-1787.
All fishing gear, bait, and soft drinks. Due to Covid-19 we no longer provide snacks or lunch, any food that you wish to have will be your responsibility. We fillet all fish as desired. Bring your own cooler and ice.
You will need outerwear appropriate for the season (rain gear or jackets). In sunny weather, use sunscreen 45+spf. PLEASE, NO SPRAY-ON SUNSCREEN! Bring glasses, hats.
Please show up with fishing license!
Cooler for iced fish (leave in your car), camera. Due to insurance limitations, we do not provide alcoholic beverages. BYOC (cans – no glass)
Your Safety is Our #1 Priority
All of our fishing boats are USCG inspected but what is more important is that our fishing charter captains are qualified and certified.
All of our Captains are Red Cross certifications in Adult, Child and Infant CPR, Adult and Child AED and First Aid. All fishing guides certified by the state of Montana.
If you or ANY MEMBER of your party is feeling I’ll, or has knowingly been around anyone with Covid 19 symptoms, or anyone who has tested positive, then DO NOT come aboard.
Since all of our charters are private party only, you do not need to be concerned about mixing with other persons or groups on our boats, beyond your guide. They will wear a mask upon your request, and you are welcome to adhere to the same precautions your group is practicing at all other times.
We are continuing to offer single use containers of soft drinks and water, but we are not offering snacks or food items on any charter, including lunches on full day trips like we have in the pas. You are welcome to bring your own beverages, but any food items are your responsibility.
Lastly, our guides retain the right to refuse boarding to anyone they feel may be showing symptoms of COVID 19, or are visibly sick at all. AGAIN, if you are feeling sick, do not come aboard.