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Fishing for largemouth bass, rainbow trout, cutthroat trout, brook trout, lake trout, pumpkinseed sunfish, yellow perch and northern pike at Flathead Lake in Montana.

Flathead Lake, MT

Massive Flathead Lake, in the northwest part of the state, provides over 128,000 surface acres to explore for boating, fishing and other water-related activities. Well known for big lake trout and pike, as well as plentiful yellow perch and whitefish, this virtual fish factory has over 185 miles of shoreline which are surrounded by scenic mountain settings. The Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks Department provides over a dozen public access areas around the lake. Fishing enthusiasts pursue bass, trout, sunfish, perch and pike year round, including ice fishing in the winter - once there is safe ice. During the warmer season, shoreline fishing available at public access areas. Several marinas and numerous campgrounds serve the boating and camping visitors, both on and off the water. Fishing guides and charters offer a variety of fishing options in search of the various fish residing here. Choose from a half-dozen boat ramps for launching all types of fishing and pleasure boats.

Fishing Boats For Rent In Montana

Primary fish species residing in Flathead Lake

Click images for fishing tips and details about each species.

Largemouth bass Rainbow trout Cutthroat trout Brook trout Lake trout Pumpkinseed Sunfish Yellow Perch Northern pike

Flathead Lake Amenities

Marina: YES
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: YES

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Fishing Boat Rentals

Boat Rentals and Rides
Rentals: Pontoon boats and kayaks
406 260-5090

Flathead Boat Company
Rentals: Pontoon boats
406 883-0999

Glacier Powersports
Rentals: Pontoon boats
406 249-3397

OId Faithful Watersports
Rentals: Pontoon boats
406 253-2702

Polson Boat Rentals
Rentals: Pontoon boats and kayaks
406 546-3778

Riverside Recreation
Rentals: Pontoon boats and kayaks
406-883-2300

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Big Arm State Park Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, west side, off Big Arm State Park Boat Launch Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Blue Bay Campground Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, east side, off Montana Highway 35, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with docks and paved parking.

Elmo Fishing Access Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, west side, off Public Access Road, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and gravel parking.

Flathead Lake State Park Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, on the south side of the lake, off S Finley Point Road, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with docks and paved parking.

Lakeside Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northwest section of the lake, off Bierney Creek Road, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and street parking.

Point Salish Park Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southwest section of the lake, off 2nd Avenue E, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with docks and paved parking.

Somers Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northwest corner of the lake, off US Highway 93 S, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Sportsman's Bridge Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northeast corner of the lake, at the east end of the State Highway 82 Bridge, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with gravel parking.

Wayfarers Campground Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northeast section of the lake, off Harry Horn Road, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Woods Bay Point Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northeast section of the lake, off Woods Bay Point Road, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with docks and gravel parking.

Yellow Bay Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, east side, off Montana Highway 35, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and gravel parking.

Marinas

Flathead Harbor Marina
7135 US Hwy 93
Lakeside, MT 59922
406 646-2656

Hidden Harbor Marina
33336 Whitecap Lane
Bigfork, Montana 59911
406 274-6830

Click here for a Montana Fishing License.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Wayfarers Campground - 406 837-3041

Outback Montana RV Park & Campground - 406 837-6973

Finley Point Campground - 406 887-2715

Polson Motorcoach & RV Resort - 406 883-2333

Rollins Restaurant & RV Park - 406 844-0572

Polson-Flathead Lake KOA Holiday Campground - 406 883-2151

Flathead Lake State Park Campground - 406 752-5501

Flathead Lake MT Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information
Flathead Lake State Park
23861 MT-35
Bigfork, MT 59911
406 751-4598

 

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