Best Fishing Charter on Montana’s Flathead Lake

Choosing the best fishing charter company can be an intimidating challenge. Selecting the right fishing guide can mean the difference between a boring day out on the water or the most exciting fishing experience of your life. Captain Norm has been an authorized state regulated fishing guide for almost 15 years with most of his time spent fishing Flathead Lake. Captain Norm knows where to find trophy Lake Trout and how to catch them.

Why you must have a Fishing Guide on Flathead Lake

Fishing Flathead Lake without a fishing guide would be like playing darts with a blindfold; only blind luck would determine if you scored. This is a huge body of water presenting fishermen with several challenges. Flathead Lake’s bottom is 370 feet at its deepest point, and its average depth is 164 feet.  The lake is almost 30 miles long and 15 miles wide at its broadest point. In fact, Flathead Lake is the largest natural freshwater lake west of the Mississippi with a surface area of over 191 square miles.

Hiring a knowledgeable fishing guide with experience fishing this lake is the only way to ensure that you have a chance of catching fish. Not just any fishing guide will do, and that is why you need to call Captain Norm at 406-407-0881, or visit his website at

Fishing Fun!

People come from all over the world to visit northwest Montana. Glacier National Park draws the most attention, but while they’re here most people discover other sights worth seeing like Flathead Lake. Fishing Flathead Lake or touring the lake and visiting islands like Wild Horse Island can be one of the most memorable parts of your vacation. There are few activities that can involve the whole family like a boat ride on one of America’s most beautiful lakes. Reeling in a few fish will give you family photos that you will cherish for a lifetime.

Visit Wild Horse Island

If ‘FUN’ is on the menu for your family vacation or if you and your friends are looking for a true Montana adventure, fishing with Captain Norm needs to be on your ‘Bucket List’.  Norm guarantees you’ll have fun and his fishing boat includes all the comforts of home. From a heated cabin to a private head, experiencing the Flathead from the deck of Norm’s ocean-rated fishing boat is the only way to go.

Flathead Lake Monster?

Many locals will swear they have seen the “Flathead Lake Monster”. They say it is a large eel-shaped beast similar to the famous Loch-Ness monster. Some people believe that the monster might be a Lake Sturgeon that others have seen because they can grow to over 7 feet long and weigh in excess of 240 pounds. No one knows for sure, and no one has ever caught this monster, so it is recommended that you keep your camera handy when you’re out on the lake. Has Captain Norm ever seen the monster? You'll need to ask him.

Best Fishing Charter Ever!

Anyone who has fished with Captain Norm will tell you that his is the “Best Fishing Charter Ever”. Norm’s number one priority is that you and your group have fun. That is why Norm handles everything for you; from baiting the hooks and finding the fish at the proper depths to filleting your catch at the end of the charter. When you’re fishing with Captain Norm, your job is to watch the fishing rods and grab one when it is time to set the hook and reel in your trophy Lake Trout. You will leave his boat with the best memories and fresh fish fillets ready for grilling.

Best Fishing Charter on Flathead Lake

If you only do two things when you visit northwest Montana, see Glacier National Park and be sure to ride “Going To The Sun Road”. Secondly, drive to Flathead Lake and experience fishing with the area’s top fishing guide, Captain Norm. You will not be disappointed!

Where to stay

In addition to being one of the top Fishing Charter Captains on Flathead Lake, Norm is also the owner of Whispering Pines Cabin Rentals in Lakeside, Montana overlooking Flathead Lake. These brand new cabins offer everything from a fully stocked kitchenette to Internet access and all the comforts of home. Plus, if you book your stay here, you can save $70 on your fishing charter.  Call Captain Norm at 406-407-0881 to get all the details!