Flathead Lake specifically offers excellent lake trout fishing opportunities. With killer sizes of over 20lbs in some cases, the lake has varieties of huge fish such as a lake trout, rainbow trout, pike, yellow perch, and whitefish. Due to the deep waters and windy lake conditions on Flathead Lake, the best fishing should be done from a trolling powerboat. Unlike fishing in the local rivers that are catch and release, fish can be taken from the lake, so many people choose to dine on the night’s catch or freeze it for taking home with them.
During the height of summer, one can see dozens of boats of all kinds. Yet, due to the sheer size of the lake, it usually does not feel overcrowded. Even some of the surrounding campgrounds and day parks can be almost empty for hiking, camping, picnics, and fishing at any given time of the year. There are so many excellent places for views surrounding Flathead Lake. From Finley Point to Woods Bay, there are cute, little restaurants and shops sprinkled around the entire lake. On the winding drive around the east, cherry farms and fruit stands line the roads of tall trees. On the more open plains to the west, from the small towns with condos and marinas, views of the surrounding mountains are quite impressive. Flathead Lake is truly one of the most breathtaking areas in the region.