As you can see, these ladies had a great time fishing Flathead Lake last Sunday. The weather was not optimum, in fact it was downright ugly with wind, fog, a choppy lake and 35 degrees, but having a heated cabin meant that everyone was comfortable. The gals hooked 9 fish and landed 6 – everyone reeled in at least one Lake Trout.
Charene Herrera, the morning DJ at “103.1 The River” in Kalispell, booked a charter for a few friends and they weren’t bothered by the weather – we had a blast; Captain Rod made sure of that.
While we were fishing near the shore of Wild Horse Island, we got to see some of the horses come down to the lake for a drink of water. A while later we were treated to seeing a family of Bald Eagles that seemed to be watching our every move.
If this video proves anything it is that you can fish Flathead Lake in virtually any weather. Captain Norm’s fishing boat is equipped with a heated cabin and even a private bathroom. If the lake isn’t frozen, we can go fishing.
Take your choice of one of our 2013 off-season promotions. You heard that right, if you book a fishing charter with the Captain between now and May 15th. you can choose between a $50 gift certificate at the Tamarack Brewery and restaurant. Or, choose a FREE beer at the Tamarack Brewery and a FREE room at Americas Best Value Inn in Kalispell. Wouldn’t this make a great Birthday, Thanksgiving or Valentine’s Day surprise, or just a chance to get out and have some fun?
Call your buddies or tell your significant other that you have a great idea for a day of non-stop fun. Fishing, a free $50 dinner or a free beer and a place to stay for the night…what could be better to beat the blahs?
Cool weather fishing on Flathead Lake?
Hey, the fish haven’t gone anywhere and they’re always hungry. Our charter boat is the largest on the lake and it has a heated cabin and private bathroom, so there’s no reason to wait until summer to catch some trophy Lake Trout. We fish the Flathead all year round unless the lake is frozen, which isn’t something that happens very often.
The second annual Flathead Lake Dragon Boat Festival took place this weekend in Bigfork. Saturday’s weather was perfect, but Sunday saw some rain and cooler temps. Our day for watching the races was Saturday and we were lucky enough to get some great video. This clip shows the Glacier Bank Dragon Boat team before they lined up for the start and shows them paddling hard toward the finish line.
All the Dragon Boat teams were thrilled to participate in a fun event that benefits Save A Sister, which is a collaboration between Northwest Healthcare, North Valley Hospital and the Flathead City-County Health Department. The Montana Dragon Boat Festival is sponsored by the Flathead Community Foundation and produced by the Kalispell Convention & Visitors Bureau.
Remember that Captain Norm’s Fish~N~Fun might be best known for offering the best fishing charter on Flathead Lake, but we also provide other fun adventures. Our Flathead Lake tours and Wild Horse Island tours are always popular and look to us for lake events such as this and other annual happenings.
Four wonderful young people joined us for a fishing charter on Flathead Lake last week and we managed to capture much of it on video. Everyone caught fish, but the lone female, Cidni Meyer from Kalispell, skunked the guys reeling in three nice Lake Trout. Be sure to watch this video ’till the end to see what Cidni does with her catch!
How to catch a ton of fish while having a ton of fun!
According to Wikipedia, they say that “Fishing is the activity of trying to catch fish.” However, according to Captain Norm, “Fishing describes the fun you have while catching a lot of fish.”
If you have never hired a fishing charter guide (or if you tried one of the other local charters and not had the best experience), you owe it to yourself to go fishing with Captain Norm’s Fish~N~Fun. The Captain has a different philosophy than most fishing charter captains, he believes that catching fish is always important, but having a ton of fun during your charter will make it an event you will remember forever.
Happy customers drive our business!
You will not find Captain Norm advertising in the newspaper, billboards or magazines or hear ads on the radio because he doesn’t need to advertise. Happy customers fuel his business with referrals and keeps the Fish~N~Fun fleet busy almost every day. Hundreds of people hire Captain Norm every year and to many, their Flathead Lake Fishing Charter is the highpoint of their visit to the Flathead Valley.
Have you seen Captain Rod’s new fishing charter boat?
In a word, WOW! Captain Rod launched a new boat this summer and if you’ve been out on the lake you probably have seen it – you can’t miss it! This video shows the newest addition to Captain Norm’s Fish~N~Fun charter and now we have two of the largest commercial fishing boats on the Flathead.
You don’t have to take our word for it, the happy fishermen in this video attest to the fun you can have when you go fishing with Captain Norm or any of our four fishing charter captains. We pride ourselves in making fun a top priority for every fishing trip we offer – and our customers agree.
Just yesterday we uploaded a great fishing video from a recent fishing charter where we filled the fish box with out catch. Today’s video fishing report shows a family who had the time of their lives fishing the Flathead on a beautiful June afternoon.
Our hi-def video camera was on the fritz, so we had to make use of a camera phone recording and some great still shots, but you’ll enjoy seeing how much fun this family had on the lake just yesterday.
If you love to fish or are searching for a way to entertain clients or the family, nothing beats a fishing charter on Flathead Lake. Book your charter today and make a date to join Captain Norm for a fun fishing excursion.
In a word, WOW! We have been out on the Flathead just about every day in June and the fishing has been outstanding. If this video doesn’t convince you there just isn’t anything else I can say!
If you would like to try your luck fishing on Flathead Lake, no one can show you a better time or provide an experience you will remember the rest of your life. In this video is Chad from Iowa and he had so much fun in one afternoon, he asked to go out again the next day. The video shows that Chad made a smart decision.
Only have time for a quick “Fishing Report” today, we’re heading out early again with another new charter. This beautiful fish is from last week and is 38″ long and tipped the scales at 24 lbs.. The proud fishermen are Joe, Brian and Lindsey.
I can’t tell you how busy we’ve been this past month, we have been out on the Flathead almost every day and in all kinds of weather. The cold, rain or snow isn’t really a concern as our fishing boat has a heated cabin and a private bathroom – all the comforts of home.
I can’t tell you how many times someone books a charter and shows up at the pier ready to experience Flathead Lake and search for that trophy fish; everybody’s excited and ready to fish, but they forgot one thing. In all the excitement they forgot to get a Montana Fishing License.
One of the items on our check list before we push away from the pier is to verify that those who will be fishing have a valid fishing license. Fishing without a license carries a stiff fine for anyone caught fishing and also for the Captain, so we never take that chance. Before you show up at the pier, make sure you have your license.
Also, if we are fishing on Flathead Lake, you will need to check with your charter captain to see if you might need a CSK tribal license for the south end of the Lake. Sometimes, that’s where the fish are biting. So, when you book your charter, the next thing to do is get your fishing license online.
So states an old adage from many generations ago. Although that is a loose version of the original quote, the meaning remains the same. In the world of fishing reports and “fish stories”, the proof can only be found in the fish box. Ignore the tall tales – count the fish tails!
“The proof is in the fish box!”
“The proof is in the fish box”, thus states Captain Norm of Fish~N~Fun fame! Hey, every fishing captain and wannabe angler will give you a fishing report based on their experience – or the way they wish it was. Some may tell it like it is, or stretch reality into something they wish it would be – just to get your attention.
If you have been following this blog or our Flathead Lake YouTube Channel, you already know that our fishing report is kept in the fish box. Yesterday’s fishing charter was no exception. Here it is in late September when others are folding their tents and going home, we are our on the lake catching record numbers of Lake Trout.
This video is from yesterday’s afternoon charter with three great people. We had a wonderful time reeling in fish after fish and some of these lunkers were huge. We even had a couple “double strikes” where we had fish on two lines at the same time.
Fish Flathead Lake Anytime
Some fishing charter captains are fair weather fishermen. Heck, we fish Flathead Lake all year long except when ice forms on the lake (which is very seldom). It doesn’t matter what the weather or what you ate for lunch because our boat has a heated cabin and a private loo (that’s a bathroom for you landlubbers).
Tour Flathead Lake
You might be surprised to learn that some of our charters never catch one fish – that’s because we also offer Flathead Lake Tours and not everyone wants to put a line in the water. Our lake tours are amazing and again, it doesn’t matter what the weather is outside, you can tour Flathead Lake from the comfort of an over-sized heated cabin.
Wild Horse Island Hiking Tours
One of the largest inland islands in the USA is Wild Horse Island in the center of Flathead Lake. We take many charters to the island where people can hike for miles and view wildlife that includes Mule Deer, Rock Mountain Big Horn Sheep and even a herd of wild horses. The hiking and wildlife photography opportunities are something you must experience.
Give us a call today and book your next fishing charter or Flathead Lake boat tour.