Unless your hunting near shore on Flathead Lake, you HAVE to have a tender boat!! Especially on Flathead!! The weather can turn sour quick and sh!t can hit the fan! Legally, you can hunt as close to shore as you want, but I wouldn't set up right there in downtown Polson. :lol3: :lol3: Good luck and let us know how it goes! Diver hunting can be a lot of fun on Flathead.