Big Sky Country 2009: Fishing at Upper Stillwater Lake

Stillwater LakeDave introduced me to his cousin Kevin and his boy Jack as we all left to do a little fishing.  Jack and Elijah are both about 3 1/2 years old so it was a blast watching them fish and carry on.  We took Kevin’s boat out about 30 minutes from Kalispell to Upper Stillwater Lake , put in and motored out.

Specifically we were fishing for Lake Trout, Northern Pike and Yellow Perch.  Nobody really had any luck until late afternoon when David and Kevin started hooking Yellow Perch from around a small brush pile.  I got a few nibbles, but they just didn’t like me or my lures.  Honestly, I really didn’t care… something about a bad day fishing being better than the best day working.