Riffle, pool: This is typical for Grayling
Creek. There are a few runs.
Fly Fishing Grayling Creek:
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You will usually have the creek to
yourself.
Grayling is not fished by
many anglers. They pass it up for
other destinations.
Grayling Creek seems to have an unusual
amount of wildlife along the stream even
though it's mostly  located near a busy
highway. We even spotted three wolves  trotting
along the stream one early morning.
Grayling Creek offers some of the best small
streams have to offer. It is easy to wade and
in most places, open enough that it's easy to
cast. You may catch a brown trout, rainbow
trout or possible even a cutthroat but most of
the trout are cuttbows.
Grayling Creek is a small, medium gradient stream located in the Northwestern
Corner of Yellowstone National Park. It's formed in the Gallatin Range of
mountians. The stream flows into Hebgen Lake not far north of West
Yellowstone Montana. The stream is overlooked by most anglers.

Grayling Creek has everything from rapids to meadow sections but most of the
stream is of moderate declinations that consists of runs and riffles. Outside
bend with undercut banks and small pools are good places to catch its
numerous cutbows. They cutbows average from 6 to 12 inches in size and are a
lot of fun to catch. We have been able to catch over thirty or forty trout in just three
or four hours of fishing on this stream.

Access:
U. S. Highway #191 follows along Grayling Creek for several miles. There are
several places you can fish the stream from the highway just from pulling off the
road. The upper section of Grayling Creek can be accessed about eighteen
miles north of West Yellowstone on Highway # 191. There's a pullout area there
where you can park and fish up or down the creek.

The Grayling Creek Bridge on #191 is another access point. It's just over ten
miles from West Yellowstone. The stream follows the road and crosses it
between the bridge and the upper parking area just mentioned. It's about seven
miles upstream of the bridge. You can find other areas you can park and access
the stream along highway #191. Of course there's also plenty of areas that's well
off the highway you can hike into and fish. Most of the lower area of the stream is
a good distance from the highway. The stream flows outside of the park and
onto private property in its lower section.

Comments:
Grayling Creek is a good stopping off place if the Gallatin River is crowded. The
fish are generally small but usually eager and very aggressive. For some reason
you wouldn't think would be the case, there seems to be an unusual amount of
wildlife along this stream even though much of it is close to a fairly busy
highway. We have spotted elk, deer, moose and even wolves along this stream.

Copyright 2012 James Marsh
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Bridge on #191:  We have stopped
here many times to catch numerous
trout in just a matter of minutes.