|....................... ......Fly Fishing Yellowstone National Park
Yellowstone Trip Planning - Straight Creek, Blacktail Deer, Lava
and others - September
These streams, as well as some others that join together near the headwaters
of the Gardner River, all have large populations of brook trout. There may be a
few cutthroats and possible small rainbows mixed in with brook trout on some of
the streams, particularly those in the Gardner River headwaters area, but for
the most part, the fish population is mostly all brook trout. In many areas of
some of these little streams there are too many trout for the available food
Straight Creek, Obsidian Creek, Indian Creek, Panther Creek and the Gardner
River itself, can be fished from the same general area. The trout are all small (5
to 10 inches) in these streams but they provide plenty of action for those who
want to take some time out of their normal schedule to fish them. These are
easy to access and great little streams for teaching the youngsters or anglers
new to fly fishing. You shouldn't have any problem catching plenty of brook trout
in any of these small streams.
Lava Creek, another tributary of the Gardner River, passes under the bridge on
the Tower-Mammoth Road not far from Mammoth. It's easy to access at that
point. It has some larger brook trout but except for the area near the bridge, it is
more difficult to access.
On the same road heading towards Tower from Mammoth you will pass over
Blacktail Deer Creek This is the best brook trout stream in Yellowstone National
Park in our opinion. The month of September is a great time to fish this stream.
It's a little more difficult to get around on but catching plenty of brook trout is still