|....................... ......Fly Fishing Yellowstone National Park
Yellowstone Trip Planning - DeLacy, Nez Perce and Other Misc.
Small Streams- September
During the month of September, most anglers will head back to the larger
streams in the middle to low elevations in the park. It's still a great time to fish
the small streams. For one good reason, you probably won't have any company.
There are numerous such small streams in the park.
DeLacy Creek is an easy to access small stream. It flows between Shoshone
and DeLacy Lakes and is followed fairly close by the DeLacy Creek Trail. You
can access this trail at the Grand Loop Road and fish the stream at any point
along its three mile course to Shoshone Lake. Yes, the fish are small. They are
mostly all brook trout but they are fun and easy to catch.
If you are near the West Entrance to the Park near West Yellowstone, you
should try Nez Perce Creek, a tributary to the Firehole River. Most anglers will
ignore this stream and fish the Firehole River. If you like small stream fishing,
you should give Nez Perce Creek a try.
Here are some other small streams worth fishing during the month of September:
Buffalo Creek, a tributary of Slough Creek, offers a change of pace. It isn't the
easiest stream to fish but you should get plenty of action and you will be
avoiding other anglers for certain.
Pebble Creek, a tributary of Soda Butte Creek, is a good little stream to fish
during September. You will be surprised at the aquatic insects that will be
present in this stream.
Canyon Creek is a good little brook trout stream. It's a tributary to the
Fan Creek, a tributary of the Gallatin River, is another small stream located on
the Western side of the park that is worth fishing during September.