Planning Your Fly-fishing Trip To Yellowstone
|........................... ......................Fly Fishing Yellowstone National Park
When to Come and What To Expect:
Fly Fishing: Yellowstone National Park -August - DeLacy, Nez Perce and
Other Misc. Small Streams
August is a great time to fish the many small streams of Yellowstone National Park.
They will receive little pressure from anglers and are usually great places to catch
plenty of trout under solitude conditions. Most of the small streams are in the high
country and it is rare the water gets too warm. There are numerous such small streams
in the park.
One such stream is DeLacy Creek. It runs from DeLacy Lake to Shoshone Lake. The
DeLacy Creek Trail follows close to it on its three mile route from the Grand Loop Road
to Shoshone Lake. The trout are almost all brook trout. The stream is small near the
highway but gets larger the closer it gets to the lake.
Another small stream that has some nice size fish on occasions is Nez Perce Creek.
We mentioned this one in our fishing the Firehole River in August article. It's a tributary
of the Firehole River. When the water gets very warm in the Firehole River, its trout
move into the cooler water of Nez Perce Creek.
The best area to fish is about two miles from the road in a section of meadows. The
stream meanders back and forth through the meadows averaging between fifteen and
twenty-five feet wide. The areas that flow through wooded sections have lots of logs
that have fallen in the creek. These are prime holding areas for brown trout. Most of
the trout are browns but there is an occasional brook or rainbow trout to be caught
Imitations of the terrestrial insects, beetles, ants and grasshoppers, usually work great
in these small streams.
Other small streams worth fishing in August are: Buffalo Creek (Slough Ck trib); Pebble
Creek (Soda Butte trib); Canyon Creek (Yellowstone River trib); and Fan Creek
(Gallatin River trib)
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