Slough Creek was one of our top destinations...why you ask? If you haven't been to Slough Creek you have been missing out. It's been one of my favorites since fishing there countless times while I lived there years ago. Yes it can get crowded, yes it can fill up as far as camping areas and yes, there could be bears. If those are a deterrent than plan ahead and escape the crowds for some superb dry fly fishing and escape to the wild. We had a great time there and though it wasn't true to form as far as risers everywhere, late Summer angling pressure and weather played a part into it being slower than normal. Nonetheless I had a blast and we all pretty much netted a number of quality Cutthroats. Then again if you come here expecting numbers and easy fishing, you may come away with a bruised ego. They can be hard to catch but if you've done your homework and work for em, who knows what the day will bring.
Donny B watching a few risers while mr Buffalo keeps his distance as we finish out the day. Clark finished the day with one of the nicer Cutty's he caught. Yellowstone Cutthroats on Grasshoppers is pretty darn hard to beat!
We had the place to ourselves for most of the day and between catching a fair amount of trout and finishing the day out with risers around us, I couldn't think of a more suitable place to sit back relax whether one caught fish or not.
Slough Creek is located in the Lamar Valley, this small campground area if not hiking, is a great for watching wolves, Buffalo and getting your dry fly fix. The campground is open from late May until October, with roughly 29 camping sites. Soda Butte also has sights needed if there is an overflow from Slough. If camping backcountry make sure to call ahead and get your permits, they go fast if there are bear sightings lately, they may move you up to another meadow.
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