DePuy Spring Creek LLC
(406) 222-0221
 
DePuy Spring Creek llc is a world-class trout fishery nestled between the breathtaking vistas of the Absaroka and Gallatin mountain ranges in beautiful Paradise Valley south of Livingston, Montana. This exceptional fishery supports a wild population of brown, cutthroat and rainbow trout in its approximately 3 miles in length.
This is a classic western spring creek in every sense. The insect hatches are predictable, plentiful and offer the angler unparalleled fly fishing experiences. The mayflies, midges, caddis, terrestrials, and other aquatic insects are richly abundant in the gin clear waters of the creek. The healthy riparian zone abounds with birds and wildlife.
To insure a quality angling experience, the number of rods per day is limited to 16. Reservations are a must.

CREEK INFO

DePuy Spring Creek llc is located only 6 miles south of Livingston, and 5 miles south of I-90 exit 333 on US Highway 89 mile marker 48, a short 45 minute drive from the major airport in Bozeman, Montana. Livingston is a small community with an agriculture base that hosts anglers, hunters and tourists from all over the world. This charming community has many fine restaurants, lodges, motels, Bed & Breakfasts and shops. The culturally minded will take pleasure visiting the wide variety of art galleries, museums and live theater productions. There are also several full-service fly shops in the area. There is even a golf course in town for those days off the creek. The original entrance to Yellowstone National Park is a 45 minute drive from the creek and the famous Chico Hot Springs Resort is 15 minutes down the road. Here one can soak in a natural hot spring while sipping a favorite beverage after a hard days fishing.

FISHING CONDITIONS

The creek has a wide variety of water types that should suit any anglers temperament. Approximately 3 miles of creek twists its way through the ranch property creating many riffles, runs, pools, slow glides, deep water pockets and weed-channeled sections that will tempt and challenge the abilities of any angler. There is even a pond for the angler that wishes to use a float-tube. For the specific daily information about the conditions on the creek and current hatches contact the Spring Creek Specialists. The Spring Creek Specialists fly shop can be found on the upper end of the creek. It has a good selection of appropriate spring creek flies, tackle, and up-to-the-minute information on fishing and hatch conditions. Phone: 406-222-5664 E-mail: basini@mcn.net

WILDLIFE

While enjoying the angling experiences of DePuy Spring Creek llc take some time to observe the various forms of wildlife that make up the ecosystem surrounding the creek. The magnificent Trumpeter Swans found on the creek were originally brought here as the result of a cooperative venture between the Depuy family and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. Ducks, geese and many species of birds can be found along the creek. Tree, Bank and Cliff Swallows are common along with Warblers, Fly-Catchers, Waxwings, Blackbirds, Thrushes, Meadowlarks and Sparrows. An occasional Sand Hill Crane can be seen and heard in the fields. Several species of hawks along with Bald, Golden Eagles and Ospreys are regular visitors.
Beavers, muskrats, mink, raccoons, skunks, red foxes, marmots and ground squirrels are regularly seen by visitors. There are plenty of White-tail and Mule deer on the property and a moose will occasionally want to share a fishing spot. Black bears, mountain lions, bobcats and elk have all been observed at various times. Take some time to observe and enjoy the scenery and the wildlife, it will add to the overall enjoyment to a day of fishing on the DePuy Spring Creek llc..

RULES ON THE CREEK

  • Flyfishing only - catch & release.
  • Pinched barbs or barbless hooks.
  • Close all gates previously shut.
  • Your litter is your responsibility.
  • Do not enter any buildings on the property (except the huts).
  • Dogs must be controlled and on a leash.
A wise person once said that stream etiquette is nothing more than common sense. The rule to apply to any situation is simply, Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. If there is a question about encroaching on another anglers space, simply ask.