Fish The Best Streams & Creeks Of The Kootenays

The streams and creeks in the East and West Kootenays are some of the most fertile, nutrient rich in the Kootenays.

Michel Creek

Michel Creek is probably the most fertile and nutrient rich tributary to the Elk River. The average size of the Cutthroat Trout just seems to get larger with each passing season. High populations of trout, with good hatches and easy access, make Michel Creek a favorite among many anglers.

Alexander Creek

Alexander Creek is another tributary of the Elk River in the same locale as Michel Creek. Alexander is known to hold good populations of large West Slope Cutthroat trout. While it doesn’t have the same numbers of fish as Michel Creek, it does have those trophy sized fish.

Ram Creek

Ram Creek, a tributary of the Wigwam River, is another gem of a small stream. This tributary can fish early in the season before the Wigwam and is low enough for good wading. This is a must fish stream if you are in the area fishing.

Galbraith Creek, a tributary of the Bull River, will provide some fantastic angling for Cutthroats. With lots of great little pools and runs this is another of those gems to be fished in the East Kootenay region.

Gold Creek

Gold Creek, which is a tributary to the Kootenay River, is a great stream for early season fishing. Gold Creek holds lots of West Slope Cutthroats as well as Rainbows, some of which are large spawning fish that leave the Kootenay River to spawn in this small tributary. Located in the south country region where it gets very hot and dry, this stream is best fished before the end of July.