Mammoth Creek Fly Fishing

This was a last minute trip that Trent and I put together. Throw everything in the back of the King Ranch and head for Utah! We’d fished the Mammoth Creek many times before when my wife and I had a cabin in the area. This was our first overnight so we stopped at the Duck Creek Campground to grab a spot. We got lucky with a spot in the back of the campground.

This section of the Mammoth Creek is full of cut banks and is fished very little because of the cattle that normally covers the open grazing area. Most trips, we fish among the cows! Just below this section, it drops in elevation and the water gets much faster and is mostly pocket water with heavy cover making clean casts difficult.

This was a great trip and we ripped some lips. Nothing massive but some really good fighters. Mammoth Creek is a great stretch of water to work for a day or two.

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  • Great pics. Where exactly is Mammoth Creek? Looks like a spot I should try and hit one of these days.

  • It's in southern Utah near Duck Creek and Panguitch Lake. Good spot for browns!

  • Just checked it out on Google Earth. What a sweet spot. Thanks for point it out.

  • Just checked it out on Google Earth. What a sweet spot. Thanks for point it out.

  • You park at the bridge and then fish upstream into the valley. Watch out for the bulls that will be mingling with the cows. They don’t like fly fisherman! Fish the cut banks hard. You can also pull some big browns out of the deep holes with droppers and nymphs. If you go downstream from the bridge, it’s all pocket water but beautiful. Good fishing down there but more challenging.

  • You park at the bridge and then fish upstream into the valley. Watch out for the bulls that will be mingling with the cows. They don’t like fly fisherman! Fish the cut banks hard. You can also pull some big browns out of the deep holes with droppers and nymphs. If you go downstream from the bridge, it’s all pocket water but beautiful. Good fishing down there but more challenging.

  • You park at the bridge and then fish upstream into the valley. Watch out for the bulls that will be mingling with the cows. They don’t like fly fisherman! Fish the cut banks hard. You can also pull some big browns out of the deep holes with droppers and nymphs. If you go downstream from the bridge, it’s all pocket water but beautiful. Good fishing down there but more challenging.

  • You park at the bridge and then fish upstream into the valley. Watch out for the bulls that will be mingling with the cows. They don’t like fly fisherman! Fish the cut banks hard. You can also pull some big browns out of the deep holes with droppers and nymphs. If you go downstream from the bridge, it’s all pocket water but beautiful. Good fishing down there but more challenging.

  • You park at the bridge and then fish upstream into the valley. Watch out for the bulls that will be mingling with the cows. They don't like fly fisherman! Fish the cut banks hard. You can also pull some big browns out of the deep holes with droppers and nymphs. If you go downstream from the bridge, it's all pocket water but beautiful. Good fishing down there but more challenging.