Black Hills Fishing Report 7/1/13
- In Town – Tricos are going strong 6-9 am. Terrestrials through the day- mainly beetles, ants, crickets, and cicadas. Evening hatches of Pale Evening Duns and Caddis. Nymphing consistent through the day.
- Below Pactola – A bit tricky below the dam. Big fish on dries are a solid possibility, but this isn’t the place for numbers. Terrestrials- ants, beetles, and crickets are the best bets.
- Silver City – Nymphing continues to be the best. Dry dropper fishing is a good bet in the shallower runs and riffles.
The canyon is still fishing well. Not seeing fish? Fish the fast water. They are there. Keep things on a short lease, high stick the pocket water. The canyon is a great place to learn tenkara fishing. We have a full compliment of Tenkara gear in stock.
Dry fly fishing is decent in the canyon. Fish stimulators, beetles, and crickets. Caddis and Pale Evening Duns late in the day.
Warming up again. Hope they get the valve on for a test soon.
Fishing has been great below Deerfield. Fair amount of dry fly fishing. Baetis (aka Blue Winged Olives) continue to hatch. Little Yellow Stones are hatching. Nymphing has been quite productive as well.
Black Hills Lakes
Horse Thief, Sylvan, Center, Roubaix, and all of the other small lakes are fishing well with Mini Leeches, Wooly Buggers, and Sculpzilla’s down under, and with Parachute Adams and Callibaetis Spinners fooling some of the rising fish.
Local warmwater action is picking up. Sheridan and Stockade have decent bass fishing. Fish big flies to keep the little guys off (read Rock Bass etc.). Ehler’s Grim Reapers have been a hit. Popper action early and late.