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Black Hills Fishing Report – 7/7/2020

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While the weather has been leaning towards the hot side the last couple weeks, the fishing continues to be solid on most all Black Hills streams. We’re getting into some better dry fly fishing on a few areas, but the nymph rig has been putting up the most numbers still.

Rapid Creek above Pactola is down to a fishable level around 90 cfs, and there have been decent numbers of lake run rainbows around as well as lots of smaller wild browns. Nymph fishing with larger flies like worms, mop flies, jig Hare’s Ears, North Fork Specials, and Pheasant...

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Black Hills Fishing Report June 29th 2020

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Stream Flows as of June 29th

  • Rapid Creek above Pactola Reservoir – 96 CFS
  • Rapid Creek Below Pactola Reservoir – 90 CFS
  • Rapid Creek at Rapid City – 128 CFS
  • Spring Creek Near Keystone- 28 CFS
  • Castle Creek above Deerfield Reservoir – 26 CFS
  • Castle Creek below Deerfield Reservoir- 30 CFS
  • Box Elder Creek Near Nemo – 38 CFS
  • Spearfish Creek at Spearfish – 82 CFS

Top Flies as of June 29th

  • Tungsten Jig Pheasant Tail
  • Tungsten Jig Hare’s Ear
  • Tungsten Jig Prince Nymph
  • Tungsten Pat’s Rubber Legs
  • Tungsten Zebra Midge
  • Tungsten Thin Mint
  • Tungsten Split Case...

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Black Hills Fishing Report – June 15th 2020

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Fishing has been solid throughout the area over the past week, but with the warmer weather a little rain that’s forecasted for the end of the week will be beneficial. That being said, most all of the local streams have good flows and are fishing very well!

Rapid Creek above Pactola is high and dirty, but will start fishing well with the lower flows. Big flies like Pat’s Rubber Legs, Squirmy Worms, Mop Flies, larger jigs, and various streamer patterns will all work well. Once the visibility hits 2′ or so the fishing will really pick up.

Rapid Creek...

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Black Hills Fishing Report June 10th 2020

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Black Hills Fishing Report June 10th 2020

Stream Flows as of June 1st

  • Rapid Creek above Pactola Reservoir – 141 CFS Down 60cfs from last week, slightly high but fishable
  • Rapid Creek Below Pactola Reservoir – 150 CFS – Same flow as last week. Slightly high but fishable
  • Rapid Creek at Rapid City – 195 CFS – roughtly the same flow as last week, slightly high but fishable
  • Spring Creek Near Keystone- 68.4 CFS – down a fair amount from last week, but a good fishable flow
  • Castle Creek above Deerfield Reservoir – 35.9 CFS...

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Black Hills Fishing Report June 1 2020

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Black Hills Fishing Report June 2020

Stream Flows as of June 1st

  • Rapid Creek above Pactola Reservoir – 205 CFS High and Off Color
  • Rapid Creek Below Pactola Reservoir – 150 CFS – slightly high but fishable
  • Rapid Creek at Rapid City – 200 CFS – high but fishable
  • Spring Creek Near Keystone- 98.1 CFS – good fishable flow
  • Castle Creek above Deerfield Reservoir – 40.8 CFS – high but fishable
  • Castle Creek below Deerfield Reservoir- 33.8 CFS – good fishable flow
  • Box Elder Creek Near Nemo – 50.0 CFS – good fishable...

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