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Black Hills Fishing Report – 5/14/2018

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Fishing continues to be solid throughout the Black Hills, and the moisture we’ve been getting has been great for the streams and the trout! We’ve been out quite a bit over the past week, both guiding and fishing on our own and have found a lot of willing fish. Nymphing is the name of the game most places, but there’s been some opportunities to fish smaller terrestrial patterns and a few Blue Winged Olive hatches as well.

Rapid Creek above Pactola has been fluctuating every time we get any moisture, and the fishing will most likely be dependent on the...

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Black Hills Fishing Report – 4/3/2018

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Snow has been the theme so far this winter and spring, but the fishing continues to be solid. Fishing throughout the Black Hills has been good to excellent most days, and there’s been some fantastic dry fly fishing when the wind isn’t blowing. As has been the case over the last month, the lower elevation streams have been fishing better than the higher elevation stuff, but if the weather continues a warming trend the upper stretches will start fishing as well.

Rapid Creek above Pactola is open for the most part, but will be pretty dirty especially if the weather is...

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Black Hills Fishing Report – 3/26/2017

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The fishing throughout the Black Hills area continues to be solid, and the weather looks like it’s going to stay solid for the coming week as well. We might see a bit of runoff over the next day or two, but the creeks will still be more than fishable and the higher water will probably move some fish around as well. The lower elevation creeks will still be your best bets, but over the next few weeks the upper stretches of many streams will open up and be an option as well. Fishing is solid right now!

Rapid Creek below Pactola...

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Black Hills Fishing Report – 9/11/2017

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The fishing throughout the Black Hills continues to stay solid, especially in the central to northern parts of the hills. We have a couple more days of warm weather ahead of us, and then it looks to turn to more seasonable temperatures in the 60s and 70s. The fishing has been good to great depending on the day, and should get better and better with the longer nights and cooler days!

Rapid Creek above Pactola has been fishing well in the Silver City area. We’ve had some folks in that have been doing really well from the lake upstream to Silver...

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Black Hills Fishing Report – 6/14/2017

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Fishing throughout the Black Hills is still great! We had some rugged weather a couple days ago that dumped a little moisture over the Hills, and it’s helped the flows out on many of the local streams. Fishing has been solid just about everywhere, and there’s starting to be more dry fly fishing opportunities, especially terrestrial patterns.

Rapid Creek above Pactola is fishing good, especially if you’re not concerned with the size of the fish. Dry-dropper type rigs with a Hippie Stomper or Klinkhamer for a dry fly/indicator have been good. Trail a Tung Teaser, Psycho, Tungsten Zebra, or various jig...

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