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Black Hills Fishing Report July 10th 2019

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The water has come up a lot over the past week, but most of the creeks are back down to fishable levels. The fishing has been excellent most everywhere you can find clear water. If the visibility is in the 2′ range or more, you’re in good shape. Bigger flies and fish that aren’t spooky make high water nice!

Rapid Creek above Pactola is high and dirty. It will be several weeks at best before it’s fishable.

Rapid Creek below Pactola is high at 495, and is probably going to stay at that flow for a couple weeks at least. The...

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Livingston Rods are in stock!

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We first felt Livingston Rods a year ago or so, and were seriously impressed with them. These are beautifully crafted rods, and they feel awesome! They come in both graphite and fiberglass versions, and several different models. The Western Glass and Modern Glass series are going to be awesome rods for our local streams – come by and and check them out at the shop!

Here’s what Livingston has to say about their rods – At Livingston Rod we are a boutique manufacturer of Made in Montana Graphite and Fiberglass Fly Rods, hand built, one at a time. We set out to...

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Black Hills Fishing Report – 7/5/2019

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Black Hills Fishing Report 7/5/2019

We had some significant rainfall yesterday around the Black Hills area, and a few streams came up quite a bit. That being said, most of our streams are coming back down – a lot of them are fishable today, and most of them will be by this weekend. Rapid Creek above Pactola and Box Elder got the worst of it, but nearly everywhere else is fishable. Don’t let the wet summer we’ve had so far keep you from fishing – it’s been excellent anywhere the water has decent visibility!

Rapid Creek above Pactola is blown. It...

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Black Hills Fishing Report

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The water has come down quite a bit on most of our streams over the past week, and most places – with the exception of Rapid Creek – are back down to near normal levels. The fishing has been excellent nearly everywhere, and even Rapid Creek has some great fishing from Pactola through Rapid City. Warmwater fishing opportunities for bass are getting started as well – it’s going to be a great week to be on the water in the Black Hills!

Rapid Creek above Pactola is blown out. It’s going to be a couple weeks at the least before...

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Outcast Boats in Stock!

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We recently got a shipment of Outcast boats in stock for all of your stillwater and river fishing needs! With the higher water we’ve had this spring, a lot of folks have been lake fishing around the Black Hills, as well as for warmwater species around western South Dakota as well. The Outcast boats we got in are a great, inexpensive way to get out on the water where the fish are!

We often forget how good the lake fishing is around the Hills with the abundance of trout streams we have. There are a ton of small lakes that are...

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