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Black Hills Fishing Report – 11/6/2019

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Cold and snowy today, but the weather from tomorrow through Saturday looks fantastic! The fishing has been solid throughout the Black Hills, particularly in the lower elevations.

Rapid Creek near Silver City is getting pretty cold, but there’s still some nice fish around that are willing to eat. With the colder water temperatures, nymph fishing will be your best bet. Fairly large flies will work well with the slightly off colored water – Pat’s Rubber Legs, Purple Prince Nymphs, Jig Pheasant Tails, Jig Hare’s Ears, Mop Flies, and various other jig patterns in size 12-16 will do the trick. You can...

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Black Hills Fishing Report – 10/22/2019

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The upper elevations of the Black Hills got quite a bit of snow over the last couple days, but the fishing has still been excellent. The snow may create a bit of higher water over the next couple days, but the fishing should stay unaffected really. Get out and enjoy the fall before winter hits!

Rapid Creek above Pactola near Silver City is fishing well, primarily with nymphs. Bigger flies will work with the slightly stained water – Pat’s Rubber Legs, Jig Squirmy Worms, tungsten worms, and big jig flies in the 12-14 range will work well. Most of the fish...

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Black Hills Fishing Report – 10/10/2019

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Don’t let the wintry weather scare you off – the fishing is still excellent, and we didn’t get enough snow to really raise the flows much. A few places will most likely come up a bit over the weekend, but we don’t foresee anything becoming unfishable by any means. Fall is a fantastic time to be out fishing in the Black Hills!

Rapid Creek above Pactola is 107 cfs, which is about what it’s been for the past several weeks. Nymph fishing and streamer fishing are going to be your best bets. Larger nymphs will work well, as the water is...

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Black Hills Fishing Report – 10/1/2019

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We’ve got some wintry weather coming over the next 24 hours, but the fishing has been solid and the weather this coming weekend looks excellent. Flows have come up a bit on a few local streams, which will get some fish moving around a bit as well. The fishing this fall has been the best we’ve seen in awhile, and should continue to be fantastic!

Rapid Creek above Pactola is fishing well, and is flowing right around 100 cfs – which is a perfect flow. From Silver City up the trailhead quite a distance has been fishing well, and there’s some...

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Black Hills Fishing Report – 9/25/2019

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Fishing has continued to be great throughout the Black Hills, and the fall-like weather over the coming week should bring more solid fishing. Nearly everywhere has been fishing well – fall is arguably our favorite time to fish in the Black Hills!

Rapid Creek above Pactola is around 90 cfs, and is fishing well. Nymph fishing will get the most action – the water is still a bit on the dirty side, so you can get away with fairly large flies. Tungsten Rainbow Czechs, Squirmy Worms, Brush Hogs, Jig Hare’s Ears, Slim Jims, and various other patterns will work well. Fish...

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