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Black Hills Fishing Report September 8th 2020

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We’ve had a bit of a change in the weather over the past few days – we went from 100 degrees on Saturday, to 30 today and pretty heavy snowfall up in the Black Hills. The fishing has been solid over the past week, and the cooler temperatures should make for even better fishing over the next week!

Rapid Creek above Pactola is fishing well, from the lake all the way past Rochford. Hopper Dropper rigs have been working really well, but with the cooler nighttime temperatures you’re going to start catching less fish on the dry and more fish...

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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 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.

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Black Hills Fishing Report – 3/18/2020

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With all of the craziness going on right now, getting out and going fishing is one of the best things we can be doing right now! The fishing around the Black Hills area has been fantastic, and everything is waking up from winter. Fishing has been excellent on most Black Hills streams, and should continue to be great. Get out and socially distance yourself with some Black Hills fly fishing!

Rapid Creek above Pactola is off color, but there are some nice rainbows to be had if you’re willing to fish bigger stuff. Worms, Leeches, and various larger jig patterns are...

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Black Hills Fishing Report – 2/28/2020

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The longer days and nicer weather have created some fantastic fishing opportunties around the Black Hills over the last couple weeks! The fishing has been great on most area streams, and the dry fly fishing has really picked up as well. The weather this weekend looks excellent to get out and enjoy some Black Hills fly fishing!

Rapid Creek above Pactola is mostly frozen and off color. We’ve had a lot of people ask about it lately – give it a few more weeks or a month and the fishing will be good up there.

Rapid Creek below Pactola is...

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