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Black Hills Fishing Report – 9/18/2019

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Fishing has been nothing short of excellent this fall, with lots of opportunities for every type of angler. There’s been good streamer fishing, fishing coming up to the surface on many stretches, and nymph fishing has been productive nearly every day – no matter what you like doing, the gettin’s pretty good right now!

Rapid Creek from Silver City upstream has been fishing well, mostly for larger lake run rainbows. There’s not a ton of fish, but the fish you’ll run into are good ones. Nymph fishing has been the most productive, but you can get a few on streamers as...

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Black Hills Fishing Report – 9/6/2019

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This report will be a bit of a shorty, but we’ll get a more detailed one out in the next day or two. Fishing around the area has been nothing short of fantastic, with flows coming down considerably over the past week. Most all of the area streams have cleared up nicely, and fish are finally looking up a bit more. There’s good terrestrial fishing on all of Rapid Creek, Castle Creek, Spearfish Creek, Spring Creek, and nearly everywhere else – there’s a ton of smaller hoppers around the area right now, and the fish are definitely looking up on them....

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Fall Water Condition Forecast!

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We’ve had one of the wettest years on record and Rapid City – what does that mean for the fishing? As anyone that’s fished around the area earlier this summer knows, we had some incredibly high and dirty water. We’re not in an area that has a ton of snowpack or normally gets a sustained runoff, so it was a bit different for us this year. Many of our streams were flowing at 15-20 times their average flow for quite some time. Successful fishing this spring required thinking out of the box in regards to areas to fish and flies to...

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Black Hills Fishing Report – 8/26/2019

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Fishing has been nothing short of great throughout the hills, and will continue to be excellent into the fall! We have some of the best late summer/fall water conditions that we’ve had in a number of years, and the fish dig it. Terrestrials, dries, streamers, nymphs – you name it, you can do well on it. The fishing is solid right now, and this fall is going to be equally great.

Rapid Creek above Pactola came up to 170 cfs yesterday, but should drop quickly today and tomorrow. The water is dirty still, but the fishing is good on nymphs and...

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Black Hills Fishing Update – 8/20/2019

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The flows are continuing to drop, and the fishing has been good to great just about everywhere. Most all of Rapid Creek is finally fishable, and is fishing well! Smaller streams in the Black Hills are starting to see some good terrestrial fishing, and that should spread to Rapid Creek with the continued drop in flows.

You can fish most places with a hopper/dropper rig right now and expect to get a few on the hopper. Good dry flies include Fat Franks, Morrish Hoppers, User Friendlies, Parachute Ants, Bionic Ants, and various other mid size terrestrials. Stuff in the size...

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