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Black Hills Fishing Report – 1/23/2020

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Fishing has been solid over the past couple weeks, and the weather has been excellent this week which has enabled a lot of folks to get out on the water! Rapid Creek in town has been fishing fantastic, as well as below Pactola. Spearfish Creek has been another good option as well, particularly right in town. Get out and enjoy the nice weather this weekend!

Rapid Creek below Pactola has been fishing well, and there’s been a good number of  fish in the 12-16″ range. There’s plenty of larger fish around also, but the average sized fish are plentiful and...

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Black Hills Fishing Report – 1/2/2020

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As far as January weather and fishing goes, the next week looks to be fantastic! We have had some great fishing over the past few weeks, and the weather looks like it’s going to stay in the 40s over the next week – great weather to get out and fish.

Rapid Creek below Pactola is at 40 cfs, which is a great wintertime flow. Nymph fishing is going to be your best bet for numbers of fish, but you might run into a few fish eating midges on the surface as well. Small flies will be the name of the game...

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Black Hills Fishing Report 12/6/2019

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Now that some of the snow has melted and getting to the streams is easier, the fishing has been solid! Rapid Creek, Spearfish Creek, and Spring Creek have been the three best options over the past couple weeks. The weather tomorrow looks to be fantastic, and will be a great December day to get out on the water.

Rapid Creek below Pactola is fishing well, primarily with nymphs. There’s still a few browns spawning, so be mindful of fish that are in water that seems abnormally shallow and fish that are obviously on redds – a circular, lighter colored piece of...

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Black Hills Fishing Report – 11/15/2019

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We’ve finally had some fall-like weather this week, and the forecast for the weekend and coming week looks to be fantastic as well! Fishing has been excellent throughout the Black Hills, with the lower elevation stuff fishing a bit better than the higher elevation streams.

Rapid Creek is fishing great, both below Pactola and through town. Rapid Creek above Pactola near Silver City is fishing okay, but the water temps are really cold and it will start to freeze more and more with the cooler nights. For in town and the basin, the fish have keyed in on smaller patterns with...

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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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