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Black Hills Fishing Report – 9/15/2020

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Other than the snow has melted and we’re back to pretty normal temperatures, the fishing has stayed pretty much the same since our last report. There’s good opportunities for terrestrial fishing on most area streams, and the nymph fishing has been solid pretty much everywhere.

Rapid Creek above Pactola has been fishing well, and should be clearing up nicely from the snowmelt last week. It’s still a little green/gray, but the further upstream you get the better fishing you’ll find. Hopper/Dropper rigs will cover pretty much all of the water unless you’re fishing a really deep pool. Fat Franks,...

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Black Hills Fishing Report – 8/24/2020

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Fishing has been good to great depending on the day throughout the Black Hills, particularly in the mornings and late evenings when the weather and water temps are cooler. We have one more really hot day on tap this week, but then it looks like we will get back to more seasonable temperatures. Cooler temps will definitely bump the fishing into high gear!

Rapid Creek above Pactola is fishing well from Silver City well past Rochford. The further upstream you get, the better the dry fly and terrestrial fishing will be. In the Rochford area, hoppers have been working really...

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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 – 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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