Rapid Creek above Pactola has dropped a bit in flow. Should see this stretch clear up and improve daily, especially with the warmer temps this weekend. Stick to streamers and bigger nymphs here- Kreelexes, Home Invaders, and Lil’ Kims will all move a few fish.
Below Pactola is fishing well, and hasn’t been particularly busy. Nymph fishing will tend to be the best all around tactic below the dam. Flows are medium for this time of year. Expect clear water and a need to use a larger nymph or scud to...
The weather is hot, but the fish don’t seem to mind! The water flows on Rapid Creek have dropped to 125 cfs, which is a nice improvement. 150 was fine, but the extra 25 cfs missing makes the fish considerably more likely to come up to the surface. There are a zillion hoppers around, especially in the basin! […]
Warmer weather continues to provide better fishing. Options are improving as water on Rapid Creek in town appears to be clearing. Hopefully the water through town continues to clear. This could be due to changes in the construction at the Canyon Lake dam rebuild. We will keep and eye on the water clarity and keep […]
Fishing has been best in the lower elevations of Black Hills streams. Good fishing on the lower portions of Rapid Creek and Spearfish Creeks.
Black Hills Fishing Report for March 8th 2013
Fishing continues to improve week by week. Increases in midge hatches and sporadic hatches of Blue Winged Olives are creating good dry fly fishing. The most consistent fishing continues to be subsurface with nymph and streamer patterns. From 11:00...