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Black Hills Fall Hatches

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With the lower flows, longer nights, and cooler temps, we’ve been starting to see quite a few Blue Winged Olives hatching over the past few weeks, and the fish have been up on them pretty consistently. This is some of the best dry fly fishing we see all year, and it brings some nice fish up to feed on the surface for several hours each day. The hatch will continue through mid-October typically, and lasts the majority of the afternoon. If you like semi-technical dry fly fishing, the next month and a half will be your time of year! Here’s a...

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Black Hills Fishing Report June 4th 2018

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Flows are up and the fishing is great! We got a good dose of much needed moisture last week, and it spiked the flows a bit on most of our local creeks and streams. The dirty water has passed for the most part, and now we’re sitting pretty good. Don’t let the higher water scare you off, the fish still have to eat!

Rapid Creek above Pactola is the one place that’s still pretty dirty. You could catch some fish, but it won’t be particularly easy. If you’re up there, try smaller streamers like Kreelexes and Lil Kims, or big nymphs...

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Summer Bass Fishing – Gear and Tactics

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We’re getting into bass season in western South Dakota, and it will continue to be another great option for fly fishing through the fall. Largemouth Bass may be some of the most prevalent fish in the western half of South Dakota, so it makes sense to take advantage of them and create another option for yourself when the trout streams are too high & muddy, or if you just feel like doing something a little different and changing up the pace. Depending on the time of day, water temps, and weather conditions when you’re out you’ll find the fish anywhere from...

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Black Hills Fishing Report – 5/14/2018

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Fishing continues to be solid throughout the Black Hills, and the moisture we’ve been getting has been great for the streams and the trout! We’ve been out quite a bit over the past week, both guiding and fishing on our own and have found a lot of willing fish. Nymphing is the name of the game most places, but there’s been some opportunities to fish smaller terrestrial patterns and a few Blue Winged Olive hatches as well.

Rapid Creek above Pactola has been fluctuating every time we get any moisture, and the fishing will most likely be dependent on the...

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Black Hills Fishing Report – 3/17/2018

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This weekend looks like it’s going to be a great weekend to be out on the water – partly sunny and highs in the 40’s with little wind. Next week is looking to have even better weather, with highs in the 50’s. In short, the next week is going to be the best weather we’ve seen in awhile and the fishing should be excellent. The fishing has been solid on all of the lower elevation streams, as well as both tailwaters.

Black Hills Fishing Report by Stream

Rapid Creek below Pactola is low, but is fishing as well as can...

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