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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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Black Hills Fishing Update – 2/22/2018

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We’re happy about the snow last weekend, and hopefully we keep getting more throughout the rest of the winter. More water equals happy trout. The fishing has been pretty solid throughout the Black Hills, mostly at lower elevations. Rapid Creek in town, Spearfish Creek in Spearfish, Sand Creek, and Crow Creek are some of the most consistent options this time of year. Nymphing has been the name of the game if you want to catch big numbers, but there’s good opportunities for dry fly fishing if you’re in the right place at the right time.

Nymph-wise, a wide variety of stuff...

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Black Hills Fall Pike Fishing Update

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Pike fishing is heating up again throughout the Black Hills and surrounding area! This is a great time of year to be out chasing pike on a fly rod – they’re pretty shallow, aggressive, and the big fish are definitely looking to pack on a few pounds before winter sets in. That being said, the fish in the fall act quite a bit different than they do in the spring. Most of the fall pike you’re going to find are more focused on structure and ambushing food, rather than laying up in the shallows near the areas where they’ll eventually...

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