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Black Hills Fishing Report 1/29/2021

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With the nice weather for the past month, lots of folks have had more opportunities to get out fishing – it’s been really good for midwinter! There’s some opportunities for dry fly fishing at lower elevations, and the nymph fishing has been good most everywhere else. The weather this weekend looks fantastic, take advantage of it and spend a few hours on the stream!

Rapid Creek below Pactola has been lowered to 40cfs, which a little higher than a standard winter flow. That being said, it’s low enough that the bulk of the fish are going to be pushed into...

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Black Hills Fishing Report – 1/7/2021

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First fishing report of the new year! We are still in an unseasonably warm weather pattern, so there have been plenty of opportunities to get out fishing, and the fishing has been solid.

Rapid Creek has been fishing great, particularly in town. There has been some fantastic dry fly fishing some days, but most days it’s a nymph fishing game. Perdigons and midges in olive, purple, and pink have been hard to beat, but you can do well with a variety of other thin bodied nymphs in 16-20. Most of the fish are moved into the deeper holes and...

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Black Hills Fishing Report – 10/16/2020

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We’re set to get some winter weather this weekend, but the forecast starting early next week looks to be conducive to getting out and doing some fishing. The fishing has been solid on Rapid, Spearfish, and Castle Creeks, as well as local lakes!

Rapid Creek above Pactola has been good, and is better the further upstream you get. There’s some larger fish around closer to the lake, but there’s going to be considerably more fish the further upstream you go. Nymph fishing will pick up the most fish right now – Jig Hare’s Ears, Pheasant Tails, Frenchies, He Men, Pergidons,...

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Black Hills Fishing Report – 9/26/2020

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It’s finally feeling like fall in the Black Hills, with cool mornings and pleasant afternoons. The fishing has been fantastic on Rapid, Spearfish, and Castle Creeks, and should continue to be great throughout the month. There’s some good lake fishing opportunities right now also, with pike fishing starting to heat up as well!

Rapid Creek above Pactola has come down considerably, and is flowing right around 50 cfs. With the lower water, the fish will be pushed back into the deeper runs and pools, and they’ll be less common in the skinnier pocket water. Nymph fishing with various generic nymph...

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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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