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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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Black Hills Fishing Report September 8th 2020

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We’ve had a bit of a change in the weather over the past few days – we went from 100 degrees on Saturday, to 30 today and pretty heavy snowfall up in the Black Hills. The fishing has been solid over the past week, and the cooler temperatures should make for even better fishing over the next week!

Rapid Creek above Pactola is fishing well, from the lake all the way past Rochford. Hopper Dropper rigs have been working really well, but with the cooler nighttime temperatures you’re going to start catching less fish on the dry and more fish...

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Black Hills Fishing Report – 8/15/2020

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Black Hills Fishing Report – 8/15/2020

We’ve had some warmer, drier weather over the past few weeks, but the fishing on Rapid, Spearfish, and Castle Creek is still solid. There have been increasing numbers of hoppers around, which has created some good dry fly opportunities!

Rapid Creek above Pactola has been good, particularly in the higher elevations. Nymph fishing has been good near Silver City with various jigs and midges. Assassins, North Fork Specials, Optic Nerves, and Jig Prince Nymphs have been great bets. If the fish get picky, drop a Zebra midge in size 16-18 behind as a...

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Black Hills Fishing Report – June 15th 2020

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Fishing has been solid throughout the area over the past week, but with the warmer weather a little rain that’s forecasted for the end of the week will be beneficial. That being said, most all of the local streams have good flows and are fishing very well!

Rapid Creek above Pactola is high and dirty, but will start fishing well with the lower flows. Big flies like Pat’s Rubber Legs, Squirmy Worms, Mop Flies, larger jigs, and various streamer patterns will all work well. Once the visibility hits 2′ or so the fishing will really pick up.

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