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Black Hills Fishing Report – 4/27/2019

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We’ve got plenty of water around right now, and the fishing has been solid! We have great flows in all of our streams, and lake fishing has been great also. A few of our local streams are a little on the high side, but should come into great shape in the next week. Pike fishing is heating up as well!

Rapid Creek above Pactola is high and dirty. Give it another week or two and it will clear up a bit.

Rapid Creek below Pactola is high – 160 cfs. It’s mostly going to be a nymphing game with the...

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High Water Nymphing Rigs and Techniques

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The lower half of this post is from 2015 when we had lots of water also, and we thought it would be helpful for folks this year as well! We have a lot of water in most of our streams this year, and it’s a little intimidating compared to the flows we’ve had over the past couple years. We’ll take high water whenever we can get it – it makes the fish much healthier, and helps give us good flows during the hot months of late summer. The fish still have to eat, and as long as there’s good visibility...

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Black Hills Fishing Report – 6/25/2018

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Despite the wet conditions over the past week and higher water, we’ve still been finding good numbers of fish over the past week! The lower elevations of most creeks are pretty muddy and high, but if you venture up a bit higher you’ll find plenty of fishable water. The higher flows will help us out throughout the rest of the summer as well, and big water makes the fish fat and happy!

Rapid Creek above Pactola is blown out – wait a week or so before heading up there. Rapid Creek below Pactola is hanging around 250cfs, and is fishing well....

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Black Hills Fishing Report June 11th 2018

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We’ve had a hot few days around the Black Hills, but we’ve cooled off a bit and the fishing is excellent! The water levels most places are starting to turn a little more normal, and the fish have been more than willing nearly everywhere. No matter what type of fishing you like doing, there’s something around the Black Hills that’s fishing great!

Rapid Creek above Pactola is flowing around 110, which is finally low enough for it to start fishing well. Nymphing is going to be your best bet, with reasonably large flies working best. Tungsten Rainbow Czechs, North Fork Specials,...

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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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