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Black Hills Fishing Report – 8/15/2019

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Flows are down, and fishing is great. Nearly everywhere in the Black Hills is fishable right now, and the flows should be continuing to drop on the few places that are still on the high side. There’s great trout fishing opportunities throughout the Black Hills right now, as well as some solid warmwater fishing to be had both in the hills and on the prairie east of Rapid City. Late summer is one of our favorite times of the year!

Rapid Creek at Silver City is hovering around 200 cfs, which is a little bit on the high side still. You...

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Black Hills Fishing Report – 7/30/2019

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With the drier weather over the past week, a lot of streams have come down and are in perfect shape. Rapid Creek has been coming down nicely as well, and if the current weather pattern continues it should be fishable in the next couple weeks.

Rapid Creek at Silver City is at 318, which is heading in the right direction. 200cfs or less is ideal, and closer to 125 is money. It should hopefully be down within the next couple weeks to a good level, as long as we don’t get a lot more moisture. Upper Rapid Creek near Black...

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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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