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Black Hills Fishing Report – 4/19/2019

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Spring has finally sprung in the Black Hills, and the fishing has been excellent. The water on most of our streams is up above average, but the vast majority of places are still very fishable. The dirtier water scares some folks off, but you can get away with bigger flies, heavier tippet, and the fish aren’t nearly as spooky. Fishing has been great for those who are willing to branch out a bit!

Rapid Creek near Silver City is blown out, and will most likely be muddy for the next couple weeks. Check back for our next report.

Rapid Creek below Pactola...

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Black Hills Fishing Report – 10/10/2018

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Winter has been here for the past few days, but it looks like the weather will be a little more favorable for getting out on the water later this week and this weekend. Despite the cold and damp weather, the fishing has continued to be excellent just about everywhere. Get out before winter actually comes!

Rapid Creek above Pactola is fishing well, with more or less the same stuff as we’ve been doing well with over the past few weeks. If you’re in the deeper holes, nymph rigs with slightly smaller droppers have been working well. Make sure you’re close to...

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Black Hills Fishing Report – 9/25/2018

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Fall is here, and the fishing continues to be solid. The weather is taking a turn towards the cooler side at the end of the week as well, which is a nice change from the warmer weather we had earlier this month. Fall is here, and the fishing is great!

Rapid Creek above Pactola is fishing well, mostly with nymphs. Larger weight flies trailed by smaller, generic nymph patterns have been working well. Try a Jig Hare’s Ear, Brush Hog, or Tungsten Rainbow Czech in size 12-14 for your lead fly. Trail a size 14-18 Skinny Jig, Slim Jim, Soft...

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Black Hills Fishing Report – 9/4/2018

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We’re having some more seasonable weather and the flows have come down a bit, which equates to some fantastic fishing throughout the Black Hills! We’re seeing some of the best fall flows we’ve had in a few years, and the fishing has been great due to them. The weather for the upcoming week looks to be excellent as well – it’s a great time to be on the water in the Black Hills!

Rapid Creek above Pactola has come down quite a bit, and is at a great flow for whatever techniques you like fishing with! Hopper-Dropper rigs will get...

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Spring BWO Hatches

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Some of the best dry fly fishing we get every year is in the Spring on Rapid Creek in town when the Blue Winged Olives start coming off, and this year is no exception. Spring hasn’t been very Spring-like this year, but the bugs have been coming off just about every day in good numbers and the fish have definitely been up on them. The hatch has been lasting for a good portion of the day, so there hasn’t been much of a reason to fish nymph rigs.

The fish haven’t been particularly selective, as long as your fly is...

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