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Black Hills Fishing Report – 10/1/2019

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We’ve got some wintry weather coming over the next 24 hours, but the fishing has been solid and the weather this coming weekend looks excellent. Flows have come up a bit on a few local streams, which will get some fish moving around a bit as well. The fishing this fall has been the best we’ve seen in awhile, and should continue to be fantastic!

Rapid Creek above Pactola is fishing well, and is flowing right around 100 cfs – which is a perfect flow. From Silver City up the trailhead quite a distance has been fishing well, and there’s some...

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Black Hills Fishing Report – 9/25/2019

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Fishing has continued to be great throughout the Black Hills, and the fall-like weather over the coming week should bring more solid fishing. Nearly everywhere has been fishing well – fall is arguably our favorite time to fish in the Black Hills!

Rapid Creek above Pactola is around 90 cfs, and is fishing well. Nymph fishing will get the most action – the water is still a bit on the dirty side, so you can get away with fairly large flies. Tungsten Rainbow Czechs, Squirmy Worms, Brush Hogs, Jig Hare’s Ears, Slim Jims, and various other patterns will work well. Fish...

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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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