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Black Hills Fishing Report – 5/20/2019

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We’ve been in quite the cool, damp weather pattern over the past few days, and the next few days look to be more of the same. Most of the creeks in the central Black Hills are high but fishable, with the northern hills streams being more normal flows. Despite the strange weather, the fishing has been excellent throughout the Black Hills!

Rapid Creek above Pactola is high, and will most likely come up quite a bit with the moisture over the next couple days. Let this come down below 200 cfs before making the drive up.

Rapid Creek below Pactola is...

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Black Hills Fishing Report – 5/7/2019

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We’ve been in a bit of a cool, damp weather pattern recently, which has helped the stream flows out considerably. Nearly every stream in the Black Hills has great flows right now, and the fish are happy and less spooky than they typically would be. The weather looks like it’s going to turn around and be a bit more seasonal after the next couple days, and the fishing should continue to be great!

Rapid Creek above Pactola came up a bit with the rain the last couple days, but should fish well once it starts to drop back down after today....

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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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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.

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Black Hills Fishing Report – 11/14/2018

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Fishing is still solid throughout the Black Hills, but some of the higher elevation streams will start to get some ice in the next week or so. We have a bit of a weather rollercoaster over the next few days, but it looks overall to be great weather to get out and chase some Black Hills fish!

Rapid Creek above Pactola is going to be mostly a nymph game due to colder water temps – the canyon is pretty tall in most places, and the creek doesn’t get a lot of sunlight in the winter months. Larger nymphs are good bets,...

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