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Black Hills Fishing Report – 10/16/2020

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We’re set to get some winter weather this weekend, but the forecast starting early next week looks to be conducive to getting out and doing some fishing. The fishing has been solid on Rapid, Spearfish, and Castle Creeks, as well as local lakes!

Rapid Creek above Pactola has been good, and is better the further upstream you get. There’s some larger fish around closer to the lake, but there’s going to be considerably more fish the further upstream you go. Nymph fishing will pick up the most fish right now – Jig Hare’s Ears, Pheasant Tails, Frenchies, He Men, Pergidons,...

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Black Hills Fishing Report September 8th 2020

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We’ve had a bit of a change in the weather over the past few days – we went from 100 degrees on Saturday, to 30 today and pretty heavy snowfall up in the Black Hills. The fishing has been solid over the past week, and the cooler temperatures should make for even better fishing over the next week!

Rapid Creek above Pactola is fishing well, from the lake all the way past Rochford. Hopper Dropper rigs have been working really well, but with the cooler nighttime temperatures you’re going to start catching less fish on the dry and more fish...

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Black Hills Fall Fishing Forecast

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Fall is a great time to be fishing in the Black Hills, and this year is going to be one of the best falls we’ve seen in quite some time. We still have great flows from our wet summer, which is a nice change from our normal low flows in the fall. With the higher flows, the fish tend to run a little larger and be a bit healthier, and you can get away fishing larger flies than we typically would have to fish as well.

Fall in the Black Hills means lots of folks are hunting or getting ready...

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Why You Should Hire a Fly Fishing Guide

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We frequently get asked the question, ‘why should I hire a fly fishing guide?’. Everybody wants to go out and catch more fish, but there’s a lot more to a day out with one of our guides than just catching fish. Our team of guides are out on the water nearly every day during guide season, and have all been teaching folks the nuances of fly fishing in the Black Hills for many seasons. Whether you’re new to fly fishing, or you’re a seasoned veteran that’s on their first trip to the Black Hills, a day with one of our experienced guides...

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Fishing Spearfish Creek 5 Techniques and Tips!

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Spearfish Canyon is one of our favorite streams in the Black Hills, and for good reason. It’s an undammed freestone river sitting in a gorgeous canyon, and it’s filled with wild brookies, browns, and rainbows, depending on which stretch you’re fishing. There’s an abundance of water just in Spearfish Creek proper, plus there’s several small feeder creeks that have great populations of trout as well. Even with the great population of fish and all the water available to the walking fisherman, Spearfish Creek can be a tough nut to crack when you go there for the first few times. Much...

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