We’ve had higher water over the past month on Rapid, Spring, and Box Elder Creeks, so many people have been trying out alternative places to flyfish. While there are still plenty of streams to fish, especially in the northern Black Hills, many people have been turning to fishing lakes. Center, Sylvan, Bismarck, Roubaix, Mirror, and Coxes lakes […]
Black Hills Fishing Report
Keep up to date on the fly fishing conditions in the Black Hills of South Dakota. We frequently update the Black Hills fishing report. While our primary focus is on Black Hills trout streams, we often include updates on warmwater fishing and Black Hills lakes. Occaisionally we provide regional reports, such as fishing conditions on the Bighorn River or North Platte.
Fishing in the Hills is good. Real good. Some people have been intimidated by the thought of the higher water, but the water isn’t really all that crazy right now. Yes, Rapid Creek is very high, and they’re trying to lower Pactola which is causing the flows to stay rather high. With that being said, the […]
The weather in the Black Hills lately has been exceptionally wet, which is a big change from the near-drought pattern we were in before May rolled around. Almost all of the creeks are significantly higher than they normally would be, but many of them are still fishable, with the exception of Rapid Creek. Bigger, heavier flies […]
Join us for a free Spey Casting demo this coming Wednesday, May 27th at the mouth of Canyon Lake! After the increased interest in two-handed fishing, we’ve decided to have a little shindig and cast a few rods. No experience necessary – Just bring yourself and a pair of waders and a spey rod if you […]
After receiving some much needed moisture and some wintery weather this past weekend, Black Hills streams are coming into great shape! The flows are coming up, the bugs are hatching, and the fish have been eating. Stoneflies and Blue Winged Olives are the predominant hatches, and the nymphing has been pretty great everywhere. Streamer fishing has been good too, […]
Fishing in the Hills continues to get better and better! Dry fly fishing has been great on Rapid Creek, Spearfish Creek, Castle Creek, and most all of our local streams. Little Black Stoneflies have been my bug of choice, but there are also BWO’s and Midges hatching as well. A size 18 Black and Dun […]