Black Hills Fishing Report 7/19/12
Hot Bead Crystal Buggers, White Sculpzilla, Natural Sculpzilla, Mini Leeches
Hatches of Tricos, Caddis, Sulphurs, PEDs and Pale Morning Duns are bringing fish up to the top. Terrestrials (mainly ants and beetles) are working well. Crickets, Ants, and Beetle patterns have worked as well. Smaller Hopper patterns are starting to work throughout the Hills. Best stream fishing is on Rapid, Castle, and Spearfish Creeks.
Rapid Creek (Central Black Hills):
Good fishing below the dam through town. Fishing is decent above Pactola Reservoir at Silver City. Tan Caddis and Tricos are hatching in town. Pale Morning Duns are hatching below Pactola Reservoir. Fish are looking up for terrestrials and PMDs/PEDs/Sulphurs. Nymphing is steady, fish baetis and PMD nymph patterns. Get out between 6:00 and 9:00 am for the trico action. Fishing is best early and late on Rapid Creek in town.
Castle Creek (Central Black Hills):
Fishing well below Deerfield Dam. Yellow Stoneflies, BWOs, and Caddis are hatching. Fishing around Mystic has been good as well.
Spearfish Creek (Northern Black Hills):
Hatches of Small BWOs and PEDs. Good nymphing in the canyon and in town. Ant and beetle pattens are working well. Little Spearfish Creek is fishing well with attractor dries. Small Woolly Buggers have been effective on Spearfish.
Spring Creek (Central Black Hills):
Water is warming on Spring Creek. Might be a good idea to give this one a rest.
Box Elder Creek (Northern Black Hills):
Water is warming on Spring Creek. Might be a good idea to give this one a rest too.
Sand Creek (Northern Black Hills):
PMDs hatching still a few caddis and yellow stones. Good fishing. Terrestrial bite is good too.
Custer State Park (Southern Black Hills):
Fish the callibaetis hatch on Sylvan and Center Lakes. Fish early on the Grace Coolidge Walk-in area.
Deerfield Lake (Central Black Hills):
No recent reports.
No recent reports.
Good bluegill bite in the coves. Bass on the points. Crappies on the drop offs.
That's a wrap. Be sure to call us with any questions regarding guiding or fishing!