Black Hills Fishing Report 9/26/12

Fall Fishing Spearfish Creek Black Hills

Not too much has changed since the last report. There are few tricos and PMDs hanging around, but we have switched gears (and so have the trout) to fall Baetis (aka Blue Winged Olives). Terrestrials have slowed a bit, but ants and beetles have been productive mid day. Water Boatman have begun their fall migration. If you notice aggressive surface takes this time of year, it can mean that the fish are grabbing boatman as they hit the surface and begin to swim to the botttom. Try fishing a black beetle and splat it hard on the waters surface. It can be one of the most exciting dry fly moments of the season. Fishing does continue to be best on Rapid, Castle, and Spearfish Creeks. Lake fishing has picked up some. Fishing at Sylvan has been quite good, and Center Lake has picked up in the past week. The fall colors are beginning to show around the Black Hills. This makes for memorable days on the water.