Black Hills Fishing Report- November 21st 2012

Black Hills Fishing Report- November 21st 2012

Black Hills Fishing Report November 21st 2012

Rapid Creek

In Town – A few browns are still on the redds. Most fish are back in their traditional holding lies. Fish seem to be keying on larger nymphs. Try red fox squirrel nymphs, tung teasers, and rainbow czech nymphs. A few midges hatching on the warmer days, target these fish with small parachute adams, Morgan’s Midges, Eric’s Midges, and small F-Flies. Smaller streamers such as Sculpzilla’s, Slumpbusters, and Home Invaders are working to target the bigger fish. Below Pactola – PMD and BWO hatches in the afternoons, but this won’t last long. Get out and hit some of the best dry fly fishing of the year! Small PMD Vis-A-Duns, Sparkle Duns, Comparaduns, and Brook’s Sprout Emergers are working well to imitate these bugs. A few Baetis and Midges still hanging around too, but the fish are picking out the slightly larger PMD’s for the most part. Good nymphs are UV Czechs, Tungsten Split Case BWO, Two Bit Hookers, Tung Teasers, San Juan Worms, Bubble Back Midges, and UV Midge Larvae. Throw big articulated streamers to hook some of the bigger fish! Streamers such as Boogiemen, Dungeons, Home Invaders, and Bottom’s Up are working well to catch some of the largest fish in the system. Silver City – A few browns are moving out of the lake to spawn, but haven’t made it up very high yet. Fish between the fire station and the lake for the best success, using the same big streamers as below Pactola.

Spearfish Creek

Fishing has been decent in the canyon. Need to hit the canyon while the sun is over head. Its a pretty short window this time of year. Two fly nymph rigs are a good bet, but there are some midge hatches during peak daylight. Extend the day by fishing in town or north of town.


Most lakes are still open. Sylvan had some nice browns cruising the shore line. Buggers and mini leeches were working well.
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