Black Hills Fly Fishing Report March 16th 2024

Black Hills Fly Fishing Report March 16th 2024

Not much change from the last report. We continue to The fishing conditions continue to be excellent for this time of year. Make the most of it! Cross your fingers we keep getting moisture as we get into spring and summer. 

Best stream conditions will continue to be at lower elevations, however with the continued warm weather there will be more of the higher elevation streams opening up. We have primarily focused on Rapid Creek in Town and Spearfish Creek in town. 

Dry fly fishing opportunities are picking up on Rapid Creek, likely on Spearfish Creek in town as well. We are seeing some midges hatching from 10 am to around 1 pm. Baetis hatches are improving. 

We are primarily using size 20-22 midge patterns. Morgans Midges, Para Morgans, CDC Midges, and smaller griffith's gnats. For Baetis use size 18 sparkle duns and parachuts. 

Nymphing and streamer fishing is good. Fish haven't seemed too picky. I have primarily used walts worms, green weenie midges, and some pheasant tail variants. If fishing slows, don't be afraid to drop tippet sizes and use smaller midge larvae patterns. Try to fish as slow and deep as possible.  

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Hot Dry Flies- Midges Adults 20-22, BWO sparkle dun, BWO Parachute. 

Nymphs- Zebra Midges, Green Weenies, Walt's worm, smaller frenchies

Black Hills Streamflow Data is available here