Black Hills Fishing Report 6/19/13
In Town - Good fishing in town- as always. Tricos are beginning to hatch in the mornings- 7 am to 9 am. Caddis are hatching in the evening. Terrestrial bite is picking up too. Mostly ants and beetles. A few little stones hatching too. Great dry-dropper fishing.Below Pactola - Decent fishing below the dam. The flows are up a bit and the fish are spreading out a bit from their winter lairs. Good terrestrial fishing and little yellow stoneflies are hatching too. Baetis are hanging around and will bring fish to the surface on cloudy afternoons. Silver City - Still a bit off color, but fishing is good. Mostly nymphing and streamer fishing. Bigger nymphs will produce in the off color water. Dry fly activity will pick up as flows taper off a bit. Spearfish Creek - The canyon is fishing quite well. Ask us about Tenkara. It's the ticket. Great nymph fishing. Fish are coming to the surface for little yellow stones, caddis, and a few pale evening dun mayflies. Spring Creek - Flow have dropped and fishing is quieting down a bit- unless you like catching creek chubs. Bring the 0 weight! Castle Creek- Fishing has been great below Deerfield. Fair amount of dry fly fishing. Baetis (aka Blue Winged Olives) continue to hatch. Stones showing up - caddis too. Nymphing has been quite productive as well. Lakes - Horse Thief, Sylvan, Center, Roubaix, and all of the other small lakes are fishing well with Mini Leeches, Wooly Buggers, and Sculpzilla's down under, and with Parachute Adams and Callibaetis Spinners fooling some of the rising fish. WARMWATER REPORT Pierre - Fishing for White Bass, Smallmouth, Pike, and Walleye has been good and will only continue to get better. White Bass bite is on! Good Flies include Clousers, Ehler's Crazi Craw, Airheads, Bully Buggers, Near Nuff Crayfish, and Rabbit Strip Clousers, among others. Swing by the shop and we'll draw you up a map and show you where to go! Good fishing on the lakes closer to home. Bass fishing on area farm ponds is excellent. Good top water action.