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Black Hills fishing

Post By: xavierk31      Posted: 10/5/2022 8:13:55 AM     Points: 4933    
Headed back to my home state later this month, but fishing somewhere I've never fished before, in the black hills. We're going to be staying in the northern side of the area, close to Lead.
I did reach out to a local fly shop who had some recommendations, but if anybody has any other info, that would be appreciated as well. I'll be bringing fly and spin gear. Just hoping to get some fish in the morning or evening close to our resort.
Tight lines!
 Reply by: Dakota Dude      Posted: 10/5/2022 9:21:40 AM     Points: 2571
Should be a good time to hit Pactola for some lakers. Fish seem to be getting bigger in there.
 Reply by: xavierk31      Posted: 10/5/2022 9:33:34 AM     Points: 4933
That's part of the reason I plan on bringing my spinning gear... would love to see what kind of lakers could be lurking the shallows in the evening in Pactola.
 Reply by: Chance It      Posted: 10/5/2022 8:07:10 PM     Points: 1
Spearfish canyon has a decent river with some nice size fish but quite a bit of pressure.I would cross hwy 385 and try hannah creek. Tons of brookies but less pressure.Wish I still lived up there,beautiful country!
 Reply by: devon234      Posted: 10/6/2022 2:44:12 PM     Points: 310
I fished pactola reservoir probably 15 years ago. It was fun we a bunch of huge bluegill and I caught a big rock bass. I was fishing off of the dock catching bluegills and had a rainbow come from out of nowhere and smash my lure. From what I have read about it, it seems to be one of the better lakes in the area for cold water fish. I was there in July.
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