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Report at a Glance

General RegionBlack Hills
Specific LocationCastle Creek near inlet of Deerfield Reservoir
Time of DayAfternoon
Fish CaughtRainbows, Rock Bass, & 1 brook trout
Conditions & HatchesOvercast. A few midges were hatching.

Details and Discussion

BioprofsdJuly 24th, 2011, 9:22 pm
Mitchell, SD

Posts: 4
I caught about 6 hatchery rainbows up to about 13 inches on olive wooly buggers near the footbridge over the inlet of Deerfield Reservoir in the Black Hills of South Dakota. The water was high and a little off-color, so I swithched to a prince nymph which has a little white on it and caught a wild brook trout and a wild rainbow (both small). Lots of rock bass in the lake and didn't have a boat, so I fished mainly above the reservoir in the creek. Sorry, no pictures.
MotroutJuly 24th, 2011, 10:40 pm
Posts: 319
Thanks for the report. I love the Black Hills.
"I don't know what fly fishing teaches us, but I think it's something we need to know."-John Gierach
http://fishingintheozarks.blogspot.com/
TroutnutJuly 27th, 2011, 8:31 pm
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Bellevue, WA

Posts: 2456
Sounds like a fun trip. I'd love to see some pictures from that area, too... I don't really have a good sense of what it's like.
Jason Neuswanger, Ph.D.
Troutnut and salmonid ecologist

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