look upstream in Rapid Creek. You can fish holes and
riffles like this at the Sturgis Bike Rally.
at the Sturgis Bike Rally - then return for more fishing
can fish Black Hills lakes and do well just as soon
the water opens up. In fact, if you can fish the edge
of the ice, that is frequently good for trout.
One of the nice things about trout is that they feed
actively when the water is almost freezing. The fishing
doesn't die down like it does for other species, such
as largemouth bass or catfish.
Some Sturgis Bike Rally fishermen will actually return
the Black Hills during spring, for riding and fishing.
A big criteria for early spring fishing is finding
lake to fish. The smaller bodies of water open up
first. Good ones include Lakota, Major, Roubaix, Center,
Sylvan and Horse Thief.
Stocking during the Sturgis Bike Rally
fact, all are stocked and have trout in them. Of the
big lakes, Pactola, Deerfield and Stockade are all
good. Deerfield lies at the highest elevation. Pactola
is the biggest in size. All are on good paved roads,
and easy to get t at the Sturgis Bike Rally.
Sturgis Bike Rally fishermen may also want to try
a few of
the other species available in the Black Hills. Sheridan
Lake has declined as a trout fishery in recent years.
a few Sturgis Bike Rally northern pike
pike and about every other kind of fish has been
illegally put into the lake. The result has been bad
The northerns are big enough to easily devour eight-inch
hatchery stocked trout. And they do so in large number.
So, most fishermen now go elsewhere for trout fishing.
Black Hills lakes are not huge, and can easily be
from shore. The biggest ones such as Pactola can be
fished better with a boat. Most people at the Sturgis
Bike Rally fish from shore.
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Thing in the Black Hills, Devils Tower at Sturgis
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