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Fly Fish Along Rapid Creek

Rapid City, South Dakota


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WIth many access points and convenient location to the city, Rapid Creek offers fantastic trout stream fishing. This 86-mile long tributary of the Cheyenne River runs through the Black Hills National Forest, flowing east right through the heart of Rapid City.

Anglers fishing Rapid Creek can expect to find a healthy population of Brown Trout, some growing as large as 18 inches, in the three miles between Pactola Dam and Placerville Church Camp, one of the most popular sections to fish. 

A unique feature about fishing Rapid Creek is the possibility of catching these beautiful fish in an urban setting since it lies within the city limits. At the same time, finding solitude is very easy with a short drive out of town because there are so many easily accessible spots to choose from. 

If you have the proper equipment and have experience with fly fishing, this creek will give you ample opportunity to fish until your heart's content. For those looking for some assistance, Dakota Angler & Outfitter offers guided trips lead by knowledgeable and personable guides. They cater each trip to the experience level of the group and choose locations based on variables such as time of day and weather, ensuring the best possible chance to pull some fish. 

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