Fly Fishing South Dakota's Black Hills Lakes

August 4, 2005 By: Marshall Cutchin

Though man-made and stocked, Black Hills lakes like Sheridan, Pactola and Deerfield offer plenty of good trout fishing for fly fishers, thanks to improved stocking policies. “Deerfield has long been home to a respectable brook trout population. The brookies spawn upstream in Castle and Ditch creeks, and the baby fish make their way to Deerfield, where they have plenty of room to grow. Your chances of catching a big brookie in are better at Deerfield than just about anywhere else in the Black Hills.” Dick Willis in Great Plains Game & Fish magazine.