During the rainy season(18 inches in 16 days) here, the boys caught fish, rating this year one of two best since 1995.

During the rainy season(18 inches in 16 days) here, the boys caught fish, rating this year one of two best since 1995.

We sit on Spearfish Creek with the stream meandering through our property.  The immediate area holds mostly brown trout.  Upstream the brook join the fray and downstream the rainbow mix with the brook.  Yates pond lies a few hundred yards downstream and Hanna pond a mile up.  Further out Iron Creek Lake  or Roubaix(rowbay) are great places for the fisherkids, bottom or top fishing the rainbows.


The beautiful little Yates pond a couple hundred yards down from Wickiup sports really nice Browns as a catch and release with artificial bait.

The beautiful little Yates pond a couple hundred yards down from Wickiup sports really nice Browns as a catch and release with artificial bait.

Near by lives a lady formerly a Yates whose heritage goes back to the Yates shaft in the Homestake Mine and the Yates Pond seen here.  Her aunts third husband started Wickiup Cabin Village in 1936 and it was born into the world as Prices Cabin Camp.  A cabin village in a peaceful meadow valley of the Black Hills, and the trees you see have grown with Wickiup as they were not here at the start.


Kyle's link for however long it lasts.   

I pulled snippets of her enjoyable style:   

The first local told us that the best fishing spot was this pond near this  place about 2 miles from this other place. Another local  said, no way, the best  spot was 4  miles in the other direction, left after the thing, and follow that  back until you see the really big trees. But then another guy said, nope, those  places were fished out —  we should drive up behind  Roughlock Falls and then take two more right turns, go out a  ways, and there would be the good fishing.

Don't even get them started on which flies were hitting.

Welcome to Spearfish, S.D. Population: 10,585. Number of friendly residents  with a firm opinion on the best place to fish, bike, eat or find wild asparagus  growing along the side of the road: 10,394.

The only reason the other 191 residents didn't have an opinion was that we were  too busy trying to find the good fishing spots to chat with them.

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Borrowed from our friend and guest Kyle Wagner who writes for the Denver Post on travel and her time with us touring the Northern Black Hills.

Borrowed from our friend and guest Kyle Wagner who writes for the Denver Post on travel and her time with us touring the Northern Black Hills.