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West Laramie Fly Store

West Laramie Fly Store

1657 Snowy Range Rd, Laramie, WY 82070
Phone/Fax: (307) 745-5425

Store Hours: Saturday thru Thursday 5:30 am to 9:00 pm,
Friday open till 10 PM

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Fishing Report 

 

If you have a fishing report please feel free to call us at

888-745-9565
or even better, e-mail us at flystore@flystore.net

Updated 7/26/2016

3:30 P.M.

 

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Laramie Plains Lakes Northern Colorado/ Walden Area Snowy Range Alpine Lakes

Curt Gowdy and Pole Mountain    

Laramie Area Rivers Other Area Lakes
North Platte River Encampent River

Forcast

 

Summer temps are finally here and the Snowy Range lakes and Streams are fishing well! Laramie Plains Lakes are also fishing well in the mornings and the evenings with mid-day lulls typical with the summer heat! Time to get out and do some hiking and fishing!!!

*Our reports are only as good as yesterdays news, so for most recent reports contact us at 307-745-5425. 

Laramie Plains Lakes

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Lake Hattie:  Fishing is fair to good! Water is high and limiting shoreline fishing a bit. Boat anglers are doing well trolling spoons and rapalas. Kokanee fishing has been great!

Lures: Rapalas (Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout, Gold, Perch ), Thomas bouyants (Gold/Red, Silver/Blue, Copper), Kastmasters (Silver, Silver/ Orange, Gold/Red), Tasmanian Devils (Xmas Tree, Cutthroat)

Bait:  Powerbait (Garlic, Spring Green, RWB), Powerbait magnum eggs (Pink, Orange), Spawn sacs, Marshmallows (Pink shrimp, Anise), Night crawlers

Flies: Chironomids (Black, Red), BH Nymphs (Haresear, Prince, PT's), Wooly buggers (Nilla, Olive, Brown, Thin Mint),Crayfish patterns (Rusty orange, Olive), Leech patterns (Hothead), Scuds (Olive, Orange), Damsel nymphs, Hornbergs, Renegades, Caddis Patterns, Streamers (OBS, Peanuts, Rubber buggers)


Meeboer: Fishing is Fair to Good! Mid-day is slower with warm temps.

Meeboer is a great trout fishery but has been plagued by winterkill in the past, but with the addition of a new aerator, we avoided winterkill. This is great news as we should see fat fish fast!

Lures to use: Little Cleos (Chartruese/ Silver, Orange/Silver), Blue fox vibrax (Silver, copper, Organge), Mepps Spinners (RWG, Black fury).

Bait: Night Crawlers, Powerbait (Rainbow, Flo. Orange, Orange twist, Garlic), Powerbait Magnum Eggs (Orange, Red)

Flies: Use same setup as Lake Hattie


Twin Buttes: Fishing is good to great!

Lures to use: Rapalas (Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout, Silver, Gold) Thomas Bouyants (Silver,Copper, Gold),  Kastmasters (Silver/Blue, Gold/Red, Silver/Orange), Krocodiles (UV Red, UV Chartreuse)

Bait: Night Crawlers, Salmon Eggs, Powerbait (Flo Red, Orange, Pink, Salmon egg peach)

Flies:  Use Same setup as Lake Hattie


Gelatt: Fishing is slow! Significant winterkill, but these lakes grow fat fish quickly and spring stockers should be in the 15-16" range by fall .  

Lures to use: Buckshot Spoons (Rainbow), Rapalas (Rainbow, Silver, Gold), Kastmasters (Silver/Orange, Gold, Silver/Blue) Krocodiles (UV Red, Brown trout, Rainbow), Panther Martins (Gold/Black, Yellow/Red, Orange/Yellow), Blue Fox Spinners (Orange/Brass, Silver, Gold) 

Bait:  Night Crawlers, Marshmallows (Red Anise,Orange Garlic), Salmon eggs, Powerbait (chartruese, spring green, salmon egg red) 

Flies: Scuds (Olive),Chironomid patterns (Red, Black, Olive), BH Hare's Ear and Princes, Wooly Buggers (Nilla, Olive, Black), Leech Patterns (hothead), Stillwater Stimulators (Olive/Burnt Orange), Streamers (Various Colors).


Leazenby: Fishing good! Leazenby is a very small and shallow lake but has been known to produce fish in the 20"+ range.

Lures to Use:  Kastmasters (Silver/Blue, Gold/Red, Silver) Bluefox Vibrax (Black, Silver, Gold), Thomas cyclones(Orange, Black, Brown trout,)

Bait: Night Crawlers, Salmon eggs,, Powerbait (Chartreuse, Red, Orange Twist) 

Flies:   Olive Scuds, BH Nymphs (Hare's ear, Prince, Pheasant tails), Chironomids (Red, Black, Olive)., Wooly buggers (Olive, Brown, Black), Leech Patterns, Damsel nymphs, Callibaetis and Caddis.


Sodergreen: Fishing is great!

Sodergreen typically fishes the best of all the plains lakes. This lake may not produce the largest trout but it can produce in numbers.  The average size of fish caught out of Sodergreen is 10-14". 

Lures to use:  Panter Martins and Mepps algias (Yellow/Silver, Orange/yellow, Gold, Silver), Kastmasters (Silver/green, Gold/Red) 

Bait: Night Crawlers, Marshmallows (Anise, Shrimp), Salmon Eggs, Spawn Sacs

Flies:   Chironomids (Black, Red), Princes, Copper Johns (Black, Chartreuse, Red) , Hare's ears (Gold Ribbed, and Olive), Scuds, Wooly buggers, Callabaetis and Caddis patterns. 



Alsop: Fishing is slow. Significant winterkill, but again, the plains lakes are known for quickly growing fish and spring stockers should be a good size by fall. 

Lures to use: Kastmasters (Rainbow, Brown, Silver), Thomas spoons (Brass, Red/Gold, Blue/Silver), Rapalas (Rainbow, Brown, Firetiger), Slender Spoons (Gold/Glow, Silver/Chartruese), 

Flies:  Scuds (Olive), Chironomids (Red/ Black), BH Nymphs (Prince, Pheasant Tail, Hare's Ear), Steamers, 

Starting January 1, 2010
"The creel limit on trout shall be two(2) per day or in possession. All trout less than sixteen (16) inches shall be released to the water immediately.
Fishing is permitted by the use of artificial flies and lures only."
Wyoming Fishing Regulations 2010-2011, Wyoming Game and Fish Commission pg. 28,
© 2010 Wyoming Game & Fish Department

 

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Laramie Area Rivers

Little Laramie: Fishing is good to great!

Lures to use: Small panther martins or mepps (Silver, Gold, Black/Gold)

Bait: Nightcrawlers, Salmon eggs

Flies:  Small BH nymphs (PT's, Hare's ears), Split foambacks (BWO, Grey, Black), Glasshouse Caddis (Green, Tan), Midges (red, black), Small wooly buggers (Olive, Black, Brown), Rubberlegs (Black/Coffee), PMD nymphs and adults, Caddis nymphs and adults. 

Big Laramie: Fishing is good. The Big Laramie has finally calmed down and fishin is good! Gray drakes have been hatching recently providing a great opportunity for some dry fly action.

Lures to use: Gold Kastmasters, Black blade Panther Martins, Rapalas (Brown, Firetiger), Blue Fox Vibrax (Gold, Silver)

Bait: Worms and salmon eggs

Flies: Streamers (Flushot, OBS, Double Bunnies (Yellow)) Wooly Buggers (brown, black, olive, thin mint), Nilla Bugger, Hot Head Leaches, San juan worms, Stonefly patterns (Pats Rubber legs, DB Peacocks), BH nymphs (PT's and Copper Johns), PMD and Caddis Nymphs and Adults.

 

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 Snowy Range Alpine Lakes

Lake Owen:  Fishing is Good to Great!

Important Access info about FS Road 517 closure.

Lures to use: Spinners (Panthers, Mepps), Kastmasters (Silver, Gold,), Dardevles (Red/White).

Bait: Nightcrawlers, Salmon eggs, Powerbait (Salmon Egg Red, Salmon Egg Peach, Pink, Garlic), 

Flies: Chironomids, BH nymphs (Princes, CJ, PT), Leech Patterns (Hothead), Renegades, Caddis, BWOs, Wolly Buggers (Nilla, Black, Olive, Thin Mint)

Rob Roy Res: Road is open to the lake some snow drifts around the campground on last report. Fishing is good! 

Use same setup as Lake Owen.


Snowy Range Lakes: Fishing has been Good. Accsessibilty to many of the lakes is getting better and we are getting a few more reports.

Lures to use:  Small Spinners (Panthers, Mepps)

Bait: Night Crawlers, Salmon Eggs, Powerbait (Rainbow, RWB, Nymph Grape, Chartreuse), Meal worms

Flies:   BH Nymphs (Prince, Hare's Ear, Pheasant Tails),  Chironomids (Black, Red, Olive), Small buggers (black, olive), Renegades, Caddis, Callibaetis and BWOs.

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Curt Gowdy & Pole Mountain

North Crow Res: Fishing is good! 

Lures to use: Blue Fox Vibrax (Copper, Firetiger), Panther Martins (UV Frog, Silver, gold), Small Rapalas(rainbow, brown), Mepps Spinners (Black Fury, RWG)

Bait: Night Crawlers, Spawn sacs, Salmon eggs, Powerbait (Pink, Yellow), Magnum eggs(Red, Pink, Orange)

Flies: , BH Nymphs (PT's, Princes, Red and Green copper johns), Scuds, Chironomids,Wooly buggers (Black, Thin mint, Nilla), Griffiths gnats, renegades, Mr. QTs, Caddis, Callibaetis 

Granite Res: Fishing is good to great! 

The Curt Gowdy lakes are the best place in the area to go and simply catch fish. Many species co-exist in both Crystal and Granite Reservoirs, including Rainbow, Cutthroat, Lake and Brown trout, and Yellow Perch. Most fish caught are in the 8"-12"  range with some brood stock going over 18". Granite is the largest of the three lakes and many people go boating out here and it is more of a recreation lake. There is an outdoor archery range, play ground and plenty of camping areas around the lake.

Use same set up as North Crow Res.

Crystal Res: Fishing is great!

Crystal is just down the road from Granite and fishes about the same as Granite. These lakes are known for their large populations of stocker trout!!!!! There is a 15 HP restriction on any boats at Crystal.

Use same set up as North Crow Res.

Beaver Ponds on Pole Mountain: Fishing is good! Game and Fish recently stocked golden trout in various beaver ponds on Pole mountain! Go try to find em! 

Use same set up as North Crow Res.

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Other Area Lakes

Wheatland Res #3:  Fishing is good. Fishing has been a bit better from a boat as of late.

Lures to use:  Thomas Bouyants and Cyclones (Nickel, Copper, Gold/Red),  Rapala Shad Raps (Firetiger, Crawfish), Tasmanian Devils (Bloody Frog, Xmas Tree), Crawler Harnesses

Flies:  , BH Nymphs (Haresear, Prince, Pheasant Tails), Chironomids (Red, Black), Wolly buggers (Olive, Black, Thin mint, Nilla), Streamers (OBS, Cheeches leech), Crayfish pattern

Bait: Night Crawlers, , Powerbait (Chartruese, Flo. Red, Garlic, Salmon egg Red), Salmon eggs.

 

Toltec: Fishing is good!

Lures to use: Thomas Spoons (Gold, Orange, Brown Trout), Little Cleo's (Orange/Silver, Chartreuese/Silver),  Panther Martins (Gold/Black, Frog,)

Bait: Night Crawlers, Powerbait (Orange, Red, Salmon egg red), Spawn sacs, Salmon eggs.

Flies: Use the same setup as Wheatland No. 3

East Allen:  No recent reports. 

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Saratoga Lake: Fishing is good to great!

Lures to Use: Rapalas's (Rainbow, Brown, Silver/Blue), Kastmasters (Silver/Blue, Gold/Red, Perch), Blue fox vibraxes (orange/gold)

Bait: Nightcrawlers, Powereggs(Red, Orange, Garlic), Salmon eggs/ Spawn Sacs.  

Flies:  Chironomid patterns, BH Nymphs (Prince, Pheasant Tails, Hare's Ear), Scuds, Carey specials, wooly buggers, Leech patterns. 

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Northern Colorado/Walden Area

Walden Area Lakes: Lakes are fishing good to great! Call Lake John Resort (970-723-3226) for the most up to date reports. 

Lures to use: Kastmasters (Chrome, Gold), Krocodiles (Brown trout, Firetiger), 

Bait: Mealworms, Power eggs (Pink, Orange), Salmon eggs/Spawn sacs, 

Flies:  Scuds (Olive, Tan), Chironomids (Red, Olive, Black), BH Nymphs (Haresear, Prince, PT), Wooly Buggers, Streamers, 

Renegades, Caddis, Callibaetis patterns. 


 Honholz Lakes: Open water and fishing is good!

Use same setup as Walden Area Lakes.

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North Platte River

Gray Reef:  Fishing good to great! Flows around 2500 CFS

Gray Reef is the tail water below the dam at Gray Reef Reservoir and is a great trophy trout fishery. Being a tail water, you can fish for big trout all year long. Winter flows will be around 500 CFS and high water flows can reach around 6000 to 7000 CFS.  Recent flows are around 2500 CFS and the river is clear to slightly cloudy.  For the most recent flows on the Reef CLICK HERE.

Flies:  San Juan Worms (Red, Purple) Red and Purple Rock Worms, Scuds (Orange, Tan, Olive),  Vanilla buggers, Brown BMB's, Leech patterns (Hothead, Pine Squirrel), Pheasant tails, RS2's (PMD),  Midges (Black, Red, Olive), PMD Nymphs, Caddis, Yellow Sallies

Lures: Mepps and Panther Martins (gold or silver), Krocodiles, Blue Fox Vibrax, Rapalas and Thomas Lures.

Miracle Mile: Flows are around 1200 CFS and fishing is good to great! Fish the edges and slow water for best results.  

The Miracle Mile is a renowned trout fishery and is known for producing big browns and rainbows. The Miracle Mile is the tail water between Kortes Dam and Pathfinder Reservoir. Recent flows are around 3300 CFS and the river is running clear. For the most recent flow on the Miracle Mile CLICK HERE.

Flies: San Juan Worms (Purple, Red, brown) , Red Rock Worms, Egg Patterns. Scuds (Rusty),  Midges (Red, Black, Olive)Leech Patterns (Black and brown Hotheads, Natural, brown, and olive Pine Squirrel and Mohair), Stonefly nymphs (Pats Rubber legs, Epoxyback stones), BWO nymphs and adults, Golden Stones, Brown and Vanilla Buggers, 

Upper North Platte:  Fishing is good to  great!. Flows are still steadily dropping and are around 240CFS. Water is clear, and fish are starting to look up, taking large dries. However, most fish to the net have been taken using nymphing tactics.

Flies:  BH Nymphs (Princes, Copper Johns PT's) Stonefly Nymphs (rubber legs, DB Peacock, 20 incher), Wooly buggers and streamers (Black, Thin Mint, Brown), PMDs Nymphs and adults, Yellow sally nymphs and adults, Caddis nymphs and adults, Stimulators, Soft Hackles (hares ear, olive, orange..

Lures: Small spinners (Panthers, Mepps), Rapalas (rainbow, brown trout).

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Encampment River

Encampment River: Flows have been dropping and are currently around 162 CFS and fishing is good to great!

Use same set up as Upper North Platte.

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