West Laramie Fly Store

West Laramie Fly Store

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

Store Hours: Sunday thru Wednsday 5:30 am to 9:00 pm,
Thursday & Saturday till 10 PM, Friday open till 11 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 07/14/2014

10:00 A.M.

Click on the area below for report...

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

 

The rivers are starting to finally come down and clear and fishing is picking up! More and more lakes in the snowies are becoming availiable and summer finally feels like its here! Time to get out and catch some fish!

*For most recent reports contact us at 307-745-5425. 

Laramie Plains Lakes

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Lake Hattie:  Fishing is slow to fair.  With all the new water in hattie things have slowed down a bit and much of the shoreline is gone making shore fishing tough. Anglers with boats have been catchin a few fish.

Lures to use: Rapalas (Rainbow, Firetiger, Brown, Perch), Krocodiles (Firetiger, Perch), Thomas Cyclones (Firetiger, Perch), Kastmasters (Silver, Gold/Red, Perch) 

Bait: Powerbait (Salmon Peach, Chartuese, Garlic), Night Crawlers, Marshmallows (orange garlic, red anise, pink shrimp)

Flies: Wooly and Bite Me Buggers(Black, Brown, Olive, Nilla) Streamers (various colors), leech patterns (hothead, eggsucking), Chironomids (Red, Black ), Scuds (olive, orange), BH Nymphs (Prince, Hare's Ears), Crayfish patterns, Caddis, callibaetis, and damsel patterns. 


Meeboer: Fishing fair to good 

Meeboer is a great trout fishery but has been plagued by winterkill in the past,  but with the addition of a new aerator, hopefully this will be a problem of the past. 

Lures to use: Panther Martins ( Yellow/Silver, Gold/Black), Mepps Aglias (RWS, RWG, Black Fury), Lil Jakes (Gold/Red, Yellow/Black), Tasmanian Devils (Rainbow) 

Bait: Night Crawlers, Marshmallows( Cheese, Vanilla, Garlic),  Powerbait (Spring Green, Yellow, Pink) 

Flies: Use same setup as Lake Hattie


Twin Buttes: Fishing is Good. Twin Buttes has been fishing fairly well lately from shore and from the boat. Lots of fish in the 20 inch range being caught.

Lures to use: Thomas Spoons (brown trout, Firetiger, Perch), Little Cleo Spoons (silver/orange, silver/chartreuse), Kastmasters (Perch, Silver, Gold), Rapala Countdowns (Firetiger, Silver/Blue)

Bait: Night Crawlers, Powerbait (Garlic, RWB, Pink), Marshmallows (Garlic, Anise)

Flies:  Use Same setup as Lake Hattie


Gelatt: Fishing is fair to good. Gelatt lake has turned into a great trophy trout fishery, and has started to fish well lately!

Lures to use: Panther Martins (Gold/Black, Yellow/ Silver, UV colors), Mepps Aglia (Rainbow, Brown, Silver/white/ red) Dardevles (Black/White, Red/ White), Kastmasters (Silver/Blue, Gold/Red) 

Bait:  Night Crawlers, Marshmallows( Red, Chartruese, yellow), Powerbait (Pink, Flo. Orange) 

Flies: Scuds (Olive), Chironomid patterns (Red, Black, Olive), BH Hare's Ear and Princes, Streamers (Various Patterns), Wooly Buggers (Black, Brown, Olive, Thin mint), Caddis, Damsel, and Callibaetis patterns.


Leazenby: Fishing is fair to good. Leazenby was recently stocked and is fishing well for small fish and a few larger fish have been caught by local anglers.

Leazenby is located just 8 mi south of Laramie. 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) Super Dupers (Gold, Silver, Prism) Lil' Jakes (Gold, Silver) 

Bait: Night Crawlers, Salmon eggs, Powerbait (Orange, Garlic, Cheese) 

Flies:   Olive Scuds, BH Nymphs (Hare's ear, Prince, Pheasant tails), Chironomids (Red, Black, Olive), Wooly Buggers (Black, Olive), Streamers (Various Patterns), Leech Patterns.


Sodergreen: Fishing is good!!

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:   Panther Martins (Gold, Silver, Black, Frog), Mepps Aglias (Silver, Gold, Rainbow, Brown) 

Bait: Night Crawlers,Powerbait (Rainbow, Captain America, Yellow, Cheese), Salmon Eggs, 

Flies:   Chironomids (Black, Red), Princes, Copper Johns (Black, Chartreuse, Red) , Hare's ears (Gold Ribbed, and Olive), Wooly Buggers (black, olive), Leech Patterns.


Alsop: Fishing is fair but the lake is starting to get weedy, making fishing more difficult.

Lures to use: Kastmasters (Rainbow, Brown, Silver), Thomas spoons (Brass, Red/Gold, Blue/Silver), 

Flies:  Scuds (Olive), Chironomids (Red/ Black), BH Nymphs, Leech and Bugger Patterns. 

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: Dropping and starting to clear and is fishing well! Running at about 200cfs and fish are looking up. 

Lures to use: Small Spinners (Gold, Silver, Black) 

Bait: Nightcrawlers

Flies: Wooly Bugger (Brown, Black, Nilla), BH nymphs (princes, pheasant tails, copper johns), Leech patterns, Stonefly nymphs, Caddis patterns, Parachute Adams, 

Big Laramie: 

Use same set-up as Little Laramie, but try some streamers and crayfish patterns in the deeper runs and holes.

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 Snowy Range Alpine Lakes

Lake Owen:   The road into Lake Owen is open and Fishing has been good!! 

Lures to use: Spinners (Panthers and Mepps), Tasmanian Devils, Thomas Spoons, Rapalas

Bait:  Nightcrawlers, Powerbait (Salmon Peach, Chartruese, Garlic)

Flies: BH Nymphs (Hare's Ear, Prince, Copper John's), Chironomids (Black, Red)., Wooly Buggers, Leech Patterns, Caddis and Callibaetis patterns, BWO's

Rob Roy Res:  The Road into Rob Roy is clear and fishing is good!!!

Use same setup as Lake Owen.


Snowy Range Lakes:  Many of the higher altitude lakes are starting to become accessable and the fishin is getting good!!

Lures to use:  Small Spinners (Panthers, Mepps), Lil Jakes,

Bait: Night Crawlers, Salmon Eggs, Powerbait 

Flies:   BH Nymphs (Prince, Hare's Ear, Pheasant Tails),  Chironomids (Black, Red, Olive), Small Bugger and Leech patterns, Caddis Patterns, Callibaetis, BWO's, Mosquitos, Royal humpies, Parachute Adams, Stimulators.

 

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Curt Gowdy & Pole Mountain

North Crow Res: Fishing is fair to good. North Crow is the only one in the area you have a chance to catch a splake, rainbow and grayling all in the same day. They charge a four dollar fee per vehicle to park at the Curt Gowdy reservoirs. No camping is allowed at North Crow Res. 

Lures to use: Mepps Aglias (Silver, Gold, Black Fury), Lil Jakes (Silver, Gold) Small Rebel Crawdads ( Brown, Red) Kastmasters ( Gold, Silver, Perch) 

Bait: Night Crawlers, Salmon Eggs, Powerbait (Cheese, Nymph Grape, Yellow), 

Flies: Bead head Nymphs (Princes, Copper Johns, Pheasant Tails), Chironomid patterns, BH Buggers (Olive, Black, Brown), Nilla buggers, Small crayfish patterns, Leech Patterns.

Granite Res: Fishing is fair to good. 

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  fair to good. 

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!!! Lots of reports of fishermen doing well up on Pole Mountain. 

Use same set up as North Crow Res.

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Other Area Lakes

Wheatland Res #3: Fishing slow to fair. The Game and Fish has stocked browns, rainbows and cutthroat into Wheatland 3. They are filling up the reserviour and the water is up

Lures to use:  Little Cleos(Gold/Orange, Chartreuse/ Silver) Thomas Cyclones (Gold, Silver, Flo. Orange), Kastmasters (Gold, Silver, Perch), Buckshot spoons (Perch, Globow), Dardevles ( Red/Yellow, Black/ Yellow, Red/White

Flies: Scud (Olive, Tan) , BH Nymphs, Chironomids (Red, Black), Orange Blossom Specials, BMB's (Brown, Black, Canadian Blood), Various Streamers, Leech Patterns.

Bait: Night Crawlers, Marshmallows, Salmon Eggs, Sucker meat.

 

Toltec: Fishing is fair to good. 

Lures to use: Thomas Spoons (Gold, Orange, Brown Trout), Panther Martins, Rapalas, Kastmasters. 

Bait: Night Crawlers, Marshmallows, Powerbait 

Flies: Use the same setup as Wheatland No. 3

East Allen: Fishing is slow. Game and fish recently stocked East Allen with Tiger Trout!!! 

Lures to use: Thomas Cyclones (Flo. Orange, Gold, Silver), Buckshot spoons.

Bait: Nightcrawlers, Salmon Eggs, 

Flies: Chironomid Patterns (Red, Black), Scuds (Olive, orange, tan), BH Nypmhs.

Saratoga Lake: Fishing is fair to good. 

Lures to Use: Panther Martin/ Mepps ( Gold, Silver), Rapalas (Rainbow, brown, Silver),Kastmasters ( Silver, Gold) 

Bait: Nightcrawlers, Powerbait (Spring Green, Flo. orange, cheese) 

Flies:  Chironomid patterns, BH Nymphs (Prince, Pheasant Tails, Hare's Ear), Scuds, Carey Specials, Wooly Buggers, Various Streamers, Leech Patterns

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Northern Colorado/Walden Area

Walden Area Lakes: Fishing is good!

Lures to use: Lil Jakes (Silver, Gold), Kastmasters or Thomas Spoons

Flies:  (Orange, Rust) Chironomids (black, olive,  red), Scuds (olive, tan) , Prince nymphs, Copper Johns (red, black), Hare's Ears,Pheasant Tails, Callibaetis nymphs, Damsels, Streamers, Leech patterns. 


Hohnholz: Honholz is open and fishin is good!!.

Use same setup as Walden Area Lakes.

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North Platte River

Gray Reef:  Fishing is great.

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 1000CFS and the river is slightly off color in the lower sections. For the most recent flows on the Reef CLICK HERE.

Flies:  San Juan and Red Rock Worms, Scuds (Olive), Midge patterns (Zebra, Barbwires), Vanilla buggers, Brown BMB's Leech patterns (Hothead, Pine Squirrel), BWO and PMD nymphs, emergers, and dry Patterns. Yellow Sally patterns

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

Miracle Mile: Flows are around 3000 CFS and fishing is good but the game and fish will be reducing the flows down to 530 CFS as of July 13th in order to electroshock the river in order to do population studies.

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 6500 CFS and the river is running slightly off color. For the most recent flow on the Miracle Mile CLICK HERE.

Flies: San Juan Worms (Purple, Red) , Red Rock Worms, Scuds (Orange, Olive), Leech Patterns, Egg Patterns, Midge Patterns, Brown and Vanilla Buggers, Stonefly patterns (Rubber legs, DB Stones, Half backs,) Baetis patterns.  

Upper North Platte: The platte came back up to 1000cfs over the last couple days but is dropping again and fishing should continue to be great!!

Flies: Midges( red, black) San juan Worms (Red/Purple), BH nymphs (Princes, Pheasant Tails), Leech patterns, Wooly buggers (black, brown), Pat's rubber legs, BH halfbacks, Double bead stones, PMD nymphs and adults, caddis nymphs and adults, yellow sallies, 

Lures: Panther martins (Black/Gold, Yellow/Silver, Black/Yellow), Mepps Aglias (Black fury), Kastmasters

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Encampment River

Encampment River: The encampment is running at 250 CFS and fishing well!

Use same set up as Upper North Platte.

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