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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 1/25/2015

11:00 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

 

Despite recent warm temperatures and high winds the ice seems to be holding up rather well. Fishing has been good in most of the local fisheries! Better get at it while it lasts!

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

Laramie Plains Lakes

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Lake Hattie:  Fishing is  slow to fair . Reports of 9 to 13 inches of ice. Water is slightly off-color. Please use caution as warm temps and wind can cause the ice to be inconsistent. 

Lures:  Jigging Raps (Perch, Clown, Silver/Blue), Thomas Cyclones (Copper, Perch,Firetiger), Kastmasters (Silver/Orange, Gold/Red, Perch), Slender Spoons (Silver/Chartreuse, Copper/Orange), Tube Jigs (Pink/White, Red, Orange, Olive), Cubby Jigs(Chartruese/Black, Orange/Rust, Pink/Chartreuse), Macho Minnows ( Shad, Firetiger), Swim Shads (shad).

Bait: Powerbait (Salmon peach, Flo Red, Flo Orange ), Night Crawlers, , Spawn Sacs, Salmon eggs, Meal Worms, Wax Worms

Flies: Chironomids (Black, Red) BH Nymphs (Haresear,Prince), Scuds (tan, orange)


Meeboer: Fishing is fair. Reports of 8 to 11 inches of ice. Open water by the aerator. Use Caution!

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: Ratsos (Sherbert, Catalpa), Bros Blood worms ( red, black), Charmers, Demon Jigs, Swedish Pimples (Pearl, Orange, Silver/Red, Glow), Atomic ants (Red. Pink, Glow), Scud bugs (Olive, Black,)

Bait: Night Crawlers, Wax Worms,  Powerbait (Pink, Salmon Peach, Garlic), Spawn sacs, Salmon eggs, Meal worms

Flies: Use same setup as Lake Hattie


Twin Buttes: Fishing is fair to good. Lots of fish in the 20+ inch range being caught.  Reports of 8 to 10 inches of ice. Use caution! 

Lures to use: Thomas Spoons (Copper, Firetiger, Perch, Gold), Iceman Jigs (Pink/White, Orange),Pk Spoons (Silver, Copper, Rainbow), Jiggin' Raps (Rainbow, Brown Trout, Glow), Cubby Jigs (pink/white, chartreuse/white, orange/brown, pink/chartreuse) 

Bait: Night Crawlers, Powerbait (Garlic, Flo Red, Pink, Flo. Orange), Spawn Sacs, Salmon Eggs, Meal worms, Wax Worms.

Flies:  Use Same setup as Lake Hattie


Gelatt: Fishing is slow to fair. Gelatt lake has turned into a great trophy trout fishery. Reports of 6 to 10 inches of ice covered in slush and snow, open water near the aerator. Use Caution!

Lures to use: Buckshot Spoons (rainbow), Rapalas (Rainbow, Silver, Gold), Kastmasters (Silver/Orange, Gold, Silver/Blue) Krocodiles (UV Red, Brown trout, Rainbow), Tube Jigs (Various Colors), Scud Bugs (Olive, Green) Bro's Bloodworms (Red, Pink)

Bait:  Night Crawlers, Powerbait (Pink, Flo. Orange, Spring Green), Salmon eggs, Spawn Sacs, Meal worms, Wax Worms

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


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. Reports of 8 to 11 inches of ice covered in slush, use caution!

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)Marabout Jigs (olive, black, pink/white) Slender Spoons(Red/Silver, Chartruese/Silver), Swedish Pimples (Pearl, orange, Green/silver), Scudbugs (olive, pumpkin), Wooly Bugger Jigs (Olive, Black, Peacock)

Bait: Night Crawlers, Salmon eggs, Powerbait (Orange, Garlic, Cheese), Marshmallows (Red Anise, Pink Shrimp, Garlic Chartreuse), Meal worms, Wax Worms.

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 fair to good!! Reports of 8 to 12 inches of ice. Use caution!

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:   Paddlebugs (pink/white, white/roodbeer), Scudbugs (red, pink), Tubejigs (Red/White, Glow, Pink), Teardrops (chartruese,glow)

Bait: Night Crawlers,Powerbait (Rainbow, Captain America, Yellow, Cheese), Salmon Eggs, Spawn Sacs, Meal worms, Wax worms. 

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


Alsop: Fishing is fair to good! Reports of 8 to 11 inches of ice and open water near aerator, use caution!

Lures to use: Kastmasters (Rainbow, Brown, Silver), Thomas spoons (Brass, Red/Gold, Blue/Silver), Jiggin' Raps (Rainbow, Glow, Fire tiger), Marabou Jigs (Olive, Brown, Yellow), Slender Spoons (Gold/Glow)

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

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:Frozen 

Lures to use: 

Bait: 

Flies: 

Big Laramie: Mostly frozen with some open water.  See ya in the Spring!

 

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 Snowy Range Alpine Lakes

Lake Owen:   Fishing is good! No recent ice reports, but should have plenty of fishable ice. Access by snow machine only!!

Lures to use: Marabou jigs (black, Olive)  Ratso's (sherbert, catalpa), Tube Jigs (orange, white, red), Slender Spoons, thomas bouyants

Flies: BH Nymphs (Hare's Ear, Prince, red and chartruese Copper John's), Chironomids (Black, Red), Ice flies

Rob Roy Res:  No report on road conditions. 

Use same setup as Lake Owen.


Snowy Range Lakes:  No recent reports but should be plenty of ice at that elevation! HWY 130 is closed for the winter, access by snowmachine only

Lures to use:  Atomic ants, Atomic mites, Swedish pimples, slender spoons. charmers, tube jigs

Bait: Night Crawlers, Salmon Eggs, Meal worms, 

Flies:   BH Nymphs (Prince, Hare's Ear, Pheasant Tails),  Chironomids (Black, Red, Olive), Ice flies. 

 

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Curt Gowdy & Pole Mountain

North Crow Res: Reports of 9 to 12 inches of ice, road is clear as of (01/25/2015)

Lures to use: Ratfinkee (pink, orange, glow), Demon Jigs, Tube Jigs (red/white, pink/white), Swedish Pimples (silver, gold), Crappie Stingers (red/white), Teardrop jigs (white,pink, chartreuse), Ratso's (Sherbert, Catalpa)

Bait: Night Crawlers, Salmon Eggs, Spawn Sacs, Wax Worms, Meal Worms

Flies: Ice flies, Chironomids (Red, Olive, Black), BH Nymphs (Pheasant Tails, Princes, Copper Johns), Egg patterns. 

Granite Res: Fishing is fair to good. Reports of 8 to 11 inches of ice.

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. Reports of 8 tp 10 inches of ice. Wyoming Game and Fish recently stocked brooders. 

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: Reports of 8 to 12 inches of ice.

Use same set up as North Crow Res.

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Other Area Lakes

Wheatland Res #3: Reports of 14+ inches of ice. Fishing is good! Lots of fish in the 20 inch range being caught!

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

Flies: Scud (Olive, Tan) , BH Nymphs (Haresear, Prince, Pheasant Tails, Chironomids (Red, Black), 

Bait: Night Crawlers, Salmon Eggs, Sucker meat, Powerbait (Rainbow, Flo. Orange, Garlic), Spawn sacs, Salmon eggs, Meal and Wax worms.

 

Toltec: Fishing is Fair to good. Reports of 14+  inches of ice.

Lures to use: Thomas Spoons (Gold, Orange, Brown Trout), Tube Jigs, Demon Jigs, Charmers, Slender Spoons, Buckshot Spoons 

Bait: Night Crawlers, Meal worms, Wax Worms, Spawn Sacs, Salmon Eggs

Flies: Use the same setup as Wheatland No. 3

East Allen: Fishing is slow to fair. Game and fish recently stocked East Allen with Tiger Trout!!! Reports of 9 to 11 inches of ice. 

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 Wooly buggers (black, brown) Leech Patterns (hothead, eggsucking)

Saratoga Lake: Fishing is fair to good. Reports of 9 to 11 inches of ice. Call Hack's tackle (307-326-9823) for the most up to date report. 

Lures to Use: Jiggin Raps (Blue/Green, Blue/Chrome, Clown), Swim Shads (Shad, Chartreuse,) Chubby darters (Shad, Gold, Glow), Cubby Jigs (Chartruese/ Blue, Orange/Brown,) 

Bait: Nightcrawlers, Powerbait (Spring Green, Flo. orange, cheese), Spawn Sacs, Salmon eggs, Meal and Wax Worms

Flies:  Chironomid patterns, BH Nymphs (Prince, Pheasant Tails, Hare's Ear), Scuds.

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Northern Colorado/Walden Area

Walden Area Lakes: Reports of 10 to 14 inches of ice.

Lures to use: Kastmasters, Swedish Pimples, Tube Jigs, Buckshot Spoons, Twister tails.

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


 

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 500CFS and the river is clear. For the most recent flows on the Reef CLICK HERE.

Flies:  San Juan and Red Rock Worms, Scuds (Orange, Tan), Midge patterns (Zebra, Barbwires), Vanilla buggers, Brown BMB's Leech patterns (Hothead, Pine Squirrel), Egg Patterns.

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

Miracle Mile: Flows are around 500 CFS and fishing is good. Water is slightly cloudy

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 500 CFS and the river is running slightly off color. Reports of browns starting to move in from pathfinder. For the most recent flow on the Miracle Mile CLICK HERE.

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

Upper North Platte: Frozen

Flies: 

Lures: 

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Encampment River

Encampment River: Frozen

Use same set up as Upper North Platte.

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