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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 4/22/2016

3:00 P.M.

We have reached the point in the year when conditions change rapidly and often.

Please be careful!

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

 

Spring finally feels like it is here! Local area lakes are fishing well but our rivers and streams are a little high and off color.

*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 good!

Lures: Rapalas (Rainbow, Firetiger, Gold), Thomas bouyants (Gold/Red, Silver/Blue, Copper), Kastmasters (Silver, Silver/ Orange)

Bait:  Powerbait (Salmon peach, Salmon egg red, Orange), Powerbait magnum eggs (Pink, Orange), Spawn sacs, Marshmallows (Pink shrimp, Anise), Night crawlers

Flies: Chironomids (Black, Red), BH Nymphs (Haresear, Prince, Pheasant Tail), Egg patterns, Wooly buggers (Nilla, Black, Thin mint),Crayfish patterns (Rusty orange, Olive), Leech patterns (hothead), Scuds (Olive, Orange).


Meeboer: Fishing is good to Great

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), 

Bait: Night Crawlers, Powerbait (Flo. Red, Flo Orange, Pink, Garlic), Spawn Sacs, Magnum Eggs (Orange, Red)

Flies: Use same setup as Lake Hattie


Twin Buttes: Fishing is good to great!

Lures to use: Rapalas (Yellow/Red, Orange/Black) Thomas Bouyants (Silver,Copper, Gold),  Kastmasters (Silver/Blue, Gold/Red, Silver/Orange),

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

Flies:  Use Same setup as Lake Hattie


Gelatt: Fishing is slow!  Rumors of winterkill, but these lakes grow fat fish quickly and spring stockers should be in the 15-16" range by the 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) Slender Spoons(Red/Silver, Chartruese/Silver), Thomas cycles(Orange, Black, Brown trout,)

Bait: Night Crawlers, Salmon eggs,Spawn sacs, 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. 


Sodergreen: Fishing is good to 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, egg patterns



Alsop: Fishing is slow. Rumors of 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,  Egg 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: The river has come up in the last week and and is slightly off color. Size up in these conditions and try using black colored patterns. 

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).

Big Laramie: Fishing is fair. The water has come up on the Big L and is off color, but fish can still be caught. Try using bigger patterns and utilize black as it creates the most visible silhouette in dirty water/

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

Bait: Worms, RWB power bait.

Flies: Streamers (orange, brown, black) Wooly Buggers (brown, black, olive), Nilla Bugger, Hot Head Leaches, San juan worms.

 

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 Snowy Range Alpine Lakes

Lake Owen:  No Recent reports. Call the forest service for road conditions. 
Important Access info about FS Road 517 closure.

Lures to use: Cubby Jigs (pink/white, char./white, flo. orange/brown), Ratso (Orange, Green), Tube skirts (red/white, pink/white, Orange

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

Flies: Chironomids, BH nymphs (princes, CJ, PT)

Rob Roy Res:  No recent reports. Should have fishable ice but is still only be accesible via snow machine.  

Use same setup as Lake Owen.


Snowy Range Lakes: No Recent reports. Call the forest service for road conditions. 

Lures to use:  Charmers, Tube jigs (various colors), Marabou jigs (black, white, yellow) Teardrops (pink, char, orange), Ice worms.

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)

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Curt Gowdy & Pole Mountain

North Crow Res: Fishing is good to great! 

Lures to use: Blue Fox Vibrax (Copper, Firetiger), Panther Martins (UV Frog, Silver), Small Rapalas(rainbow, brown).

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

Flies: , BH Nymphs (Pheasant Tails, Princes, Copper Johns), Scuds, Chironomids, Egg patterns, Wooly buggers, Griffiths gnats, renegades, MR. QTs

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 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! Game and Fish recently stocked golden trout in various beaver ponds on Pole mountain! Go try to find em! No recent reports as many of the forest service roads on pole mountain are temporarily closed.

Use same set up as North Crow Res.

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Other Area Lakes

Wheatland Res #3:  Fishing is good! 

Lures to use:  Thomas Bouyants (Nickel, Copper, Gold/Red), Slender Spoons (Silver/Red, Gold/Glow), Rapalas, Tasmanian devils. 

Flies:  , BH Nymphs (Haresear, Prince, Pheasant Tails), Chironomids (Red, Black), Scuds, Egg patterns, Wolly buggers, Streamers, Crayfish patterns. 

Bait: Night Crawlers, Meal worms, Wax worms, Powerbait (Spring Green, Flo. Orange, 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),  

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. 

Lures to use: 

Bait: 

Flies: 

Saratoga Lake: Fishing is fair to good. Mostly open water. 

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

Bait: Nightcrawlers, Meal Worms, 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 Fair! Call Lake John Resort (970-723-3226) for the most up to date reports. Reports of around 12-15" of ice.

Lures to use: Kastmasters (Chrome, Gold), Cubby Jigs (White/Pink, Black/Chartruese, Glow), Ratsos (Pink Glow, Sherbert), Ice Demons ( Red, Yellow)

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

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


 Honholz Lakes: Reports of 12-15" of ice.

Use same setup as Walden Area Lakes.

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North Platte River

Gray Reef:  Fishing Fair to Good! Flows around 500 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 500 CFS and the river is clear.  For the most recent flows on the Reef CLICK HERE.

Flies:  San Juan Worms (Red, Purple) Red Rock Worms, Scuds (Orange, Tan, Olive),  Vanilla buggers, Brown BMB's Leech patterns (Hothead, Pine Squirrel), Pheasant tails, RS2's, Split foam back (BWO) Midges (Black, Red, Olive)

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

Miracle Mile: Flows are around 800 CFS and fishing is Good! Road conditions are always iffy this time of year so plan accordingly!

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, brown) , Red Rock Worms, Egg Patterns. Scuds (Orange, Tan, 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, Brown and Vanilla Buggers, 

Upper North Platte:  Fishing is fair. Flows will be variable until the dailey temperatures stabalize. 

Flies: Midges, BH Nymphs (PT's, Hares ears), stonefly patterns (rubber legs), Wooly buggers and streamers

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

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Encampment River

Encampment River: Fishable, open water. Flows are around 250 CFS near the Platte River confluence.

Use same set up as Upper North Platte.

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