West Laramie Fly Store

West Laramie Fly Store

1657 Snowy Range Rd, Laramie, WY 82070
Phone: (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 


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Updated 11/26/2016

6:30 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



Warm temperatures have delayed ice in the local area but many of the lakes are fishing fantastic! Come on out and take advantage of the unseasonably warm fall temperatures!

*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 but shore anglers have been catching some nice fish! Boat anglers are doing well trolling spoons and rapalas. 

Lures: Rapalas (Rainbow Trout, Fire Tiger, Perch ), Thomas bouyants (Silver, Flo. Orange, Gold/Red), Kastmasters (Silver, Gold, Silver/Flo. Orange), Tasmanian Devils (Bleeding Frog, Cutthroat)

Bait:  Powerbait (Salmon egg red, RWB, Rainbow), Marshmallows (red anise, orange garlic), Nightcrawlers, Spawn sacs, Salmon eggs

Flies: Chironomids (Black, Red), BH Nymphs (Haresear, Prince), Wooly buggers (Nilla, Olive, Brown, Thin Mint),Crayfish patterns (Rusty orange, Olive), Leech patterns (Hothead), Egg patterns (Orange, Apricot, Tangerine), , Streamers (OBS, Peanuts, Rubber buggers)

Meeboer: Fishing is Good! 

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 (Flo. Orange and Red, RWB), Powerbait Magnum Eggs (Orange, Red), 

Flies: BH Nymphs (Princes, Haresear, copper and red copper johns), Wooly buggers (Brown, Olive, Thin mint), Scuds (olive), Callibaetis (soft hackle haresear, Bar emerger).

Twin Buttes: Fishing is good to great! Fishing should continue to improve into fall weather. 

Lures to use: Rapalas (Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout, Firetiger) Tasmanian Devils (Cutthroat, Firetiger, Bleeding Frog),  Kastmasters (Silver/Green, Gold/Red, Silver/Orange), Krocodiles (UV Red, UV Chartreuse)

Bait: Night Crawlers, Salmon Eggs, Powerbait (Flo Red, Orange, Pink, Salmon egg red), spawn sacs, Salmon eggs (red, orange)

Flies:  BH Nymphs (Princes, Haresears), Wolly buggers (Brown, Olive, Nilla, Thin mint), Egg Patterns (Orange, Tangerine, Apricot), San Juan Worms (Red) Streamers (OBS, Barely legal, Olive and Autumn Cheech's Leech)

Gelatt: Fishing is fair!  

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 Nymphs (Hare's Ear, Princes), Wooly Buggers (Nilla, Olive, Brown, Thin Mint), 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, Egg 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 (Holo. Orange, Black/Red Spots, Orange/Yellow, Silver/Yellow), Bluefox Vibrax (Silver, Gold, Black)

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.

Alsop: Fishing is fair . 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), Streamers, 

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), 

Big Laramie: Fishing is good. Browns are chasing streamers!! 

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).


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 Snowy Range Alpine Lakes

Lake Owen:  Fishing is Good to Great! No reports on ice

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, Buggers (Nilla, Black, Olive, Thin Mint)

Rob Roy Res: Fishing is good! No reports on ice. 

Use same setup as Lake Owen.

Snowy Range Lakes: Fishing has been Good. HWY 130 is still open as of 11/26/2016 and many of the high altitude lakes are beggining to cap with ice!

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! Reports of fishable ice but use caution!!!

Use same set up as North Crow Res.

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Other Area Lakes

Wheatland Res #3:  Fishing is good to great. 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. 

Lures to use: 



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! 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 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), Tricos, BWOS, Caddis

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 to great! 

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 and purple Rock Worms. 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, Caddis, Triocos, Brown and Vanilla Buggers, 

Upper North Platte:  Fishing is good!. Flows have leveled off and are hovering around 100CFS at Northgate. Browns have been chasing streamers!!!

Flies:  BH Nymphs (Princes, Copper Johns PT's) Stonefly Nymphs (rubber legs, DB Peacock, 20 incher), Wooly buggers and streamers (Black, Thin Mint, Brown, Nilla), BWO Nymphs and adults, Caddis nymphs and adults, Stimulators, Soft Hackles (hares ear, olive, orange), Tricos (adults and spinners), small Split foambacks .

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

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Encampment River

Encampment River: Flows have dropped to around 30 CFS. Best fishing is in the cool morning and evenings. 

Use same set up as Upper North Platte.

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