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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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888-745-9565
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Updated 02/16/2017

6:00 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

 

Unusually high temperatures and winds during the last few weeks have taken a toll on the ice, making ice fishing unsafe. However, there is plenty of open water and the fishing has been good on the Plains Lakes!  

*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. Mostly open water and the remaing ice is unfishable/unaccessible. Take the long rods!

Lures: Rapalas (Rainbow Trout, Fire Tiger, Gold ), Thomas bouyants (Silver, Flo. Orange, Gold/Red), Kastmasters (Silver, Gold, Silver/Flo. Orange), Flickershads (Perch, shad)

Bait:  Powereggs (Salmon egg red, Garlic), Nightcrawlers, Spawn sacs, Salmon eggs, Powerbait (Corn, Fl. Red, Spring Green)

Flies: Chironomids (Black, Red), BH Nymphs (Haresear, Prince), Leech patterns. 


Meeboer: Fishing is fair to good! Still capped with ice, but looks very sketchy and unsafe. I would wait until the lake opens up!

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: Kastmasters (Silver/Orange, Gold/Red), Bluefox (Silver/Orange, Rainbow, Black)

Bait: Night Crawlers, Powerbait (Orange, Chartruese, Pink), Salmon eggs,  Powerbait Magnum Eggs (Orange, Red), 

Flies: BH Nymphs (Princes, Haresear, copper and red copper johns), Chironomids (Black, Red), Scuds (olive).


Twin Buttes: Fishing is slow! Still capped with sketchy, unsafe ice. Again, I would wait until the lake actually opens up. 

Lures to use: Thomas Bouyants (Copper, Gold), Slender Spoons, Jiggin' Rapalas (Rainbow, Firetiger, Glow)

Bait: Night Crawlers, Salmon Eggs, Powereggs (Orange, Red), spawn sacs, Salmon eggs (red, orange)

Flies:  BH Nymphs (Princes, Haresears), Chironomids (Black, Red), Egg Patterns (Orange, Tangerine, Apricot), San Juan Worms (Red) 



Gelatt: Fishing is fair!  Some open water and the remaining ice looks suspect.

Lures to use: Tube Jigs )Pink/White, Olive), Marabou Jigs (Olive, Black), Rat Finkee's, Charmers.

Bait:  Night Crawlers, Mealworms, Salmon eggs, Powereggs (chartruese, red) 

Flies: Scuds (Olive),Chironomid patterns (Red, Black, Olive), BH Nymphs (Hare's Ear, Princes).


Leazenby: Fishing is fair to good! Leazenby is a very small and shallow lake but has been known to produce fish in the 20"+ range. Reports of 5-8" inches of slush covered ice. Open water by the outlet. Please use caution, as ice is extremely variable!!

Lures to Use:  Ratso's (Green, Orange), Tube jigs (Red/white, yellow), Ice Demons and Tungsten jigs

Bait: Night Crawlers, Mealworms, Salmon eggs, Powereggs (Chartreuse, Red, Orange) 

Flies:   Olive Scuds, BH Nymphs (Hare's ear, Prince, Pheasant tails), Chironomids (Red, Black, Olive).


Sodergreen: Fishing is fair to good! Reports of 5-8" inches of  slush covered ice. Please 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:  Tube jigs (Pink/White, Red/White), Ratsos (Catalpa, Sherbert), Rattlin' Fliers (Rainbow, Shad), Charmers. 

Bait: Night Crawlers, Mealworms, Salmon Eggs, Spawn Sacs, Powereggs (Red, Orange)

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



Alsop: Fishing is slow to fair. Significant winterkill, but again, the plains lakes are known for quickly growing fish and spring stockers should be a good size by fall. Reports of 5-8" of slush covered ice. Please use caution!

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

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: May have some small stretched of open water to fish if temperatures remain up. 

Lures to use: Small spinners

Bait: 

Flies:  Midge patterns and small BH nymphs (Princes, Pt, Haresears)

Big Laramie: Warmer temps and winds have opened the Laramie up in a few spots making fishing a possability!

Lures to use: Small spinners (Panther Martins, Bluefox)

Bait: Nightcrawlers. 

Flies: Midge patterns and small BH nymphs (Princes, PT, Haresear)

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 Snowy Range Alpine Lakes

Lake Owen:  Reports of 12-15" of ice. Access by snowmachine only!!

Important Access info about FS Road 517 closure.

Lures to use: Tube jigs (white,glow, white/pink), Jiggin' Raps (glow, rainbow), Swedish Pimples (Chartreuse, Red), Ratso's (Lemon-Lime, Sherbert)

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:  Reports of 12-15 of ice. Access by snowmachine only!

Use same setup as Lake Owen.


Snowy Range Lakes: HWY 130 is closed! Access to high mountain lakes limited to snowmachines. Reports of 12-15" of ice on most accessible lakes. 

Lures to use:  Demon jigs, Charmers, Marabou jigs, small slender spoons. 

Bait: Night Crawlers, Salmon Eggs, 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 fair! Reports of around 8-10" of ice but please use caution!

Lures to use: Tube Jigs ( Red/White, Pink/White, Glow), Ratso's (Catalpa, Sherbert), Rat Finkee (orange, purple), Iceman jigs (orange, olive).

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

Flies: , BH Nymphs (PT's, Princes, Red and Green copper johns), Scuds, Chironomids (Red, Black)

Granite Res: Fishing is good to great! Reports that the lake is 50% open with sketchy ice on the rest of the lake. Take the long rods in case ice conditions are unsafe.

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! Reports that the lake is 70% open with sketchy ice on the remaining lake. Take the long rods just in case!

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 around 8-12"

Use same set up as North Crow Res.

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Other Area Lakes

Wheatland Res #3:  Reports18-24" of ice . Roads in are muddy and may require 4-wheel drive. Use extreme caution traveling to and fishing the lake!

Lures to use:  Thomas Bouyants and Cyclones (Blue/Nickel, Copper, Gold/Red),  Rapala Jiggin' Raps (Firetiger, Blue, Rainbow), Slender Spoons.

Flies:   BH Nymphs (Haresear, Prince, Pheasant Tails), Chironomids (Red, Black), Scuds.

Bait: Night Crawlers, Mealworms, Salmon eggs, Power eggs (Orange, Lemon-lime)

Toltec: No recent reports but should still have fishable ice. Please use extreme caution!

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

Bait: Night Crawlers, Mealworms, Powereggs (Orange, Red), Spawn sacs, Salmon eggs.

Flies: Use the same setup as Wheatland No. 3

East Allen:  No recent ice reports but use caution as warm temps have weakened the ice substantially. 

Lures to use: Ratso (Lemon-Lime, Pink), Marabou Jigs (Olive, Black), Nuclear Ants (Red,Black), Tube Jigs (Red/White, Pink/White)

Bait: Nightcrawlers, Mealworms, Powereggs (Garlic, Red), Salmon eggs, Spawn sacs.

Flies: BH Nymphs (Haresear, Prince, Pheasant Tails), Chironomids (Red, Black), Scuds.

Saratoga Lake: Reports of 5" of ice with open water. Use caution!

Lures to Use:  Jiggin' Rapalas's (Rainbow, Blue, Gold), Kastmasters (Silver/Blue, Gold/Red, Perch), Thomas Spoons (Copper, Gold, Nickel

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

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 around 16-17" of ice on Lake John. Fishing is good!

Call Lake John Resort (970-723-3226) for the most up to date reports. 

Lures to use: Kastmasters (Silver, Copper), Marabou Jigs (Olive, Black, Brown), Ratso's (Catalpa, Sherbert),

Bait: Mealworms, Night crawlers, 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 around 15-18" of ice. 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 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 and Sparkle Worms (Red),  Rock Worms (Red), Scuds (Rusty), Leech patterns (Hothead, Pine Squirrel),  Midges (Black, Red, Olive), Wooly Buggers (Nilla, Brown)

Lures: Rapalas (Rainbow, Brown), Tasmanian Devils (Cutthroat, X-mas Tree), Rebel Crawfish (Brown/Red).

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 500 CFS and the river is running clear. For the most recent flow on the Miracle Mile CLICK HERE.

Flies: San Juan/ Sparkle Worms ( Red,), Rock Worms (Red), Scuds (Rusty),  Midges (Red, Black, Olive), Leech Patterns (Hotheads, Pine Squirrel), Egg Patterns (Orange, Red), Wooly Buggers (Nilla, Brown,) 

Upper North Platte:  Frozen!!

Flies:  BH Nymphs (Princes, Copper Johns PT's) Stonefly Nymphs (rubber legs, DB Peacock, 20 incher), Midges (Black, Red) Wooly buggers and streamers (Black, Thin Mint, Brown, Nilla).

Lures: 

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Encampment River

Encampment River: Frozen!!! See ya next spring!! 

Use same set up as Upper North Platte.

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