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 


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Updated 2/12/2016

8:00 A.M.

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

Please be careful!

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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



Cold weather is here and the local area lakes have fishable ice! Game On!

*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. Reports of fishable ice around 02-16 inches depending on the spot. There is some open water on the north side shore line from reports.

Lures: Jiggin' Raps (Rainbow, Firetiger, Glow), Kastmasters (Silver, Gold, Metallic Perch, Flo Orange/Silver), Thomas Spoons (Gold, Silver, Gold/Red, Orange ), Marabou jigs (Black, Olive, Brown, Pink), Swimbaits (Shad, Chartruese), Tube Jigs( Crayfish, Red/White, Pink/White, Olive), Lindy Darters (Perch, Glow)

Bait:  Night Crawlers, Mealworms, Spawn sacs, Wax worms, powerbait (Flo. orange, Salmon egg Red), Magnum eggs (Red, Orange)

Flies: Chironomids (Black, Red), BH Nymphs (Haresear,Prince, Pheasant Tail), Scuds, Egg patterns.

Meeboer: Fishing is good to great! Reports of 10-16 inches of ice. Watch for open watter around aerator.

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: Ratsos (Sherbert, Catalpa,), Tube jigs (White, Glow, Orange, Red) Jiggin' shads (Perch, Shad), Slender Spoons (Silver/Red, Copper/Orange, Silver/Chartruese)

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

Flies: Use same setup as Lake Hattie

Twin Buttes: Fishing is Fair to Good. Ice reports of 10-14 inches. No Reports of open water yet.

Lures to use: Kamlooper spoons (Yellow/Red, Orange/Black) Thomas Bouyants (Silver,Copper, Gold), Jiggin' Raps (Rainbow, Clown, Silver/Blue), Kastmasters (Silver/Blue, Gold/Red, Silver/Orange), Marabout jigs (Olive, Black, Pink, White), Lindy Darters (Shad, Red)

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

Flies:  Use Same setup as Lake Hattie

Gelatt: Fishing is slow! Reports of  12-16" of fishable ice. Open water near the aerator.

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), Damsel nymph Patterns,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), Mr. QT's and Renegades and Caddis patterns. 

Leazenby: Fishing is fair. Leazenby is a very small and shallow lake but has been known to produce fish in the 20"+ range. Reports of 14-18" of fishable ice.

Lures to Use:  Kastmasters (Silver/Blue, Gold/Red, Silver) Slender Spoons(Red/Silver, Chartruese/Silver), Marabou Jigs (Olive, Black, Brown,)

Bait: Night Crawlers, Salmon eggs,Spawn sacs, Powerbait (Yellow, 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, Streamers, Pale Eve Duns

Sodergreen: Fishing is Fair to Good. Reports of 10-4" of ice. Fishable open water on the south west side.

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 (White, Glow, Pink, Red), Charmers, Atomic Ants (Glow, Pink) Iceman jigs (Pink, White, Black/Orange)

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, Egg patterns.

Alsop: Fishing is fair to good! Better quality than quantity! Reports of 10-16" of fishable ice.

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), 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:Frozen!!!

Lures to use: 



Big Laramie: Mostly frozen still but starting to see some open water through town.

Lures to use: Gold Kastmasters, Black blade Panther Martins

Bait: Worms, Green Powerbait

Flies: Black or Brown buggers, Nilla Bugger, Hot Head Leaches, Zebra or Frostbite Midge


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 Snowy Range Alpine Lakes

Lake Owen:  Fishing is good! Reports of safe, fishable ice around 14-20". Access by snowmachine only!
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 may only be accesible via snow machine.  

Use same setup as Lake Owen.

Snowy Range Lakes: Lakes are covered with fishable ice, and fishing is great!  HWY 130 is closed, access by snowmachine only.

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! Reports of 12-15" of ice.

Lures to use: Cubby jigs (Pink/White, Chartrues/White, Glow) , Demon jigs(Red, Green), Tube jigs(Glow, Pink/White, Orange/Brown), Slender spoons.  

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

Flies: , BH Nymphs (Pheasant Tails, Princes, Copper Johns), Scuds, Chironomids, Egg patterns.

Granite Res: Fishing is fair to good! Reports of  12-15" 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 12-15" of ice. 

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! Ice on the ponds is fishable, ranging from 5 to 9 inches.

Use same set up as North Crow Res.

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Other Area Lakes

Wheatland Res #3:  Fishing is good! Reports of 14-18"inches of ice 

Lures to use:  Thomas Bouyants (Nickel, Copper, Gold/Red), Slender Spoons (Silver/Red, Gold/Glow), Iceman Jigs (Orange, Olive), Wooly bugger jigs (Olive, Peacock) 

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

Bait: Night Crawlers, Meal worms, Wax worms, Powerbait (Spring Green, Flo. Orange, Garlic, Salmon egg Red), Salmon eggs.


Toltec: Fishing is good ! Reports of 14-18" of ice. No report on road conditions

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: 



Saratoga Lake: Fishing is fair to good. 14-18"" of ice. Call Hack's tackle (307-326-9823) for the most up to date report. 

Lures to Use: Jiggin 'Rapalas's (Rainbow, Brown, Silver/Blue), Kastmasters (Silver/Blue, Gold/Red, Perch), Cubby Jigs (Blue/Green, Pink, Orange/Brown).

Bait: Nightcrawlers, Meal Worms, 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: Lakes are fishing Fair! Call Lake John Resort (970-723-3226) for the most up to date reports. Reports of around 15-18" 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 14-18" of ice.

Use same setup as Walden Area Lakes.

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North Platte River

Gray Reef:  Fishing Fair to Good! 

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 870 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), Stone fly nymphs (Pats Rubber legs, Epoxyback stones), Brown and Vanilla Buggers, 

Upper North Platte:  Frozen! See ya next spring!



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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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