West Laramie Fly Store

West Laramie Fly Store

1657 Snowy Range Rd, Laramie, WY 82070
Phone/Fax: (307) 745-5425

Store Hours: Sunday thru Wednsday 5:30 am to 9:00 pm,
Thursday & Saturday till 10 PM, Friday open till 11 PM

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Fishing Report 


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Updated 10/16/2014

8:00 A.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



Fall Fishing is in full swing and many of the local fisheries are fishing well! If you're not hunting, you better be fishing!!!

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Laramie Plains Lakes

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Lake Hattie:  Fishing is good to great. Fall fishing at Hattie is here and many fisherman are doing well from both shore and from the bank. Quite a few large fish being brought in!!!!

Lures to use: Rapalas (Rainbow, Firetiger, Brown, Perch), Krocodiles (Firetiger, Perch), Thomas Cyclones (Firetiger, Perch, Gold), Kastmasters (Silver, Gold/Red, Perch), Tasmanian Devils (Firetiger, Christmas Tree), Rebel Crayfish.

Bait: Powerbait (Salmon peach, Flo Red, Flo Orange ), Night Crawlers, Marshmallows (orange garlic, red anise, pink shrimp, chartruese garlic), Spawn Sacs, Salmon eggs

Flies: Wooly and Bite Me Buggers(Black, Brown, Olive, Nilla) Streamers (various colors), leech patterns (hothead, eggsucking), Crayfish patterns (olive, tan), Scuds (tan, orange)

Meeboer: Fishing is fair.

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: Small Rapalas (Rainbow, Brown, Gold), Lil' Jakes (Gold/Red, Black/Yellow), Panther Martins (Orange/Yellow, Gold/Red)

Bait: Night Crawlers, Marshmallows( Cheese, Vanilla, Garlic),  Powerbait (Pink, Salmon Peach, Garlic), Spawn sacs, Salmon eggs

Flies: Use same setup as Lake Hattie

Twin Buttes: Fishing is good to great! Twin Buttes has been fishing fairly well lately from shore and from the boat. Lots of fish in the 20+ inch range being caught.

Lures to use: Thomas Spoons (Brown Trout, Firetiger, Perch, Gold), Little Cleo Spoons (silver/orange, silver/chartreuse), Kastmasters (Perch, Silver, Gold, Rainbow), Rapala Countdowns (Rainbow, Brown Trout), Rebel Crayfish

Bait: Night Crawlers, Powerbait (Garlic, Flo Red, Pink, Flo. Orange), Marshmallows (Orange Garlic, Red Anise, Pink Shrimp), Spawn Sacs, Salmon Eggs

Flies:  Use Same setup as Lake Hattie

Gelatt: Fishing is fair to good. Gelatt lake has turned into a great trophy trout fishery.

Lures to use: Buckshot Spoons (rainbow), Rapalas (Rainbow, Silver, Gold), Kastmasters (Silver/Orange, Gold, Silver/Blue) Krocodiles (UV Red, Brown trout, Rainbow)

Bait:  Night Crawlers, Marshmallows( Red, Chartruese, yellow), Powerbait (Pink, Flo. Orange), Salmon eggs, Spawn Sacs

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

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.

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) Super Dupers (Gold, Silver, Prism) Lil' Jakes (Gold, Silver) 

Bait: Night Crawlers, Salmon eggs, Powerbait (Orange, Garlic, Cheese), Marshmallows (Red Anise, Pink Shrimp, Garlic Chartreuse) 

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!!

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 (Gold, Silver, Black, Frog), Mepps Aglias (Silver, Gold, Rainbow, Brown) 

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

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

Alsop: Fishing is fair to good!

Lures to use: Kastmasters (Rainbow, Brown, Silver), Thomas spoons (Brass, Red/Gold, Blue/Silver), Rapalas (Rainbow, Brown Trout)

Flies:  Scuds (Olive), Chironomids (Red/ Black), BH Nymphs (Prince, Pheasant Tail, Hare's Ear), Leech and Bugger 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: Fishing is good! 

Lures to use: Small spinners(Gold, Silver, Black) 

Bait: Nightcrawlers

Flies: Wooly Bugger (Brown, Black, Nilla), BH nymphs (princes, pheasant tails, copper johns), Leech patterns, Stonefly nymphs, Caddis patterns, Parachute Adams

Big Laramie: Fishing is good!

Use same set-up as Little Laramie, but try some streamers and crayfish patterns in the deeper runs and holes.

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 Snowy Range Alpine Lakes

Lake Owen:   Fishing has been good to great and should continue to get better as we approach ice season!

Lures to use: Panther Martins (Orange/Yellow, Gold/Orange,) Mepps (Flo. Orange, Gold, Silver), Thomas Spoons (Gold/Red, Orange, Firetiger), 

Bait:  Nightcrawlers, Powerbait (Salmon Peach, Chartruese, Garlic), Spawn sacs, Salmon eggs

Flies: BH Nymphs (Hare's Ear, Prince, Copper John's), Chironomids (Black, Red), Wooly Buggers, Leech Patterns, Streamers.

Rob Roy Res:  The Road into Rob Roy is clear and fishing is good!!!

Use same setup as Lake Owen.

Snowy Range Lakes:  Fishing is Good, so better hit them soon before they freeze over!

Lures to use:  Small Spinners (Panthers, Mepps), Lil Jakes, Super Dupers

Bait: Night Crawlers, Salmon Eggs, Powerbait, Marshmellows

Flies:   BH Nymphs (Prince, Hare's Ear, Pheasant Tails),  Chironomids (Black, Red, Olive), Small Bugger and Leech patterns, Caddis Patterns, Callibaetis, BWO's, Mosquitos, Royal humpies, Parachute Adams.


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Curt Gowdy & Pole Mountain

North Crow Res: Fishing is fair to good. North Crow is the only one in the area you have a chance to catch a splake, rainbow and grayling all in the same day. They charge a four dollar fee per vehicle to park at the Curt Gowdy reservoirs. No camping is allowed at North Crow Res. 

Lures to use: Mepps Aglias (Silver, Gold, Black Fury), Lil Jakes (Silver, Gold) Small Rebel Crawdads ( Brown, Red) Kastmasters ( Gold, Silver, Perch) 

Bait: Night Crawlers, Salmon Eggs, Powerbait (Cheese, Nymph Grape, Yellow), Spawn sacs, Salmon eggs 

Flies: Bead head Nymphs (Princes, Copper Johns, Pheasant Tails), Chironomid patterns, BH Buggers (Olive, Black, Brown), Nilla buggers, Small crayfish patterns, Leech Patterns, Parachute Adams, Renegades.

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 to 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!!! Lots of reports of fishermen doing well up on Pole Mountain. Game and fish recently stocked goldens in some of the ponds! Might be fun to take a few days to try and find which ones!!

Use same set up as North Crow Res.

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Other Area Lakes

Wheatland Res #3: Fishing is good to great. The Game and Fish has stocked browns, rainbows and cutthroat into Wheatland 3. Plenty of water and the fishing has been great!

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

Flies: Scud (Olive, Tan) , BH Nymphs, Chironomids (Red, Black), Orange Blossom Specials, BMB's (Brown, Black, Canadian Blood), Various Streamers, Leech Patterns.

Bait: Night Crawlers, Marshmallows (pink shrimp/ Chartruese Garlic, Salmon Eggs, Sucker meat, Powerbait (Rainbow, Flo. Orange, Garlic), Spawn sacs, Salmon eggs.


Toltec: Fishing is Fair

Lures to use: Thomas Spoons (Gold, Orange, Brown Trout), Panther Martins, Rapalas, Kastmasters. 

Bait: Night Crawlers, Marshmallows, Powerbait 

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!!! 

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. 

Lures to Use: Panther Martin/ Mepps ( Gold, Silver), Rapalas (Rainbow, brown, Silver),Kastmasters ( Silver, Gold) 

Bait: Nightcrawlers, Powerbait (Spring Green, Flo. orange, cheese) 

Flies:  Chironomid patterns, BH Nymphs (Prince, Pheasant Tails, Hare's Ear), Scuds, Carey Specials, Wooly Buggers, Various Streamers, Leech Patterns

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Northern Colorado/Walden Area

Walden Area Lakes: Fishing is good to great!

Lures to use: Lil Jakes (Silver, Gold), Kastmasters or Thomas Spoons

Flies:   Leech patterns, Scuds (Olive, Tan), Chironomids (Red, Olive, Black) Crayfish (Orange, Olive) Prince nymphs, Copper Johns (Red, Black, Copper), BH Wooly Buggers ( Black, Brown, Olive), Renegades, Griffiths Gnat, Parachute Adams, 

Hohnholz: Honholz is fishing well!!.

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 slightly off color in the lower sections. 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), BH nypmhs (prince, pheasent tails), Rocky mountain caddis, STREAMERS!

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. For the most recent flow on the Miracle Mile CLICK HERE.

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

Upper North Platte: The Platte is running around 150CFS at northgate and fish are looking up!

Flies:  Blue Wing Olives, Pale Morning Duns, Caddis, Hoppers, Ants, Beetles, BH nymphs (Pheasant tails, Princes), Stonefly nymphs, Streamers (Black, Brown), Wooly buggers (Black, Brown) 

Lures: Panther martins (Black/Gold, Yellow/Silver, Black/Yellow, Black/Black), Mepps Aglias (Black fury), Blue fox Vibrax (Silver, Gold, Black)

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Encampment River

Encampment River: The encampment is running at 150 CFS and fishing well!

Use same set up as Upper North Platte.

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