West Laramie Fly Store

West Laramie Fly Store

1657 Snowy Range Rd, Laramie, WY 82070
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Fishing Report 


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Updated 6/10/2016

9:00 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



Spring finally feels like it is here! Local area lakes are fishing well but spring runoff in our rivers and streams are making fishing in these areas difficult.  While it is still possible to catch fish in these conditions, it is probably best to focus on stillwaters until runoff starts to taper off.

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Laramie Plains Lakes

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Lake Hattie:  Fishing is fair to good! Water is high and limiting shoreline fishing a bit. Boat anglers are doing well trolling spoons and rapalas. 

Lures: Rapalas (Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout, Gold, Perch ), Thomas bouyants (Gold/Red, Silver/Blue, Copper), Kastmasters (Silver, Silver/ Orange, Gold/Red), Tasmanian Devils (Xmas Tree, Cutthroat)

Bait:  Powerbait (Garlic, Spring Green, RWB), Powerbait magnum eggs (Pink, Orange), Spawn sacs, Marshmallows (Pink shrimp, Anise), Night crawlers

Flies: Chironomids (Black, Red), BH Nymphs (Haresear, Prince, PT's), Wooly buggers (Nilla, Olive, Brown, Thin Mint),Crayfish patterns (Rusty orange, Olive), Leech patterns (Hothead), Scuds (Olive, Orange), Damsel nymphs, Hornbergs, Renegades, Caddis Patterns, Streamers (OBS, Peanuts, Rubber buggers)

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), Mepps Spinners (RWG, Black fury).

Bait: Night Crawlers, Powerbait (Rainbow, Flo. Orange, Orange twist, Garlic), Powerbait Magnum Eggs (Orange, Red)

Flies: Use same setup as Lake Hattie

Twin Buttes: Fishing is good to great!

Lures to use: Rapalas (Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout, Silver, Gold) Thomas Bouyants (Silver,Copper, Gold),  Kastmasters (Silver/Blue, Gold/Red, Silver/Orange), Krocodiles (UV Red, UV Chartreuse)

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

Flies:  Use Same setup as Lake Hattie

Gelatt: Fishing is slow! Significant winterkill, but these lakes grow fat fish quickly and spring stockers should be in the 15-16" range by 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) 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, Damsel nymphs, Callibaetis and Caddis.

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, Callabaetis and Caddis patterns. 

Alsop: Fishing is slow. 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), Steamers, 

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 is high and off color making fishing very difficult. I'd focus on fishing stillwater at th

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 slow. The River is high and out of its banks, making fishing difficult. I'd focus on fishing stillwaters until the river clears and flows level off in the next week or two. 

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

Bait: Worms, 

Flies: Streamers (Flushot, OBS, Double Bunnies (Yellow)) Wooly Buggers (brown, black, olive, nilla), 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:  Unconfirmed rumors that the road to Lake Owen is  now passable. 
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, Caddis, BWOs, Wolly Buggers (Nilla, Black, Olive)

Rob Roy Res: Road is open til the bridge where a drift is making further travel on the road impassable. Fishing is good! 

Use same setup as Lake Owen.

Snowy Range Lakes: HWY 130 is open but there is still alot of snow making getting to the higher elevation lakes difficult. It won't be long now til the high altitude lakes open up and fishing will be great!

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 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,Wooly buggers, Griffiths gnats, renegades, MR. QTs, Caddis, Callibaetis 

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! 

Use same set up as North Crow Res.

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Other Area Lakes

Wheatland Res #3:  Fishing is good to great!

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), Wolly buggers (Olive, Black, Thin mint, Nilla), Streamers (OBS, Cheeches leech), Crayfish pattern

Bait: Night Crawlers, , 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: 



Saratoga Lake: Fishing is fair to good. 

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 to great! Flows around 7000 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 7000 CFS and the river is clear.  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, 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 7000 CFS and fishing is good! Fish the edges and slow water in flows this high for best results.  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 (Olive, Tan),  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 are have been rising over the last few days but should level off and start to drop again. Fishing the drop is always awesome and fishing should be on fire!

Flies:  BH Nymphs (PT's, Hares ears, Princes), stonefly patterns (rubber legs, DB Peacock), Wooly buggers and streamers (Black, Thin Mint, Brown, Beeotch), Salmon Flies Dries,

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

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Encampment River

Encampment River: Fishable, open water. Flows have been rising but should level off and drop here in the near future. Fishing the drop is ususally lights out so get over there if you can!

Use same set up as Upper North Platte.

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