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 03/16/2015

3:00 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



Spring may finally be here and over the next week the lakes should all be open! Ice out is one of the best times of the year, so get out and get ya' some!

*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  slow to fair. Hattie is about 3/4's open and should open up over the next few days! Fishing should pick up as water temperature increases. 

Lures: Rapalas (Firetiger, Silver, Perch, Rainbow), Buckshot Spoons(Perch, Rainbow) Slender Spoons(Silver, Copper), Kastmasters (Silver, Gold, Perch), Dardevles (Red/White, Yellow/Black) 

Bait:  Night Crawlers, Marshmallows (Orange and Chartruese garlic, Pink Shrimp), Salmon eggs, Spawn sacs, Sucker Meat.

Flies: Chironomids (Black, Red) BH Nymphs (Haresear,Prince), Scuds (tan, orange), Leech patterns (Hothead), Crayfish Patterns (Rusty, Tan), Streamers (various colors),Wooly Buggers (Nilla, Black, Brown) 

Meeboer: Fishing is slow to fair. Completely Open. 

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: Krocodiles (UV Chartruese and Red), Tasmanian Devils (Xmas Tree), Rebel Crayfish, Slender Spoons (Silver/Chartruese), Mepps Spinners (GRW, SRW) 

Bait: Night Crawlers, Marshmallows (Anise, Garlic) , Spawn sacs, Salmon eggs,

Flies: Use same setup as Lake Hattie

Twin Buttes: Fishing is fair to good. Lots of fish in the 20+ inch range being caught.  Open water.

Lures to use: Thomas Spoons (Copper, Firetiger, Perch, Gold), Pk Spoons (Silver, Copper, Rainbow), Rapalas (Rainbow, Brown Trout, Glow), Orange Blossom Specials. 

Bait: Night Crawlers, Marshmallows (Yellow cheese, Pink Shrimp), Spawn Sacs, Salmon Eggs

Flies:  Use Same setup as Lake Hattie

Gelatt: Fishing is slow to fair. Open water.

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)

Bait:  Night Crawlers, Marshmallows (Red Anise,Orange Garlic), Salmon eggs, Spawn Sacs

Flies: Scuds (Olive), Chironomid patterns (Red, Black, Olive), BH Hare's Ear and Princes, Wooly Buggers (Nilla, Olive), Leech Patterns, Stillwater Stimulators (Olive/Burnt Orange), Streamers (Various Colors) 

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. Open Water. 

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) Slender Spoons(Red/Silver, Chartruese/Silver), Krocodiles (browntrout, UV Red & Chartruese)

Bait: Night Crawlers, Salmon eggs, Meal Worms, Spawn sacs.

Flies:   Olive Scuds, BH Nymphs (Hare's ear, Prince, Pheasant tails), Chironomids (Red, Black, Olive)., Wooly buggers (Olive, Brown, Black), Leech Patterns, Streamers. 

Sodergreen: Fishing is fair to good. Open water. Water level is low. 

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 (Silver/Gold) , Mepps Spinners (Black Fury), Blue Fox Spinners (Gold/Silver) 

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), Wooly Buggers (Olive, Brown, Black) , Leech Patterns. 

Alsop: Fishing is fair to good! Open Water.

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

Flies:  Scuds (Olive), Chironomids (Red/ Black), BH Nymphs (Prince, Pheasant Tail, Hare's Ear), Wooly Buggers (Olive, Black, Nilla), Orange Blossom Specials, Leech 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: Open Water. 

Lures to use: Small Spinners (Panthers, Mepps) 

Bait: Night Crawlers, Salmon Eggs

Flies: Caddis larvae, BH Nymphs (PT's, Princes, Hare's ear), Midge patterns (Red, Black), Small Wooly buggers  (Brown, Black, Olive), Leech Patterns. 

Big Laramie: Open water  

Use same setup as Little Laramie, but also try some larger streamer patterns, wooly buggers and stonefly nymphs. 

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 Snowy Range Alpine Lakes

Lake Owen:  No recent ice reports, but should have plenty of fishable ice. Access by snow machine only!!

Lures to use: Marabou jigs (black, Olive)  Ratso's (sherbert, catalpa), Tube Jigs (orange, white, red), Slender Spoons, thomas bouyants

Flies: BH Nymphs (Hare's Ear, Prince, red and chartruese Copper John's), Chironomids (Black, Red), Ice flies

Rob Roy Res:  No report on road conditions. 

Use same setup as Lake Owen.

Snowy Range Lakes:  No recent reports but should be plenty of ice at that elevation! HWY 130 is closed for the winter, access by snowmachine only

Lures to use:  Atomic ants, Atomic mites, Swedish pimples, slender spoons. charmers, tube jigs

Bait: Night Crawlers, Salmon Eggs, Meal worms, 

Flies:   BH Nymphs (Prince, Hare's Ear, Pheasant Tails),  Chironomids (Black, Red, Olive), Ice flies. 


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Curt Gowdy & Pole Mountain

North Crow Res: Open water and Sketchy ice! 

Lures to use: Panther Martins (Silver, Gold), Mepps Spinners (Black Fury, Gold, Silver) , Bluefox Spinners (Black, Gold, Silver), Rebel Crayfish. 

Bait: Night Crawlers, Salmon Eggs, Spawn Sacs, Marshmallows, Powerbait (Rainbow, Salmon egg)

Flies: Wooly buggers, Leech Patterns, BH Nymphs (Pheasant Tails, Princes, Copper Johns), Crayfish patterns

Granite Res: Fishing is fair to good. Open water with some areas of sketchy 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. Open water with some sketchy 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: No recent reports. Should be opening up with this warm weather we have been having lately. 

Use same set up as North Crow Res.

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Other Area Lakes

Wheatland Res #3: Reports of  8 to 12 of ice. Fishing is  fair to good! Lots of fish in the 20 inch range being caught!

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), Marabou Jigs (pink, yellow, black)

Flies: Scud (Olive, Tan) , BH Nymphs (Haresear, Prince, Pheasant Tails, Chironomids (Red, Black), 

Bait: Night Crawlers, Salmon Eggs, Sucker meat, Powerbait (Rainbow, Flo. Orange, Garlic), Spawn sacs, Salmon eggs, Meal and Wax worms.


Toltec: Fishing is Fair to good. Reports of 14+  inches of ice.

Lures to use: Thomas Spoons (Gold, Orange, Brown Trout),Tasmanian Devils , Slender Spoons, Buckshot Spoons, 

Bait: Night Crawlers, Meal worms, Wax Worms, Spawn Sacs, Salmon Eggs

Flies: Use the same setup as Wheatland No. 3

East Allen: Fishing is poor. Game and fish recently stocked East Allen with Tiger Trout!!! No recent reports. 

Lures to use: 



Saratoga Lake: Fishing is fair to good. Open water. Call Hack's tackle (307-326-9823) for the most up to date report. 

Lures to Use: Rapalas's (Rainbow, Brown, Silver/Blue), Kastmasters, Little Cleo's, Rebel Crayfish.

Bait: Nightcrawlers, Powerbait (Spring Green, Flo. orange, cheese), Spawn Sacs, Salmon eggs, Powerbait (Garlic, Cheese, RWB)

Flies:  Chironomid patterns, BH Nymphs (Prince, Pheasant Tails, Hare's Ear), Scuds, Carey Specials, Wooly buggers (olive, black, brown) Crayfish patterns. 

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Northern Colorado/Walden Area

Walden Area Lakes: No recent reports. Call Lake John Resort (970-723-3226) for the most up to date ice conditons. 

Lures to use: Kastmasters, Swedish Pimples, Tube Jigs, Buckshot Spoons, Twister tails.

Flies:  Scuds (Olive, Tan), Chironomids (Red, Olive, Black), BH Nymphs (Haresear, Prince, PT)


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 clear. Annual Flushes will begin soon. Fishin after the flush can be amazing!! 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), Egg Patterns.

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. 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) , Red Rock Worms, Egg Patterns. Scuds (Orange, Tan), Leech Patterns (Hotheads, Pine Squirrel,  Midge Patterns, Brown and Vanilla Buggers, Stonefly patterns (Rubber legs, DB Stones, Half backs,).

Upper North Platte: Open from Treasure Island down. No sure if Bennet Peak is open or not. 

Flies: Stonefly Nymphs, Streamers, Wooly buggers, Small nymphs

Lures: Panther Martins and Mepps Spinners. 

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Encampment River

Encampment River: Frozen

Use same set up as Upper North Platte.

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