West Laramie Fly Store

West Laramie Fly Store

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

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Fishing Report 


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Updated 05/20/2015

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



Spring weather is here and fishing is great at most of the local area lakes!!! The rivers are high and muddy with runoff but should start to fish better as flows decrease and the water clears. 

*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 good to great. Fishing from a boat is better as high water is limiting the amount of shoreline to fish from. 

Lures: Rapalas (Firetiger, Silver, Perch, Rainbow), Buckshot Spoons(Perch, Rainbow, Glo chub) , 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. Powerbait (Garlic, Salmon egg red or peach, Pink) 

Flies: Chironomids (Black, Red) BH Nymphs (Haresear,Prince), Leech patterns (Hothead), Crayfish Patterns (Rusty, Tan), Streamers (White, Black, Yellow, Orange),Wooly Buggers (Nilla, Black, Brown ,Thin Mint), Stillwater stimulators (Olive/Burnt Orange), 

Meeboer: Fishing is fair to good.  

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: Krocodiles (UV Chartruese and Red), Blue fox Spinners (Orange/Brass, Red/Silver, Black), Mepps Spinners (Orange/Silver, GRW and SRW) 

Bait: Night Crawlers, Marshmallows (Anise, Garlic) , Spawn sacs, Salmon eggs, Powerbait (yellow, pink, garlic)

Flies: Use same setup as Lake Hattie

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

Lures to use: Thomas Spoons (Copper, Firetiger, Perch, Gold), Pk Spoons (Silver, Copper, Rainbow), Rapalas (Rainbow, Brown Trout, Firetiger), Kastmasters (Silver/Blue, Gold/Red, Silver/Orange)

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

Flies:  Use Same setup as Lake Hattie

Gelatt: Fishing is fair to good. 

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, Spawn Sacs, Powerbait (chartruese, spring green, Salmon egg red and peach) 

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 good to great! 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) Slender Spoons(Red/Silver, Chartruese/Silver), Krocodiles (browntrout, UV Red & Chartruese), Blue Fox Spinners ( Silver, Gold) 

Bait: Night Crawlers, Salmon eggs,Spawn sacs, Powerbait (Orange, Red, Salmon egg) 

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

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 (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 good to great!  Water is high!

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), Wooly Buggers (Olive, Black, Nilla), Orange Blossom Specials, Leech Patterns, Stillwater stimulators. 

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!  Water is high but clear and fishable.

Lures to use: Spinners (Panthers, Mepps), Rapalas, Kastmasters

Bait: Night Crawlers, Salmon Eggs

Flies:  BH Nymphs (PT's, Princes, CJ's), Midge patterns (Red, Black), Small Wooly buggers  (Brown, Black, Olive), Leech Patterns, Stonefly Patterns (Rubberlegs) 

Big Laramie: Fishing is poor. River is rising and is off color. I suggest sizing up and using flashier flies and lures than normal. 

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

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 Snowy Range Alpine Lakes

Lake Owen:  No recent reports. Should have open water to fish. 
Important Access info about FS Road 517 closure.

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:  May be able to get into Rob Roy but no recent reports. 

Use same setup as Lake Owen.

Snowy Range Lakes:  No recent reports.  HWY 130 is still closed as of now. Crews are working to get 

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: Fishing is good to great!

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!

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!

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: Lotsa Water!!! Fishing is good to 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:  , BH Nymphs (Haresear, Prince, Pheasant Tails), Chironomids (Red, Black), BMB's (Canadian blood, Brown), Nilla buggers, Orange Blossom Specials, Boogeymen

Bait: Night Crawlers, Salmon Eggs, Sucker meat, Powerbait (Rainbow, Flo. Orange, Garlic), Spawn sacs.


Toltec: Fishing is good to great! Road is muddy going in.

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

Bait: Night Crawlers, Meal worms, Powerbait (Orange, Red, Salmon egg red), 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: Lakes are open and fishing well! Call Lake John Resort (970-723-3226) for the most up to date reports

Lures to use: Kastmasters, Buckshot Spoons, Rapalas

Flies:  Scuds (Olive, Tan), Chironomids (Red, Olive, Black), BH Nymphs (Haresear, Prince, PT), Leech and Crayfish patterns.

 Honholz Lakes: Lakes are open and fishing well!

Use same setup as Walden Area Lakes.

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North Platte River

Gray Reef:  Fishing is silly good! Lots of Large fish being caught!

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 slightly cloudy in the upper stretches and blown out below Gov't Bridge.  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, BWOS

Lures: Mepps and Panther Martins (gold or silver), Krocodiles, Blue Fox Vibrax, Rapalas and Thomas Lures.

Miracle Mile: Flows are around 1800 CFS and fishing is good. Water is clearc.

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,), BWO's

Upper North Platte: Flows are around 850 CFS at Northgate canyon and continue to rise. Water is high and off color making fishing difficult. 

Flies: Stonefly Nymphs (Rubberlegs, Doublebead Stone, Halfbacks) Leech Patterns (Pine Squirrel, Hothead), Streamers, Wooly buggers (black, brown), Small nymphs (haresears, CJ's)

Lures: Panther Martins and Mepps Spinners. 

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Encampment River

Encampment River: Open!! River high and off color making fishing difficult. 

Use same set up as Upper North Platte.

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