West Laramie Fly Store

West Laramie Fly Store

1657 Snowy Range Rd, Laramie, WY 82070
Phone: (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 04/12/2017

4:00 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 the local lakes and rivers are fishing well! This is a great time of year to get out and catch some fish!

*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 to good.  Take the long rods!

Lures: Rapalas (Rainbow Trout, Fire Tiger, Gold ), Thomas bouyants (Silver, Flo. Orange, Gold/Red), Kastmasters (Silver, Gold, Silver/Flo. Orange), Flickershads (Perch, shad), Daredevles(Perch, 5 of diamonds)

Bait:  Powereggs (Salmon egg red, Garlic), Nightcrawlers, Spawn sacs, Salmon eggs, Powerbait (Corn, Fl. Red, Spring Green, Garlic)

Flies: Chironomids (Black, Red), BH Nymphs (Haresear, Prince), Leech patterns (Hothead, Halebops), Woolly buggers (Nilla, Thin Mint), Crayfish patterns, Egg patterns.

Meeboer: Fishing is fair to good! Open water!

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: Kastmasters (Silver/Orange, Gold/Red), Bluefox (Silver/Orange, Rainbow, Black)

Bait: Night Crawlers, Powerbait (Orange, Chartruese, Pink), Salmon eggs,  Powerbait Magnum Eggs (Orange, Red), 

Flies: BH Nymphs (Princes, Haresear, copper and red copper johns), Chironomids (Black, Red), Scuds (olive), Woolly Buggers (Olive, Nilla, Brown), egg patterns, Leech patterns (Hothead)

Twin Buttes: Open water and fishing has been fair to good! 

Lures to use: Thomas Bouyants (Copper, Gold), Slender Spoons, Jiggin' Rapalas (Rainbow, Firetiger, Glow)

Bait: Night Crawlers, Salmon Eggs, Powereggs (Orange, Red), spawn sacs, Salmon eggs (red, orange)

Flies:  BH Nymphs (Princes, Haresears), Chironomids (Black, Red), Egg Patterns (Orange, Tangerine, Apricot), San Juan Worms (Red), Woolly buggers (Olive, Brown, Nilla, Thin Mint) Crayfish patterns, Leech patterns (Hothead).

Gelatt: Fishing is fair to good!   

Lures to use: Panther Martins, Little Cleos, Dardevles

Bait:  Night Crawlers, Salmon eggs, Powereggs (chartruese, red) 

Flies: Scuds (Olive),Chironomid patterns (Red, Black, Olive), BH Nymphs (Hare's Ear, Princes), Woolly buggers, Egg patterns.

Leazenby: Fishing is fair to good! Leazenby is a very small and shallow lake but has been known to produce fish in the 20"+ range. Open water!

Lures to Use:  Kastmasters (Silver, Gold), Mepps (GRW, Gold, Silver), Krocodile Spoons (Silver/Blue, Chartreuse)

Bait: Night Crawlers, Salmon eggs, Powereggs (Chartreuse, Red, Orange), Powerbait (Red, Pink, Orange)

Flies:   Olive Scuds, BH Nymphs (Hare's ear, Prince, Pheasant tails), Chironomids (Red, Black, Olive), Woolly buggers (Olive, Thin mint, black) . Leech patterns (hotheads).

Sodergreen: Fishing is fair to good! Open  water!

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:  Bluefox Vibrax, Panther Martins, Krocodile spoons, Super dupers. 

Bait: Night Crawlers, Salmon Eggs, Spawn Sacs, Powereggs (Red, Orange), Powerbait (Chartruese, Orange, Garlic)

Flies:   Chironomids (Black, Red), Princes, Copper Johns (Black, Chartreuse, Red) , Hare's ears (Gold Ribbed, and Olive), Scuds, Woolly buggers.

Alsop: Fishing is slow to fair.  Open water!

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

Flies:  Scuds (Olive), Chironomids (Red/ Black), BH Nymphs (Prince, Pheasant Tail, Hare's Ear), Leech patterns, Woolly buggers

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 and fishing has been fair. 

Lures to use: Small spinners (Panthers, Mepps, Blue Fox Vibrax


Flies:  Midge patterns and small BH nymphs (Princes, Pt, Haresears)

Big Laramie: Open water and fishing has been fair. Lower sections of the river are slightly off color. 

Lures to use: Small spinners (Panther Martins, Bluefox), Kastmasters, Rebel Crawfish

Bait: Nightcrawlers, Salmon eggs, 

Flies: Midge patterns and small BH nymphs (Princes, PT, Haresear), Wooly buggers (Black, brown, Olive), Vanilla buggers and Thin mints.

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 Snowy Range Alpine Lakes

Lake Owen:  No Recent reports but should have fishable ice. Access by snowmachine only!!

Important Access info about FS Road 517 closure.

Lures to use: Tube jigs (white,glow, white/pink), Jiggin' Raps (glow, rainbow), Swedish Pimples (Chartreuse, Red), Ratso's (Lemon-Lime, Sherbert)

Bait: Nightcrawlers, Salmon eggs, Powerbait (Salmon Egg Red, Salmon Egg Peach, Pink, Garlic), 

Flies: Chironomids, BH nymphs (Princes, CJ, PT), Leech Patterns (Hothead), Renegades, Buggers (Nilla, Black, Olive, Thin Mint)

Rob Roy Res:  Reports of 12-15 of ice. Access by snowmachine only!

Use same setup as Lake Owen.

Snowy Range Lakes: HWY 130 is closed! Access to high mountain lakes limited to snowmachines. No Recent reports but still should have fishable ice!

Lures to use:  Demon jigs, Charmers, Marabou jigs, small slender spoons. 

Bait: Night Crawlers, Salmon Eggs, 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 fair! Open Water!

Lures to use: Panther Martins (Black/Gold, Black/red spots), Blue Fox Vibrax (Silver, Gold, Gold/Red), Smaller kastmasters (Silver, Gold, Silver/Blue)

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

Flies: , BH Nymphs (PT's, Princes, Red and Green copper johns), Scuds, Chironomids (Red, Black)

Granite Res: Fishing is good to great! 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 great! 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! No recent reports, but the ponds should be opening up! Acess is limited as many of the FS roads remained closed until later this spring. 

Use same set up as North Crow Res.

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Other Area Lakes

Wheatland Res #3:  Reports that the lake is half open with open water on the north shore! 

Lures to use:  Thomas Bouyants and Cyclones (Blue/Nickel, Copper, Gold/Red),  Rapala Jiggin' Raps (Firetiger, Blue, Rainbow), Slender Spoons.

Flies:   BH Nymphs (Haresear, Prince, Pheasant Tails), Chironomids (Red, Black), Scuds., Woolly buggers (Brown, Nilla, Canadian Blood)

Bait: Night Crawlers, Mealworms, Salmon eggs, Power eggs (Orange, Lemon-lime)

Toltec: No recent reports but should have some open water

Lures to use: Thomas Spoons (Gold, Orange, Brown Trout), Little Cleo's (Orange/Silver, Chartreuese/Silver),  

Bait: Night Crawlers, Mealworms, Powereggs (Orange, Red), Spawn sacs, Salmon eggs.

Flies: Use the same setup as Wheatland No. 3

East Allen:  No recent ice reports but use caution as warm temps have weakened the ice substantially. 

Lures to use: Ratso (Lemon-Lime, Pink), Marabou Jigs (Olive, Black), Nuclear Ants (Red,Black), Tube Jigs (Red/White, Pink/White)

Bait: Nightcrawlers, Mealworms, Powereggs (Garlic, Red), Salmon eggs, Spawn sacs.

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

Saratoga Lake: Open water! Call Hack's in Saratoga for the most recent reports. 

Lures to Use:  Rapalas's (Rainbow, Blue, Gold), Kastmasters (Silver/Blue, Gold/Red, Perch), Thomas Spoons (Copper, Gold, Nickel

Bait: Nightcrawlers, Powereggs(Red, Orange, Garlic), Salmon eggs/ Spawn Sacs, Powerbait  

Flies:  Chironomid patterns, BH Nymphs (Prince, Pheasant Tails, Hare's Ear), Scuds. Wolly buggers, Carey specials. 

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Northern Colorado/Walden Area

Walden Area Lakes: Open water! Fishing is good!

Call Lake John Resort (970-723-3226) for the most up to date reports. 

Lures to use: Kastmasters (Silver, Copper), Rapalas (Brown, Rainbow), Panter Martins. 

Bait: Mealworms, Night crawlers, Power eggs (Pink, Orange), Salmon eggs/Spawn sacs, Sucker Meat

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

Wooly buggers and Leeches (Olive, Black), Water Boatman, Egg patterns.

 Honholz Lakes: Open water!

Use same setup as Walden Area Lakes.

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North Platte River

Gray Reef:  Fishing good to great! Flows around 2000 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 2000 CFS and the river is clear.  For the most recent flows on the Reef CLICK HERE.

Flies:  San Juan and Sparkle Worms (Red, Purple),  Rock Worms (Red, Purple), Scuds (Rusty, Orange), Leech patterns (Hothead, Pine Squirrel),  Midge patterns (Black, Red, Olive), Wooly Buggers (Nilla, Brown), egg patterns (orange).

Lures: Rapalas (Rainbow, Brown), Tasmanian Devils (Cutthroat, X-mas Tree), Rebel Crawfish (Brown/Red).

Miracle Mile: Flows are around 3200 CFS and fishing is good to great! High flows can make wading dangerous so please use caution when wading!!!

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 1200 CFS and the river is running clear. For the most recent flow on the Miracle Mile CLICK HERE.

Flies: San Juan/ Sparkle Worms ( Red, Purple), Rock Worms (Red, purple), Scuds (Rusty, orange),  Midge patterns (Red, Black, Olive), Leech Patterns (Hotheads, Pine Squirrel,) Wooly Buggers (Nilla, Brown, Olive), Streamers (Thin Mint, Goldies,) Egg patterns (orange).

Lures: Rapalas (Rainbow, Brown), Panther Martins (Yellow/Orange, Silver/Green), Rebel Crawfish.

Upper North Platte:  Flows around 550 CFS at Northgate but have been fluctuating a bit. Fishing is fair and has been better during the warmer parts of the afternoon. 

Flies:  Small BH Nymphs (Princes, Copper Johns PT's) Stonefly Nymphs (Rubber legs, DB Peacock, 20 incher, half-backs), Midge patterns (Black, Red) Wooly buggers (Olive and Black) and streamers (Nilla, Thin Mint, Goldies), BWO nymphs (RS2, JuJu baetis, Barr Emerger) and Adults (Small BWO and Adams)

Lures: Panther Martins (Black/Brass, Silver/Yellow, Black), Rapalas (Brown trout, Rainbow trout).

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Encampment River

Encampment River: Flows are fluctuating around 250 cfs but can vary during spring runoff

Use same set up as Upper North Platte.

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