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 12/05/2014

2:00 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



Recent warm temperatures and high winds have made much of the ice on the lower elavation lakes sketchy as best. Please use caution during these types of conditions.

*For most recent reports contact us at 307-745-5425. 

Laramie Plains Lakes

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Lake Hattie:  Fishing is good to great. No fishable ice. Open water. 

Lures: Rapalas (Perch, Brown Trout, Firetiger), Thomas Cyclones (Rainbow, Perch,Orange), 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. No recent reports on ice conditions but with this warm weather i would wait for colder temperatures.

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: Ratsos (Sherbert, Catalpa), Bros Blood worms ( red, black), Charmers, Demon Jigs, 

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

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. Open water. 

Lures to use: Thomas Spoons (Brown Trout, Firetiger, Perch, Gold), Little Cleo Spoons (silver/orange, silver/chartreuse),Pk Spoons (Silver, Copper, Rainbow), Jiggin' Raps (Rainbow, Brown Trout, clown), Cubby Jigs (pink/white, hartreuse/white, orange/brown) 

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

Flies:  Use Same setup as Lake Hattie

Gelatt: Fishing is fair to good. Gelatt lake has turned into a great trophy trout fishery. Reports of weak ice and open water. 

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, Spring Green), Salmon eggs, Spawn Sacs, Meal worms

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

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. No recent reports but could have 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)Marabout Jigs (olive, black) Slender Spoons(Red/Silver, Chartruese/Silver), Swedish Pimples (Pearl, orange, Green/silver), Scudbugs (olive, pumpkin)

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

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!! No recent ice reports. 

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:   Paddlebugs, Scudbugs, Tubejigs (Red/White, Glow, Pink), Teardrops (chartruese,glow)

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

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

Alsop: Fishing is fair to good! Weak ice and open water. 

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

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

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:Frozen 

Lures to use: 



Big Laramie: Mostly frozen with some open water.  


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 Snowy Range Alpine Lakes

Lake Owen:   Fishing is good! 6 to 8 inches of ice. Road may become impassable in the next few weeks as more snow accumulates. 

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:  Many of the lakes have fishable ice! HWY 130 is closed for the winter, access by snowmachine only

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

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.

Lures to use: Ratfinkee (pink, orange, glow), Demon Jigs, Tube Jigs (red/white, pink/white), Swedish Pimples (silver, gold), Slender Spoons (silver/glow, silver/chartreuse. 

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

Flies: Ice flies, Chironomids (Red, Olive, Black), BH Nymphs (Pheasant Tails, Princes, Copper Johns), Egg patterns. 

Granite Res: Fishing is fair to good. Reports of 4 to 6 inches in the inlet. Open water on the main lake. Game and Fish recently stocked brooders.

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. Mostly open water. still fishable from shore. Wyoming Game and Fish recently stocked brooders. 

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 but should have fishable ice. 

Use same set up as North Crow Res.

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Other Area Lakes

Wheatland Res #3: Open water with some ice starting to form. Still fishable from shore.

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 to good. Reports of 5 to 8  inches of ice.

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!!! No recent reports on fishing or ice conditions. 

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. No recent ice reports. Call Hack's tackle for the most up to date report. 

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: 5 to 7 inches of ice in most spots with some open water. Be careful!

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, 


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. 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. 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, 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: Frozen

Flies: 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: Frozen

Use same set up as Upper North Platte.

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