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 07/27/2017



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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



The rivers and streams are at the tail end of run off and fishing is picking up.  Fishing on the local area lakes has been good but you need to fish deeper as warming water temperatures are pushing fish from the shallows to deeper water. 

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Laramie Plains Lakes

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Lake Hattie:  Fishing is fair. Shore fishing has slowed down a bit, but boat anglers have been doing well trolling for trout and kokanee. The kokanee have been picking up in the past week, especially on big spoons and pop gear.

Lures: Rapalas (Rainbow and Brown 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), Cowbells (Rainbow, Silver, Gold)

Bait:  Powereggs (Salmon egg red, Garlic), Nightcrawlers, Spawn sacs, Salmon eggs, Powerbait (Salmon egg Peach and Red, Chartreuse, Orange, Garlic)

Flies: Hornberg, Chironomids (Black and Red Snowcones and Zebra Midges), BH Nymphs (Hare's Ear, Prince), Leech patterns (Hothead, Halebops, PSL's), Woolly buggers (Nilla, Thin Mint, Olive Burgin), Crayfish patterns, Streamers ( Orange Blossom Special, peanuts, Barely Legals).

Meeboer: Fishing is good to great! Lots of fish being caught in the 12"-16" range, with a few 18" fish here and there.

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 vibrax (Silver/Orange, Rainbow, Black), Krocodile Spoon (UV Chartreuese and UV Pink)

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

Flies: Hornbergs, Tent wing Caddis, Damsels, BH Nymphs (Princes, Haresear, copper and red copper johns), Chironomids (Black, Red), Scuds (olive), Woolly Buggers (Olive, Nilla, Brown), Leech patterns (Hothead, Pine Squirrel), Damsel Nymphs, Small  midge dries (Renegades, Griffiths Nat, Sprouts Trico), Callibaetis nymphs

Twin Buttes: Fishing has been good!

Lures to use: Thomas Bouyants (Copper, Gold), Rapalas (Rainbow, Firetiger, Blue/Silver), Blue Fox Vibrax (Rainbow, Silver)

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

Flies:  Damsels, Caddis, Hornbergs, BH Nymphs (Princes, Haresears), Chironomids (Black, Red), Woolly buggers (Olive, Brown, Nilla, Thin Mint) Crayfish patterns, Leech patterns (Hothead, Pine Squirrel), Damsel Nymphs, Calibaetis Nymphs, Caddis patterns (Elk hair, Goddard), 

Gelatt: Fishing is great. A bit smaller in size but trout and grayling.

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, Damsel Nymphs, Caddis Patterns (Elk hair, Goddard, Renegades, Griffiths Gnats, Callibaetis nymphs, Leech Patterns (Hot heads, Pine Squirrels) 

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

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 (Yellow, Nymph Grape, Corn)

Flies:   Olive Scuds, BH Nymphs (Hare's ear, Prince, Pheasant tails), Chironomids (Red, Black, Olive), Woolly buggers (Olive, Thin mint, black) . Leech patterns (hotheads), Damsel Nymphs, Small midge dries (Griffiths Gnat, Renegade, Sprouts Trico).

Sodergreen: Fishing is 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:  Bluefox Vibrax (Black, Gold/Red, Rainbow), Panther Martins (UV Frog, Silver, Gold) , Krocodile spoons (Silver/Blue, Perch), Super dupers (Gold, Rainbow). 

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 (Olive, Orange), Woolly buggers (Black, Olive), Renegades, Griffiths gnats, Callibaetis nymphs, Caddis (Elk hair, Goddard)

Alsop: Fishing is fair!

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 (Hothead, PSL), Woolly buggers (Olive, Brown, Black), Callibaetis nymphs, Caddis (Elk hair, Goddard)

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:  Water is a little off color and fishing is fair to good. 

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


Flies:  Caddis, Small BH nymphs (Princes, Pheasant tails, Hare's Ears), Stonefly patterns (Rubberlegs, Halfbacks), Small wooly bugger and leech patterns. 

Big Laramie: The Big Laramie is coming down fast and clearing up current flow through town is around 30 to 50 cfs. Fishing is good.

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

Bait: Nightcrawlers, Salmon eggs, 

Flies:  Grey Drakes, Caddis, Mosquito, BH nymphs (Princes, PT, Haresear), Wooly buggers (Black, Brown, Olive), Vanilla buggers and Thin mints, Stonefly patterns (Rubberlegs, Halfbacks), and worm patterns (san juan, rock), Hoppers.

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 Snowy Range Alpine Lakes

Lake Owen:  Fishing is good! 

Important Access info about FS Road 517 closure.

Lures to use: Panther Martins (Black/Gold, Silver/Yellow, Gold, Silver)

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:  Fishing has been good! Accsess is currently limited or CLOSED due to the "Keystone Fire" Hopefully with the recent rains, the fire is being increasingly contained.

Use same setup as Lake Owen.

Snowy Range Lakes: HWY 130 is open. Reports of some of the lakes having very weedy shorelines, but doesn't appear to affect the fishing very much. With the hot summer days, these lakes are a good spot to fish due to the cooler temperatures in the mountains. 

Lures to use:  Small Panther Martins and Mepps Spinners

Bait: Night Crawlers, Salmon Eggs, Powerbait (Spring Green, Chartreuse, Red)

Flies:   BH Nymphs (Prince, Hare's Ear, Pheasant Tails),  Chironomids (Black, Red, Olive), Small wooly bugger and leeche patterns, Caddis (olive, tan), Damsels.

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Curt Gowdy & Pole Mountain

North Crow Res: Fishing is fair!

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), Wooly bugger and Leech patterns.

Granite Res: Fishing is good to great! 

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! 

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 fair to good! Reports of trout fishing finally picking up after the pressure from this past ice season. The walleye fishing; however, appears to still be very slow.

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), Leech Patterns (Hothead, Pine Squirrel).

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

Toltec: Open water and fishing has been good!

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 reports. 

Lures to use: Kastmasters (Perch, Rainbow, Brown), Mepps (GRW, SRW, Gold), Blue Fox Vibrax (Copper, Silver)

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

Flies: BH Nymphs (Haresear, Prince, Pheasant Tails), Chironomids (Red, Black), Scuds, Leech and Wooly Bugger Patterns. 

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), Panther Martins. 

Bait:  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!  Recent flows around 2500 CFS and the water is clear.

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 2500 CFS and the river is clear.  For the most recent flows on the Reef CLICK HERE.

Flies:  PMD's, Scuds, Brown BMB, 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), BWO Patterns (JuJu, RS2, Split Foam Backs)

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

Miracle Mile: Flows are around 1000 CFS and fishing is good and the water is mostly clear.

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 1000 CFS and the river is running clear. For the most recent flow on the Miracle Mile CLICK HERE.

Flies: Midges, PMD's, 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), BWO Patterns (JuJu, RS2, Split Foam Backs)

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

Upper North Platte:  Flows around 600 CFS  at Northgate but have been fluctuating a bit. River is still a little off color but clearing up fast.

Flies:  Green Drakes, Caddis, Small BH Nymphs (Princes, Copper Johns, PT's ,Hare's Ear) 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: Recent flows are around 100 CFS and the river is  a little off color.  Fishing is Good to Great!

Use same set up as Upper North Platte.

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