Fishing Report 

 

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Updated 4/26/2019

1:30 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

Forcast

 

Open water is finally here! The fishing is getting better every day with these nice days we have been having!
Get out fishing and good luck!

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Laramie Plains Lakes

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Lake Hattie:  Fishing is fair.

Hattie is the largest of the Laramie Plains Lakes currently around 2500 acres but will fluctuate depending on how much water we get in a year. Lake Hattie has Rainbows, Browns, Cutthroat, Kokanee, Perch and is stocked with other strains from time to time including Lake Trout. The easiest access to the Plains Lakes is 8.5 miles from the Fly Store down Highway 230 at Pahlow Lane. Please be mindful of your speeds on the access roads to the lakes.

Lures:  Kastmasters (gold, silver, metallic perch), Thomas spoons (red/gold, silver, brass), Daredevles (red/white, five of diamonds), Ratsos (lime green, pink), Cubby jigs (pink/white, chartreuse)

Bait:  Nightcrawlers, Meal Worms, Powerbait (chartruese, garlic, fl. orange)

Flies:  Leech patters, chironomids (snow cones, barbed wire), zebra midges, wooly buggers (burnt orange, black, brown, thin mint), scuds (pink, rust, olive)


Meeboer: Fishing is Good! The rainbows are starting to cruise the shores getting ready for spawn.  Should be any day now!

Meeboer is a great trout fishery at just under 120 acres that has wintered over four years in a row and has high fish count.  The Game & Fish did not stock Meeboer this year in hopes of seeing larger fish growth. Most fish being caught are in the 14"-16" range. The easiest access to the Plains Lakes is 8.5 miles from the Fly Store down Highway 230 at Pahlow Lane. Please be mindful of your speeds on the access roads to the lakes. 

Lures to use: Kastmasters (gold, silver, fl. orange), Panther Martins (gold, silver, black/yellow blade), Mepps spinners (gold, silver), Thomas spoons (gold/red, silver/blue)

Bait: Meal Worms, Night crawlers, Powerbait (chartruese, salmon egg red)

Flies:  Scuds (rust, olive), Chironomids (snow cones), Zebra Midges, Thin Mints, Leech patterns (balance, wine, hot head), Wooly Buggers (black, olive)


Twin Buttes: Fishing is fair to good!

Twin Buttes is the second largest of the Plains Lakes around 250 acres and is known to produce amazing brown trout, and also has rainbows and cutthroat. The easiest access to the Plains Lakes is 8.5 miles from the Fly Store down Highway 230 at Pahlow Lane. Please be mindful of your speeds on the access roads to the lakes.

Lures to use: Rapalas (yellow perch, rainbow trout, brown trout), Kastmasters (gold, silver), Thomas spoons(gold/red, silver/blue), Spinners (gold, silver)

Bait:  Meal Worms, Night crawlers, Powerbait (chartruese, garlic)

Flies:    Scuds (olive), Zebra Midges, Wooly Buggers (thin mint, black, olive), Chironomids (olive, red, sno cones), Leech patterns (balance, wine, hot head)



Gelatt: Fishing is Fair.  The G&F recently stocked Gelatt with Eagle Lake rainbows and more Cutthroat, and they are itchin' to be caught!

At 34 acres Gelatt is the smallest of the main Plains Lakes. The game and fish stocked this lake with Grayling a couple years back and we are starting to see some good size to them as well as the trout in this lake. The easiest access to the Plains Lakes is 8.5 miles from the Fly Store down Highway 230 at Pahlow Lane. Please be mindful of your speeds on the access roads to the lakes.

Lures to use:  Mepps spinners (gold, silver), Panther Martins (gold, silver), Kastmasters (gold, silver, fl. red)

Bait:  Night Crawlers, Meal Worms, Powerbait

Flies:  Scuds (olive, rust, pink), Brassies (red, copper), Chironomids (red, sno cones), Midges (zebra, olive, red), Leech patterns (olive, wine, hot head)


Leazenby: Fishing is Fair to Good. 

Leazenby is located south of Laramie on Highway 287 about 8 miles on the east side.

Lures to Use: Vibrax Blue Fox (rainbow, gold, silver), Kastmasters (gold, fl. red, silver)

Bait: Nightcrawlers, Meal Worms, Powerbait (RWB, Cheese, Chartruese)

Flies:   Scuds, Zebra Midges, Wooly Buggers (black, olive, thin mints)


Sodergreen: Fishing is Fair. The lake is completely open and ready for some long rod action!

Sodergreen typically fishes well but is part of the city water storage and can fluctuate up and down in level. 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:  Ratso (lime green, catalpa), Rat Finkee (pink, chartruese, white), Tube Jigs (red/white, chartruese), Tungsten jigs (pink, gold, glow), Kastmasters (gold, silver), Thomas Spoons (perch, rainbow, gold)

Bait: Nightcrawlers, Meal Worms, Powerbait (chartruese, pink)

Flies:   Scuds, Leech patterns, Wooly Buggers (brown, thin mint, olive), Midges (zebra, olive, red), Copper Johns (red, copper, olive), BH Nymphs (prince, pheseant tail)



Alsop: Fishing is Good! 

It is now legal to use bait at Alsop as of 2019.  Baitfish are still not allowed, but worms, powerbait, etc. may be used. Alsop is located northwest of Laramie on Herrick Lane off of Highway 130.

Lures to use:  Kastmasters (gold, Silver), Panther Martins (gold blade w/ black body), Little Cleos (blue/silver)

Bait: Meal worms, Wax worms, Powerbait (garlic, chartreuse)

Flies:  Scuds, Chironomids, Midges

Diamond LakeFishing is fair to good.  Reports of fish ranging from 16" to 19". When driving down to lake stick to the roads and do not drive around possible drifts and muddy spots, the Game & Fish is worried the access to the lake will be taken away because people have destroyed the area around the lake.

After many years of no water Diamond is back and in good shape. 
Diamond lake is located 30 miles northwest of Laramie off the Cooper Cove exit (279) on I-80 between I-80 and Medicine Bow.

Lures to use:  Kastmasters (gold, solver), Mepps spinners (gold, rainbow), Thomas Spoons (gold/red, blue/silver)

Bait:  Night Crawlers,  Powerbait (Spring Green, Garlic Chartruese, Flo. Red and Orange)

Flies: Woolly buggers (Olive, Black, Thin Mint), Scuds (Olive), Chironomid patterns (Red, Black, Olive), BH Nymphs (Hare's Ear, Prince),   Leech Patterns (Hot heads, Balace, Egg Sucking).

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Laramie Area Rivers

Little Laramie:  Fishing is picking up as the flows are increasing.

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

Bait: 

Flies:  Small BH nymphs (Princes, Pheasant tails, Hare's Ears), Midge Pattterns (Griffiths Gnat, Rengades, Zebras),  Stonefly patterns (Rubberlegs, Halfbacks), Small wooly bugger and leech patterns. 

Big Laramie: The river is open at all access points, and the fishing has been good.  The flows are getting high and fishing will start to get more difficult.

Lures to use: Panther Martins (Brown Trout, Yellow/Silver, Brass/Black), Blue Fox Vibrax (Silver, Black), Rooster Tails (Brown Trout, Black, White)

Bait: Nightcrawlers, Salmon eggs

Flies:  BH nymphs (Princes, PT, Copper Johns), Woolly buggers (Black, Brown, Olive, Nilla, Thin Mint), Stonefly patterns (Rubberlegs, Halfbacks), Leech Patterns (Hothead, PSL),Streamers (Trick or treat, Platte River Spider, White and Olive Peanuts) and worm patterns (san juan, rock), small Crayfish Patterns.

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 Snowy Range Alpine Lakes

Lake Owen:  Fishing is Good! Snow is piling up out there so be careful when driving out to Owen or Rob Roy.  No ice reports, but there should be fishable ice out there.

Important Access info about FS Road 517 closure.

Lures to use: Ratso (lime green, catalpa), Rat Finkee (pink, chartruese, white), Tube Jigs (red/white, chartruese), Tungsten jigs (pink, gold, glow)

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

Flies:   Leech Patterns (Hothead), Wooly Buggers, Chironomids, BH nymphs (Princes, CJ, PT).

 


Rob Roy Res:  Fishing is Good. No ice reports, but should have fishable ice.

Use same setup as Lake Owen.

Snowy Range Lakes: Fishing is Great. Hwy 130 is closed for the season, so access is limited to snowmobiles; however, the fishing should be good if you can make it out there.

Lures to use:  Ratso (lime green, catalpa), Rat Finkee (pink, chartruese, white), Tube Jigs (red/white, chartruese), Tungsten jigs (pink, gold, glow)

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

Flies:   BH Nymphs (Prince, Hare's Ear, Pheasant Tails),  Small Wooly Buggers, Chironomids (Black, Red, Olive).

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Curt Gowdy & Pole Mountain

North Crow Res: Fishing is Fair. The lake is completely open.

Lures to use: Ratso (lime green, catalpa), Rat Finkee (pink, chartruese, white), Tube Jigs (red/white, chartruese), Tungsten jigs (pink, gold, glow), Panther Martin (gold, silver, black w/ yellow dots), Kastmasters (gold, silver, perch)

Bait: Night Crawlers, Powerbait (Yellow garlic, pink), Meal worms

Flies: , BH Nymphs (PT's, Princes, Red and Green copper johns), Scuds (Olive, Tan), Chironomids (Red, Black), Wooly bugger (Black, Olive, Thin Mint) and Leech patterns (Hothead, Balance), Crawfish (Rust, Olive, Brown).

Granite Res: Fishing is Fair, with the best fishing being during the morning hours. 

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 Good.

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 has been fair to good.

Use same set up as North Crow Res.

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Other Area Lakes

Wheatland Res #3:  Fishing is fair.  Roads are dry and boat ramp is clear.

Lures to use:  Thomas Bouyants and Cyclones (Blue/Nickel, Copper, Gold/Red), Jigging raps (Firetiger, Blue, Rainbow), Krocodile Spoons, 

Flies:   Woolly buggers (Brown, Nilla, Canadian Blood), Leech Patterns (Hothead, Balance), Streamers (OBS, Platte River Spider, Peanuts), BH Nymphs (Haresear, Prince, Pheasant Tails), Chironomids (Red, Black), Scuds, 

Bait: Night Crawlers, Rainbow Powerbait, Meal Worms

Toltec: Fishing has been fair to good.

Lures to use: Thomas Spoons (Gold, Orange, Brown Trout), Kastmasters (Gold, Fl. Orange)

Bait: Night Crawlers, Powerbait (Nymph Grape, Chartruese)

Flies: Use the same setup as Wheatland No. 3

East Allen:  No recent fishing reports.  

Lures to use: Kastmasters (Perch, Rainbow, Brown), Ratso (lime green, catalpa), Rat Finkee (pink, chartruese, white), Tube Jigs (red/white, chartruese), Tungsten jigs (pink, gold, glow)

Bait: Nightcrawlers, Salmon eggs.

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

Saratoga Lake: Fishing is good. Call Hack's in Saratoga for more up to date info.

Lures to Use:  Ratso (lime green, catalpa), Rat Finkee (pink, chartruese, white), Tube Jigs (red/white, chartruese), Tungsten jigs (pink, gold, glow), Kastmasters (Silver/Blue, Gold/Red, Perch), Thomas Spoons (Copper, Gold, Nickel

Bait: Nightcrawlers, Salmon eggs, Power eggs and bait (Chartruese, Orange, Red)

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: Fishing is good! Reports of around 10" of ice in the middle of the lakes with some open water around the shores.

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

Lures to use: Kastmasters (Silver, Copper),  Ratso (lime green, catalpa), Rat Finkee (pink, chartruese, white), Tube Jigs (red/white, chartruese), Tungsten jigs (pink, gold, glow), Little Cleos (Silver, Chartreuse)

Bait:  Nightcrawlers, Salmon Eggs

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

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


 Honholz Lakes: Fishing is fair to good. No recent ice reports

Use same setup as Walden Area Lakes.

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North Platte River

Gray Reef:  Fishing is fair to good.  Recent flows are around 500 CFS and water is clear. 
For the most recent flows on the Reef 
CLICK HERE.

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.  

Flies:  Leech Patterns, (Hothead, Pine Squirrel), Wooly Buggers (Nilla, Brown BMB), Caddis, Hoppers, BWO,  RS2s, Squirmy and Sparkle Worms (Red, Purple),  Rock Worms (Red, Purple), Scuds (Gray, tan), PMD's,  Midge patterns (Black, Red, Olive),  egg patterns (orange), emergers, and dries

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

Miracle Mile: Flows are fluctuating around 1800 CFS and fishing is fair to good.

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 1800 CFS and the river is running clear. For the most recent flow on the Miracle Mile CLICK HERE.

Flies:  Hoppers, BWO, Streamers (Thin Mint, Goldies, OBS), Midges, Rock Worms (Red, purple), Scuds (Tan, Olive, Gray),  Midge patterns (Red, Black, Olive), Leech Patterns (Hotheads, Pine Squirrel,) Squirmy/ Sparkle Worms ( Red, Purple), Emergers, Wooly Buggers (Nilla, Brown, Olive),  Egg patterns (orange), and dries.

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

Upper North Platte:  Fishing is fair, with flows rates hovering around 1000cfs. For most recent flows at North Gate CLICK HERE.

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

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

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Encampment River

Encampment River:  Flows are around 500 CFS, but no reports yet on fishing conditions.

Use same set up as Upper North Platte.

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