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 3/18/2018

08:30 A.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



Warmer spring weather has arrived and all of the lower elevation have open, fishable water! Ice out is always a great time to get out and fish for trophy trout at our plains lakes! 

*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. Hattie is around 60 percent open water and the remaining ice looks unsafe. Fisherman are doing well from shore, focusing on fishing the edges of the remaining ice. 

Lures: Rapalas (Perch, Firetiger, Rainbow), Thomas Spoons (Red/Gold, Blue Silver), Little Cleos (Blue/Silver, Chrome/Orange). Krocodile Spoons (UV pink, UV Red)

Bait:  Spawn Sacs, Nightcrawlers, Salmon eggs, Power eggs (Red, Pink, Flo. Orange), Powerbait (Flo. Orange, Garlic, Salmon Egg Red)

Flies:  Chironomids (Black and Red Snowcones, Zebra Midges), BH Nymphs (Hare's Ear, Prince), Woolly Buggers(Olive, Brown, Thin Mint, Nilla), Crayfish Patterns (Olive, Orange/Rust), Leech Patterns (Hothead, PSL)

Meeboer: Fishing is great. Meeboer is 90 percent open and the remaing ice should be gone within the next few days. Fisherman are doing well from both the shore and in belly boats.  

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: 

Bait: Spawn Sacs, Nightcrawlers, Powerbait (Flo. Orange, Salmon egg red and peach, Garlic Chartruese), Power eggs (Flo. Orange and Red), 

Flies: Chironomids (Red, Black), Waterboatmen, Scuds (Olive), Leech Patterns (Hothead, Hale Bop), BH Nymphs (Princes, Olive and standard Hares, Ears), Griffiths Gnats, Renegades. 

Twin Buttes: Fishing has been fair to good! Twin buttes is mostly open and fishing from shore has been good. We recently saw a 26" rainbow come through the store!  

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

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

Flies:  BH Nymphs (Princes, Haresears), Chironomids (Black, Red), Scuds (Olive, Gray), Woolly Buggers (Olive, Brown, Thin Mint, Nilla), Leech Patterns (Hothead)

Gelatt: Fishing is slow to fair. A bit smaller in size,  but trout and grayling are both present in Gelatt. Mostly open water with little remaining ice. 

Lures to use:  Panther Martins (Brass/Black, Silver/Yellow), Blue Fox Vibrax (Rainbow, Gold),

Bait:  Night Crawlers, Salmon eggs, Powereggs (chartruese, red), Spawn Sacs, Powerbait (Spring Green, Garlic Chartruese, Flo. Red and Orange)

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

Leazenby: Fishing is fair to good! About 40 Percent open. Fishable open water on the southwest end of the lake. 

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

Bait: Night Crawlers, Salmon eggs, Powereggs (Chartreuse, Red, Orange), Spawn Sacs, Power Bait ( Nymph Grape, Salmon egg peach, Rainbow)

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

Sodergreen: Fishing is fair to good! Sodergreen is wide open. No fishable ice remains. 

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/Yellow, Black/Brass), Rooster Tails (Brown, Black, White), Colorado Spoons (Gold/Silver)

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), Leech Patterns (Hothead, PSL)

Alsop: Fishing is slow. Open water.

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

Flies:  Scuds (Olive), Chironomids (Red, Black), BH Nymphs (Prince, Pheasant Tail, Hare's Ear), Woolly buggers (Brown, Olive, Thin Mint, Nilla), Leech Patterns (Hothead, PSL)

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 and fishable. Fishing has been fairly slow but should pick up as we start seeing some warmer temperatures

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


Flies:  Midge Pattterns (Griffiths Gnat, Rengades, Zebras), 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 open through town and out at the Monolith access Still a little ice to deal with the further up river you go towards Jelm, but should be completly open by the end of the week. Fishing has been slow. 

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, Haresear), Woolly buggers (Black, Brown, Olive, Nilla, Thin Mint), Stonefly patterns (Rubberlegs, Halfbacks), Streamers (Trick or treat, Platte River Spider, Burgin Buggers) and worm patterns (san juan, rock), small Crayfish Patterns.

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 Snowy Range Alpine Lakes

Lake Owen:  Fishing is Fair to Good! Frozen with 10-14" fishable ice. Access by snow machine only. 

Important Access info about FS Road 517 closure.

Lures to use: Pk Spoons (Firetiger, Glow), Rat Finkees (Orange, Pink, Black), Tube Jigs (Red/White, Pink/White, Olive, Glow) 

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

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

Rob Roy Res:  Fishing is fair. Acces by snowmachine only. 

Use same setup as Lake Owen.

Snowy Range Lakes: HWY 130 is closed. Lakes are frozen with fishable ice. Many of the high-altitude lakes are accessible by snow machine only. Reports of 14-18" of ice at the higher elevation lakes. 

Lures to use:  Charmers, Ratso( Catalpa, Sherbert), Jiggin Raps (Rainbow), Small jigs tipped with mealworms, Tube Jigs (Pink, Glow, Olive)

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

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 slow! Open, Fishable shoreline. 

Lures to use: Panther Martins, Blue Fox Vibrax, Mepps Spinners

Bait: Night Crawlers, Salmon Eggs, Spawn Sacs, Powerbait (Yellow garlic, pink)

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! No Recent reports. Starting to open up. Remaining ice is most likely unsafe. Please use caution!

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! No Recent reports. Should still have some fishable ice but please use caution. 

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! Reports of 8-12" of Ice. Access is limited due to USFS road closures on Pole Mountain.

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 13" of ice around the edges on the east side of the lake. Open, fishable water from the boat ramp to the west end of the lake. 

Lures to use:  Thomas Bouyants and Cyclones (Blue/Nickel, Copper, Gold/Red), Rapalas (Firetiger, Blue, Rainbow), Krocodile 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, Spawn Sacs, Salmon eggs, Powerbait and powereggs (Red, Orange, Pink. 

Toltec: Fishing has been good. No Recent Ice reports but should have some fishable ice.

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

Bait: Night Crawlers, Mealworms,Spawn sacs, Salmon eggs.

Flies: Use the same setup as Wheatland No. 3

East Allen:  No recent fishing reports.  

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

Bait: Nightcrawlers, Meal worms Salmon eggs, Spawn sacs.

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

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

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

Bait: Nightcrawlers, Salmon eggs/ Spawn Sacs, 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! Lake John has 18" of Ice. The Delaney's have 16-17" and Cowdrey has around 18"

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

Lures to use: Kastmasters (Silver, Copper), Jiggin Rapalas (Glow, Rainbow), Tube Jigs (White, White/Pink, White/Red)

Bait:  Meal Worms, Wax Worms, Nightcrawlers, Salmon Eggs

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: Reports of 12-14"" of Ice

Use same setup as Walden Area Lakes.

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North Platte River

Gray Reef:  Fishing good to 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 500 CFS and the river is clear.  For the most recent flows on the Reef CLICK HERE.

Flies: Squirmy and Sparkle Worms (Red, Purple),  Rock Worms (Red, Purple), Scuds (Gray, tan), Leech patterns (Hothead, Pine Squirrel),  Midge patterns (Black, Red, Olive), Wooly Buggers (Nilla, Brown BMB), egg patterns (orange).

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

Miracle Mile: Flows are around fluctuating around 500 CFS and fishing is good to great 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 550 CFS and the river is running clear. For the most recent flow on the Miracle Mile CLICK HERE.

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

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

Upper North Platte:  Frozen! See ya next Spring!

Flies:  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), Egg patterns (orange).

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

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Encampment River

Encampment River:  Frozen! See you next spring!

Use same set up as Upper North Platte.

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