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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

Fishing the club lake at sunset

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Fishing Report 

 

If you have a fishing report please feel free to call us at

888-745-9565
or even better, e-mail us at flystore@flystore.net

Updated 5/14/2018

3:00 P.M.

Click on the area below for report...

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

 

The rivers have come up and started runoff in force so hit the lakes. The Plains Lakes have been on fire this spring and don't seem to be slowing down any time soon!
Get out fishing and good luck.

*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 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, Pearch 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: 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, Balance, Egg Sucking), Egg Patterns (Orange, Red)


Meeboer: Fishing is great to Awesome. Trout are on the tail end of spawning. Fish are in shallow and eating!

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. 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: Panther Martins (Silver/Yellow, Gold, Silver), Blue Fox Vibrax (Rainbow, Silver, Silver/Flo. Red), Small Kastmasters (Silver/Blue, Gold/Red, Silver/Flo. Orange)

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, Balance), BH Nymphs (Princes, Olive and standard Hares, Ears), Woolly buggers (Thin Mint, Olive, Black), Egg Patterns (Orange),Griffiths Gnats, Renegades. 


Twin Buttes: Fishing has been good to great! 

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: 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, Balance)



Gelatt: Fishing is fair to good. A bit smaller in size,  but trout and grayling are both present in Gelatt. 

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:  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, Balace, Egg Sucking), Egg Patterns (Orange). 


Leazenby: Fishing is fair. 

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

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:   Scuds (Olive, Pink, Tan), BH Nymphs (Hare's ear, Prince, Pheasant tails), Chironomids (Red, Black, Olive), Woolly buggers (Olive, Thin mint, black) . Leech patterns (Hotheads, Balance, Egg Sucking),  Small midge dries (Griffiths Gnat, Renegade, Sprouts Trico), Egg Patterns


Sodergreen: Fishing is good! 

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:  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, Balance, Egg Sucking), Egg Patterns



Alsop: Fishing is fair to good.

Alsop is a fly and artificial only lake--NO BAIT Allowed. it is located northwest of Laramie on Herrick Lane off of Highway 130.

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, Balance, Egg Sucking), Egg Patterns. 

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

Diamond LakeFishing is good. 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:  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, Balace, Egg Sucking), Egg Patterns (Orange). 

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Laramie Area Rivers

Little Laramie:  Runoff is in full swing and muddy. Fishing has been slow

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

Bait: 

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: Fishing has been slow to fair. Runoff has come on and made the watter muddy.

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 Fair to Good! Owen is accessible via Albany at this time. 

Important Access info about FS Road 517 closure.

Lures to use: Rapalas (firetiger, rainbow), Panther Martins & mepps (greens), Thomas Boyants

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. No access by cars yet, will need ATV and strong will to get there. 

Use same setup as Lake Owen.

Snowy Range Lakes: HWY 130 is still closed. Most of the high lakes will still be in a frozen state of some sort.

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! (not many reports yet)

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 (Olive, Tan), Chironomids (Red, Black), Wooly bugger (Black, Olive, Thin Mint) and Leech patterns (Hothead, Balance).

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:  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 good! 

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, Balance), Streamers (OBS, Platte River Spider, Peanuts)

Bait: Night Crawlers, Spawn Sacs, Salmon eggs, Powerbait and powereggs (Red, Orange, Pink. 

Toltec: Fishing has been slow. 

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. 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! 

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

Lures to use: Kastmasters (Silver, Copper),  Rapalas (Brown, Rainbow), Little Cleos

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: Fishing is slow to fair. Lakes are accessible but not many reports yet.

Use same setup as Walden Area Lakes.

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North Platte River

Gray Reef:  Fishing Slow to Fair.  Recent flows are around 2000 CFS and the river is blownout.  
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: BWO nymphs, RS2s, 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), 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 2030 CFS and fishing is good and the water is a little off colar.

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), BWO nymphs, emergers, and dries.

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

Upper North Platte:  Flows are fluctuating around 2000 CFS or more and is off color. Fishing has been slow.

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:  Flows fluctuating around 1100 CFS and climbing. Fishing is slow.

Use same set up as Upper North Platte.

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