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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

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Fishing Report 

 

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

307-745-5425 
or even better, e-mail us at flystore@flystore.net

Updated 10/6/2018

11:30 A.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

 

Cooler weather is on its way (with hunting season) but best to hit the watter in the morning or evenings. Otherwise head for the hills at hit the high alpine lakes for the most consistant fishing right now.
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.  As the temps drop this week we expect to see the Kokanee to start to run

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:  Rapalas (Perch, Firetiger, Rainbow), Thomas Spoons (Red/Gold, Blue Silver), Little Cleos (Blue/Silver, Chrome/Orange), Krocodile Spoons (UV pink, UV Red), Kastmasters (Metallic Perch, Silver, Gold), Pop gear (Cowbells)

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

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


Meeboer: Fishing is Good.  

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: Panther Martins (Reds & Yellows, Brass blades), Blue Fox Vibrax (Rainbow, Silver, Silver/Flo. Red), Small Kastmasters (Silver/Blue, Gold/Red, Silver/Flo. Orange)

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

Flies:  Scuds (Olive), Leech Patterns (Hothead, Balance), Woolly buggers (Thin Mint, Olive, Black), Damsels, Chironomids (Red, Black), Waterboatmen, BH Nymphs (Princes, Olive and standard Hares, Ears), Griffiths Gnats, Renegades, Hornbergs 


Twin Buttes: Fishing has been Fair. Next big uptick will be when the Browns start to run.

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:  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), Damsel, 



Gelatt: Fishing is Slow to Fair

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). 


Leazenby: Fishing is Good. Best with Bait. 

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).


Sodergreen: Fishing is Fair to 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, Powereggs (Red, Orange), Powerbait (Chartruese, Orange, Garlic).

Flies:   Woolly buggers (Black, Olive), Leech Patterns (Hothead, Balance, Egg Sucking), Chironomids (Black, Red), Princes, Copper Johns (Black, Chartreuse, Red) , Hare's ears (Gold Ribbed, and Olive), Scuds (Olive, Orange).



Alsop: Fishing is Slow.

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:  BH Nymphs (Prince, Pheasant Tail, Hare's Ear), Woolly buggers (Brown, Olive, Thin Mint, Nilla), Scuds (Olive), Damsels, Chironomids (Red, Black),  Leech Patterns (Hothead, Balance, Egg Sucking).

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 Great !

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), 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 has been slow. 

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: Fishing has been fair. Mostly hitting holes.  

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!

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

 


Rob Roy Res:  Fishing is Good. 

Use same setup as Lake Owen.

Snowy Range Lakes: Fishing is Great. Access will start to very on these as snow is starting to fall on top.

Lures to use:  Small Kastmaster (Silver, Gold/Fluor. Orange), Panther Martins (Gold, Silver, Brass/Gold blades), Mepps (Silver, Gold Aglia) 

Bait: Night Crawlers, Salmon Eggs, 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. 

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), Crawfish (Rust, Olive, Brown).

Granite Res: Fishing is Fair. 

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 Good to Great! Fishing is picking up as the temps drop. Be aware of the algee warning at #3, the colder temps will knock this down.

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

Toltec: Fishing has been Slow to Fair

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

Bait: Night Crawlers, Salmon eggs, 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), Mepps (GRW, SRW, Gold), Blue Fox Vibrax (Copper, Silver)

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:  Rapalas's (Rainbow, Blue, Gold), 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! 

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 (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.

Use same setup as Walden Area Lakes.

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North Platte River

Gray Reef:  Fishing is fair.  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 500 CFS and fishing is 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 800 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:  Flows are around 40 to 70 CFS at North Gate. Fishing has been Good. Best early or late, mid day has been a bit slower. 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 50 CFS. Fishing is fair to good.

Use same set up as Upper North Platte.

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