The fishing is Slow right now. From what we’ve heard, there was an algae bloom that killed a number of fish. There are still fish alive in the lake, but not fishing like it was. Best flies right now: Chironomids, Parachute Adams, Damsel Nymphs Best Lures: Copper Kastmaster, Green/Black Panther Martin, Pearl Swedish Pimple Best Baits: Worms, Chartreuse Powerbait
The fishing is Fair to Good right now. Best fishing in the early morning or evening. Best flies right now: Balanced Leeches, Damsel Nymphs, Tan Tent Wing Caddis, Parachute Adams Best Lures: Red/Gold Kastmaster, Green/Silver Panther Martin, Rainbow Trout Rooster Tail Best Baits: Rainbow Powerbait, Green Fireballs
Some info from the game and fish biologist about the fish kill this past weekend. Recent Gelatt Lake fish kill event: On Friday July 9th anglers at Gelatt Lake were catching fish. But by the morning of July 10th, hundreds of trout were lost due to low oxygen conditions. In addition, thousands of dead Fathead Minnows were observed. Oxygen most likely fell to lethal levels during the night due to plant respiration. While a good proportion of fish died from a lack of oxygen, it was not a total fish kill. There have been reports of fish still being caught since the event. Aerators were in operation and might have provided a zone of better oxygenated water for some fish to survive.
The fishing is Fair right now. Fishing is best if you can get out from shore, even 20 yards out. Still waiting to hear about the impacts of the smallmouth and walleye stocking. Best flies right now: Chironomids, Thin Mint, Mr. QT Best Lures: Copper Kastmaster, Firetiger Rapala, Red/Silver Swedish Pimple Best Baits: Worms, Chartreuse Garlic Powerbait
The fishing is Fair to Good right now. Water is now open, but last time we heard the boat ramp is still closed. Best flies right now: Royal Wulff, Elk Hair Caddis, Prince Nymph Best Lures: Red/White Daredevil, Silver/Pink Swedish Pimple, Firetiger Kastmaster Best Baits: Worms, Chartreuse Powerbait
The fishing is Fair to Good right now. Many lakes are still frozen, but Mirror, Marie, both Brooklyns, and the Telephone Lakes are open Best Flies: Elk Hair Caddis, Parachute Adams, Royal Wulff Best Lures: Brook Trout Rooster Tail, Silver/Red Swedish Pimple Best Baits: Wanglers Worms, Salmon Eggs
The fishing is Fair to Good right now. Water level is great for wading but poor for floating. Flow Rate: 300 cfs Current Flow Rate Water Clarity: Fair to Good Best Flies: Elk Hair Caddis, Glass House Caddis, Thin Mint Best Lures: Copper Kastmaster, Brown Trout Rooster Tail, Red/Yellow Silver Blade Panther Martin
The fishing is Fair right now. The fish are moving deeper during the middle of the day. Best flies right now: Balanced Leech, Olive Hare’s Ear, Damsel Nymph Best Lures: Red/Gold Panther Martin, Orange Black Fury, Brown Trout Cyclone Best Baits: Worms, Chartreuse Powerbait
The fishing is Slow right now. Water is murky and mossy. Best flies right now: Thin Mint, Damsel Nymph, Burgin’ Bugger Olive Best Lures: Rainbow Daredevil, Black and Yellow Panther Martin, Chartreuse Best Baits: Fl. Red Powerbait, Leeches To locate Diamond in a “maps app” search for Bosler Reservoir or you will end up in the wrong place on private land. Take I-80 to exit 279 Cooper Cove and head north.
The fishing is Fair right now. Fishing is best early morning and late evening. Plenty of dry fly action. Best flies right now: BWO, Parachute Adams, Damsel Nymph Best Lures: Firetiger Cyclone, Green/Gold Panther Martin Best Baits: Red, White, and Blue Powerbait, Night Crawlers
The fishing is Fair right now. With the warmer weather, fish are moving back towards the middle of the lake midday. Early morning and very late evening will produce the best results. Best flies right now: BWO, Damsel Nymph, Thin Mint Best Lures: Copper Kastmaster, Rainbow Blue Fox, Thomas Colorado Gold/Silver Best Baits: Rainbow Powerbait, Baby Nightcrawlers
The fishing is Fair to Good right now. The water level just dropped over the last week and is getting clearer each day. Flow Rates: 130 cfs Current Flow Rates Water clarity is fair Best flies right now: Blue Dun, Elk Hair Caddis, Squirmy Worms, Mayflies Best Lures: Gold Kastmaster, Copper Panther Martin, Brown Trout Kastmaster Best Baits: Worms, Brown Trout Fireballs
The fishing is Fair to Good. Roads are open from both sides now but the boat ramp is still closed. Best flies right now: Thin Mint, Elk Hair Caddis, Mosquito Best Lures: Thomas Firetiger Spoon, Rainbow Trout Daredevil, Rainbow Trout Blue Fox Best Baits: Worms, Rainbow Powerbait
The fishing is Fair right now. With the warmer days to rainbows and kokanee are moving back out a little deeper Best flies right now: Thin Mint, Goldie, Renegade, BWO Best Lures: Red/White Daredevil, Rainbow Trout Blue Fox, Firetiger Rapala Best Baits: Worms, Florescent Red Powerbait
The fishing is Fair to Good right now. Best fishing is early morning or very late evening (8pm). Best flies right now: Blue Wing Olive, Boatman, Elk Hair Caddis Best Lures: Green/Gold Holographic Panther Martin, Green Black Fury Best Baits: Orange or Chartreuse Powerbait
The fishing is Slow right now. The fish seem very picky lately. Best flies right now: Hot Head Leeches, Parachute Adams, Renegade Best Lures: Rainbow Pattern Mepps or Kastmaster Best Baits: Worms To locate Diamond in a “maps app” search for Bosler Reservoir or you will end up in the wrong place on private land. Take I-80 to exit 279 Cooper Cove and head north.
Fishing is Fair to Good, Water levels are low and clear. The fish are very spooky and line shy Flow rate: 80 cfs Current Flow Rate Chart Water Clarity: Clear Best Flies: Midge and Baetis Patterns (BWO, PMD, Black, Purple), Size 18-22 Dry Flies (BWO, Black Midge) San Juan and Rock Worms, White Sucker Eggs Best Lures: Copper, Silver, Brass Colors
The fishing is Fair to Good, the water is high and can be hard to get flies down to the fish. Have to run an 8-9 ft leader and 2-3 AB weights to get flies down and slowed down for fish. Flow rate: 2590-2600 cfs Current Flow Rate Water clarity: Clear Best flies: Midge and Baetis Patterns (BWO, PMD, Black, Purple), Stone flies, San Juan and Rock Worms, White Sucker Eggs, Hare’s Ear, Prince, Pheasant Tail Best lures: Gold, Copper and Silver Colors
The fishing is Good right now, the upper end is clear and the lower end is off color. The fish are sitting in the faster runs and on shelfs feeding then going a little deeper as the heat comes up. Flow Rate: 485-500 cfs Current Flow Rate Best Flies: Midge and Baetis patterns (PMD, BWO, Black, Purple), San Juan Worms, Rock Worms, White Sucker Eggs Best Lures: Copper and Silver Colors
The fishing is Good, Caddis are hatching and coming off Flow Rate: 500-550 cfs Current Flow Rate Water Clarity: off color but not bad Best Flies: Caddis Larva and small caddis flies, Pats Rubber Legs, San Juan Worms and stone fly imitations Best Lures: Gold and Silver colors
Fishing is Good, the fish are looking for bugs and to the top for dries. Fish are a little line shy with the low clear water Flow rate: Holding steady at 75cfs Current Flow Rate Chart Water Clarity: Clear Best Flies: Midge and Baetis patterns (BWO and PMD), rock worms and starting into San Juan worms. Best Lures: Gold and Copper color
The fishing is Good, water is clear and fish are holding in the fast water seams and on shelfs. Flow Rate: Holding steady at 450 cfs Current Flow Rate Best Flies: Lots of Baetis and Midge patterns, Rock Worms, and San Juan worms Best Lures: Gold and Copper colors are doing well
The fishing is Good right now. Lake Owen is now accessible! Unfortunately the burn scar is bad around the area, but fishing seems good. Best flies: Prince Nymph, Irresistible, Parachute Adams Best Lures: Brook Trout Rooster Tail, Thomas Firetiger Cyclone Best Baits: Salmon Eggs, Red/Orange Powerbait
The fishing is Slow to Fair right now for trout and Good for walleye if you can get out on a boat. Best Flies: Hot Head Leech, Thin Mint, Bite-Me Buggers Best Lures for Trout: Thomas Colorado Spoons, Daredevil Rainbow Spoons Best lures for Walleye: Reaper Lures, Worm Harnesses Best Baits: Worms or Leeches
The fishing is Fair to Good right now. The rainbows are still in spawn, but only for another week or so. Dry flies are possible on a warm, calm day. Best flies: Hot Head Leech, Olive Buzzer, BWO, Renegades Best Lures: Red/Gold Panther Martin, Rainbow Pattern Rapala Original Floater Best Baits: Red/Orange Powerbait
The fishing is Fair to Good right now. Water clarity is staying decent. Flow rate: 2,700 cfs Current Flow Rate Water clarity: Fair Best flies: Cripplers Callibaetis, Thin Mint Leech, Foam Split Back BWO/Baetis, Twenty Inchers Best lures: Rainbow trout pattern spoons and spinners Best baits: Leeches
The fishing is Slow. The water has gotten very high and muddy in the last week due to run-off. Flow Rates: 500 cfs Current Flow Rates Water clarity is very poor. Best flies right now: Trina’s Rubber Bugger, Craw Patterns, Rusty Trombone Best Lures: Little Cleo Copper/Red, Silver Rapala Original Floater Best Baits: Nightcrawlers
The fishing is Slow right now. We are in run-off and waiting to hear about the effects of the fire. Flow Rate: 2,300 cfs Current Flow Rate Water Clarity: Poor Best Flies: Pat’s Rubber Legs, Speckled DB Stone, Peanut Envy, Blossom Special Best Lures: Panther Martin UV Firetiger, Thomas Colorado Gold/Silver
Fishing is Good, clear water with fish getting line shy but looking to the top for bugs Flow rate: 75 cfs Current Flow Rate Chart Best Flies: Blue Wing Olive (BWO) size 18-22, San Juan Worms, Rock Worms, Midge and Baetis patterns size 18-22 Best Lures: Gold, Silver, Trout Colors
Fishing is Slow to Fair. Lots of rain last couple days muddying up the water with sediment. Flows are 451 CFS and holding. https://www.usbr.gov/gp-bin/hydromet_dayplt.pl?gdwy&q_i Best flies right now: RS2, Rock Worms, San Juan Worms, and Baetis patterns Best lures right now: Gold and Copper Mepps and Rooster Tails. Best bait right now: N/A
The fishing is Fair right now. We’ve seen a handful of good fish out of Leazenby, but it seems pretty hit or miss. Best flies right now: Hot Heads, Chan’s BMW, Balanced Leech Bruised Best Lures: Rainbow Panther Martin, Bronze Spoons Best Baits: Salmon Eggs, Florescent Red Powerbait
The fishing is Fair. The lake is accessible but the road is a bit muddy. Best flies right now: Balanced Leeches, Olive Buzzer, Chan’s BMW Leech Best Lures: Rainbow Pattern Spinner, Orange Blade/Yellow Body Panther Martin Best Baits: Fluorescent Red Powerbait, Worms To locate Diamond in a “maps app” search for Bosler Reservoir or you will end up in the wrong place on private land. Take I-80 to exit 279 Cooper Cove and head north.
The fishing is Fair to Good Best flies right now: Green, Orange, and Black Leaches or Balanced Leaches, smaller size Streamers (buggers) in olive or brown. Best lurers right now: Brown(copper) and orange Thomas spoons, Red/Gold holographic Panther Martin Best bait right now: Night crawlers, leaches, Red or R/W/B Power Bait
Hattie was about 40% open maybe a bit more. There are 3 separate open areas; from the the West end all the way to just past the point, some in the narrows and by the old boat ramp. You can find fishable open water if you are looking for it. Dam and main boat ramp are still locked in ice.
Twin Buttes opened up significantly yesterday in the wind. About 65% of the lake is now open including the boat ramp. There is still ice in the first bay and on the East end of the lake by the first outhouse. It was open water from the West end all the way past the boat ramp and all along the North shore. Should start to fish well with chironomid flies, and eggs but we’ll have to see how this goes this year.
Fishing is fair. Flies: Scuds (olive, tan, grey), Midges (red, olive, black), Damsels (blue and green), Leeches (balanced and hot-heads), Streamers (olive, brown, orange, purple) Bait and Lures: Rapalas (fire tiger, rainbow, brown in countdown, floating, and jointed), Krocodiles, Daredevils (red/white, black/white), redworms, large nightcrawlers, Pink and green glitter powerbait
Good to Great Flies: Grey Drakes, Elk Hair Caddis (olive, black, brown), Mayfly (black, cream, tan), Midges (olive, black, red), Mosquitos (nymph and dry), and Gnat Griffiths Bait and Lures: Kastmasters (small red/gold, nickel/blue), Mepps (gold, red, silver, chartreuse), Powerbait (Pink, purple, yellow with glitter), redworms and nightcrawlers.
Fishing is fair to good! Flies: chartreuse copper johns, chironomids, hot-headed leeches, wooly buggers in olive or brown, amphipods, and damsel nymphs Lures: kastmasters with red, gold, silver, or pink; rooster tails (rainbow patterns and gold); rapalas (rainbow or brown trout patterns) Bait: night crawlers
Reef flush will be from March 28th to April 6th. From Casper Game & Fish office March 24, 2020 North Platte River flushing flow to run for ten days footer CASPER – The Wyoming Game and Fish Department cautions sportsmen to be aware of sizeable increases in water flows in the North Platte River for 10 days beginning March 28 as part of a flushing flow project. Game and Fish has requested the flushing flow in order to maintain fish spawning habitats and to increase production of invertebrates that fish depend on for food. Flushing flows are typically requested to run in mid-March; however, due to scheduled maintenance activities on Gray Reef Dam, the start date had to be pushed back two weeks in 2020. The Bureau of Reclamation will begin releasing additional water from Gray Reef Reservoir in the early morning hours beginning Saturday, March 28. Flows will increase from approximately 500 cubic feet per second (cfs) to 4,000 cfs and will then gradually decrease back to 500 cfs each day, with the maximum flow occurring between 3-7 a.m. Flows from Gray Reef Dam will return to 500 cfs at 10 a.m. each day. The schedule will be repeated through April 6. The flows below Gray Reef Dam will then be stabilized at approximately 500 cfs following completion of the ten-day cycle. This schedule may be modified due to unforeseen circumstances regarding the maintenance activities. “Data show these flows are important to trout spawning and to the numbers of trout in the river,” said Matt Hahn, fisheries supervisor for the Casper region. In the past, the trout population had fallen to less than 400 trout per mile, even with stocking. Annual flushing flows began in 1995, and now the trout population averages over 3,500 per mile. The Game and Fish Department advises sportsmen and recreationists to be aware of the potential dangers related to flushing flows. Because the flush will span the weekend, there is potential for more people to be wading or floating the river. Those using the river during the flushing flow should consider the fluctuating water levels and be aware that areas that can be waded effectively at 500 cfs are not safe at 4,000 cfs.