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Gelatt Lake 7/19/21

By Gelatt, Laramie Plains Lakes, Wyoming

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

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Fair to Good

Meeboer Lake 7/19/21

By Laramie Plains Lakes, Meeboer, Wyoming

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

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Slow to Fair

Gelatt Lake 7/14/21

By Gelatt, Laramie Plains Lakes, Wyoming

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.

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Fair

Lake Hattie 7/12/21

By Lake Hattie, Laramie Plains Lakes, Wyoming

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

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Slow

Diamond Lake 6/25/21

By Diamond Lake, Laramie Plains Lakes, Wyoming

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.

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Fair

Meeboer Lake 6/25/21

By Laramie Plains Lakes, Meeboer, Wyoming

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

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Fair to Good

Big Laramie River 6/20/21

By Big Laramie, Laramie Area Rivers, Wyoming

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

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Slow

Diamond Lake 6/9/21

By Diamond Lake, Laramie Plains Lakes, Wyoming

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.

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Fair to Good

Fremont Canyon 6/7/2021

By Fremont Canyon, North Platte River, Wyoming

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

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Fair to Good

Miracle Mile 6/7/2021

By Miracle Mile, North Platte River, Wyoming

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  

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Good or great

Gray Reef 6/7/2021

By Gray Reef, North Platte River, Wyoming

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

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Slow to Fair

Grey Reef 5/18/21

By Gray Reef, North Platte River, Wyoming

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  

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Fair

Diamond Lake 5/15/21

By Diamond Lake, Laramie Plains Lakes, Wyoming

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.

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Fair to Good

Alsop Lake 5/12/21

By Alsop, Laramie Plains Lakes, Wyoming

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

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Fair to Good

Twin Buttes 3-30-21

By Laramie Plains Lakes, Twin Buttes, Wyoming

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.

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Grey Reef Flushing 2020

By Gray Reef, North Platte River, Wyoming

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.

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Good or great

Meeboer Lake 3/5/20

By Laramie Plains Lakes, Meeboer, Wyoming

Lake was open from the boat ramp to the aerator around to the South. the rest of the lake was capped with ice. Be careful as warm weather can effect the ice quickly. Last thickness was 6″-8″ Fishing has been Good the last two weeks. Pinks and greens working the best as of late. Photos from 3/6

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