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Lake Hattie 12/18/21

By Lake Hattie, Laramie Plains Lakes, Wyoming

Ice is 1”-4”. Hattie has a wide variance in thickness and quality of ice today but was capped. A couple of fisherman where brave enough to venture out by the dam and boat ramp which had around 4” of ice. Reports from the rest of the lake varies from 1”-3” all the way up to upper lake along the shore but not enough for us to venture out a verify today. Looks like a good start for now but needs some more cold.

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Fair

Gelatt Lake 12/18/21

By Gelatt, Laramie Plains Lakes, Wyoming

1″-5.5″ of ice. The lake had about 5″ of ice off the boat ramp to at least 20 yards out. Past that ice looked newer and didn’t venture out. Open water in the middle from the aerator to the east for about 70 yards and a small open area on the south shore halfway from the boat ramp to the other parking area. No fisherman out around noon.

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Fair

Gelatt Lake 12/11/21

By Gelatt, Laramie Plains Lakes, Wyoming

Gelatt was about 95% covered with a small section open on the west end. Ice is very choppy on both the east and west ends of the lake. The open section wasn’t promising with the current winds but hope it holds and starts building. No one out on it yet and no evidence of anyone gutsy enough to test yet.

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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 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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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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Fair

Twin Buttes

By Laramie Plains Lakes, Twin Buttes, Uncategorized, Wyoming

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

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Fair to Good

Little Laramie

By Laramie Area Rivers, Little Laramie, Wyoming

Fishing fair to good. Flies: Elk Hair Caddis (brown, olive, black), Grey Drake, Mosquitos (nymph and dry), Gnats Griffiths, Renegades, Damsel Flies (blue and green), Mayfly (dry and nymph) Bait and Lures: Redworms, baby nightcrawlers, pink and green powerbait with glitter, Roostertails (rainbow and gold spoon), Panther Martins (Gold/red, black/gold, silver)

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Good or great

Laramie River

By Big Laramie, Laramie Area Rivers, Wyoming

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.

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Gellat

By Gelatt, Laramie Plains Lakes, Wyoming

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

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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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Fair

Alsop 1/19/20

By Alsop, Laramie Plains Lakes, Wyoming

Thanks to Shawn for the report Here is a fishing report from 1/19/20 Ice was 13-14 inches thick and it was a slow day. We landed 4 nice fish but we typically land 6-12 fish a day at Alsop. We used everything from Powerbait to tubes to Kastmasters and Rapalas. All the fish came on Powerbait.

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