The fishing is Good. Most of the lakes on top are now thawed out or at least partially thawed. Brooklyn Lakes are accessible by 4WD vehicles and Libby and Lewis accessible by foot. Best Flies: Parachute Adams, Robo Pheasant Tail, Elk Hair Caddis Best Lures: Firetiger and Gold spinners Best Baits: Baby Crawlers and Wanglers
The fishing is Fair to Good. Water has come down quite a bit. Green drakes should be hatching any day now. Flow Rate: 400 in Encampment, 750 at junction with North Platte Current Flow Rates Water Clarity: Poor but improving Best Flies: Thin Mints, Rusty Trombone, Green Drakes Best Lures: Rainbow Trout or Copper Spoons
The fishing is Fair. The majority of lakes and streams are still frozen and/or inaccessible. However a few lakes including Hanging Lake and Lake Marie have open sections of fishable water. Best Flies: Parachute Adams, Thin Mint, Pheasant Tail Flashback Best Lures: Firetiger and Gold spinners Best Baits: Baby Crawlers and Wanglers
The fishing is Good. Spawn is still on for a little longer. Fish are more active with the warmer weather. Best Flies: BWOs in the evening, Bite-Me-Buggers, Hot Head Leeches, Chironomids Best Lures: Firetiger Rapalas or Gold/Bronze Spoons Best Baits: Nightcrawlers, Red Powerbait
The fishing is fair and the rainbows are spawning. The river is still pre-runoff and at wadable levels with mild current. Be carful while wading and mind the reds where the fish are actively spawning. Flow Rate: 290 cfs Current Flow Rates Water Clarity: 2 1/2 feet Best Flies: Rainbow Warriors, Purple Worms, Egg patterns.
The fishing is Fair. Water level is still low, but big browns are close to shore. Best Flies: Hot Head Leech, Thin Mint, Slump Buster Best Lures: Black/Gold Panther Martin, Copper Kastmaster, Rapala Perch Floater Best Baits: Leeches, Salmon Eggs, Red or Orange Powerbait
The fishing is Fair to Slow. It’s getting pretty cold up there and snow may make it difficult to hike to the back lakes. Best Flies: Red Copper John, Robo Pheasant Tail, Hare’s Ear Best Lures: Brook Trout Roostertail, Brook Trout Kastmaster Best Baits: Red Worms
The fishing is Slow to Fair right now. Fishing is starting to recover after the kill and we’ve heard of multiple people catching fish out of the lake. Best flies right now: Eyed Hornberg, BWO, Chan’s Red Leech Best Lures: Green/Gold Panther Martin, Gold/Silver Thomas Colorado Best Baits: Worms, Chartreuse or Spring Green Powerbait
The fishing is Fair to Good right now. Kokanee are spawning by the dam and in the spillway, but trout fishing is still fair to slow from shore. Best flies right now: Bloodworms, Hot Head Leech, BWO Best Lures: Pink, orange, or silver spoons and spinners Best Baits: Worms, Orange Salmon Eggs
The fishing is Fair right now. Water is still a little murky. Best flies right now: Trina’s Burgin Bugger, Flu Shot, Renegade Best Lures: Rainbow Pattern Mepps or Kastmaster Best Baits: Worms, 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 Slow right now. We’ve heard of a few people still catching fish out of Gelatt, but has definitely slowed since the kill. Best flies right now: Damsel Nymphs, Renegades, Hornberg Best Lures: Rainbow Rooster Tail, Brook Trout Rooster Tail Best Baits: Green or Chartruese Powerbait
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 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. 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 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 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 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 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. 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
Hattie has wide variations in the ice thicknesses an quality. 1″-4″ of ice from the reports from fisherman(not enough for me to venture out on this one). Had enough ice by the dam that some brave souls where out on it. Looks like we may finally have a good solid start to build on.
Fishing has been Fair Ice is between 3″-9″ with the thicker being where wind has pushed sheets on top of each other. some nice perch coming out this week. Pink and green jigs seem to be the trick tipping with wax worms. Hattie Derby is Jan 4th & 5th and tickets are available at the store now. $35 for adult, $5 for youth(under 14)
Report from our partners at Two Dogs Guide Services Fishing is Good Flows are around 1000 CFS and water is clear Flies: Rock worms (red, Purple) FB Pheasant tails, Hares ears, scuds (olive), Thin Mint mid day the smaller the better on most of these. Lures: Panther Martins (yellow/silver)