Laramie Plains Lakes Fishing Report

Lake Hattie Fishing Report

The Kokanee salmon have moved near the dam to spawn at Lake Hattie. Flashy colored flies will usually trigger a strike from these fish. Also, trout will be present, looking for salmon roe upon which to feed.

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Lake Hattie Information

Lake Hattie is the largest of the Laramie Plains Lakes at 1500-3000 surface acres depending on water levels. It contains rainbows, browns, lakers, Kokanee salmon, and perch. The browns and rainbows range from 12-30 inches with the occasional 5 to 10 pounder, and the lake trout average 5 to 15 pounds. There is camping and a couple of boat ramps at Lake Hattie. There are, however, no electric of water hookups at the campsites.

Fly Patterns

BH Prince Nymphs
Balance Leeches
3d Glass Chironomid
Oil Slick Chironomid
Softex Scud
Ultra Scud
Jigged Thin Mint
BH RL Prince nymph
Mini Buggers
Water Boatman
Rickard’s Seal buggers
Hot Head Leeches
Pine Squirrel Leech
Balance Leeches
UV Leeches

Streamers

Orange Blossum Specials
Snapping Craw
Chickabou Craw
Gallop’s Peanut Envy
Circus Peanut
Gisha Girl
Rusty Trombone
Hot Bead Thin Mint
Thin Mint
Burgin Bugger (olive)

Twin Buttes Fishing Report

Fall fishing is heating up at Twin Buttes as water temperatures continue to cool. Streamers, scuds, leeches, Balance Leeches, Balance Damsels, and chironomids are all good choices as well as Rickard’s Seal Buggers and Thin Mints. Later this Fall, the Brown Trout will be in shallow as they begin their spawning activity.
Laramie Plains Lakes Hatch Chart

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Twin Buttes Information

Twin Buttes is a 250-acre impoundment that contains rainbows and browns averaging 12 to 25+ inches. This reservoir offers the angler a great opportunity to catch a true trophy brown in the eight-pound range. Fishing at Twin Buttes is best in the fall when the browns are trying to spawn. Look for fish to be in the shallows with a gravely bottom. There are two boat ramps and overnight camping, but no hookups.

Fly Patterns

Damsel bugger
Mini Damsel Boobie
Damsel Nymphs
Hares Ears
BH Prince Nymph
BH Brown Buggers
BH Olive Buggers
Hot Head Leech
Pine Squirrel Leech
Hot bead Thin Mint
Jigged Thin Mint
Softex Scuds
Ultra Scuds
Water Boatman
Purple San Juan Worms
UV Leeches
3d Glass Chironomid
Oil Slick Chironomid
Yankee Buzzers
Chironocones
BH hares ears
BH Prince nymphs
BH RL Prince nymphs
Mini buggers
Rickard’s Seal buggers
Egg Patterns
Balance Leeches

Streamers

Orange Blossum Specials
Gallop’s Sex Dungeon
Gallop’s Peanut Envy
Circus Peanut
Platte River Spider
Bearded Clam
Rusty Trombone
Snapping Craw
Chickabou Craw
Wiese’s Scleech
Thin Mint
Burgin Bugger (olive)

Galett Fishing Report

Galett experienced a major fish kill during the high temperatures mid-summer. Fishing is not recommended until the lake recovers.

Laramie Plains Lakes Hatch Chart

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Galett Information

Galett is the smallest of the Laramie Plains Lakes, at only 34 surface acres. It has rainbow trout from 12 to 24 inches and grass carp. We have good carry over fish at Galett the past couple of winters thanks to efforts from the Wyoming Game & Fish aeration systems. This impoundment is an extremely shallow lake with great vegetation growth full of damsel nymphs and scuds.

Fly Patterns

BH Prince Nymphs
San Juan Worms
BH Hares Ears
Damsel bugger
Mini Damsel Boobie
Scuds
Ultra Scud
Softex Scud
Ray Charles
Boobie flies
Oil Slick Chironomid
3d Glass Chironomid
Chironocone
UV Leeches
Pine Squirrel Leech
Hot Head Leeches
Balance Leeches

Streamers

Hot bead Thin Mint
Orange Blossum Specials
Miracle Mile Peanut
Vanilla Buggers
Goldies
Wiese’s Scleech
Thin Mint
Burgin Bugger (olive)
Sculpzilla

Meeboer Fishing Report

Meeboer is fishing well with leeches, chironomids, and damsel nymphs, such as Balance Damsels. Additionally, Thin Mints, Rickard’s Seal Buggers, and scuds produce well. There is also some time remaining for evening dry fly fishing.

Laramie Plains Lakes Hatch Chart

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Meeboer Information

Meeboer is a 119-acre reservoir that grows fish faster than any of the other plains lakes. Recent efforts by the Wyoming Game & Fish have allowed us carry over fish the past couple of years, which has greatly increased the rainbows average size. Prior to these efforts fish averaged 10-14 inches but now fish in the six to ten pound plus range have been more common.

Fly Patterns

Damsel nymphs
Chironomids
Balanced damsel nymphs
Purple San Juan Worms
Hot bead Thin Mint
BH Prince Nymphs
BH Olive Buggers
BH Brown Buggers
Pine Squirrel Leeches
Balance Leeches
Hot Head Leeches
UV Leeches
Scuds
Ultra Scud
Softex Scud
BH hares ears
Rickard’s Seal buggers
Chironomids
Oil Slick Chironomid
3d Glass Chironomid
Chironocones
Water Boatman

Streamers

Orange Blossum Specials
Gallop’s Peanut Envy
Circus Peanut
Platte River Spider
Snapping Craw
Chickabou Craw
Goldies
Thin Mint
Burgin Bugger (olive)
Sculpzilla


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