Stillwaters River Report
Much of the stillwater on the front range has opened up and water temperatures have been slowly climbing. The fishing on some of the local ponds is starting to heat up. Carp are cruising the flats, the bass are getting active, and the trout are starting to feed heavy in the shallows. Bass and sunfish have been found eating on and off the banks.
The Laramie lakes are open and fishing well. Slow stripping leaches and small buggers has been producing fish. As well as fishing a leech or chironomid under an indicator, although we have yet to see any chironomids hatching this can still be an effective technique.
North park stillwater in the valley is now fully open since ice off. The lakes are fishing but the water temperatures are cold and fish are slowly reviving from winter. This is a great time of year to fish these lakes before the fish here start to get a lot of pressure from anglers. Like the Laramie Lakes, stripping buggers and fishing leeches, boatmans, scuds and chironomids under an indicator will help you successfully find fish.
North Park and Red Feather: Open
High Alpine: Ice
The Laramie Plains Lakes: Open
Bass: Slump Buster #4, Meat Whistle #2, BH Bugger #10, ThinMint #8-10, Seal Bugger #10, Hoover Mover #4, Creek Crawler #4, Hada's Near 'Nuff Crayfish #4, Clouser Minnow #4, Micro-Poppers #8, Covert Mission #4, Pearly Popper #6, Neon Popper #6
Carp: Carp Crack #6, Hoover Mover #4, Swimming Nymph #6, Back Stabber #4, Dirty Monkey #4, Hare's Ear #14, Carpalicious #6
Trout: Leeches #10-12, Buggers #8-14, Chirocones #14-18, Crystal Chironomids #10-14, Seal Bugger #10, Callibaetis #16
Pike: Barry's Pike Fly 2/0, Hare Grub #2, Roosta Fly 3/0, Flashtail Whistler 3/0
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