Looking for the perfect way to get socially distant? Worm, lure, or fly – there’s a little something for every angler here in Laramie. Here in the west, you won’t have to wait in any lines to drop a line in the water. There are lakes, streams, and ponds with plenty of access for everyone, so you can find your adventure here in Southeastern Wyoming.
Trout is a local favorite, and the Big and Little Laramie Rivers are abundant with Cutthroat, Rainbow, Brown, and Brook Trout. Stop in at one of Laramie’s fly fishing stores to schedule a float down the North Platte or get the latest tips on the best places to land your next big catch.
The Jelm Access
Jelm is located just south of Laramie off of Highway 230 past Woods Landing. Two public accesses give a full range of this beautiful area, with a beautiful canyon in between. You’ll find pocket water, undercut banks, and abundant riffles in this area. Fishing is best from mid-May through early July and again in the fall.
Medicine Bow National Forest
West of Laramie, Highway 130, known as the Snowy Range Scenic Byway, is full of hidden gems and seemingly untouched alpine streams full of Brookies. The scenic drive passes countless lakes and streams before the pass at 10,847 feet. Twin Lakes, North and South Gap Lake, Bear Lake, the Shelf Lakes, Libby, and Lewis Lake are all excellent destinations for mountain lake fishing.
Lakes & Reservoirs
Rob Roy Reservoir, Lake Owen, and Turpin Reservoir have cement boat ramps that allow boats with combustion motors. The alkaline Laramie Plains Lakes is known for abundant fish food and massive lunkers. These fertile waters support a healthy insect population, which then leads to enormous healthy trout. Fish are most abundant from early spring right after ice-out, through mid-summer, and again in the fall. The spring and fall season brings a little wind, but that makes for fish that are a little less sensitive to surface disturbances and more likely to hit. Gear up for your fishing adventure and get ready for the fight.
Vedauwoo and Curt Gowdy State Park
East of Laramie has its share of prime fishing among granite hoodoos. In the Vedauwoo area, you can hike into your own stocked beaver pond for little brookies and habitat well suited for spotting a moose. Further east at Curt Gowdy State Park, Granite, Crystal, and North Crow Reservoirs offer prime fisheries along with all the comforts and amenities of Wyoming’s state park campgrounds. Between fishing, there is plenty to do, with mountain biking and hiking trails galore.
No matter your fishing style, you’ll find a fishery with a view in the Medicine Bow National Forest of Southeastern Wyoming. Book your trip and request your Laramie Fishing Guide when you visit our website www.VisitLaramie.org.
Last modified: September 16, 2020