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Laramie plains lakes

Post By: boogieman      Posted: 2/15/2014 9:24:38 AM     Points: 162    
Hey Wy, thinking about coming up to the Laramie plains lakes tomorrow. I looked at the weather and it has been fairly warm and pretty windy up there since the last update for gelatt on the 10th. Just wondering if there is still good ice on the buttes, or if it is starting to get a little sketch? any input is appreciated thanks!
 Reply by: culinarypunk      Posted: 2/15/2014 10:39:13 AM     Points: 84484    
Wish I had some info other than a guess.

With the wind and high temps all week I would GUESS it has ate some of
The ice away ( few open spots, thin ice, white ice, Ect)
But, there will probably be good ice near wind/sun sheltered spots.
I'm sorry I just have a bunch of guesses for ya!

If you do go, have fun and use a spud! If the wind isn't to bad I bet there

will be others on the ice!
 Reply by: boogieman      Posted: 2/15/2014 11:11:59 AM     Points: 162    
thanks culinarypunk, I appreciate the incite, even if they are only guesses. I normally try to be on the ice at 5, but Ill probably wait until the sun is up just to be safe.

earlier this winter i was on a front range lake way before sunlight, spudding along. After it got light i saw that i had walked less than 20 feet from open water! (no issue thankfully). Cant be too safe in my book, from now on when ice is possibly suspect, i can wait until it is light.

 Reply by: showcase      Posted: 2/16/2014 1:38:28 PM     Points: 1783    
Sorry I am a day late, but if you drove up you saw it. It's getting pretty sketchy. The wind has been brutal and way to warm. Hope you caught some anyway.
 Reply by: boogieman      Posted: 2/17/2014 8:51:50 AM     Points: 162    
no worries! a day late is better than nothing at all. we headed up and checked it out anyway. ice at twin buttes was pretty good in the morning, but we stopped by meeboar to find some sketchy conditions. all in all a good day. even with the wind, pleasantly warm, with the bank showing a 50 degree temp when we drove back home through Laramie. unless we get anther cold snap, i could imagine some fish-able open water up there in the a week or two....
 Reply by: boogieman      Posted: 2/17/2014 9:19:07 AM     Points: 162    
Also i am stoked on Wyoming fish and game. I have been fishing at least 50 days in Colorado over the past season, I have only have my licence checked once. where i have fished twice in Wyoming over the past month and i got my licence checked yesterday. 1/50 compared to 1/2 pretty good ratio for Wyoming in my book. Always good to see a wildlife officer on the patrol!
 Reply by: culinarypunk      Posted: 2/17/2014 10:06:09 AM     Points: 84484    
Glad it wasn't a bust!

In 3.5 years fishing in CO, I was checked once and that was at john martin.

Last month at keyhole I got checked by a state parks guy and a g&f ranger.
 Reply by: Steelhead      Posted: 2/25/2014 9:00:37 AM     Points: 465    
some open water / meboer & gelatt
 Reply by: Steelhead      Posted: 2/25/2014 9:27:13 AM     Points: 465    
gelatt boat ramp
 Reply by: IndieCon      Posted: 2/26/2014 7:49:04 PM     Points: 925    
Steelhead, how'd you fare at Gelatt?
 Reply by: showcase      Posted: 2/28/2014 12:01:38 AM     Points: 1783    
Indie, Gellatt survived the winter which is awesome, the fish aren't real big yet 15-16" average and a few bigger, but atleast it made it through winter.
 Reply by: IndieCon      Posted: 2/28/2014 7:36:54 AM     Points: 925    
Yes! Thanks, showcase.

Got to fish Gellatt twice last year. One day was great. The other was stellar. Nothing wrong with catching 27 and 45 trout up to 16 inches. Perfect for a 9' 4 or 5 weight outfit.
 Reply by: Steelhead      Posted: 3/5/2014 7:53:19 AM     Points: 465    
still no fish landed at gelatt
 Reply by: IndieCon      Posted: 3/8/2014 11:30:09 PM     Points: 925    
Steelhead, maybe we should be offering them a piping hot cup o' joe or some hot chocolate. That might make 'me go!
 Reply by: Steelhead      Posted: 3/11/2014 5:04:51 PM     Points: 465    
water temps get to 42 / 45 degrees it will be game on!

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