Adventure Outdoors Magazine Summer 2016 - Page 131

BROOK TROUT (Salvelins fontinalis) The brook trout prefers clean, cold streams and has become well established in beaver ponds. BROWN TROUT (Salmo trutta) In streams, brown trout prefer dense cover, underneath banks and under vegetation. CUTTHROAT TROUT (Onchorhynchus clarki pleuriticus) Cutthrout are spring spawners. Cuttroat over 12 inches often feed on small fish and crayfish. GOLDEN TROUT (Oncorhynchus aguabonita) The golden trout is a spring spawner. GONE FISHIN'! The lakes and rivers around Laramie are loaded with Brook, Brown, Cutthrout, Golden and Rainbow trout. From the deep runs of the Big Laramie River to the still waters of the Snowy Range and the windy abundance of the Laramie Plains lakes, this area has something for everyone. BOOK YOUR ADVENTURE TODAY! www.visitlaramie.org call: 1-800-445-5303 home with exciting tales of battling the elements and fish! In late summer, water temperatures can reach the mid 70s, making fishing difficult. Plan on dawn and moonlit fishing during these times of year to improve your chances of catching the big fish that love these waters. MEDICINE BOW NATIONAL FOREST West of Laramie, Highway 130, also known as the Snowy Range Road, travels through Medicine Bow National Forest for thirty miles. This scenic drive passes countless alpine lakes and streams before crossing 10,847 ft. A short walk from the main highway will reveal hidden gems. Longer walks transport the visitor to fishing nirvana; as with life, the more you put into your experience the more you get out of it. Pack a lunch and plan to spend the whole day discovering your own favorite fishing hole. Book your stay today Laramie, Wyoming Real History - True Adventure Phone: 1-800-445-5303 Website: www.visitlaramie.org Photos Courtesy of BHP Images @2015 Adventure Outdoors Summer 2016 129