Wind River, Wyoming Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
Reported by Jeramie Prine
Fly Fishing Map of Wind River, WY
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Wind River, Wyoming Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
Follow our "Best Techniques" advice for fly fishing setups. Sunny days seem to offer up the best fishing (the opposite of what you would think). Early starts are not a must. Let the sun warm things up and hatches will start coming off. Fishing is slowing down around 2 pm. The Wind is fishing better than it has all of last year. Fish the warm weather part of the day. Winter is on its way. My biggest tip is to dress warm and look for sunny days on the forecast. The river is starting to freeze west of town, but remains good in town and east.
Fishing Report Last Updated:
12 / 4 / 2018
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Wind River is currently Good

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
Dunoir Fishing Adventures

Water flow: 90 CFS

Visibility: 48 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 40 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: 10-3

Best stretch: All public access points in Dubois and East

Best access point: All public access points

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Golden Stone Flies, baetis and midges.

Fish species: Yellowstone Cutthroat, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Grayling, Whitefish, Brook Trout

Fishing season: Fall

Nearest airport: Jackson Hole

Wind River Description

Dubois is considered the most remote town in the lower 48. So if getting away from the crowds and having the river to yourself is something you're looking for, look no further! The Wind River is an amazing fishery with big browns, Yellowstone Cutts, rainbows and brookies. We also have backcountry rivers, lakes and streams filled with wild fish (grayling and golden trout). There is an abundance of wildlife here ...

Techniques & Tips

The best technique right now is European nymphing. It is not about long casting, but finding soft water the fish are holding in, getting good drifts and solid presentations.

7-Day Forecast

Temperatures are dropping and winter is in the air. Temperatures will be in the 20's-30's this week with no precipitation expected. Mornings are cold, so let the sun warm things up before hitting the river. There is snow on the ground now, so be careful wade fishing!

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