Wind River, Wyoming Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Wind River, Wyoming Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
Wind River flows have been dropping and fishing is picking up. Don't hesitate to start switching over to those dry-dropper rigs! Streamers and leggy nymphs are more productive right now on the Wind River. Use caution wade fishing as flows are still a bit pushy. This week will bring great fishing!
Fishing Report Last Updated:
8 / 20 / 2019
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Wind River is currently Excellent

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
Dunoir Fishing Adventures

Water flow: 134 CFS

Visibility: 35 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 46 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 adult mayflies, and midges.

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

Fishing season: Summer

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 and streamer fishing. It is not about long casting, but finding soft/deep water and runs the fish are holding in, getting good drifts and solid presentations. Dry fly fishing is starting happen with the right conditions (no wind).

7-Day Forecast

Warm to hot temperatures have finally arrived. Water flows on the Wind River are slowly coming down. Temperatures will range from 70's-80's this week. Watch out for afternoon thunderstorms.

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