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
Early starts are not a must. Let the sun warm things up. Fishing is slowing down around 4 pm. Fish the warmest part of the day. Dress warm and look for sunny days on the forecast. Fish baetis nymphs and stoneflies. Try out those larger stonefly nymphs as the weather warms. Stillwater fishing and getting up high will help with fishing this week.
Fishing Report Last Updated:
6 / 6 / 2019
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Wind River is currently Just OK

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
Dunoir Fishing Adventures

Water flow: 975 CFS

Visibility: 6 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 48 Degrees F

Water condition: Muddy

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: Spring

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/deep water and runs the fish are holding in, getting good drifts and solid presentations. As the water comes up, break out the streamers!

7-Day Forecast

Weather and temperatures will rise as the week progresses. The Wind River will lose some clarity and it is on the rise with spring runoff. We are fishing stillwaters and higher tributaries now.

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