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
The Wind River and all tributaries are fishing well now. Follow our "Best Techniques" advise 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 4 pm, and then picks up again just before dark. The Wind is fishing better than it has all of last year. It is money right now!
Fishing Report Last Updated:
9 / 17 / 2018
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Wind River is currently Excellent

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
Dunoir Fishing Adventures

Water flow: 122 CFS

Visibility: 48 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 46 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: 9-4

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, Ants, Hoppers, Caddis and Baetis

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 to run a dry-dropper setup or czech nymphing. It is not about long casting, but finding soft water the fish are holding in, getting good drifts and solid presentations. Streamers are money right now as well!

7-Day Forecast

The weather is going to be beautiful this week. Temperatures will be in the 60-70's with sunshine all week. Monday-Wednesday will be smokey from wildfires around the country.

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