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
Sunny days offer up the best fishing (the opposite of what you would think). Early starts are not a must. Let the sun warm things up. Fishing is slowing down around 2 pm. Fish the warmest part of the day. Dress warm and look for sunny days on the forecast. The river is frozen west of town, but free from ice in down and to the east.
Fishing Report Last Updated:
2 / 11 / 2019
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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: Winter

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. Fish are located in deeper water right now, so put on a split shot or two and get down to the fish.

7-Day Forecast

Temperatures will be in the teens-30's this week. 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! Precipitation is expected everyday this week except for Tuesday.

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