Fishing Season: Spring

Wind River - WY

Fishing Outlook & Conditions

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Jeramie Prine's Tip of the Week

Tip of the week is to fish the many regional lakes and reservoirs, or fish tailwaters such as the Bighorn, Green, Platte or Snake River. Fishing can be super fun and productive in stillwater and tail waters right now.

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Map of Wind River

Water Flow Data

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby

Dunoir Fishing Adventures

5-Day Outlook as of 6/17/24

Spring runoff in the Wind River drainage has peaked and is dropping. The Wind River is starting to drop water flows, but is still off color. It is a matter of time before most of the tributaries and the Wind River will be back to fishing well again.

Techniques & Tips as of 6/17/24

The best technique right now is to fish clean water. Find those reservoirs or lakes that you don't fish often. A lot of fun can be had catching different species on stillwaters. Tailwaters are fishing consistently right now as well.

Local Species Available Spring

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    Yellowstone Cutthroat

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    Brown Trout

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    Rainbow Trout

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    Brook Trout

Jeramie Prine's Recommended Fly Patterns

"Must-have" fly fishing patterns in descending order of importance:

Name: Colors: Size(s):
Fly Formerly Known As Prince natural 10
Elk Wing Caddis brown 14
Birchell's Hatching Midge brown 16
Hot Head Euro Pheasant Tail N/A 18
TH Zebra Midge N/A 16-18

Fly Formerly Known As Prince

A must-have nymph for every fly box

Jeramie Prine's Recommended Gear

Description: About Wind River

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 as well; grizzlies, wolves, elk, deer, moose and antelope. If you do fish here bear spray is a MUST! Fishing here is a lot like the way fly fishing was meant to be. Hire a guide if this is your first time as many folks come here and get skunked on the Wind River.

Nearest Airport:

Jackson Hole


Golden Stone Flies, baetis and adult mayflies, and midges.

Best Time to Fish:


Best Stretch:

All public access points in Dubois and East

Best Access:

All public access points