Fishing Season: Winter

Wind River - WY

Fishing Outlook & Conditions

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Jeramie Prine's Tip of the Week

The Wind River is icing up and a bit dangerous to fish right now. Temperatures have dipped really low and we just got through a major winter storm. It is cold and lots of snow.

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5-Day Outlook as of 1/23/23

Temperatures and conditions are becoming very winter-like, so plan accordingly. Ice has formed on the majority of the river. Mornings are chilly so dress accordingly. It is time to break out the waders!

Techniques & Tips as of 1/23/23

The best technique right now is euro-nymphing small flies and midges.

Local Species Available Winter

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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.

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Best Stretch:

All public access points in Dubois and East

Best Access:

All public access points