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Yep, heading for the Wind River Canyon for trout in a week.
I figure to use spinners (Rooster Tails) mostly.

Anyone here fish the canyon?

Pictures will be posted when I return.
 

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There is a big eddy half a mile below the Boysen D a m. Current is strong and hole is deep. Standard rig is a 1/8 to 1/4oz egg sinker, small barrel swivel as a sinker stop, 2' leader of 6# mono and a #14 treble hook. Tear a night crawler in half and hook an end on one of the treble hook barbs and cover the whole hook in chartreuse power bait in a ball the size of a berry. Cast to the head of the pool and drift through. Big brown trout and eagle lake rainbows up to 5# and a few ling there. Also try the riffle zones down stream with woolley buggers and grasshopper flies. If your not a fly fisher get a casting bubble for your spinning outfit.

Or go further up river past Dubois. The cold water below Boysen D a m is good for trout but the other stretches of the river are too warm until you get up past Dubois.

Boysen has great walleye fishing if you have a boat. Lots of good fishing over in the Wind River Range if your a hiker.
 

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Thanks Lt.
I'll be fishing just the canyon this time. And for just one day.
This is a family vacation/trip. Except for the fishing ;)
 

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Thermopolis Eagle RV Park.
 

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Well, enjoy your trip buddy. I recommend the riffles above the campground to the narrows just below the rail crossing. The narrows is where I caught the most fish. Usually just a few each trip but they were big.

The fly fishermen like the riffles as they are fairly shallow and can be waded.
 

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I do appreciate the help LT (military or law enforcement?).

Never learned to fly fish.
It is on a list I have somewhere to learn.
Catching, landing and eating them is secondary for now. I just need to get to the water. If that makes even a little sense.
 

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Caught using a 1/4 chartruese rooster tail with a gold spinner.
 

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Beautiful fish.
I caught a lot of those cutthroats in Oregon back in 63. :)
 

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Thanks for sharing the photos. That's a beautiful trout in a scenic canyon. Brings back a few memories. Glad to hear you were successful.
 

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Thanks friends!
My family and I had a great time. We always enjoy our time in Wyoming.
 

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Oh, and this was the first time I caught cutthroat trout.
 
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