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    Default Wind River/ Upper Bighorn Advice

    Has anybody ever fished the Wind River Canyon through Thermopolis during late March? I have some time off and was interested in fishing this section from a drift boat. I know the weather in the Rockies can be unpredictable, but if it is really cold or really windy in general this time of year, I might want to consider somewhere else. Also, has anybody stayed up there and can recommend a clean, cheap fishing hotel?

    Thanks,

    Gary

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    Default Re: Wind River/ Upper Bighorn Advice

    Gary

    I have never floated that section of river in March, we usually go over there in May. I would take a look on the USGS web site and see what the flows are doing historically for that time of year below Bowsen Reservoir.......I'm guessing it is pretty much the same as in May except when they do the flush. When we float that river we usually stay in Lander or Riverton as there is more options for dining, but the drive gets to be a pain. Thermopolis is mostly fast food. PM me if you want more specifics.

    Larry
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    Default Re: Wind River/ Upper Bighorn Advice

    Thanks, Larry.

    We have two plans depending on the weather.

    1. Fish the Bighorn above Yellowtail in Thermopolis and then from Fort Smith all the way down toward Xavier in four days. The entire length for all practical purposes.

    2. Fish the San Juan and then head up to Glenwood and hit the lower Colorado.

    Either way we win, huh?

    I will get some info from you if it looks like we are heading that way.

    Gary

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