The Green River starts just below Flaming Gorge Dam, and the first 7 miles below the dam is known throughout the world as a great trout stream, and one of many great Utah rivers. The river is full of Brown, Rainbow and Cutthroat trout. Because of the steep canyons the access is limited. You can get in just below the dam and at Little Hole and Browns Park. You can wade or drift this river but watch out for the summer rafters as this is a popular spot for them.

The river is full of large Brown trout averaging 17” or better. The river has a great food supply for these hungry fish. Scuds are highly favored throughout the year. Although not shown on the hatch chart below, midges make their arrival in the spring and winter just like the Blue Winged Olive. Terrestrials will show up as expected, during the hot summer months. (Picture from

When you start talking about great trout river fishing, and wanting to fish Utah or America, this river is always on the list. Located in the northeast corner of the state near the Colorado and Wyoming borders, people come from all over the area to test their skills. You need to add this to your list of places to fish in your lifetime.

Map of river.

I have a good friend who fly fished the Green River this April with a guide. He sleighed them! They caught so many fish, over 40, most of them very good size. The guide showed him and his friends several sucessful techniques that neither of us had tried or heard of before. They worked! Just one more great reason to use an experienced guide on your fly fishing adventure.

This is a very good fly fishing stream, and you should make your way to Utah to try it out.

Leave Green River page and return to Utah page.

Sign up for Fish On News Letter

Receive regular newsletters about fly-fishing. Featuring great specials from our affiliate sponsors, new fish photos, tactics, product reviews and other fly-fishing articles. Fill out the form below to subscribe. Fish On!

Enter your E-mail Address
Enter your First Name (optional)

Don't worry — your e-mail address is totally secure.
I promise to use it only to send you Fish On! News Letter.

Utah Rivers

Green River
Huntington Creek
Logan River
Provo River
Weber River

Utah Fishing Regulations
Utah Fishing Guides