Green River below Flaming Gorge Dam

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The Green River section from Flaming Gorge dam to Colorado border is split into three sections. Section A is from the dam to Little Hole. Section B is from Little Hole to Indian Crossing in Browns Park. Section C is from Indian Crossing to the Colorado/Utah border.

Section A is high gradient, B moderate and C is slow. Highest fish densities in section A, second highest in B, lowest in C. Most fishing pressure is in section A, then B and lowest in C. Access to B and C is limited to boat and gravel road.

New Zealand mudsnails have been documented in most areas of the river. Please thoroughly clean mud and vegetation from waders, boats and fishing gear. If possible, completely dry equipment before leaving the area. A hot water bath (120� F) will kill mudsnails, and spraying equipment with 409 or a similar soap solution before drying will increase effectiveness.

Latest fishing report

Starting May 21, water flows are at power plant capacity (4,600 cfs) and will stay that way for about two weeks. Bypass flows could also be used to meet downstream flow targets for endangered fish. Please check for current releases from Flaming Gorge Dam. Expect the drifting debris to decrease each day, making it easier to fish. You can still catch fish at high flows. Dry fly fishing has been fair. Blue-winged olive hatches are tapering off but have been best from 1 to 4 p.m. on calm, cloudy days near Little Hole. Cicadas and caddis have also been reported. Although the hatches may be good, fish may still feed sub-surface. Nymphing has been most productive using small zebra midge and baetis patterns. Try a dry dropper with a cicada up high and wet fly below. Spin fishing has been good. Marabou jigs or tube jigs in earth tones, white and ginger are a good option in shallow or deep water. Rainbow or brown trout patterned crankbaits and medium sized silver spoons and spinners have also been working well. Pinch down the barbs for quick release. (Last update 05-23-18)


  • Location: Daggett County
  • Directions: Drive 45 miles north of Vernal on US-191
  • Type: Blue Ribbon
  • Size: 800 to 8,000 cfs
  • Elevation: 5,600 feet
  • Hours: No restrictions
  • Likely catch: Brown Trout, Mountain Whitefish, Rainbow Trout
  • Possible catch: Cutthroat Trout
  • Regulations: To see what statewide or special regulations apply to this waterbody, please read the current Fishing Guidebook.
  • Site amenities: There are restrooms at Tailrace, Dripping Springs and Little Hole; boat ramps at Tailrace, Little Hole, Indian Crossing, Bridge Hollow, Swallow Canyon; and a trail along the river from the dam to Little Hole
  • Handicap access: Accessible areas at the dam and Little Hole