Green River below Flaming Gorge Dam
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
Flows are currently peaking at 2,630 cubic feet per second (cfs), and averaging 1,300 cfs. Fishing has been fair, but pressure is down now that summer is over. Expect very few anglers early on weekdays. Flows can change daily, so check out current releases from Flaming Gorge Dam. Nymph fishing has been productive using scuds, soft hackles, midges and PMDs. Rigs should be set about five to ten feet and fished along seams. Dry fly fishing is better in the lower reaches of the river. Terrestrials are working great, but there are still a few caddis hatches late in the day. Mix it up using a dry dropper (with a large terrestrial high) and a nymph trailing two to five feet below. Spin fishing is almost always good. Marabou or hair jigs (Zig Jigs) in earth-tone colors are a good option in shallow or deep water. Also try crankbaits (like Rapala Xraps and Husky Jerks) in deeper water. Pinch down the barbs for quick release. Brightly colored spoons and spinners will also entice fish. (Last updated 10-17-2016)
- 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: Common Carp, 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