One trip that has always been a High Plains Drifters favorite is the Green River. The drive is not a short one, but leaving early you can still get there and have a few hours fishing on that first day. If you have never fished the Green there will be plenty of us glad to show you the water and provide advise, everybody is welcome no matter the skill level.
The Green is popular for its excellent fly fishing and is considered one of the best tailwater fisheries in North America. This world-class, blue-ribbon trout fishery is home to Browns, Rainbows, Cutthroats, and Cut-bow Hybrid Trout. The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources states the Green has between 8,000 and 22,000 fish per mile between the dam and Red Rock Rapids.
Section "A" Map
The Green flows through a scenic steep-walled canyon. The rugged terrain allows access in only three areas: just below the dam ( section "A"), Little Hole (Section "B"), and Browns Park (Section "C").
Section "B" Map
You can drive to these locations and fish your way up or down stream, or float the the river in drift boat or rubber raft
Section "C" Map
The Browns are wild, produced by natural reproduction, and grow quickly in the fertile water. The average fish is 15-17 inches long . Insect hatches are prolific. Scuds are a primary food source and are effective throughout the year. Midges work on and below the surface during the winter and early spring. Blue-winged olives hatch in incredible numbers in the spring.
Dutch John Resort
The Green offers excellent wade fishing in both the "A" section and the top of the "B" section. Both pontoons and drift boats can be rented or guides can be hired. Rental or the hiring of a guide is up to the individual. Both the Flaming Gorge Resort and the Dutch John Resort can arrange for guided trips and a third shop Trout Creek Flies (435-885-3355) can also provide guides and they have an excellent fly shop. Remember you will need a Utah fishing license. Along with their guide services and boat rentals the Flaming Gorge Resort (435-889-3773) and the The Dutch John Resort (435-885-3191) have cabins and R.V. Spaces
Flaming Gorge Resort
Getting to the Green , as mentioned earlier, is roughly a 6 hour ride coming in through Vernal Utah or taking I-80 through Wyoming and then dropping down to Dutch John.
If you need help or have any other questions you can contact Dwyne C. using the the email Trips@flyfisherscolorado.com