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Green River - Below Flaming Gorge - Utah

Hatch Chart - Best Access/Spots - Local Fish - About

Water Flow Chart

Using Water Flow Charts & Weather Reports: Begin with our water flow charts to grasp stream velocity and volume – look for stable or rising trends to pinpoint ideal fishing times. Learn to interpret sudden spikes or drops, which can indicate potential challenges. Next, consult our weather reports to understand ambient conditions. Pairing the two, you can anticipate fish behavior, choose the right gear, and select the best fishing spots. Use these tools together for a holistic approach to your next fishing adventure.

In-Depth Weather

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Hatch Chart

Month Hatch Time of Day Recommended Fly Sizes Popular Fly Patterns
January Midges Afternoon #18-22 Zebra Midges
February Midges Afternoon #18-22 Zebra Midges
March Midges, Blue Winged Olives Afternoon #18-22, #18-20 Zebra Midges, BWO Emerger
April Blue Winged Olives, Midges Afternoon #18-20, #18-22 BWO Emerger, Zebra Midges
May Caddis, Blue Winged Olives Afternoon-Evening #14-16, #16-20 Elk Hair Caddis, Pheasant Tail
June Golden Stones, Yellow Sallies, PMDs All Day #6-10, #14-16, #16-18 Golden Stonefly Nymph, Yellow Sally Nymph, PMD Nymph
July Hoppers, Tricos, Caddis All Day #6-10, #20-22, #14-16 Chris's Chernobyl, Trico Spinner, Elk Hair Caddis
August Hoppers, Tricos, Caddis All Day #6-10, #20-22, #14-16 Chris's Chernobyl, Trico Spinner, Elk Hair Caddis
September Hoppers, Tricos, Mahogany Duns All Day #6-10, #20-22, #16-18 Chris's Chernobyl, Trico Spinner, Parachute Adams
October Blue Winged Olives, Midges Afternoon #18-20, #18-22 BWO Emerger, Zebra Midges
November Midges Early Afternoon #18-22 Zebra Midges
December Midges Early Afternoon #18-22 Zebra Midges

While we strive to ensure the precision of our hatch charts, some reflect broader river region insights. Through ongoing partnerships with local guides and fly shops, we’re committed to refining our data. Should you notice any inconsistencies or have feedback, we welcome you to reach out. 

Best Fishing Spots

The Green River below Flaming Gorge is an outstanding destination for fly fishing. From majestic surroundings to plentiful fish, experience the ultimate fishing trip. Here are some top spots:

  • A section: This is the first seven miles below the Flaming Gorge Dam, offering crystal clear waters and vast hatches of insects.
  • B section: Next seven miles downstream from Little Hole. It’s less crowded, offers big fish opportunities mainly browns and rainbow trout.
  • C section: An exciting 12 miles from Indian crossing. The deepest part of the river, scarce crowds and large trout are the prime attractions.
  • Red Creek Rapids: It’s challenging due to its rapids but rewards with its abundance of large browns and rainbows.

Make sure to check local regulations and licensing requirements before you start your adventure. All four sections offer unique experiences, making your fly fishing trip a memorable one.

Best Access Points

The Green River-Below Flaming Gorge is a haven for fly fishing enthusiasts, providing abundant opportunities to catch brown, rainbow, and cutthroat trout. There are several points of access:

  • Spillway Boat Ramp: Located just past the Flaming Gorge Dam, it provides easy access to the upper part of the A section.
  • Little Hole: Serves as both a take-out point for A-section float trips and the beginning of the B section, known for its diverse array of insects, making it ideal for dry-fly anglers.
  • Indian Crossing & Big Pine: These points in the C section provide varied fishing opportunities. Note that this section is closed to protect spawning fish from April 1 to June 30.
  • Crook Campground: It’s the last access point in the C section and is suited for those looking for a more remote, adventurous fishing experience.

The most effective methods in these waters include nymphing, dry flies, and streamers. Remember to check current water and insect conditions before heading out.

Local Fish

  • Brown Trout: Known for their beautiful markings and aggressive fighting spirit, Brown Trout are sought-after by fly anglers on the Green River.
  • Rainbow Trout: Renowned for their acrobatic jumps and vibrant colors, Rainbows are highly prized by fly fishers.
  • Mountain Whitefish: A native species, Mountain Whitefish can provide significant sport for fly fishers when other species are not biting.
  • Cutthroat Trout: Named for the distinctive red markings on their throat, Cutthroats are eager biters making them a favorite amongst fly fishers.
  • Brook Trout: Although non-native, Brook trout have become well established in some parts of the Green River, providing some exciting fly fishing opportunities.
  • Yellow Perch: Yellow Perch are not typically targeted by fly fishers, but can add a fun and colorful dimension to your fly fishing experience on the Green River.
  • Kokanee Salmon: This landlocked Pacific Salmon species provide unique fly fishing opportunities in some parts of the Green River.
  • Lake Trout: Also known as Mackinaw, Lake Trout in the Green River can get big and heavy making them an exciting target for fly anglers.

About The River

The Green River, particularly the section below Flaming Gorge, carries a wealth of history and natural beauty. It’s a blue-green jewel flowing through the heart of the American West, offering gorgeous vistas at every bend.

Flaming Gorge Dam, completed in 1964, dramatically changed the ecology and appearance of Green River. The river’s course was etched into the earth, literally, millions of years ago by the movement of glaciers during Pleistocene Epoch.

During the 19th century, the river was a vital source of water for the Native American tribes and pioneers moving westward. Several expeditions, including the famous Powell expedition of 1869 charted its course.

Its key historical moments include:

  1. The navigation by the Powell Expedition,
  2. The construction of Flaming Gorge Dam, and
  3. The Native American tribes who relied on it before the arrival of European settlers.

Now it’s a haven for outdoor enthusiasts, providing some of the best white-water rafting in the country, as well as fishing, hiking, and camping opportunities.

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