Winter rates have started at many of the lodges up on the Green River Utah below Flaming Gorge Dam. It’s a great time to get out and enjoy the crisp fall weather with less crowds and save some coin in the pocketbook. The Brown Trout are starting to spawn, which means good fishing– look for shallow, gravel bottoms and throw an egg in shades of chartreuse, pink, orange, or opaque. On overcast days huck a streamer!
The fall is a great time to fish the Green River below Flaming Gorge Dam. During these cloudy October days try an articulated streamer in various colors, like this brown and white one tied by Guide Wade Isaman.
Client TJ from Farmington, UT landed this nice, fat 23 inch Brown on Utah’s Green River below Flaming Gorge Dam- on the B Section. He landed this monster Brown on an itsy-bitsy size 24 nymph. Nice job TJ, we enjoyed having you and your wife with us in the boat!
We had a great time with Mike and Kathy out on the Green River this fall. They landed several fish and did an awesome job casting and taking instruction. Here’s a look at a few of the fat Rainbows and Browns they landed!
Jake from the fly shop at Trout Creek Flies sits on top of Diving Board Rock at the canyon rim above the Green River below Flaming Gorge Dam. We had over 1.5 inches of rain yesterday and Red Creek rapid is BLOWN OUT. Try a streamer or zig-jig today! (Photo Cred: Ryan Kelly)
We had a great time out on the river for two days with Mark and his son Blake- in from Reno, NV. The Caddis and Yellow Sally hatches gave these boys some great dry fly action a few weeks ago! We’ve had double after double this season and these two have kept the trend going. Looking forward to next time guys! — Looking for what to use now? Ants and hoppers are ON.
We recently had the pleasure of taking 85 year old Bill out on the drift boat for 3 days of guided fly fishing on the Green River, UT just below Flaming Gorge Dam. Bill did an amazing job landing several fish on dry flies on sections A, B, and C. Although the Cicada hatch was for the most part absent this year, the Caddis and Yellow Sally hatches are in full swing– fortunately sticking around longer than typical and will hopefully carry over into August. Bill was a pleasure to be around and definitely still on top of the game both physically and mentally. Thanks for letting us guide you Bill! (Guide: Nick Jackson)
The fish are tight to the banks, and on sand bars in the slower water. With the strong flows, you’ll need to hit bottom to reach the fish on their level. Here’s a first hand look at some of the scuds the trout are feeding on.
Try gray or amber in size 20-14. Also worms are still doing well- try a neon nightmare or wire worm in red, pink, natural, or orange with a scud trailer.