South of Jackson Hole, Wyoming, the Green River offers a full day float trip for fishermen looking for an amazing fly fishing experience in the area. The guided day on the Green River will allow you to enjoy the open sagebrush fields and Wind River Mountains. The Green River is not recognized like other rivers in the state because it doesn’t have the large amount of fish that the Snake River, the Bighorn River, and the North Platte have. The Green River does, however, offer an angler a great shot at trophy trout.
Upper Green River
The beautiful landscape of the Upper Green River in Wyoming is matched by its world-class fly fishing. Caddis hatches and eager wild trout, including the native Colorado River cutthroat, are special charms that lie below the surface of the beautiful river. The river also hosts great nymphing and streamer fishing for large browns and rainbows. The best fishing time is from June to early August. Fishing later in September can produce large hatches of caddis, bringing fish back to the surface. However, the true sport as the evenings cool in September is for large browns beginning their fall spawn. Hopper dropper combinations and streamers also produce some intense fishing at that time of year. On cooler mornings, a dropper might get biting going. When the temperatures are highest in the afternoon, get your streamer in the game to keep the biting going.
Lower Green River
The lower Green River in Wyoming is below Fontenelle Reservoir and is where you will get one of the best shots in Wyoming at a 20-inch or larger fish! This section of river will show you a lot of rainbows, big browns, and cutfish over 20-inches long. If particularly skilled or even lucky, you might hook yourself a rare 30-inch fish. It is said that this stretch of river was known for producing tons of 15-20 pound trout. Though big ones are still there, there aren’t as many as there used to be. If you’re willing to work for some real lunkers, the lower Green River is the perfect spot.