Jones Hole Creek

Vernal, Utah 84079

Jones Hole Creek

Jones Hole Creek Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"About an hour’s drive from Vernal, this creek runs from the Jones Hole National Hatchery to the Green River. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service hatchery is 40 miles northeast of Vernal near the Colorado border. It is reached by heading east on 500 North in Vernal, marked as the Jones Hole Road on some maps. Driving the road can be dangerous in the winter. Underground springs provide up to 15,000 gallons of water per minute at the trout-loving temperature of 54 degrees.

Heavy cover on the banks makes fishing difficult, especially with flies. On top of that, the water in the small creek is clear and the fish are spooky. Large groups of escaped rainbows stack up below the hatchery, but it is hard to get their attention. Most anglers wait until late spring and then fly fish with big terrestrials and stone flies along the banks. Bead-head nymphs work well when the fish are not looking up. Some big browns can be caught where the creek dumps into the Green River. Key Species: Rainbow trout and brown trout."

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Trail Type
Best Spring, summer, and fall
Season & Limits
Ashley National Forest
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