Green River, Upper Professional Review and Guide
"There’s more to the Green River than the Flaming Gorge tailwater. High on the slopes of Stroud Peak in the Wind River Mountains, 50 miles by air from Jackson, rises the Green, one of Wyoming’s most renowned trout rivers. Flowing first northwest, then south, the river rounds Big and Little Sheep Mountains on a journey that takes it some 200 miles across sage-brush steppe, through Fontenelle Reservoir, and into the top of Flaming Gorge Reservoir below the town of Green River.
The glamorous water of the Green is, of course, the tailwater below Flaming Gorge Dam. But the upper reaches of the river offer challenging angling for rainbows and cutthroat in the 12-inch class and below Fontenelle Reservoir, larger browns and rainbows are found. The mountain waters of the Green have improved a great deal over the past few years, and it’s certainly worth a look, especially if you’re in Jackson and want to avoid the traffic on the Snake or in the national parks. Species: Rainbow, cutthroat, brown. Angling methods: spin, and fly-fishing."