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Green River

One of Utah's famous fisheries is the Green River thanks to exceptional fishing from the upper reaches offering fly fishing for trout all the way south to the catfish-filled waters near Moab.

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  • Green River fly fishers flock to the "A, B and C" sections.
  • Best fishing is near the town of Dutch John, UT.
  • Fishing can be great from Pinedale, WY, through UT and on to the Colorado border.
  • Hoppers, cicadas and streamers are top patterns for trout.
  • Moab-based anglers can target catfish.

Green River's Top Spot

When fly fishermen hear the words "Green River," most think of the stretch from Flaming Gorge running south some 30 miles before things turn better for rafting. The "A," "B," and "C" sections receive most of the attention as this tailwater comes out of Flaming Gorge Dam making one of the best trout fishing spots in the U.S. if not world.

River Characteristics

This is a big river with an average depth of 6-plus feet and widths of 20 to 35 yards, Flows can be heavy. Near Moab, anglers will target catfish in back eddies and anywhere else you find slack or slowing water.


As a tailwater, the Green is fishable year round with daily fluctuations. Spring through the start of winter is best. April, May and June can be unbelievable below Flaming Gorge. Catfish action near Moab is best in summer and fall.

Directions To Best Of Green

To get to the best of the trout fishing from Moab, head north to Dutch John, UT. This is a lenghty drive of five hours to get the best of the Green. The river can also be access just outside of Moab for catfish.