The Green River in Wyoming offers great fishing under the shadows of the Wind River Range. The Wind River Range contains the highest peak in Wyoming, 13,804 foot Gannet Peak, and has numerous fishable lakes and streams. In the Green itself, a mix of trout species can be caught here including, rainbows, browns, Colorado strain cutthroats and brookies. Of course there is the ever present whitefish. The river flows primarily though a high sagebrush plain at over 7000 feet. The best access to this water is in National Forest land above Cora, Wyoming and in the Game and Fish and BLM accesses above Warren Bridge, 51 miles southwest of Jackson. There is also some wade access near the Daniel Fish hatchery. Beyond this, access is limited to float fishing, since Wyoming water law read that if a land owner owns land on both sides of the river the own the river bottom. Floating is permitted, but anchoring and wading are not allowed.
November 17th, 2017
The flows on the Upper Green River at the Warren Bridge gauging station reads at 217 C.F.S. The historical average for the date is close to 270 C.F.S. This flow is in the high 90th percentile of overall averages on record. We are past peak for the Green this time of the year but try San Juan Worms and Pats Rubberlegs when your feeling the itch to float bony water. These patterns are a staple on the Green. There is opportunity for fishing towards Fontanelle as the northern section becomes a bit lean for floating.
Be aware of your water flows and check daily . They are still pretty high but it might promote a nice opportunity for some late season fishing.