Best REEL Adventures: Green River Wyoming Fishing

Green River Wyoming fishing is an angler’s paradise that combines the thrill of fly fishing with the tranquility of nature. From its origin in the rugged peaks of the Wind River Range to its journey through the diverse terrain of ranch lands and desert vistas, the Green River promises an unforgettable fishing experience for enthusiasts of all skill levels.

Primary draw of Green River Wyoming fishing

The rich diversity of trout species. As you cast your line into its pristine waters, you’ll have the opportunity to reel in prized catches such as Cutthroat, Browns, Rainbows, and even the elusive Brook Trout and Grayling in the upper sections. The river’s bounty reflects its vibrant ecosystem, making each fishing excursion a rewarding adventure.

Beyond the thrill of the catch, the scenery along the Green River is one-of-a-kind. The headwaters originate from the runoff in the majestic mountains along the Continental Divide. The river meanders through a tapestry of landscapes, from lush ranch lands to the High Mountain Desert with major mountain ranges from East to West. The river is unique in how it flows through the desert with bright vegetation, sagebrush, and pasture lands along its banks, creating a striking contrast against the arid desert backdrop.

What sets Green River Wyoming fishing apart is its accessibility and versatility for anglers of all levels. Whether you’re a seasoned fisherman or a novice seeking to hone your skills, the river offers a welcoming, non-intimidating, and rewarding environment. With its gentle currents and ample wade or float fishing opportunities, the Green River is the perfect fly-fishing river for all anglers. 

Witness spectacular hatches and diverse terrain.

One of the best things about fly-fishing on the Green River is the opportunity to witness its spectacular hatches and diverse terrain. Renowned for its Gray Drake hatch and late-season Hoppers, the river teems with life as aquatic insects emerge, enticing trout to the surface. Wade fishing enthusiasts will find themselves drawn to the river’s grassy banks, where hefty trout lurk beneath cut-corner outcroppings, presenting a thrilling challenge for anglers seeking the ultimate catch.

The journey along the Green River is as rewarding as the destination itself. Starting in the high peaks at the northwest end of the Wind River Range, the river flows through a mix of fast-paced and slower-paced waters, offering an exhilarating and serene fishing experience. From its headwaters at Green River Lakes, the river flows over twenty miles to the town of Cora, Wyoming. 

Green River Wyoming fishing is diverse and provides the opportunity to utilize dry flies, streamers, and, of course, nymphing.  From Cora, the river continues meandering through the national forest and grasslands and has many accessible points from the road.  Float the river from Cora downstream to the Upper Campsites, where you will discover THE Dry-Fly fishing paradise– with slow waters, cut banks, and deep holes along the grand bends of the river.  The best and only real way to access this amazing stretch of river is by floating it, as it has no road to approach.  

The Green River is a hidden gem and one of the rivers we know so well here at River Retreat Lodge. Are you looking for a fly-fishing experience unlike any other?

Let’s go fishing!

Green River Wyoming fishing is more than just a recreational activity—it’s REEL ADVENTURE. With diverse trout species, stunning scenery, and unparalleled fishing opportunities, the Green River promises an experience you have never encountered. So grab your gear, cast your line, and embark on an adventure along its serene waters.

Stay at River Retreat Lodge and Fish with Green River expert Jon.