- Flies: Mayflies, Caddis, Aquatic Worms, Hoppers, Cicadas, Golden Stones, Craneflies, and Streamers
- Type: Big water, long flat runs, deep pools
The Green River below Fontenelle Dam in Southwest Wyoming is perhaps the last major undiscovered trophy trout stream in the lower 48. The river flows through the magnificent Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge in the middle of the Red Desert, and it’s hardly noticed by anyone.
The river is a broad tailwater and is easily floated or waded. It boasts plump rainbows, cutthroats and browns that average over three pounds, and fish over five pounds are common! Hatches include cicada, stone flies, caddis flies, tricos, blue-winged olives, midges, snails and scuds. Crawdads and minnows of all types also are very abundant for the lunkers over five pounds.
The Solitary Angler float fishes five sections of this pristine river. Permits are very restrictive, allowing only two guides per day with an exception of six weekdays per year when we’re allowed four guides. This is to protect the wildlife from being displaced in this fragile environment. You need at least two or three days to fully appreciate this special, secluded section of the Green River.