The Green River The Green River begins in the Wind River Range near Pinedale, Wyoming and is the main source of the headwaters of the Colorado River. Our Green River fly fishing trips work for all levels of anglers, especially those that want to catch bigger fish and also find hatches of insects to fish to. There are plenty of deep pools that house large fish and the wide open terrain of the surrounding banks allows for great fly fishing.
The Green is most famous for the Grey Drake Hatch during June and early July. This hatch allows for some great action on the river just as the waters are starting to clear. The river holds browns, rainbows, and cutthroat and they are all ready for a good feast at this time of year.
The Green River meanders through several private properties and it is during these times that anglers must stay on the boat. In public access areas, there are some great spots to grab some super hungry fish looking for exactly what we are feeding them.
The Green River is a fast hour’s drive away and our Jackson Hole fly fishing guides will pick and drop you off up at a local hotel in Jackson or Teton Village. We provide full day trips to the Green River to allow you to get the most out of your fishing experience and to allow for ample drive time. Fly fishing on the Green River in Wyoming can be a truly rewarding experience, especially when you nab the “big one!”
Please call 307-699-3986 to book a Green River fishing trip. If you have any questions please contact us. Don’t forget to check out our other Jackson Hole fly fishing trips and discover opportunities for Snake River fly fishing or fly fishing the Salt River in Wyoming. See you on the river!
Standard 16′ Drift Boat (1-2 guests) This classic style fishing drift-boat is perfect for experienced anglers or guests looking to advance their fly fishing skills. Because of it’s size, the 16ft boat is easy to maneuver into small side channels and natural spring creeks that hold large Cutthroat, Rainbow, and Brown trout.
Half Day 1-2 guests: $650
Full Day 1-2 guests: $750
18′ Clackamax Drift Boat (3 guests) Guest Weight Limit of 750lb. Max of 3 guests. The Clackamax is a custom Driftboat that is perfect for families and groups. This larger drift boat holds up to 3 guests on the Green River, plus the guide. Enjoy the fishing experience by watching the kids hook up or even spark a fun competition between friends.
Half Day 3 guests: $825
Full Day 3 guests: $1,025
*18% gratuity is added to all trips for the guide.
Time of Year:
The Green River fishes best from May 1st to July 31st.
Do I need experience?
No experience necessary! Our guides are happy to work with and teach all individuals, whether they are beginners, intermediate, or advanced anglers. All we ask is that you bring a positive learning attitude!
What if I want to spin (traditional) fish?
We love both spin fishing and fly fishing! For spin fishing, we always cut two hooks off and pinch the barb down to ensure we do not hurt the fish. Spin fishing works especially well in our family boats, but we can always do one or the other, or both. When your guide reaches out the day before the trip let them know of any preferences you have. Spin fishing is productive on most rivers we guide but there are certain conditions where fly fishing is preferred.
Where do I get my fishing license?
If your trip is booked in the months of May or June, please wait to purchase a fishing license until we confirm which body of water is fishing best. If your trip is in the months of July, August, September, or October you can purchase your license here: https://wgfd.wyo.gov/apply-or-buy
Children 14 and under do not need a license when accompanied by a licensed adult.
What should I bring?
Sunglasses are a must for everyone on a fishing trip! This is to protect your eyes from any hooks. Other recommend items include:
Appropriate clothing for the forecasted weather. Morning and evening are generally cooler, while midday heats up quickly. Bring extra jackets that you can shed as the day goes on. Light and airy clothing are great for the summer months. In the spring and fall non-cotton clothing like fleece or wool is best.
Sunscreen, hats, and comfortable shoes
Lunch if you would like
Cameras and phones are ok to bring but are always brought at the discretion of the guest.
Are food and drinks provided?
We provide a cooler full of water and snacks on all trips. Snacks generally consist of beef jerky, chips, and crackers/cookies for kids. Guests can provide their own lunch on half and full-day trips.
Where do we meet?
At the time of booking, we will decide on the best meeting location. Your guide will text you the day before the trip to confirm the time and location. If you do not have a rental car, we can pick you up. For guests with a rental car, we appreciate meeting at designated locations as some hotels and neighborhoods are tight for the guide to drive their boat through.
Where will we fish?
Which body of water we fish depends on the time of year and conditions. Here is a breakdown of generally where we fished based on the date: These dates can vary from year to year.
Snake River: June 25th – October 31st
Lewis Lake: May 27th – July 1st
Green River: May 1 – July 31st
Salt River: June 25th – September 30th
How long is my trip?
Half-day trips can vary in length from 4 hours to 8 hours in total, depending on the location. The Snake River is 10 minutes from Jackson, which makes trips on the Snake generally last around 5 hours in total (driving to the river, restrooms, etc) with 4 hours on the water. The Green River and Lewis Lake are both 1 hour and 20 minutes from Jackson. The Salt River is about 45 minutes.
What if it is raining?
Fishing can sometimes be better in the rain! With that said, trips go out rain or shine. If there is weather in the forecast, we can provide waders, boots, Helly Hansen rain pants, and Helly Hansen raincoats.
What is the age minimum?
Our age minimum is 4 years old.
What about restroom facilities?
There are restrooms located at the start and end of each float trip.
Are there any weight restrictions?
Because river boats are much smaller compared to ocean boats, we do have a weight limit. Our small boats have a guest’s weight limit of 500 pounds (distrusted relatively evenly between 2 people). Our group and family big boats have a guest weight limit of 750 pounds.