Green River Regional Fish Information



Cheer up! Summer is coming. Right now, we will take Spring anytime, now!    

           While the winter ice fishing derbies are over and done with and when the ice is all gone the fishing will be excellent. If you do encounter ice, USE CAUTION ON ANY ICE AND NEVER VENTURE OUT ONTO RIVER ICE! We cannot provide daily ice thickness reports; that is up to you. Be safe. Do not go fishing alone. Carry extra clothing and ice spikes to pull yourself up out of the water, should you fall in. When the ice does come off reservoirs, the fishing will be excellent. Don't forget your fishing license and Conservation Stamp; your Reciprocal Stamp if needed.

Green River Fisheries Crew targets burbot at Jim Bridger Pond

WGFD photos: Lucy Wold

These large predacious fish are eating trout and other fish anglers are trying to catch in Jim Bridger Pond!

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Ice is going away but there is a silver lining

Temperatures have been mild and the ice conditions are changing rapidly at Flaming Gorge Reservoir. The forecasted warmer weather suggests that soon, open water will be everywhere. This might be sad news for ice anglers, but is good news for those who enjoy fishing Flaming Gorge from shore and out of a boat. As the ice recedes, both shore and boat fishing will be excellent......

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Take good care of your catch and it WILL taste good!

It’s a sad fact that much of the fish served up by anglers have passed their use-by-date. By the time it reaches the table, it's well on its way to, well, being spoiled.

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Questions and Answers Regarding Lake Trout in Flaming Gorge Reservoir

So many anglers have asked a variety of questions about lake trout in Flaming Gorge Reservoir that Green River fisheries managers have put together a hand out for anglers.

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Tasty Fish Recipes from southwest Wyoming

If you have a good day of catching small lake trout or burbot you might want to try one of the following recipes.


What good is catching fish to eat if you are unsure of how to cook them in a way they come out delicious?! Your Green River Fisheries Crew will be featuring their favorite fish recipes and they hope you will give the recipes a try.

If you have a recipe you would like to share with us and our readers, please contact John Walrath at:


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Arctic Grayling Stocked in SW Ponds

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department recently stocked Arctic grayling in southwest Wyoming, providing anglers an opportunity to catch this unique fish.​

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Bass then and now

Many anglers probably remember when they couldn’t see the rocks along the water’s edge of Flaming Gorge Reservoir because it was teeming with smallmouth bass.  Not the case today.

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Anglers please keep smaller lake trout!

High numbers of small lake trout in Flaming Gorge Reservoir is prompting area fisheries managers to ask anglers to legally harvest all the lake trout they can use.



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