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Paul Oldaker also filed a report recently on a day he spent fishing the Green River in Utah this past November. He says he and a friend floated the “B” section of the river with guide Ryan Kelly of Flaming Gorge Resort (www. flaminggorgeresort.com). He says he has fished this river over a dozen times, and this particular trip went well.
“We put in below the “A” section of the Green River, downstream from Flaming Gorge Reservoir Dam, and floated to the Little Hole near the Colorado border,” he writes. “We caught about 15 rainbow and brown trout in all, with the latter more plentiful than the former. One of the browns measured 21 inches.”
Oldaker says the weather forecast had called for 50s and sunny, but it was actually windy with snow showers throughout the day he fished the Green. “The weather doesn’t make too much of a difference on the Green, however,” he writes. “Our guide, Ryan Kelly, told us the bigger fish here actually prowl more during inclement weather than during mild periods. Perhaps that’s why all of the trout that we caught on this trip measured more than 16 inches. I have fished with Ryan Kelly several times, and he is a very personable guy, as well as an excellent guide.
“As usual, I stayed at the Flaming Gorge Resort, which offers good basic accommodations, as well as condos if you want a kitchen. The put-in point on the river is only about five miles away from the hotel. From November through March, Flaming Gorge Resort offers a half-price guided fishing/accommodations package, which means that our trip cost only $260 per person in total. The really good news is The Green River is uncrowded in November. We did not see another boat on the river all day.”