Utah's Green River: Avoiding the Hair Trigger

April 9, 2005 By: Marshall Cutchin

John Merwin fishes the Green River tailwater below Flaming Gorge Dam in northeastern Utah and reports on the overabundance of good trout fishing. “‘This part of the river is called the aquarium,’ [Gordon Tharrett] explains, ‘because the water is so clear and the fish numbers are highest here. Lots of people drift the middle with small nymphs or scud imitations under a strike indicator. That’s a good way to take trout, but today we’ll fish the banks with small dries. Pay close attention to the riverbank, and you’ll see fish holding very tight to the grass and rocks.'” In Field & Stream.