....................... ......Fly Fishing Yellowstone National Park
Destinations: Fly Fishing The Green River, Wyoming Moving on south of Yellowstone, our next featured stream near the Yellowstone area is the Green River of Wyoming. When most anglers think of the Green River, they think of the Green River in Utah, which is a tailwater, below Flaming Gorge Reservoir. The Utah Green River tailwater is a good tailwater but it isn't the only Green River tailwater. There is another, little known, Green River tailwater which is in fact, on the same river. This tailwater is below Fontenelle Reservoir. Most of the tailwater runs through the wild, Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge. When I say wild, I mean wild. Angie and I spent two days there and never saw another human. We saw a truck parked in the refuge but not the person driving it. The only thing we saw was a lot of wildlife.
This may sound like a wild, wildlife story, but we almost got run over by a moose. It is the same moose you see in the water on the "hatches" page. We spotted the moose through our video camera zoom lens and then managed to crawl up fairly close to it while it was still in the water. When we finally stood up to shoot from our tripod, it spotted us and took off. I ran back to our vehicle, jumped in and motored down the road to try to cut it off. I jumped out of the car, ran down into a gully and stopped and waited. I finally decided it had changed its course, so I started walking back up the trial. Here he came, wide open. Angie had spooked it again and this time it was headed straight at me. I jumped off the trail, camera and all, and it missed me by just a few feet running wide open. Needless to say, I didn't get any more video of it. Would any of you like some advice? Don't mess around with a moose.
The Green River runs for many miles through much of the state of Wyoming and there are trout it's entire length until you get will below the Fontenelle tailwater. There are 140 miles of freestone stream before it even gets to Fontenelle Reservoir. The only part fished to any appreciable extent is the part near highway 191 which goes to Jackson Hole.