Fishing - Flaming Gorge Reservoir

Flaming Gorge Reservoir

Flaming Gorge Reservoir was created in 1962 with the completion of the Flaming Gorge Dam on the Green River. The Dam was created as part of the Colorado River storage project to provide water storage and hydroelectricity. The reservoir is managed by the Forest Service as part of the Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area.

The reservoir is 91 miles long with 350 miles of shoreline. The Utah section of the reservoir winds through colorful, narrow canyons; the Wyoming portion is wider and surrounded by high sagebrush deserts and rock mesas. In addition to wonderful views and vistas, the Flaming Gorge offers outstanding world-famous fishing!  World record trout have been caught here in these cold waters. There are numerous fishing derbies to participate in throughout the summer season and ice fishing is popular during the winter months.  And because the reservoir is so large, we can accommodate you!  Come check it out!

Species Present: Lake Trout, Kokanee Salmon, Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout, Smallmouth Bass, Channel Catfish, and Burbot.

Seasons: Year round. For more information see the fishing report ( Check the Utah state fishing regulations website for more information on seasonal fishing and limits. (

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Accesss:  See the boating website for boat launches and locations (link to boating website)
Comments: Utah or Wyoming state fishing license required.  NOTE: reciprocal stamp required if fishing in both states. Check with state fish and game agencies for current regulations.  Visit the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources or the Wyoming Game and Fish Department websites.

More Information: Flaming Gorge Outfitters and guides provide fishing and scenic trips, and shuttle services are available from local businesses. Information can be found at (link to reservoir outfitters)