Day 48: Thursday July 16th

Today was a great and relaxing day.  We drove about an hour north to Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area and toured the dam’s visitor center (Rochelle loves visitor’s centers).  Next we went to down from the dam into the Green River.  Jordan & I fly fished while the girls relaxed in the river.  It was in the low 90’s.  Perfect weather for a cool river.

Jordan & I flyfishing the Green River in UtahFlyfishing the Green River from the Flaming Gorge UT

Jordan & I fly fishing the Green River.

Utah’s Green River, which flows from Flaming Gorge Reservoir, is one of the finest trout waters in the United States. The river consists of a trout population averaging 6000-8000 fish per mile. It flows through a deep beautiful canyon whose walls rise from the banks over three hundred feet strait up in many areas. Large brown, rainbow, cutthroat and hybrid trout all flourish in this big-tail water fishery.

Flyfishing for Rainbow and Browns

I guess the 6,000 – 8,000 trout per mile all went around my artificial flies and grasshoppers…  I didn’t catch any fish, but I watched about six nice brown trout get landed.  The average trout caught is 16 inches.  Maybe next time.

Carlye at the Green River, UT

Carlye acted as “tour guide” leading Alyssa & Rochelle down paths in & out of the river.

Alyssa tubing in the Green River

What we thought was a deflated beach ball at the bottom our big beach bag turned out to be long-forgotten floating tube.  It became the highlight of the kids’ day at the Green River.

Jordan and Alyssa relaxing on the Green River

Jordan discovered the current would float him right to the safety of the boat launch–he provided lots of fun for his sisters!

Carlye & Alyssa playing at the Green River

Rochelle took all the pics today that’s why she isn’t in any of them.  It was a great relaxing family day in Utah!  Tomorrow we’re not exactly sure where we’ll go.  It’s SO HOT everywhere around here . . . Alaska sounds pretty good 🙂

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  1. Now that is what we like to see… a family day on the river!!! I am soooo jealous. Sorry you didn’t catch any fish…I have been there, and suppose that is why they call it fishing and not catching 🙂

  2. That’s funny–it’s called fishing, not catching. What is even funnier is that so many of the fishermen were actually catching plenty . . . and to our horror were releasing their catch! It’s like they think of fishing as a sport or something like that. I’m sure Jarred and Jordan would have had better luck if 3 girls weren’t playing around in the river near their hunting, I mean, sport fishing spot.

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