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Fishing Report

Middle Park area fishing report 7-28-16

 

  Many trout fans hang it up and head for the shade during the Dog Days of summer, mistakenly believing these cold-water beauties go on a hunger strike as the mercury soars.

A couple years ago I started hunting Elk here in Colorado. My wife Leesa and I started by spending as much time in the backcountry as we could.

Many anglers agonize over finding the hot lure or perfect color pattern for the conditions at hand, but veteran guide Bernie Keefe argues they’d catch more fish by focusing on strike zones instead. 

Many trout fans hang it up and head for the shade during the Dog Days of summer, mistakenly believing these cold-water beauties go on a hunger strike as the mercury soars.
Grand Lake
 

Grand Lake has been fishing good, the water temp has been in the mid 60’s by early afternoon.

Grand Lake
Grand Lake continues to fish great, the run off has slowed and the water is clearing up.  Water temperature has been in the mid to upper 50’s during the middle of the day.

WILLIAMS FORK
Surface temp 62 at 6AM. By late afternoon temp climbed to 68. Lake trout
are slow today. Small numbers of 3 to 4 year old Salmon are being caught
trolling.

Williams Fork is full and starting to settle down. Lake surface temp is hitting mid 60's in the bays on a sunny day. Fishing is slow for all species except lake trout.

This middle park fishing report is brought to you by "Fishing with Bernie". Crank baits are working well during lowlight conditions for browns and a few rainbows.

As the water temps continue to climb the trout are still very aggressive. Browns are crushing minnow baits fished along the rocks.

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