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Middle Park fishing report for 8-8-2017

Here is your middle park fishing report for the week of August 8. 

Grand Lake, Water temp remains in the mid 60’s.  Fishing for all species is fair with the best time to be on the water during the low light periods.  Don’t be afraid to work and move often to find the active fish and you will be successful this time of year.  For rainbows and browns work crank baits slow along the shore line, and lake trout try a variety of jigs tipped with sucker meat. - Dan Shannon, Guide – Fishing with Bernie

With the cooler weather Williams Fork's surface temp has dropped to 64 in the morning warming to high 60's in the afternoon. The Lake trout bite is fair to good depending on the day. We are having success vertical jigging with bright colored grubs and power minnows tipped with sucker meat between 90 to 120 foot.  Fishing from shore is generally slow but some anglers are catching a few Rainbows bottom fishing.  Kokanee trolling is slow but some trollers are getting small numbers of 16" to 19" fish at 30 to 40 foot.Large Northern Pike have have moved to deeper cooler water while younger fish are along the shore lines. The Northern bite is hit and miss. When you find a hungry fish you'll get a hit, it doesn't matter what type of lure you are using. Your best chances are on low light windy days and near sunset. Randy Hall - Guide, Fishing with Bernie

Lake Granby is fishing well for rainbows. The bank fishermen are doing well near the campgrounds with powerboat and worms. Trollers are catching them with small crank baits and shiny spoons. Lake trout are in 50-100 feet of water. Tubes, hair jigs and slab spoons are all working. Trollers are catching fish on crank baits and spoons. 

Bernie Keefe has been a fishing guide in the middle park area for over 25 years. For more info please like "Fishing with Bernie" on Facebook or visit www.fishingwithbernie.com.