10-8-18 Weekly fishing report

Here is your middle park fishing report for the week of 10-8-2018. Fork Fishing Report, Surface temp is in the low to mid 50's. With recent rains the water level is holding at 83%. Ramp hours are 7AM to 7PM. The inlet is closed to fishing. The lake trout bite continues to improve with the cooler water temps. Look for fish in 60' to 80' of water. We are catching on rubber jigs and 3/8 oz metal spoons tipped with sucker meat on or just above the bottom. Shore fishermen are catching a few small lakers casting spoon. Large resident Rainbows are cruising the shore lines. Casting minnow like lures should produce some hits. Bottom fishing for Rainbows is slow, but casting small spinners early in the AM and late PM is also producing hits. Kokanee trolling is slow with one or two fish caught per day. Northern Pike fishing is slow. Work the shore lines and points with slow moving suspending baits. Randy H Guide - Fishing with berniekeefe@hotmail.com

Grand Lake, Lake trout are in full spawn mode and eating small jigs and spoons tipped with sucker meat. Rainbows are cruising the shorelines hitting small spoons. 

Lake Granby is fishing very good from the banks for rainbows. Coves and creeks seem to be very good places to cast lures early and late in the day. Lake trout are starting their spawn. The "egg eaters" (15"-20") fish are eating with a vengeance. From rocky shorelines try casting "Clam" Leech flutter spoons or white twister tails and fish them deep. From boats those same techniques will work or sit on top of the schools and jig spoons and plastics tipped with sucker meat.

Please remember  shadow mountain spillway to Columbine Bay is closed to fishing October 1st to december 31st.

Wolford is fishing very well for kokanee, jigging spoons or trolling dodgers and squids have been producing limits of 14-16" fish. Rainbows are being caught along the shorelines with bait and lures. 

Be prepared for the new boat ramp hours. Here is a link. 

http://cpw.state.co.us/aboutus/Pages/News-Release-Details.aspx?NewsID=6680

Bernie Keefe has been a fishing guide in Grand county for over 25 years. For more info please check out www.fishingwithbernie.com , https://www.facebook.com/FishingWithBernie/ or our Instagram page https://www.instagram.com/fishing_with_bernie



Middle Park fishing report for the week of 10-1-2018

Here is your middle park fishing report for the week of 10-1-2018. Grand Lake, Water temps have been in the mid to upper 50’s depending on the time of day and fishing has been good for all species.  Rainbows are being caught along the shorelines on various floating Rapalas, spoons and spinners either being cast or trolled.  Brown trout are shallow early and then moving deeper as the day goes on.  The lake trout are becoming more active and aggressive as the water cools, 3”tube tipped with sucker will consistently get bites once you find the active fish, look for them in depths of 35-60’.  Dan Shannon – Guide, Fishing with Bernie

 Williams Fork Fishing Report, Surface temp is 57. Water level is at 83%. Boat ramp hours are 7AM to 7PM. The inlet is closed to fishing. Fishing is slow for all species, but the lake trout bite has picked up a bit this week. We are catching small lakers in 80' to 90' of water on rubber jigs and 1/2 oz metal spoons tipped with sucker meat. The lake trout are very active in the am which makes them easy to locate with your sonar. They are hitting on the bottom or a few inches from the bottom. Northern Pike are slow. Large Pike should be moving to shallow water late in the AM. Cast shallow areas with slow moving Rapalla's. Some small stocked Rainbows are being caught casting small spinners. Large resident Rainbows hunting minnows along the shore line will hit any lure that replicates a fish. Kokanee trolling is slow with one or two fish a day being caught. Most of Will Fork's Kokanee trollers are fishing Wolford. Randy H Guide - Fishing with berniekeefe@hotmail.com

Lake Granby, Surface temps 58 degrees. Browns can be caught on shallow running crank baits very early or late in the day. Rainbows are being caught with small spoons or jigs below bobbers. The best rainbow bites seem to be around spawning fish. Lake trout are very close to their spawning areas. Spoons tipped with sucker meat, small jigs tipped with sucker meat are all working well. The key is finding active fish. Please remember  shadow mountain spillway to Columbine Bay is closed to fishing October 1st to december 31st.

Wolford is fishing very well for kokanee, jigging spoons or trolling dodgers and squids have been producing limits of 14-16" fish. Rainbows are being caught along the shorelines with bait and lures. 

Be prepared for the new boat ramp hours. Here is a link. 

http://cpw.state.co.us/aboutus/Pages/News-Release-Details.aspx?NewsID=6680

Bernie Keefe has been a fishing guide in Grand county for over 25 years. For more info please check out www.fishingwithbernie.com , https://www.facebook.com/FishingWithBernie/ or our Instagram page https://www.instagram.com/fishing_with_bernie

Weekly fishing report for 9-25-18

Here is your middle park fishing report for the week of 9-25-18. Williams Fork Fishing, Surface temp is 59 at 7AM. Boat ramp hours are 7AM to 7PM. Water level is 84% and dropping. The inlet is closed to fishing. Fishing for all species is slow. A recent crawdad hatch has slowed the lake trout bite. Lake trout fishing is hit or miss. We are catching young lakers in 80' to 90' on rubber jigs tipped with sucker meat. Northern Pike are slow. Large Northern's will be working into shallow water mid day to sun. Small Rainbows are rising in the early AM and late PM. Cast to rises with small spinners or fly and bubble. Large resident Rainbows are cruising the shore line hunting second hatch minnows. Kokanee trolling is slow. Trollers are catching one or two fish a day in 40' to 50' of water. Randy H Guide - Fishing with Bernie 

Grand Lake is fishing very good for rainbows along the shoreline. Rainbows are attacking small brightly colored spoons. Lake trout are hitting small jigs tipped with sucker meat. 

Granby is fishing very good for rainbows around the creeks. Kokanee and rainbows are in Columbine bay. The last day to fish columbine bay is September 30. Lake trout are hitting jigs and spoons tipped with sucker meat in 50-80 feet of water. 

Wolford is fishing very good for kokanee. Jigging "Reel Bait" plain jane spoons has been very good. 

Be prepared for the new boat ramp hours. Here is a link. 

http://cpw.state.co.us/aboutus/Pages/News-Release-Details.aspx?NewsID=6680

Bernie Keefe has been a fishing guide in Grand county for over 25 years. For more info please check out www.fishingwithbernie.com , https://www.facebook.com/FishingWithBernie/ or our Instagram page https://www.instagram.com/fishing_with_bernie



Weekly fishing report for the week of 9-17-2018

Here is your middle park fishing report for the week of 9-17-18. Williams Fork, Surface temp is in the low 60's at 7AM. New ramp hours are 7AM to 7PM. Water level is at 85% and dropping. The inlet is closed to fishing. Fishing is slow for all species. Lake trout bite is hit or miss. One day fishing is good the next day the bite is off. We are catching young lake trout in 70 to 100 foot of water on rubber jigs tipped with sucker meat. Bite seems better on choppy water. Pike are slow. As the lake cools trophy Pike will be moving shallow water to sun. Stocked and resident Rainbows are being caught on small spinners early and late in the day. Cast to rises. We are still seeing small schools of Kokanee at 40 foot as we move around looking for Lake Trout. Kokanee trolling is slow. Trollers are averaging one or two fish a day. Randy H Guide - Fishing with Bernie

Grand lake, Rainbows are still fair to good in the evenings with spoons or a fly and a bubble. Lake trout are very finicky, We caught some last week with very small white and chartreuse Reelbait plain jane spoons tipped with sucker meat.

Wolford, Kokanee fishing is still pretty good. A lot of limits being caught by trollers. The fish are deep, down riggers or heavy spoons will help reach these fish.

Granby, The lake trout are slowly moving to their spawning areas. Small plastics or spoons seem to be the key right now. White or chartreuse power twisters, Gulp minnows, Reelbait "plain Jane" spoons all tipped with sucker meat will entice strikes. 

Be prepared for the new boat ramp hours. Here is a link. 

http://cpw.state.co.us/aboutus/Pages/News-Release-Details.aspx?NewsID=6680

Bernie Keefe has been a fishing guide in Grand county for over 25 years. For more info please check out www.fishingwithbernie.com , https://www.facebook.com/FishingWithBernie/ or our Instagram page https://www.instagram.com/fishing_with_bernie



Middle park fishing report for the week of 8-27

 

Here is your Middle Park fishing report for the week of 8-27-19.  Fork Fishing Report, Surface temp is 64 in the early AM. Water level is at 89% and dropping. Last weeks stocking of 3,500 small Rainbows put a hurt on the Pike bite. Pike fishing is slow but if one keeps after it you may come up with a fish or two. Fish the shore line for small Pike, deeper water for trophies. Lake trout bite has slowed dramatically this week. Small metal spoons tipped with sucker meat are producing more hits than rubber jigs in 80 to 100 foot of water. Shore fisherman are catching the recently stocked Rainbows on small spinners or fly and bubble late in the day. Bank fishing the bottom with bait is slow. You'll catch more Crawdads than fish. Randy Hall Guide - Fishing with berniekeefe@hotmail.com

Grand Lake, The fishing has drastically slowed down, but a few lake trout are being caught on small jigs tipped with sucker meat. Rainbows are best in the evening with small spoons or a fly and bubble combination. 

Lake Granby, Rainbows are best early and late using small spoons or fly and a bubble combo. Lake Trout are in 60-120' of water. They were hitting slab spoons tipped with sucker meat, small power bait twister tails and tubes tipped with sucker meat. A few kokanee have been caught by trollers in Columbine bay. 

Wolford, The kokanee fishing has been very good. Down riggers or jigging spoons seem to have the highest success rate. Keep changing colors and speed till they bite. 

 

Bernie Keefe has been a fishing guide in Grand county for over 25 years. For more info please check out www.fishingwithbernie.com , https://www.facebook.com/FishingWithBernie/ or our Instagram page https://www.instagram.com/fishing_with_bernie

 

Middle Park fishing report for the week of 8-21-18

Here is your Middle Park fishing report for the week of 8-21-19. Williams Fork Fishing Report, Surface temp is holding steady at 64 at 6AM. Water level is at 90% and dropping daily. Will Fork was stocked with 3,500 Rainbows last week. Say goodby to Pike fishing in the east boat ramp bay for a couple of weeks! It had to happen some time... the lake trout bite has gotten slow. We are seeing plenty of fish in 80' to 100' of water but getting them to bite is difficult. We keep moving from spot to spot dropping rubber jigs tipped with sucker meat on the fish and get a very light hit or two at each spot at or near the bottom. Moving from spot to spot I'm seeing small schools of Kokanee at 40'. Trollers are hooking up with an occasional Kokanee, Rainbow or small lake trout. Bottom fishing from shore is slow but Rainbows are breaking the surface early AM, late PM and overcast days. Casting to groups of rises with small spoons or spinners should produce some hits. Northern Pike are slow but we got a couple of nice fish last week. Work the shore line for young Pike, deeper water for trophies. Randy H Guide - Fishing with berniekeefe@hotmail.com

Grand Lake is fishing well in the evenings for rainbows and an occasional brown trout. Casting spoons or a fly and a bubble to risers has been very successful. Lake trout have gotten a little more picky this week. sizing down seemed to help. 

Wolford has been fishing very well for kokanee, trollers with lead core line or down riggers have been catching fish consistently. he key seems to be changing colors when the fish quit hitting. Jiggers have been doing very well with "reel bait:" Plain jane spoons tipped with wax worms, shrimp or white shoe peg corn.

Lake Granby, The rainbows are hitting powerbait and lures fished near the shorelines. A few kokanee are showing top in the deeper water in Grand bay. Lake trout are getting finicky. Changing lure colors often seems to help the bite.  

Bernie Keefe has been a fishing guide in Grand county for over 25 years. For more info please check out www.fishingwithbernie.com , https://www.facebook.com/FishingWithBernie/ or our Instagram page https://www.instagram.com/fishing_with_bernie

 

Middle Park fishing report for the week of 8-13-18

Here is your middle park fishing report for the week of 8-13-2108. Williams Fork Fishing Report, Surface temp is 64 in the AM warming to 69/70 by the end of the day. Water level is 92%. For August the lake trout bite is still good on younger fish. We are catching in 80' to 100' of water on rubber grubs tipped with sucker meat. By noon to 1PM jigging goes flat until the evening. Very light hits are at or within a few inches of the bottom. Trollers are catching Rainbows as deep as 20' and picking up an occasional adult Kokanee at 40'. Northern Pike are hit or miss. If the weather stacks up right you have good chance at a trophy. Fish shallow water early AM and late PM. Under blue sunny skies on a calm day fish deeper. Bottom fishing is slow but Rainbows are being caught on small spinners on the east side of the inlet. Randy H Guide - Fishing with berniekeefe@hotmail.com

Grand Lake, Rainbows are eating flies and small spoons late in the evening. Lake trout are hitting small jigs tipped with sucker meat. Try working 60'-80' along the edges. 

Wolford. Kokanee are moving into deeper water. Jigging "slab" spoons like Reel Bait "Plain Jane's" at the tops of the schools has been working well. Trollers are catching fish with squid and dodger combos. Rainbows have been hitting "Power Bait" near the shores. 

Lake Granby was stocked with about 9000 catchable rainbows last week. The shoreline fishing should be good early and late in the day. Lake trout are hitting small spoons, tubes and minnow patterns tipped with sucker meat and jigged in 60'-80'of water. Trollers are doing well with down riggers and spoons while fishing 60'-80' over 100'-150' of water. 

Bernie Keefe has been a fishing guide in Grand county for over 25 years. For more info please check out www.fishingwithbernie.com , https://www.facebook.com/FishingWithBernie/ or our Instagram page https://www.instagram.com/fishing_with_bernie

Weekly fishing report for the week of 8-7-2018

 

Williams Fork, Surface temp has dropped a few degrees to 62 in the early AM. Water level is 93%. The Lake trout bite is surprisingly good for early August. The best action is in the first few hours of the morning then steadily drops off until the evening bite. We are catching in 80' to 100' of water. Most any rubber jig tipped with sucker meat will produce hits at or near the bottom. Northern Pike remain hit or miss depending on environmental conditions. Fish deeper water on calm blue sunny days. Move to shallower water during the last couple of hours of daylight. Rainbows are being caught near moving water in the inlet on small spinners. Bank fishing Rainbows on the bottom with bait is frustrating because the crawdads get your bait before a fish finds it. While jigging for lake trout, I've seen Kokanee trollers picking up a few four year old fish. Randy Hall Guide - Fishing with berniekeefe@hotmail.com 

Grand Lake, Rainbows and browns are being caught along the shorelines early and late in the day. Small spoons or a  fly and bubble seem to be producing fish. Lake trout are getting a little tougher to catch. Looking for fish that have not seen a lot of pressure seems to be key right now. Small white and  glow jigs and spoons tipped with sucker meat have been producing a few fish in 40'-50' of water.

Lake Granby, The water level is dropping, air temps have been down to 32 on some mornings. Water temps are hovering around 65. A few rainbows are being caught trolling the shorelines with small crank baits. Bank fishermen seem to be doing best early and late in the day with small spoons or a fly and a bubble. Look for the fish rising and cast to them. Lake trout fishing is still fair to good on most days. Tubes and spoons tipped with sucker meat seem to be doing best for the jiggers in 50'-80' of water. Trollers are doing well with spoons. 

The Kokanee at Wolford are schooling up, trollers with lead core or down riggers are doing well right now. Look for the schools to go deeper this month, when they do, drop slab spoons to the schools. 

Bernie Keefe has been a fishing guide in Grand county for over 25 years. For more info please check out www.fishingwithbernie.com , https://www.facebook.com/FishingWithBernie/ or our Instagram page https://www.instagram.com/fishing_with_bernie

 

Weekly fishing report 7-23-2018

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Here is your Middle Park fishing report for the week of 7-9-18. 

Williams Fork, Surface temp this week is 66 in the early AM warming to low 70's by late afternoon. Water level is 97% and dropping. Lake Trout bite remains good. Best bite is early AM. We are catching fish in 80' to 100' of water on rubber grubs tipped with sucker meat. Hits are coming on bottom or 1" to 2" off the bottom. Northern Pike action is slow to fair depending on weather conditions. The last few hours of the day are you best bet for hooking trophy. Will Fork was stocked last week with Rainbows. Shore fisherman should be able to catch some Rainbows with fly and bubble or small spinners early AM or late PM. Mid day try bottom fishing with  bait. Kokanee trolling is slow yielding one or two fish a day. Randy Hall Guide - Fishing with Bernie

Grand Lake, rainbows are eating bugs and spoons near the shorelines early and late in the day. These fish are cruising the shorelines, moving around to find them helps your chances. Lake trout fishing is fair to good, soft plastics tipped with sucker meat or "Gulp" minnows are getting bites throughout the day. 

Lake Granby is fishing good for lake trout. Soft plastics tipped with "Gulp" minnows or sucker meat, spoons, hair jigs are all producing for the jiggers. Trollers are catching fish with down riggers on spoons and crank baits. Rainbows are being caught on worms, powerbait and small spoons from the shore. Trollers are catching them on spoons and crank baits. 

Bernie Keefe has been a fishing guide in Grand county for over 25 years. For more info please check out www.fishingwithbernie.com , https://www.facebook.com/FishingWithBernie/ or our Instagram page https://www.instagram.com/fishing_with_bernie

Weekly fishing report for the week of 7-16-18

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Here is your Middle Park fishing report for the week of 7-9-18. Williams Fork, Surface temp is up to 66 in the early AM. Water level is holding at 99%. Lake Trout bite is still good but the fish are working into deeper water each week. This week we were catching in 80' to 100' of water on rubber grubs tipped with sucker meat and a slow presentation 1" to 2" off the bottom. Northern Pike are very slow on bright sunny days. Overcast skies with light wind in the PM hours will increase you chances of hooking a trophy. Kokanee Salmon trolling is slow due to low population density, but I did see a couple of small schools along the north east rocky shoreline near the buoy line. Rainbows are breaking the surface early AM and late PM. A Fly and bubble or small spinners/spoons should produce some hits. Randy Hall Guide - Fishing with bernie

It is easy to tell that summer has hit the Grand Lake area. The crowds are in full swing on and off the water. Please use extra caution while navigating around the lake especially when near shore due to the amount activity in these areas. Even with the large crowds and warm water, the lake trout fishing remains very consistent. The fish are much deeper than they have been in the past month or two but remain eager to eat a well presented tube jig at the depths. The deeper you can find structure right now, the better. The rainbow and brown trout bite remains good but you must be casting from shore well before the sun raises and hits the water. Small spoons, crankbaits and even bait fished near the bottom is taking fish right now. Please remember that the boat inspections are from 7am-8pm Monday to Friday and from 6am-8pm Saturday and Sunday. There is always a chance of having a small wait at the ramp due to the amount of boats putting in/taking out so please plan accordingly. 

Lake Granby, Rainbows are being caught in the backs of bays. The evening bite is very good when you find the fish, cast a small spoon or fly directly into the rise. The key to this bite is finding the hatch. We found it last weekend in the shallow grassy bays. There are a few Kokanee being caught in columbine bay by trollers using down riggers and squids. Lake trout are being caught 50-120' deep. Jigging plastic jigs or spoons tipped with sucker meat has been effective. trollers have been doing very well trolling spoons tipped with sucker meat or "GULP". Using sonar to find fish is very important to success whether your jigging or trolling. 

Bernie Keefe has been a fishing guide in Grand county for over 25 years. For more info please check out www.fishingwithbernie.com , https://www.facebook.com/FishingWithBernie/ or our Instagram page https://www.instagram.com/fishing_with_bernie/