Here is your middle park fishing report for the week of 12-18-2018. Ice conditions are changing daily, please use extreme caution while walking on the ice.
Willow Creek is frozen and fishing is good too excellent for rainbows and salmon. Rainbows are along the shorelines eating small jigs tipped with sucker meat. Kokanee are in deeper water jigging bright colored spoons tipped with wax worms, shrimp or corn will attract them.
Grand Lake, Rainbows and browns are along the shoreline. They will be eating small jigs tipped with wax worms in 6'-10' of water. lake trout are in deeper (20'-80') water and are eating small jigs tipped with sucker meat. Keeping the jigs moving seemed to be important last week.
Williams Fork is getting real close. This past weekend we were able to get out in the coves and fish for rainbows and a couple small pike. They ate small spoons tipped with wax worms. The rainbow bite on all these lakes is early, the best bite is over with by 9 am.
Shadow mountain is frozen. They started pumping again so there is water on the ice around Green ridge boat ramp.
Granby is just starting to freeze. There is still some open water, casting spoons or jigs will entice lake trout.
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