This middle park fishing report is being brought to you by "Fishing with Bernie". With the cool nights and PM thunder storms the surface temp at Williams Fork is now 63 in the morning warming to 65 in the afternoon. Temps in deep water have not changed. This week the Lake Trout bite has been good at 90 to 115 foot. My clients are catching fish vertical jigging bright colored grubs tipped with sucker meat. Bite is best early AM but we are catching fish all day. Fishing from shore is slow but some anglers are catching a few Rainbows bottom fishing. Wading anglers are catching Rainbows where the river runs into the lake on spinners. Kokanee trolling is slow. 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. Younger fish are hugging the shore lines. Working the shoreline with spinner or jerk baits should produce some hits. Work deeper water for the larger fish. It doesn't matter what type of lure you are using as long as it can get to the fish. Your best chances are on low light windy days and near sunset. Randy Hall - Guide, Fishing with Berniekeefe@hotmail.com
Grand Lake – Fishing is up and down depending on the day and weather conditions, which have been unpredictable at best. Water temp stays in the low to mid 60’s. Rainbows and Browns are being caught along the shorelines with small cranks and worms below a bobber reeled in slowly. Trollers are catching them on pop gear with a small spinner tipped with a worm trolled along the shorelines. Lake trout have moved a little deeper, they are being caught at 70-110’ and there has been a great suspended fish bite at times out over the deep water. Electronics are key for proper depth presentation to those suspended fish, and small spoons tipped with a small piece sucker have been hot bait. Dan Shannon – Guide, Fishing with Berniekeefe@hotmail.com
Lake Granby continues to fish very well. Rainbows are eating bugs on the surface in the evenings. Powerbait and worms are working early and late in the day. A few kokanee are starting to show up in the mouth of Columbine bay, Trolling small spinners and spoons 30-40' deep. Lake Trout are ranging from 50-120' deep. Tube jigs and slab spoons (Reelbait.com) tipped with a small piece of sucker meat has been working. Trollers are catching them on spoons and small cranks.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.