Middle Park Report for the week of 7-3-18


Here is your middle park fishing report for the week of 7-3-18

Williams Fork, Surface temp has dropped from last week to 57 in the early AM. Just got off the water and the Lake Trout bite was outstanding! We are catching Laker's in 60' to 70' of water 1" to 2" off the bottom with Berkley jigs tipped with sucker meat. Trollers are catching Lake Trout that are suspended in the water column or with down riggers near the bottom. Shore fisherman are catching stocked Rainbows on the bottom with bait, or casting small spinners and flies in early AM or late PM. Northern action has picked up. We are seeing big Pike follow lures to the boat with an occasional strike. Kokanee trolling is very slow due to low population. Randy Hall Guide - Fishing with berniekeefe@hotmail.com

Grand Lake, A few rainbows and browns are being caught early and late in the day casting lures at the shore. Shore fishermen would do best to keep their bait and lures near the shore early and late. During mid day try a little deeper. Lake trout are being caught 30'-80' deep. Tubes, spoons, twister tails tipped with sucker meat or "GULP" are all working. Trollers are catching all species on spoons and crank baits. rainbows and browns will be  scattered less then 15' deep over deeper water and lake trout will be a little bit deeper.

Lake Granby, Rainbows can be caught in the evenings with small spoons, worms or power bait. Trollers are catching them with spoons and spinners. The night fishing for brown trout is heating up. Fishing late in the evening has been producing a few fish over 20" with big flies behind a bubble. Look for shallow areas that contain a mix of mud and rock. Vegetation can be a bonus. Lake trout are being caught 40'-100' and deeper. Trollers with down riggers have been doing very well with spoons, spinners, crank baits and squids. Jiggers have been catching fish with tubes, twister tails, hair jigs and spoons. 

Bernie Keefe has been guiding the middle park area for over 25 years. For more info on fishing the area or on booking a guided trip please check out www.fishingwithbernie.com or on  https://www.facebook.com/FishingWithBernie