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. 

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