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. 


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