Middle Park area fishing report 7-5-16

Grand Lake

Grand Lake continues to fish great, the run off has slowed and the water is clearing up.  Water temperature has been in the mid to upper 50’s during the middle of the day. Low light periods continue to be key times of the day, particularly for the rainbows and browns, fishing aggressively with reaction type baits has been working well.  Lake trout are found deeper and deeper everyday as the water warms, keys to finding them has been using electronics and changing up offerings until you find the bait of the day, each day it is something different they are wanting. Waters are busy this weekend, Hope everyone had a fun and safe Fourth of July!   Dan Shannon, Guide for Fishing with Bernie

WIlliams Fork

Surface temp at 6AM was 62.8. By late afternoon temp was 68. Lake Troutare moving deeper. I saw fish on the screen from 70 to 120 foot. Fishing is good with the proper presentation. Small jigs tipped with meat is catching 15-18" lakers. Pike are slow. They are still in the shallows mid day. They are following but not hitting. Salmon are slow. Randy Hall

Lake Granby

Water temps are 64-68. Rainbows are being caught early and late along the shorelines with power bait. A few browns are still being caught casting the rocky shorelines early and late in the day. Lake trout are being caught all around the lake in depths of 50' and greater. Small jigs tipped with "Gulp" or sucker meat are getting limits of fish.