Grand County fishing report for the week of 9-9-19

Here is your Grand County fishing report for the week of 9-9-19 The cooler weather will bring cooler water. this will begin to make the fish a little more active. The fall spawners will soon be moving to their spawning areas, other fish will follow.Grand Lake - Fall is definitely in the air in Grand Lake right now. With the low temps at night and the afternoon rains we are getting, the water temperature continues to slowly drop. Currently, the lake is sitting right at about 60 degrees depending on the time of day. The rainbow and brown bite has picked up in the past week or so because of the water temp. Casting and trolling spoons, jerkbaits and flies are taking fish right now very early and late in the day. Try to fish during the low light times of the day for the best success. As fall progresses, the lake trout are starting to think about the upcoming spawn. Fish are on structure and eager to take a perfectly presented tube jig. The most willing fish can be found in 50-80 feet right now. Please keep in mind that after September 9th, the new boat ramp hours will be from 6am to 6pm. Jake Foos-Guide Fishing with Bernie

Lake Granby - Brown trout are moving towards their spawning areas. Night fishing was good last week. Floating minnow baits and large bulky flies should get bit. Rainbows are getting active. Flies and lure along the shorelines are getting bit, early and late in the day is best. Lake trout are still in the deeper water and should be there for another 3 weeks. Tubes, heavy spoons and a variety of other baits should get bit. Trollers are catching fish with crank baits, squids and spoons. There are a few Kokanee in Columbine bay, fishing early mornings is best. The new boat ramp hours are 6-6.
Williams Fork - Warms days has raised the surface temp to 63 warming to 66 by the end of the day. Water capacity is 95% and dropping. Ramp hours are 7AM to 7PM. Water clarity is 10 foot plus. Young Lake Trout are hitting grubs or tubes tipped with sucker meat in 80 to 100 foot of water. Locate a group on your sonar and sit on them. Patients is key... and you should catch a limit. Large Lake Trout seem to be inactive. Rainbows have slowed but some are being caught on Power Bait or worms bottom fishing. Casting to rises at first light and sunset with small spinners or fly and bubble should produce a few hits. Kokanee trolling is very slow due to lack of population. Northern Pike are slow but accidental catches are being made while fishing for other species. Randy H Guide - Fishing with Bernie

Wolford- The Kokanee are starting to school up in the deep water, down riggers or slab style spoons tipped with bait should produce fish.

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