Here is your middle park fishing report for the week of 10-30-2018. Fork Fishing Report, Surface temp is 46. Water capacity is 81%. Ramp hours are 7AM to 7PM. The ramp will close for the season at 7PM on Wednesday October 31st. The inlet is closed to fishing due to Kokanee milking operations. CPW will be giving away milked Koke's on the 30th. Lake trout fishing is very good! Casting lures from shore or a boat is producing fish. Vertical jigging is producing more fish than casting. We are easily catching limits in 40 to 70 foot with Reel Bait Plain Jane's and Zimmer Spoons tipped with sucker meat or bottled Salmon eggs. The bite drops off mid day, but the fish are catch-able all day. Shore fishermen are catching large Rainbows bottom fishing with bait or casting lures. Northern Pike can be spotted in shallow water on sunny afternoons but are difficult to catch. Kokanee trolling is very slow. Consistent with the last several years... there is no Kokanee snagging action due to low population. Randy H guide - Fishing with firstname.lastname@example.org
Lake Granby lake trout spawn is going strong. Bank fishermen are doing well with long slender spoons like the Leech flutter spoon fished deep and slow. Soft plastics tipped with sucker meat are also producing a lot of fish. The key is fishing right in the rocks, lighter jig heads will help with the snags. Boat fishermen are doing well with soft plastic tubes, twister tails and plain jane spoons tipped with sucker meat. Rainbows are hitting small jigs tipped with wax worms under a bobber near the inlets and rocky areas. There are some salmon along the shorelines, small pink jigs tipped with a wax worm under a bobber will give you opportunities at these fish.
Please remember shadow mountain spillway to Columbine Bay is closed to fishing October 1st to december 31st.
Be prepared for the new boat ramp hours. Here is a link.
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