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5-20-19 Middle park fishing report

Here is your middle park fishing report for the week of 5-20-19. Boat ramp hours are 6 am to 8 pm. 

Williams Fork Fishing Report, Surface temp is 46. Water capacity is at 76%.  Water clarity is excellent. Ramp hours are from 6AM to 8PM. Casting shallow water for Lake Trout on our last trip was slow. Trollers are catching Lake Trout in the AM in the upper part of the water column. Jigging for Lake Trout with spoons & rubber grubs tipped with sucker meat has been very good in 30 to 70 foot of water. Shore fishermen are catching Rainbows casting spoons & spinners. Bottom fishing for Rainbows with worms or Power Bait is also good. Northern Pike and Kokanee are slow. Randy H Guide - Fishing with berniekeefe@hotmail.com

Grand lake, Temp 46, Rainbows are biting small spoons, worms, powerboat and small crank baits around the inlet areas. Browns are eating crank baits and jigs cast to shore. Lake trout are eating jigs tipped with sucker meat and crank baits.

Lake Granby, temp 46, Rainbows are being caught near any flowing water. Small spoons, worms, powerbait are all working well. Browns are being caught along the shorelines with jigs and crank baits. Lake trout are being caught with jigs, spoons, bait and crank baits. 

The Fishing with Bernie team has been guiding in Grand county for over 25 years. For more info please check outwww.fishingwithbernie.com , https://www.facebook.com/FishingWithBernie/ or our Instagram page https://www.instagram.com/fishing_with_bernie

5-15-19 Middle park fishing report

Here is your middle park fishing report for the week of 5-15-19. All the ice is off our larger reservoirs, the high country is still froze up. All the lakes are fishing very well along the shorelines. Drifting worms in the inlet currents will produce rainbows as well as suckers. Browns can't refuse minnow baits along the rocks early and late in the day. Spoons fished deeper during sunny days will produce a mixed bag of fish. In deeper water the lake trout fishing is awesome, tubes with sucker meat has been producing large numbers.

Stillwater boat ramp is open on Lake Granby from 6 am-8pm. Grand Lake and Shadow Mountain are scheduled to open May 17th. Williams Fork is open from 6-8 also.

The Fishing with Bernie team has been guiding in Grand county for over 25 years. For more info please check outwww.fishingwithbernie.com , https://www.facebook.com/FishingWithBernie/ or our Instagram page https://www.instagram.com/fishing_with_bernie

Middle Park Fishing report for the week of4-30-19

Here is your middle park fishing report for the week of 4-30-19. The ice is either off the larger reservoirs or very close to coming off. Fishing should be excellent along the shorelines for everything. Suckers and rainbows will be in the creeks, worms on the bottom will be an excellent choice for both species.Tiny doll flies under bobbers will catch rainbow, a little chop helps move the jig. Brown trout will be eating minnow and crawdad style baits near rock piles. Lake trout will be eating minnow, small fish and crawdad style baits. 

As of April 30th Williams fork is ice free and the ramp is scheduled to open May 11th. Grand Lake and Shadow Mountain are scheduled to open May 17th. Lake Granby is scheduled for May 17th, but they will open the gates as soon as the ice comes off. 

The Fishing with Bernie team has been guiding in Grand county for over 25 years. For more info please check outwww.fishingwithbernie.com , https://www.facebook.com/FishingWithBernie/ or our Instagram page https://www.instagram.com/fishing_with_bernie


Middle Park fishing report 3-11-19

Here is your middle park report for the week of 3-11-19-19 The ice is reaching over 20" on a lot of our lakes up here. We did get a lot of snow on the lakes, slush is a problem again, but is starting to crust over. A big storm is supposed to hit tomorrow, so we will see how it goes.Williams Fork, The bite for the 12 - 17'' lake trout has remained constant with most of the action coming between sunrise until noon. Small spoons and plastics (single tail grubs, flukes, tubes) under 3 inches jigged in 40 to 80 feet of water have been producing fish. Pike are be seen by fisherman sight fishing in huts cruising in shallow water (10' or less). Rainbows remain active in shallow water (10 feet or less) from sunrise until about 8:30. Look for shallow flats in front of or around large bays to find the highest concentration of rainbows. Recent heavy snowfall has left most of the lake very slushy, some spots may have 6'' to 1' of water on top of the ice. To book a trip call Sam at (720) 666-0141 to book with Jake ‭(303) 434-8468‬.

Grand Lake, The slush is very bad but the surface is starting to crust over. Due to the slush we have not fished Grand Lake last week.

Lake Granby also has a slush problem. The rainbows are starting to spawn in the rivers and along the shorelines. Small bright colored jigs in less than 10' of water should produce fish. Lake trout are suspending over deeper water. White biobait twister tails on 3/8 oz heads are accounting for a good number of these fish. Jigging tubes on the bottom is also catching fish. 

The Fishing with Bernie team has been guiding 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 or https://www.instagram.com/fishingwithaltitude/


Weekly Middle Park report for the week of 3-3-19

Here is your middle park report for the week of 3-3-19-19 The ice is reaching over 20" on a lot of our lakes up here. We did get a lot of snow on the lakes, slush might become a problem again. The wind drifting snow is continuing to cause problems for people on the "back roads".

Williams fork is starting to pick back up after the tournament last weekend for the 12 - 17'' lake trout. Small spoons and plastics (single tail grubs, flukes, tubes) under 3 inches jigged in 40 to 80 feet of water have been producing fish. Pike are becoming more active in shallow water (15 feet or less) however the bite is hit and miss (some days they are very difficult if not impossible to get to bite) . Rainbows remain active in shallow water (10 feet or less) from sunrise until about 8:30. Look for shallow flats in front of or around large bays to find the highest concentration of rainbows. To book a trip call Sam at (720) 666-0141 to book with Jake ‭(303) 434-8468‬.Grand Lake is VERY slushy. The rainbows and browns are eating small jigs tipped with wax worms in less the 10' of water. Lake trout Are being caught in 30-80' of water. Tubes, twisters and spoons all seem to be working well. The suspending fish in water 30-70' over 100+ feet of waster are chasing twisters and spoons. To book a trip with Dan Shannon (303) 956-3804 or Jake Foos ‭(303) 434-8468‬ give them a call.Lake Granby is starting to see slush again. Rainbows are very good along the shorelines. Small jigs or spoons tipped with wax worms in 3-10' of water are getting bit until around 9 am. Lake trout are being caught in 30-100' of water. Tubes, grubs, and spoons are catching fish. The suspended fish in deep water are biting very well. The Fishing with Bernie team has been guiding 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 or https://www.instagram.com/fishingwithaltitude/

Middle park fishing report 2-25-19

Here is your middle park report for the week of 2-25-19 The ice is reaching over 20" on a lot of our lakes up here. Such is not much of a problem but the wind drifting snow is continuing to cause problems for people on the "back roads".

Lake Granby rainbows are fishing very well in 6-15' of water. Small bright colored tubes tipped with wax worms are doing very well before 9am. Lake trout are still eating Bio Bait tubes, try tipping them with a small piece of meat. The "suspended" bite is going very well over deep water. Look for fish cruising 40-60' deep over 100+ feet of water. A small grub fished in the schools will entice strikes. 

Williams Fork reservoir is fishing well for lake trout. Small grubs and spoons are getting bit by 15-20" fish on a regular basis. Rainbows have been slow. To book a trip call Sam at (720) 666-0141 to book with Jake ‭(303) 434-8468‬.

Grand lake has slowed down a bit.A few lake tout are being caught over deeper water.

To book a trip with Dan Shannon (303) 956-3804 or Jake Foos ‭(303) 434-8468‬ give them a call.

The Fishing with Bernie team has been guiding 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 or https://www.instagram.com/fishingwithaltitude/

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Middle Park fishing report 2-18-19

Here is your middle park report for the week of 2-18-19. It seems if we're not getting -10 it's going to be very windy lately. Be careful on the back roads, the snow has been drifting and people are getting stuck. 

Williams Fork,  The fishing seems to have slowed down a little bit in the past week. Added pressure by anglers and inconsistent weather patterns are playing a big part in this. Ice is ranging in the 16-20 in range with a good amount of snow and slush on top.

The 12-20 inch lake trout are biting smaller jigs then they were last week. Bio Bait tubes, Fuzz-E-Grubs, Watsit grubs seems to be working best. Tip all jigs with a small piece of meat and add a little bit of scent for best results.
The Big Fish continue to roam and have been showing up but proving difficult to connect with. Large swim-baits well off the bottom have been getting the most action.
Rainbows and Browns continue to cruise the shallows. Panfish Leech Flutter spoons worked aggressively and small, bright colored jigs topped with wax worms seem to be working best. Concentrate your efforts in 6-15 feet of water for best results.

Grand Jake Foos and Sam Hochevar teamed up on this report. To book a trip with either of them call Sam at (720) 666-0141 to book with Jake ‭(303) 434-8468‬.Grand Lake, The lake trout bites has slowed but they are still being caught on small tubes. Suspended fish are stating to show up in the deeper water. Bio Baits twister tails have been getting bit by these fish. Tip them with a small piece of sucker meat and fish just above the suspended fish. Rainbows have gotten a little tougher also, keeping fresh bait on your jigs will help. To book a trip with Dan Shannon (303) 956-3804 or Jake Foos ‭(303) 434-8468‬ give them a call.Granby, Rainbows are still fishing well around the shorelines. It's an early bite and over with by 9 am on most days. Bright colored jigs tipped with wax worms are producing fish in the 10-14" range. Lake trout are being caught in the 50-80' range. Suspenders are starting to show up. Look over very deep water for these fish. Small  jigs and spoons are working well.The Fishing with Bernie team has been guiding 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 or https://www.instagram.com/fishingwithaltitude/



Middle Park ice fishing report for the week of 2-11-19

Here is your middle park report for the week of 2-11-19. The wind has made the surface of the lakes very rough and has blown snow off some areas. Be careful traveling around the lake. 

Williams Fork: Fishing for small lake trout (12''-18'') has slowed down a bit this week. Fish are still active from sunrise until around 1 or 2 in the afternoon, but we are getting a lot of followers and short strikes. Small pieces of sucker meat seem to help produce more quality bites. We are starting to see a lot of suspended fish off the bottom so keep an eye on the entire water column when looking at your electronics. Small swimbaits have been effective on the suspended fish. The large lake trout have been hit or miss, Some large fish have been showing up on structure in 50 to 70' of water but bites have been tough to come by.  Due to the increased pressure on the lake, you really need to have a flawless presentation to entice a strike. Pay special attention to fine details when watching your electronics and adjust accordingly to entice a strike. Fishing for rainbows and brown has remained slow to moderate with most of the action happening early in the morning, right around sunrise, using small jigs tipped with a wax worm, salmon egg and weighted nymphs on large shallow flats and bays. Sam Hochevar, To book a trip with Sam call him at (720)666-0141

Grand Lake is fishing well. Rainbows are still around the shorelines eating small bright colored jigs and spoons. It helps to tip them with wax worms, meal worms or shrimp. Lake trout are eating 1"-3" tubes, twisters and spoons. Tip them with sucker meat, fish them 30-8-' deep.  To book a trip on Grand Lake call Dan Shannon (303) 956-3804 or Jake Foos ‭(303) 434-8468‬.

Lake Granby, The rainbows are very eager to bite small jigs tipped with bait. 6-10' of water seems to be the key. They do bite early, the bite slows down about the time the sun hits the ice. There seems to be a shrinking window for the lake trout bite. Its been early till around 11:00 then it gets a little tougher. Soft plastics, marabous and spoons tipped with a small piece of sucker meat should get some bites.

The Fishing with Bernie team has been guiding 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 or https://www.instagram.com/fishingwithaltitude/

Middle park ice fishing report 2-5-19

This middle park fishing report is being brought to you by the Fishing with Bernie team for the week of 2-5-19. We are seeing very little slush around the lake. We could use some snow on the ice to help make the ride smoother. 

Williams Fork is still fishing well for smaller lake trout in the 12-17'' range, using small plastics in the 1 to 3 inch range. These plastics have been most productive when tipped with small pieces of sucker meat. The key seems to be to keep moving around structure in 30 - 70 feet of water until you find the greatest concentration of fish. Quite a few fish have started showing up suspended in the water column, so keep an eye on your fish finder and be looking for those fish. Rainbow action has remained slow to moderate with a fewlargefish being caught. Most of the rainbow action will be in shallow and will happen from sunrise and will last about 2 hours, small spoons tipped with wax or meal worms have been producing fish. The pike have been hit and miss with most of the fish being caught in 20 feet of water or less. Slush has improved from last week, however there are some nasty spots remaining. Look for snow that appears darker or slightly grey than the areas around it and avoid these areas as they are likely slushy. To book a trip with Sam call him at (720)666-0141

Grand Lake is fishing well for lake trout in 30-80' of water. Small grubs tipped with sucker meat are working well. Rainbows and browns are along the shoreline and hitting small bright colored jigs in 5-10' of water. To book a trip on Grand Lake call Dan Shannon (303) 956-3804 or Jake Foos ‭(303) 434-8468‬.

Lake Granby is fishing very good for lake trout. Fish the 50-8-' depths with tubes, spoons or minor baits tipped with a small piece of sucker meat. Rainbows are being caught along the shorelines very early in the morning with small bright colored jigs in less than 15' of water. 

The Fishing with Bernie team has been guiding 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 or https://www.instagram.com/fishingwithaltitude/

Middle park ice fishing report 1-28-19

Here is your middle park fishing report for the week of 1-28-19. Due to the last couple snowstorms we are starting to experience a little bit of slush on the lakes. We are still seeing people walk long distances and ATV's out also. 

Williams Fork is still fishing well for 12-17'' lake trout, using the usual baits. The key seems to be to keep moving around structure in 30 - 70 feet of water until you find the greatest concentration of fish. Rainbow action has remained slow to moderate with a fewnice fish being caught. Most of the rainbow action will be in shallow and will happen from sunrise and will last about 2 hours. The pike have been hit and miss with most of the fish being caught in 20 feet of water or less. Sam Hochevar- Guide Fishing with BernieGrand Lake, Rainbow and Brown trout are still taking small, bright colored jigs tipped with wax or meal worms along the shorelines. It is also a good idea to also carry a rod with a small spoon to search for the aggressive fish feeding in the shallows. 8-20 feet of water seems to be best for these trout so drill some holes and find what depth the fish are holding in for that day. The lake trout are also feeding aggressively out in deeper water (50-90 feet). Small white jigs or tubes tipped with a piece of meat seem to be doing the trick. When you are out in the deeper water, keep an eye on the entire water column as there have been a few fish coming through suspended off of the bottom. The area by the east outlet and the inlet from Shadow Mountain continue to have open water and questionable ice especially when they are pumping water. Jake Foos- Guide Fishing with BernieLake Granby, Rainbows have been fishing pretty consistent along the shorelines in 8-15 feet of water using small jigs tipped with wax worms or spoons jigged very aggressively. Concentrate your efforts finding structure along the shoreline in these depths and that will give you the best chance at these fish. Lake trout have been fishing well in 50-80 feet of water on deep structure. Tube jigs, spoons and soft plastics tipped with a small piece of sucker meat has been producing the best. The lake is starting to see a lot of slush as of late with the heavy snows we have been getting. Please be aware of where you are traveling and use extra caution in these areas.Lake Granby's lake trout are very active till around noon. Small plastic jigs and spoons are catching the majority of fish. Rainbows are active in 3-10' of water eating anything bright as long as its tipped with bait. PLEASE BE CAREFUL AND CHECK THE ICE AS YOU GO OUT!