Lake trout

Grand county fishing report for the week of 10-15-19

Here is your weekly Grand county fishing report. The mornings are getting cold, make sure to dress for them.

Lake Granby is fishing very well for lake trout. They are spawning in rocky areas in 30-50' of water. Small white grubs, spoons and hair jigs tipped with sucker meat are getting bit. Night time brown trout fishing is very good, floating minnow baits are working well. rainbows are around the shorelines hitting spoons and bait.

Williams Fork - Surface temp is 51 warming to 53 on a sunny day. Water capacity is holding at 84%. Ramp hours are 7AM to 7PM. The inlet is open for fishing. Jigging for Lake Trout is very good. Mixed age groups are hitting grubs, spoons or tube jigs tipped with sucker meat in 50 to 80 foot of water. Surface temps have dropped enough that shore fishermen casting from the rocks by the ramp are catching a few Lakers on spoons or spinners. Lake Trout are very close to spawning. Rainbow fishing has slowed, but we are seeing some big Rainbows break the surface. Casting spoons, spinners or minnow baits at the rises may produce some hits. Northern Pike and Kokanee fishing is slow. Randy H Guide - Fishing with berniekeefe@hotmail.com

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Grand county fishing report for the week of 10-7-19

Here is your Grand County fishing report for the week of 10-7-19. The mornings are getting cold with snow on the forecast this week.

Williams Fork - Surface temp has cooled to 54 warming to 57 on a sunny day. Water capacity is 84%. Ramp hours are 7AM to 7PM. Fishing for all species is slow except for Lake Trout. Young Laker's are hitting grubs, tubes or metal spoons tipped with sucker meat in 70 to 90 foot. The bite is very light, but once your onto the bite you should easily limit. Keep your lines tight and watch for the hit on your rod tip. There are some large Rainbows cruising the shore line. Minnow type baits or spinners may produce some hits. Northern Pike and Kokanee are slow. Randy H - Guide Fishing with berniekeefe@hotmail.com

Granby- Columbine bay is closed to fishing from Twin Creek all the way up to Shadow Mountain spillway. Rainbows are back in the shallows and eating just about anything that moves or doesn't. Bait and lures are both catching fish. Night fishing for browns remains excellent. Large minnow style baits or bulky streamers are catching fish. The key is a slow enough retrieve so that your bait makes a wake. Lake trout are in 45-60 feet of water. Bio Bait tubes and twisters tipped with sucker meat has been very good.
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Grand County fishing report for the week of 10-1-19

Here is your Grand County fishing report for the week of 10-1-19. Brown trout and kokanee have moved to their spawning beds. Lake trout are next.

Williams Fork - Surface temp is 57 warming to 59. Water capacity is 85% and dropping. Ramp hours are 7AM to 7PM. The inlet is open to fishing. Young Lake Trout are grouped up and hitting small tubes and grubs tipped with sucker meat in 80 to 100 foot. With a little patience and concentrating on the lite bite jiggers should easily catch their limit. Shore fishermen are catching a few Rainbows on the bottom with Power Bait or worms. Trophy sized Rainbows are starting to move into shallow water along the shorelines, cast minnow shaped baits or spoons for them. Northern Pike are also moving into shallower water. Work the shorelines with slow moving baits early and late in the day. Kokanee trolling is slow. Randy H Guide - Fishing with berniekeefe@hotmail.com

Lake Granby- Rainbows are eating spoons and bait near the inlets. Brown trout fishing at night is excellent. Large minnow style bait have been working very well. Lake trout are still in deeper water, Bio Bait tubes, Plain Jane spoons tipped with sucker meat seem to be working very well.

Grand Lake- Rainbows and brown trout are hitting spoons near the shorelines. Lake trout are schooling up very well around structure.

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Grand county fishing report for the week of 9-23-19

Here is your Grand County fishing report for the week of 9-16-19. The trees are turning, some of the fish are spawning and the lake trout are not far off.

Williams Fork: Surface temp is 60. Water capacity is 88% and dropping. Water clarity is very good. Ramp hours are 7AM to 7PM. I hear this year CPW is not closing the inlet to fishing. The small Lake Trout bite is excellent once located. Laker's under 22" are lite biting tubes or grubs tipped with sucker meat in 80 to 100 foot. Keep your lines tight to detect the lite bite and one should have no problem limiting. Rainbow fishing has slowed bottom fishing with bait and casting. A few fish are being caught lake wide. Kokanee trolling is slow. Northern Pike are slow but after casting for a few hours we hooked a couple on jerk baits. Randy H Guide - Fishing with berniekeefe@hotmail.com

Grand Lake: Lake Trout are piling up on structure preparing for the spawn. Small white grubs will get bit. Rainbows are eating flies and spoons early and late in the day. Browns are eating minnow patterns along the rocks.

Lake Granby: Rainbows are getting aggressive again and can be caught with small spoons near inlets. There are a few Kokanee in Columbine Bay, casting is best until the sun hits the water then try trolling. The night bite for browns continues to be excellent, floating minnow baits worked well over the weekend. Lake trout are continuing to move towards their spawning areas but they are not in the areas yet. Tubes tipped with sucker meat are working very well.

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Grand County fishing report for the week of 9-16-19

Here is your Grand County fishing report for the week of 9-16-19. The spawn is getting closer and the fish are starting to turn into their spawning colors.

Williams Fork - Surface temp is 60. Water capacity is 92% and dropping. Water clarity is 10 to 15'. Ramp hours are 7AM to 7PM. Lake Trout under 21" are hitting small grubs or tubes tipped with sucker meat in 80 to 100 foot. Bites are very light, keep your line tight to detect the hit. If you master the light bite... one should be able to easily limit. Bank fishing for Rainbows is slow but some are being caught lake wide on worms or Power Bait. Casting to rises early and late in the day may produce some hits. Northern Pike are starting to move shallower, but fishing for them is slow. Kokanee are slow due to low population. Randy H Guide - Fishing with Bernie

Grand Lake - Surface temp 60 degrees depending on the time of day.The rainbow and brown bite is getting better by the week.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. Lake trout 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, Rainbows and a few salmon are showing up in Columbine bay. Fish very early or very late in the day for the best bite. Browns are starting to spawn, fishing late at night with floating crank baits is very good. Lake trout are moving to their spawning areas, it will probably be a couple more weeks before that bite starts.

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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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Grand County fishing report for the week of 9-1-19

Here is your Grand County fishing report for the week of 9-1-19 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.

Williams Fork - Surface temps are cooling to 60/61 early AM warming to 65 on a clear day. Water capacity is 98% and dropping. The new ramp hours are7AM to 7PM. Water clarity is about 10 foot. The Lake Trout bite can be very good for the patient angler. We are catching limits on small grubs or tubes tipped with sucker meat fished in 80 to 100 foot of water. Rainbow fishing has slowed. Bottom fishing with bait is producing a few fish lake wide. Casting fly & bubble or small spinners at rises around sunset is yielding a few fish. Northern Pike are slow. Kokanee are very slow due to lack of population. Randy H Guide - Fishing with berniekeefe@hotmail.com

Grand Lake - Rainbows are getting active on the surface early and late in the day. A few browns are being caught around the inlets late in the evening or very early in the mornings. Lake trout are starting to group up for the spawn, small grubs tipped with sucker meat will get bit.

Lake Granby - Rainbows are still being caught with bait along the shorelines. A (very)few Kokanee have been caught in Columbine bay, trolling lead core and bright spoons has been working.Lake trout are in 50-100 foot of water, jigs tipped with sucker meat and slab spoons have been working. Trollers are catching them on spoons and small crank baits.
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Grand County fishing report for the week of 8-25-19

Here is your Grand County fishing report for the week of 8-25-19. The incredible fall fishing is just around the corner.

Granby- A few rainbows are being caught with bait on bottom. In the evening casting small spoons or flies and a bubble is also working. Lake trout are starting to group up for the spawn. This will mix all sizes of fish together, tube jigs, spoons and other assorted plastics tipped with sucker meat will work. Look for depths of 70'-100'.

Williams Fork - Surface temp is starting to drop. Average temp was 64 warming to 70 by the end of the day. Water capacity is 99%. Water clarity is 10 foot. Lake Trout has slowed down but they are still catch-able. Fish 80 to 100 foot of water with small grubs or tubes tipped with sucker meat. Rainbows have also slowed, but some are being caught lake wide bottom fishing with bait. Haven't seen many rises this week, but casting to the rises with small spinners or flies early and late should produce a few fish. Northern Pike are slow. Randy H Guide - Fishing with berniekeefe@hotmail.com

Grand Lake- Fishing is picking up for rainbows in the early morning or late evening. Casting small spoons around the shorelines will get their attention. Lake trout are hitting assorted small plastics tipped with sucker meat.

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Grand County fishing report for the week of 8-18-19

Here is your Grand county fishing report for the week of 8-18-19

Williams Fork - Surface temp is 66 early in the morning warming to low 70's on a sunny day. Water capacity is holding at 99%. Water clarity is about 10 foot. The lake trout bite has slowed down... but with a bit of patience working a small grub or tube tipped with sucker meat within in a few inches of the bottom should produce limits in 80' to 100' of water. Rainbow fishing has also slowed. Shore fishermen bottom fishing with Power Bait, worms or Salmon eggs are landing a few fish. Casting to rises with small spinners or fly and bubble early and late in the day will produce some strikes. The inlet can be very productive on small Rainbows. Northern Pike remain slow. I'm not sure if it's due to an abundance of food, lack of population, or both. Best bets are first light and late PM. Kokanee trolling is very slow at best. Randy H Guide - Fishing with berniekeefe@hotmail.com

Grand Lake is fishing fair for lake trout. Jigs either on the bottom or targeting specific fish suspended are working well. Rainbows are being caught early and late by the inlets.

Granby is fishing good for lake trout. 70'-100' seems to be a very productive depth. White tubes, spoons and hair jigs tipped with sucker meat are getting bit. Rainbows have gotten tougher, bait on the bottom is still catching a few.

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8-12-19 Grand County fishing report

Here is your Grand County fishing report for the week of August 5, 2019.

Williams Fork - Surface temp is 66 early AM warming to 71 on a clear day. Water capacity is 99%. Water clarity is about 10 foot. With the "dog days" of summer now upon us the Lake Trout bite has dropped off, but we are still catching in 80 to 90 foot of water on small grubs or tubes tipped with sucker meat. Scent attractant seems to help get the fish to bite. Patience is key this time of year. The Rainbow bite has also slowed, but bank fishermen are catching a few fish lake wide bottom fishing with bait. There is a good population of small Rainbows surface feeding early AM where the river meets the lake near the driftwood piles. Fly and bubble will work best on them. Northern Pike and Kokanee Salmon are slow. Randy H Guide - Fishing with Bernie

Grand Lake- A few rainbows are being caught early and late around the inlets. A few browns have been caught casting around boat docks early and late in the day. Lake trout are being caught on small jigs and spoons tipped with sucker meat.

Lake Granby- Look for rainbows in the back of the bays feeding on bugs just before dark. Small spoons are working well. A few kokanee are starting are starting to show up in Grand bay. Lake trout are being caught in 50'-100' of water. Trollers are catching a few on spoons, jiggers are doing well with twisters, heavy spoons and tubes. The last report mentioned patience with your spots. Its still important.

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