Middle Park area fishing report 3-22-2018

Here his your middle park fishing report for the week of March 22nd. Spring conditions are upon us, be aware of the ice your on. Look for soft spots and open water. 

Grand Lake - ice is holding

Middle Park area fishing report 3-15-2018

Grand Lake - Ice conditions are holding up, we had some cool mornings last week, but check as you go with spring upon us things can change fast.

Middle Park area fishing report 3-5-2018

Here is your Middle park fishing report for the week of 3-5-2018. The slush seems to have frozen up. We are seeing people walking a long ways out and ate's around the lake.

middle Park area fishing report 2-26-2018

The lake is in the process of freezing the slush back up and walkers as well as machines are starting to get along just fine. William Fork Reservoir fishing report. The ice is holding up well

Middle Park area fishing report 2-19-2018

Here is your middle park fishing report for the week of 2-19-18. Slush is starting to rear its ugly head and with the snow expected this week it might get difficult.

Grand Lake  -  Ice is slushy

Middle Park area fishing report 2-12-2018

Here is your middle park fishing report for the week of 2-12-18.

Williams Fork Fishing Report , The ice is holding at 10-12” thick in most spots with some slushy areas spread out around the lake.

Middle Park area fishing report 2-5-2018

Here is your middle park fishing report for the week of 2-5-18. 

Grand Lake is fishing well for rainbows along the shorelines. Small jigs tipped with wax worms are working well.

Middle Park fishing report for 1-30-2018

Thanks to everyone that came to fish the 3 Lakes ice fishing contest. By now the fish have settled down and will eat. Lake Granby is fishing very good for all species. Rainbows and browns are being caught in water less then 15 feet deep on small jigs tipped with wax worms. Spoons are a great attractor. Most Lake trout are being caught at 40-70 feet of water. Tube jigs, hair jigs, spoons, and plain jig heads tipped with a small piece of sucker meat are enticing bites. 

Williams Fork, The fishing dropped off a bit this week, but there are still plenty of 12-17” lake trout being caught on the usual baits. Focus on structure in 35-65 feet of water for the best action. Tube jigs tipped with sucker meat and various jigging spoons are consistently producing a few strikes. Smaller baits like bare jigheads with a chunk of sucker and gulp minnows are also catching a few. The key is moving around to find the highest concentrations of fish. Bigger lakers have been tough to entice recently but there is always the possibility of a trophy at this lake. The best tactic for rainbows has been to fish early in the day in shallow water in one of the bays with micro jigs or crappie tubes. A few pike are also being caught in shallow water bays but action for them is hit or miss. 

The ice is about 12-14 inches thick across most of the lake with a slightly thinner area near the dam. There is still about 6 inches of snow on top of the ice. There is still no slush anywhere on the lake. Tucker Bamford

Grand Lake, The Rainbow trout and Brown trout continue to be active and hungry with the best bite being early and late in the day.  They are being found between 8ft and 16ft of water depending on time of day and are being caught on a variety of baits, but the Leech Flutter Spoon by Clam tipped with a wax worm has been my go to bait.  Lake trout are being caught all over the lake, but it takes some diligence and searching.  Get out drill some holes and use that Vexilar to determine where the Lake trout are and what their mood is for the day, seems to change every day. Ice is in good shape on the town side of the lake, use caution if venturing out, and beware of the areas with moving water, as the ice varies significantly there compared to rest of lake!.  Be safe and good luck.  Dan Shannon, Guide – Fishing with Bernie

Lake Granby are fishing report for 12-22-17

We are starting to get fishable ice here in the county. Please be very cautious venturing out, bring safety gear and a friend. 

Williams Fork reservoir, fully capped, fishing has been very good for this time of year.

Middle Park fishing report for 8-28-2017


This weeks middle park report is brought to you by Fishing with Bernie. The temps in the morning are dropping to 32 degrees, Snow has made an appearance in the valley also. Fantastic fall fishing is getting closer, for now present your baits carefully and remember exactly what you were doing when you get bit. Repeat that and you should be successful.

Williams Fork Fishing Report. The surface temp at Williams Fork is 62 in the morning warming to 65 in the afternoon. Temps in deep water have not changed. The lake has dropped about 5' since the first of the month. Boat ramp hours are 6AM to 8PM. This week the Lake Trout bite has been hit and miss depending on the day. My clients are catching fish vertical jigging 90 to 120 foot with bright colored Berkley grubs tipped with sucker meat. Bite is best early AM but one can find fish all day. Fishing for Rainbows from shore near the east boat ramp should be good. The lake was recently stocked with 2000 catch-able Rainbows. Casting small spinners or bottom fishing should produce some fish. Kokanee trolling remains slow. Persistent trollers are getting few fish 16" to 19" at 30 to 40 foot. Large Northern Pike are sitting in deeper cooler water. Younger fish are hugging the shore lines. Working the shoreline with spinner or jerk baits should produce some hits. Work deeper water for the larger fish. Randy Hall - Guide, Fishing with Bernie

Lake Granby and Grand lake are both fishing fair to good for rainbows. boaters are catching them by trolling or casting bright spoons or small crank baits. Shore fishermen are doing well with powerbait and worms. Kokanee are showing up in Columbine bay trolling seems to be getting a few each morning. Lake trout are being caught at depths of 60-120' with tubes and spoons with sucker meat.

Bernie Keefe has been a fishing guide in the area for over 25 years. For more info please like "Fishing with Bernie" on Facebook or visit www.fishingwithbernie.com.