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7-22-19 Middle Park fishing report

Here is your weekly Grand County fishing report for the week of 7-22-19. Lake Granby - Rainbows are hitting small spoons and flies early and late in the day. Look for the "risers" and cast to them. When the sun is up power bait and worms on the bottom are working well. A few browns are still being caught around the shorelines very early and late. The night bite is picking up around rocky areas and the inlets. Lake trout are being caught in depths of 40-100' of water. Tubes, spoons, johnny darters tipped with sucker meat are getting bit. trollers are doing well with spoons.

Grand Lake - Lake trout fishing is fair for 13-20" fish. Tube jigs, spoons and Johnny darters are all producing strikes. Fishing is best before or after the lake gets busy. Depths seem to be 30'-80'. Rainbows and browns are still being caught around the shorelines early and late in the day.

Williams Fork - Surface temp is 64/65 in the early AM. Water capacity is 100%. Water clarity is 10 ' plus in the main body. With the high surface temps Northern Pike will be going thru food fast... this is one of the best times of year to hook up with big fish. Northern fishing is slow, but the persistent angler should be able to see some follows and a get hit or two. Work deeper water early AM, shallower water late PM. The juvenile lake trout bite is good for a few hours in the morning then drops to random hits late AM. We are catching in 70' to 100 ' of water with small tubes or jigs tipped with sucker meat. Large Lake Trout have moved to deep water. Once located patience & presentation is the key. Rainbows are being caught lake wide bottom fishing with Power Bait, worms or Salmon eggs. Casting small spinners or spoons early and late in the day at rises, or working the inlet can be very productive. Randy H Guide - Fishing with Bernie

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7-8-19 Middle Park fishing report

Here is your Middle Park fishing report for the week of 7-8-19.

Grand Lake: 52 degrees, fishing is great for rainbows around the shorelines. Flies and a bubble, small spoons or jerk baits are working well. Lake trout are being caught on small jigs tipped with bait. Sucker meat seems to be the bait of choice.

Lake Granby: 56 degrees, Brown trout fishing has slowed considerably but a few are still being caught early and late in the day. The night bite should be picking up. Rainbows are still being caught around the shorelines, powerboat and worms are getting bit. Look for hatches in the evenings and cast flies or small spoons to the rises. Lake trout are still very catchable. Jiggers are getting them on spoons or tube jigs tipped with sucker meat. Trollers are doing well with squids, spoons and crank baits.

Williams Fork: Surface temp is 61 rising to mid 60's by days end. Water capacity is 99%. Water clarity in the main body is 10'+. The Lake Trout bite is still good for all age groups during the early AM. The bite slows mid day but picks up again late afternoon. We are seeing fish through out the entire water column from 50 to 100'. Lake Trout are scattered, but stopping on marked fish and dropping grubs or tubes tipped with sucker meat will porduce some hits. Rainbow fishing is good casting hardware at rises early and late in the day, as is bottom fishing with worms, salmon eggs or Power Bait. Northern Pike has picked up a bit but one has to work hard to hook up. Best opportunity is early AM and late PM casting the shore lines. Trolling for Kokanee is very slow due to low population. Randy H Guide - Fishing with Bernie

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7-1-19 Middle Park fishing report

Here is your Middle Park fishing report for the week of 7-1-19. Have a safe and happy 4th of July.

Lake Granby: Temps 56 degrees. Rainbows are still hitting spoons, power bait and worms early and late in the day. Browns are still cruising the shorelines, minnow and crawdad patterns seem to work best. Lake trout are being caught at 30-100' of water. Tube jigs tipped with sucker meat are working for the jiggers. Trollers are doing well with spoons.

Grand Lake: Temps 48 degrees. Rainbows and browns are active early and late in the day. Casting lures around running water or close to the bank is your best bet. Lake trout are scattered throughout the depths. Tubes and spoons tipped with sucker meat will get strikes.

Williams Fork: Surface temp is still running 56 to 57 early AM climbing to 60 on a sunny day. Water capacity is 98%. Water clarity is 10' - 15' in the main body. Spring run off is bringing lots of debris into the lake. Keep any eye out for logs and branches. Lake trout bite is good one day slower the next. We are catching all age groups in 50 to 90' on grubs or tubes tipped with sucker meat. The fish are scattered, keep an eye on your sonar for suspended fish and fish parked on the bottom. Kokanee trolling is slow at best. Rainbow fishing is good with bait or casting hardware. Best times are early and late in the day. We are starting to see the Northern's picking up especially on windy days. Casting shallow running baits to the shore is producing some strikes. Randy H Guide - Fishing with berniekeefe@hotmail.com The Fishing with Bernie team has been guiding in Grand county for over 25 years. For more info please check out www.fishingwithbernie.com<http://www.fishingwithbernie.com/> , https://www.facebook.com/FishingWithBernie/ or our Instagram page https://www.instagram.com/fishing_with_bernie



6-24Middle Park fishing report

Here is your Middle Park fishing report for the week of 6-24-19. The snow cooled things down AGAIN, which does affect the fish.

Grand lake: 45-48 degrees depending on the time of day. All inlets are flushing in a lot of very slightly stained, cold water. Afternoon storms are definitely playing a factor in the water temp as well. Fishing remains pretty decent. Brown and rainbow trout are being caught casting the shallows early in the morning and around the inlets. Minnow type baits and hardware is getting the majority of the action. Lake trout fishing have been hit or miss. Some days are producing and other days seem to be a bit slower. The water temp is playing the biggest factor on how the bite will be day to day. Right now, the main staple seems to be tube jig and sucker meat fished on the bottom. Jake Foos Guide Fishing with Bernie

Williams Fork Fishing Report: Surface temp is 56 - 57 in the early AM reaching close to 60 on a sunny day. Water capacity is 96%. Water clarity is 10 - 15' in the main body. Run off has the inlet very stained, and is bringing debris onto the lake. The Lake Trout bite for all age groups remains good in 45 to 80' on grubs or tubes tipped with sucker meat fished on or above the bottom. Kokanee trolling is pretty much non existent due to low population. Rainbows are being caught lake wide with bait or casting small spinners. The inlet is especially good on Rainbows where the river meets the lake. Northern Pike can be caught in the bays before they move shallow to sun. Slow moving jerk baits or spinner baits are producing hits. Randy H - Guide Fishing with berniekeefe@hotmail.com

Lake Granby: Temp 56 degrees, Rainbow fishing is very good from the bank. Power bait and worms are getting lots of fish. Trollers are doing well with small spoons, flies and small crank baits. A few browns are still being g caught early and late in the day around shoreline structure. Lake trout are in depths of 30-100' of water. Tube jigs tipped with sucker meat. spoons and a variety of other jigs are producing. They key is finding active fish. Keep moving till you get bit.

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6-17-19 Middle Park fishing report

Lake Granby: As of today the lake is 15' low and rising 3/4' a day. Temps are 56 in the mornings. There are still a few suckers and lots of rainbows in the inlets. Worms will catch both species. Shoreline fishing for rainbows is good with Power Bait, worms, Flies, spinners and spoons. Brown trout are still hitting crank baits cast near the rocks along the shorelines. Lake trout will continue their travels to deeper water. Spoons, tube jigs, hair jigs and various grubs tipped with sucker meat are all working, try 30-80 feet of water.

Grand Lake: Rainbows are fishing very well by any flowing water, worms, spinners or flies are all producing fish. Browns are hitting crank baits or tubes cast up to the rocks along the shorelines. Lake trout fishing is very good, try tubes or spoons tipped with sucker meat.

Williams Fork Fishing Report: Surface temp is 55 early AM warming to near 60 on a sunny day. Water clarity is 10 -15' in the main body. Run off is beginning to cloud the water and bring debris into the lake. Keep an eye out for logs on the lake. Water capacity is 93%. Lake trout bite is fair to good in-spite of recent heavy pressure. Large and small Lakers are hitting grubs or tubes tipped with sucker meat in 40 - 80 foot. Kokanee trolling is very slow. A few Northern's are being caught in the bays and edges of the lake. Bottom fishing for Rainbows with bait is still good, as is casting fly & bubble or small spinners early and late in the day. Randy H Guide -  Fishing with berniekeefe@hotmail.com

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6-10 Middle Park fishing report

Here is your middle park fishing report for the week of 5-10-19. Boat ramp hours are 6am-8pm.

Williams Fork Fishing Report: Water capacity is at 87%. Water clarity is 10 - 15'.  Spring run off has begun. Keep any eye out for floating debris. Main body surface temp has jumped to 54 at 6AM warming to 60 on sunny days. Coves on the west side are running much warmer than the main body which is bringing the Northern's in to sun. A few Northern's are being caught on jerk baits. Lake trout jigging remains good for both large and small laker's in 40 to 80 foot. Grubs and tubes tipped with sucker meat is producing hits. Trolling for laker's is slowing as the fish are moving to deeper water. Shore fishermen bottom fishing are catching Rainbows lake wide with worms or Power bait. We are starting to see Rainbows rising, fly and bubble or spinners should yield some hits. Randy H Guide - Fishing with Bernie

Grand lake: Brown trout fishing is good early and late in the day. Casting lures to the bank should get bit. Rainbows are still hanging around the inlets, small jigs and worms have been producing limits lately. Lake trout are eating small jigs tipped with sucker meat in 30-60 feet of water.

Lake Granby: Rainbow fishing is excellent around the shorelines. Lures early in the morning then bait as the day progresses seem to be working very well. Brown trout has slowed a little this week, the warmer water temps are to blame. Lake trout have started their slow descent into the depths. Fishing is very good with various spoons and jigs tipped with sucker meat in 30-80 feet of water. 

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6-3-19 Middle Park fishing report

Williams Fork: Surface temp is 47 at 6AM warming to 49 by days end. With the recent sunshine the shallow bays on the west end are warming to 59 by days end. Water capacity is 83%. Water clarity is about 10'. Lake Trout fishing remains excellent. Trollers are catching from just under surface in early AM, down to 60 foot later in the day. Bottom jigging in 30 to 70 foot with rubber grubs or tubes tipped with sucker meat is producing hits all day long. The fish are scattered, so frequent moves are in order. The large lake trout bite has been good in recent days. Fish have the potential to be anywhere from 20 to 60 feet of water around structure. Large tubes and swimbaits have been producing most of the bites from larger fish. Rainbows are hitting small spinners and spoons in the inlet. Shore fisherman bottom fishing for Rainbows with worms or Power Bait are catching fish lake wide. Randy H and Sam H teamed up for this report.  

Grand Lake: Water temp 48 to 50 degrees. The bite for browns and rainbows has been good around the inlets and on shallow flats. small jerekbaits and spinners have been producing most of the fish. The lake trout bite has been good especially in the early mornings. Fish are being caught in 30 to 60 feet of water with small grubs tipped with bait.  Sam Hochevar guide Fishing with Bernie 

Lake Granby: water temps are warming to 50 degrees. The lake trout will be. moving out of the shallows as the water warms. Fishing for everything has been excellent. Lake trout have been eating Bio-bait tubes tipped with sucker meat in 20-80 feet of water. Trollers are doing well with spoons and minnow style baits. Rainbows and suckers are in the inlets, worms are getting lots of bites. Browns are still in the rocks eating Minnow and crawdad baits early and late in the day.

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5-27-19 weekly Middle park fishing report

Williams Fork Fishing Report, Surface temp is 46 warming to 47 by days end. Water capacity is 79%. With the delayed run off water clarity is still excellent. Ramp hours are 6AM to 8PM daily. Trollers are picking up Lake Trout from just under surface down to 30 foot. Bottom jigging in 30 to 70 foot of water with rubber grubs tipped with sucker meat is producing limits, as is moving around looking for suspended/swimming fish and dropping down to them. Lake Trout are scattered, paying close attention to your electronics and patience is the key. Rainbows are hitting small spinners and spoons in the inlet. Shore fisherman bottom fishing for Rainbows with worms or Power Bait are catching fish lake wide. Kokanee Salmon and Northern Pike are slow. Randy H Guide - Fishing with berniekeefe@hotmail.com

   Grand Lake and Granby, Water temps 47, Casting lures to the shorelines early and late in the day can produce excellent brown trout fishing. Worms and power bait around the inlets has been excellent for rainbows. Lake trout have been caught in 4'-100' of water. Casting lures shallow has been very good. Jigging and trolling has also been very productive. 

   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