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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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8-3-19 Grand County fishing report

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

Grand lake: The bite has gotten considerably tougher for all species. A few rainbows are still being caught in the inlets on a fly and bubble. Evenings seem to be best. The lake trout seem to get "wise" very fast. A couple bites in an area then the whole school shuts down. Sizing down your bait seems to help a little.

Williams Fork: Surface temp is 66 in the early AM warming to 71/72 on a sunny day. Water capacity is holding at 99%. Water clarity is about 10 foot. The Lake Trout bite remains good most days for the first few hours of the AM then slows as the day wears on. The bite picks up again after 4PM. We are catching in 80' to 100' with tubes or grubs tipped with sucker meat jigged on or just off the bottom. Suspended or swimming Lake Trout are easy to catch by spotting them on your sonar and dropping down to them. Rainbows are being caught lake wide bottom fishing with bait. Early and late in the day or on overcast days Rainbows are hitting small spinners and flies in the inlet where the river meets the lake. Kokanee trolling is very slow due to lack of population. Northern Pike are slow but if one hits the right environmental conditions the success rate will increase. Fish deeper water early in the day, fish shallower late in the day. Randy H Guide Fishing with Bernie

Lake Granby is still fishing well for lake trout. Water temps are in the high 60's.The bite in 80-100 feet is still good. Biobait tubes in white or slime colors tipped with sucker meat produced very well this past week. Patience is the key, groups of fish will swim by. Rainbows are hitting power bait along the shorelines. The bite is best early and late in the day.

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7-22-19 Grand County fishing report

Here is your weekly Grand County fishing report for the week of 7-28-19. Williams Fork; Surface temp is 65 in the early AM warming to 70/71 late in the day. Water capacity is 99%. Water clarity is about 10' in the main body. With the high surface temps Northern Pike are feeding frequently... 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 come up with some follows and possibly get hit or two. Work deeper water early AM, shallower water late PM. The 15" to 21" 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 grubs tipped with sucker meat. 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 where the river meets the lake can be very productive. Randy H Guide - Fishing with Bernie

Lake Granby; Water temps are in the low 70's and the lake is full. The flow in the inlets has slowed down and so has the trout bite. There are still rainbows being caught around the shorelines on bait. Earlier or later is better. Rainbows are still cruising the shallow areas looking for bug hatches, if you see this happening cast a small spoon to the rise. Lake trout are being caught in 70'-100' of water close to an edge. Patience is the key, groups of fish will come by. Some will bite somme won't.

Grand Lake; A few lake trout are still being caught in 50'-100' of water. Small jigs tipped with sucker meat seems to be the most consistent bite. The rainbow fishing has gotten tougher but a few are still being caught trolling the shorelines.
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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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