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.

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

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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 

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/