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April 2013 Fishing with Bernie Newsletter
It's hard to believe that this time last year I was able to be on my Crestliner fishing on Lake Granby. This year spring fishing has been delayed because of the weather and all of the snow the mountains have gotten from the last two storms. We are being hopeful that over the next few weeks the warmer weather will allow us to start. On the positive side of all the snow over the last few weeks we are now at 103% of total snow. This is great news for everyone who has seen Lake Granby, it's the lowest it has been in years and we are hoping that the spring runoff will help fill the lake this summer; might not be at full capacity but anything will help!
As the ice recedes from the shoreline rainbows, browns and lake trout move to the shallow warmer water. This gives us the opportunity to target all species (and lots of them). The brown trout in Granby run 14"-18" on the average, a very large brown will be 23". Rainbows average 10"-14" with a chance at an 18" bow. Lake trout can run very large, we target fish over 30" and have caught them up to 46". Casting lures and jigging can be very productive this time of year. We let the weather decide how and where we are going to fish.
Steve and I still have a couple open dates in May, for late spring fishing. We have gotten a lot of snow up here lately so if you like to fish rivers, you better get started. The runoff might be a long one.