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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 and is 12-18” thick depending on the area. There are still a few slushy spots. Action for lakers has been good this week. Most of them are being caught 40-80 feet deep but some fish are also suspended over deeper water. Tube jigs and minnow style soft plastics tipped with sucker meat have been the top producers but flutter spoons are also producing a few strikes. Action for rainbows is fair. Most of them are being caught back in the bays and near the inlet on various smaller jigs tipped with eggs or mealworms. Pike action is hit or miss. They can mostly be found in less than 15 feet of water. Kokanee are also hit or miss but are generally suspended at 25-40 feet in 100+ feet of water.

The ice on Grand lake is still in good shape. There is some open water in the usual places, be careful. Rainbows are fishing very well around the shorelines in 3-10' of water. Small jigs tipped with wax worms or a piece of worm were producing last week. Lake trout action has slowed, fishing in 30'-80' of water has produced limits of 13"-17" fish with a few larger fish. 

Lake Granby is fishing well for rainbows along the shoreline. Typical trout jigs tipped with wax worms are working well. For a no bait option try tungsten jigs tipped with Maki Plastics. There have been a few Kokanee caught on spoons 20'-25' deep over 40'-50' of water. Bright colored spoons and jigs should work for these fish. Lake trout fishing has gotten tougher this past week. Fish have been caught all over the lake, 40'-90' seems to have the best action. Tubes, power minnows and flutter spoons have been working, tipping them with a small piece of meat seems to help the bite.  Bernie Keefe has been a fishing guide in the area for over 25 years, for more information please check out his face book page or his website