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Middle Park area fishing report 5-8-2017

Last weeks cold weather is keeping the water temps in the area cool. Rainbow fishing is still great in all the area lakes. Creeks and other inlets (even just the little "seeps" hold large numbers of rainbows and suckers. Bait on the bottom, jigs under bobbers, small spinners or spoons and small soft plastic baits are all working. Brown trout are eating minnows and crawfish around rocky areas. Minnow baits like the Berkley Cutter, tubes or other soft plastics and marabou jigs are all working during low light periods. (Cloud cover and wind provide enough low light conditions to keep the bite going all day) Lake trout are still shallow. Bank fishermen are catching them on small pieces of sucker meat, worms and power bait on the bottom. Lure fisherman are getting them on a variety of lures fished deep along the bottom. Boat fishermen are catching fish on traditional minnow style baits or spoons trolled near the bottom. Jig fishermen are jigging tubes, hair jigs, power minnows, twister tails and spoons. Lake trout are being caught in 3-70' of water.