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Middle Park fishing report for 2-20-2017

The action at Williams Fork tailed off a bit this week, but is still good some days. Most of the mackinaw have moved slightly deeper and can be found in 40-80 feet of water. The usual baits are still working, including 3" tubes tipped with sucker, leech flutter spoons, and gulp minnows. Early and late day have been providing the best action this week. Rainbows can also be caught early morning in shallow water on various micro jigs as Rat Finkees or tear drop jigs tipped with salmon eggs or meal worms.
Pike action has been fair if you hit it on the right day. They are mostly being caught in less than 10 feet of water.The slush froze up again this week making for easier walking and also some slick areas, so take your cleats. The ice is holding at about 14" on most of the lake.

 Grand Lake is fishing fair to good depending on the day.  The ice is holding up well despite the warmer temps,  and the slush has become solid again for now.  The area in front of the swim beach is a mess because of the winter carnival and heavy traffic, but get away from that area and conditions improve.  Lake trout are still being caught between 40 and 80 feet of water, on a variety of jigs tipped with sucker meat. Rainbows and browns are being caught throughout the day, just need to move around to find the active areas.  The weather has been nothing short of excellent lately, cool in the mornings and warm by noon, but storms are in the forecast, and spring isn’t far away.  Get out and enjoy the ice while you still can! Dan Shannon, Guide – Fishing with Bernie

Lake Granby has been fishing awesome this week for fish 15"-23" lake trout. Tubes, Leech flutter spoons, blade baits and maribous have been working very well.The laker bite has been an all day bite, just keep moving every time your spot slows down.  Rainbows and browns have been eating a variety of soft plastics and spoons tipped with a piece of "GULP" or wax worms.The bite has been best early in the morning and in water less then 10'deep.The slush has froze back up and there were alot of atv's on the lake last weekend. Dont forget your sunscreen and sunglasses, the sun has been shining bright all day.