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Middle Park fishing report for 9-18-2017

 

Grand Lake is fishing very well along the shorelines for rainbows with spoons, small spinners and flies. Browns are getting aggressive and can be caught with crank baits in very shallow water during low light times. Lake Trout have started their spawning ritual and have become a little tougher to catch. Tipping your jigs with sucker meat can help. 

Lake Granby, Lake trout will be moving shallow in the next 2 weeks. Until then look at deeper rocky structure, the fish will bite "Gulp" minnows, spoons, "Reelbait" plain janes and tubes tipped with sucker meat. trollers are doing well on spoons and small crank baits. Browns are very aggressive during lowlight periods, try shallow rocky areas.

The new ramp hours are 7-7. The water level is dropping quickly. Surface temp at Williams Fork has dropped to 58 in the morning warming to low 60's in the afternoon. Temps in deep water are still at summer highs. This week's Lake Trout bite has been good. Vertical jigging off of the bottom in 90 to 135 foot water with grubs and metal jigs tipped with sucker meat is producing fish. Bite is best early AM to mid AM, but one can catch fish all day if you work for them. Shore fishing has been slow.  Kokanee trolling is slow, as is Pike fishing. Large Northern Pike are still sitting in deeper water, but work to the shore lines in the PM. Slow moving suspending  jerk baits may produce some hits.  Randy Hall - Guide, Fishing with Bernie

Bernie Keefe has been a fishing guide in the area for over 25 years. For more info please like "Fishing with Bernie" on Facebook or visit www.fishingwithbernie.com.