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Middle Park fishing report for 8-14-2017


This middle park fishing report is being brought to you by "Fishing with Bernie". With the cool nights and PM thunder storms the surface temp at Williams Fork is now 63 in the morning warming to 65 in the afternoon. Temps in deep water have not changed. This week the Lake Trout bite has been good at 90 to 115 foot. My clients are catching fish vertical jigging bright colored grubs tipped with sucker meat. Bite is best early AM but we are catching fish all day. Fishing from shore is slow but some anglers are catching a few Rainbows bottom fishing. Wading anglers are catching Rainbows

Travel Plans

on Wed, 08/09/2017 - 11:30
Travel Plans
Find and catch fish fast on new waters
Finding and catching fish on an unfamiliar body of water can be a challenge, but with the right mindset and strategies, it can also produce great fishing.
"Whether you're after lake trout, walleyes, bass or bluegills, the most important thing is not getting stuck in a rut and expecting fish in the new lake to behave exactly like those in your home waters," says veteran trout and salmon guide Bernie Keefe.
"Even though you're targeting the same

Middle Park fishing report for 8-8-2017

Here is your middle park fishing report for the week of August 8. 

Grand Lake, Water temp remains in the mid 60’s.  Fishing for all species is fair with the best time to be on the water during the low light periods.  Don’t be afraid to work and move often to find the active fish and you will be successful this time of year.  For rainbows and browns work crank baits slow along the shore line, and lake trout try a variety of jigs tipped with sucker meat. - Dan Shannon, Guide – Fishing with Bernie

With the cooler weather Williams Fork's surface temp has dropped to 64 in the morning warming

Middle Park fishing report for 8-1-2017

Here is your middle park area fishing report for the week of August 1st.

Williams Fork's surface temps remain at 66 in the morning warming to the low 70 by late afternoon. The Lake trout bite is fair to good. We are having success vertical jigging with grubs and rubber minnows tipped with sucker meat between 90 to 120 foot. Use your sonar to find fish, work the spot then move. Fishing from shore is generally slow but some anglers are catching a few Rainbows bottom fishing with power bait or worms. Rainbows are hitting spinners at the inlet, and in the submerged lake bed river channel.

Middle Park fishing report for 7-23-2017

Grand lake 7/23/17
Water temp is mid 60's by afternoon.   Rainbow trout and brown trout fishing has slowed a bit,  but they are still being caught early and late,  or when the afternoon storms roll in.  Small cranks, fly and bubble or worms have been working.   Lake trout are getting deeper by the day and are found up to 110'.  Small jigs and spoons are producing throughout the day,   move often to find active fish.   Dan Shannon, Guide - Fishing with Bernie

Williams Fork Fishing Report

Surface temps have reached 66 in the morning warming to near 70 in the late afternoon.

Middle Park area fishing report 6-5-2017

Lake Granby

Water temps are in the 50's in the morning. The lake is filling 1/2-1' a day. Please. be careful there is a lot of floating debris on the lake. Rainbow fishing is great around the inlets, those willing to hike into Columbine bay from Shadow Man spillway will be rewarded with some great fly fishing. Browns are still eating minnows and crawdads around the rocky areas during low light periods, tubes, jerk baits and spoons are all producing fish. Lake trout have started to move out of the shallow water.

Middle Park area fishing report 5-30-2017

Grand lake has been fishing fair to good depending on the weather.   Water clarity is approximately 6ft, with lots of water coming in.  Best time to be out is early and late.   Brown trout and rainbow trout are biting on worms,  chrome spinners,  and crankbaits fished along the shorelines. Lake trout are moving deeper as the water warms and can be caught fishing the drop offs with tube jigs and sucker meat,   the depth varies depending on the day but typically between 30-75 ft.   Dan Shannon - Guide,  Fishing with Bernie
Granby has been great for rainbows, browns and lakers.

5 Things you need to know to catch more lake trout

on Mon, 05/29/2017 - 07:26


Lake trout are hard-fighting, great-tasting gamefish often misunderstood by the masses. If you’d like to catch more lakers this summer, factor these five facts from veteran trout guide Bernie Keefe into your fishing strategies. 

Frontal Assaults Cold fronts give walleyes and other fish species lockjaw, but not lake trout. “Most people don’t realize lake trout don’t care about fronts, they just keep on eating,” says Keefe. “I’ve had some of my best days in cold, bluebird conditions following a major front.” 

Keefe notes that many anglers flock to trout lakes when a front is coming.

Middle Park area fishing report 5-22-2017


The spring like conditions are keeping a lot of fish in the shallow water. The water temps in the 3 lakes area are still below 50 degrees. 

Rainbows are eating worms, flies, power bait and an assortment of lures. Fishing seems to be best around running water and in the backs of coves. 

Brown trout can be caught around rocks with crank baits, spoons jigs and worms. Fishing has been best during cloudy, windy and wet conditions.

Lake trout have been caught from 5-100 feet deep on an assortment of lures and bait.

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.