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Middle Park area fishing report 2-19-2018

 

Here is your middle park fishing report for the week of 2-19-18. Slush is starting to rear its ugly head and with the snow expected this week it might get difficult.

Grand Lake  -  Ice is holding up well despite the warm temps.  Finding 10-16" depending on your location on the lake.   The open water area grows and shrinks depending on the day,  use caution  if venturing out across the lake.   Fishing has been fair,  typical for mid February.   Rainbows are active In the shallower areas best action early in the day on small jigs and salmon eggs.

Middle Park area fishing report 2-12-2018

 

Here is your middle park fishing report for the week of 2-12-18.

Williams Fork Fishing Report , The ice is holding at 10-12” thick in most spots with some slushy areas spread out around the lake. Rainbows are being caught in shallow water (less than 15’) as they start to get into pre-spawn mode. Micro jigs tipped with salmon eggs or mealworms, small tubes, and jigging spoons will all have a good chance at fooling them. A few pike are also being caught in the shallows but the action for them is hit or miss. Lake trout action has been fair to good depending on the day.

Middle Park area fishing report 2-5-2018

 

Here is your middle park fishing report for the week of 2-5-18. 

Grand Lake is fishing well for rainbows along the shorelines. Small jigs tipped with wax worms are working well. Lake trout are eating small tubes and spoons tipped with sucker meat in the depths of 30-80' deep.

Williams Fork Rainbows are in water less then 15' deep and will eat bright colored spoons and jig tipped with wax worms. Pike are still a little slow but can be caught in shallow water. Lake Trout are being caught on small tubes, spoons and various plastics tipped with sucker meat. 

Lake Granby is fishing well

Adapt and conquer

on Mon, 01/22/2018 - 08:13


 Tips and tricks for tackling the late freeze
 
 Winter’s wrath was slow in coming to many areas of the Ice Belt, resulting in a belated freeze-up that has anglers scratching their heads over how to tailor their tactics to such untimely first ice.
 
 If broad-shouldered lake trout are on your hit list, veteran guide Bernie Keefe of Granby, Colorado, has a boatload of hard-won tips to put you on fish fast.

 “There’s more to dealing with a late freeze than going out and fishing the same areas you normally go to at first ice,” he begins.
 
 One of the main reasons for this is, in many lakes, the food

Middle Park fishing report for 1-21-18

Here is your middle park fishing report for the week of Jan 21, 2018. Lake Granby finally capped over. As always be safe and check the ice as you go out. The lake is fishing well for all species. Lake trout are eating tube jigs, spoons powerminnows and bait. Try tipping your jig with a small piece of sucker meat for more bites. Last week we caught fish 10' to 65' deep. Rainbows and browns are hitting bright colored jigs and spoons tipped with wax worms around the shorelines.

Grand Lake, rainbows are also cruising the shorelines eating small bright colored spoons and jigs, look for small

Middle Park fishing report for 1-17-18

 

Here is your middle park fishing report for 1-10-18. I am beginning to think winter has skipped Grand county.Be very careful going out on all lakes, check the ice as you go out.  Lake Granby has ice but it is thin, very weak and open in spots. Grand lake and Williams fork are both fishing well for smaller lake trout near shore. Williams Fork is also fishing well for rainbows. Willow creek is fishing good to great for rainbows along the shorelines and kokanee in the deeper water are also eager when you find them. Shadow Mountain is fishing well for browns and rainbows.

Middle Park fishing report for 1-10-18

 

Here is your middle park fishing report for 1-10-18. I am beginning to think winter has skipped Grand county.Be very careful going out on all lakes, check the ice as you go out.  Lake Granby has ice but it is thin, very weak and open in spots. Grand lake and Williams fork are both fishing well for smaller lake trout near shore. Williams Fork is also fishing well for rainbows. Willow creek is fishing good to great for rainbows along the shorelines and kokanee in the deeper water are also eager when you find them. Shadow Mountain is fishing well for browns and rainbows.

Middle Park fishing report for 1-3-18

Here is your 1st middle park fishing report for the 2018 fishing season. We finally received cold enough temps to put ice on the reservoirs. Lake Granby froze partially over this morning. Williams Fork also froze over this morning. The rainbows in Willow Creek, Grand lake and Shadow mtn reservoir are eating small colorful jigs tipped with wax worms. Kokanee are in deeper water and will attack orange spoons or other bright colored lures and jigs. Shadow Mtn spillway is loaded with 6"-10" rainbows. Please check ice conditions as you head out. 
Bernie Keefe (www.fishingwithbernie)has been

High Low trout

on Sun, 01/21/2018 - 19:57

Master the ups and downs for more 'bows and browns
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>> Fluctuating water levels can throw winter trout anglers a curve on lakes across the Ice Belt. But they don't have to keep you from putting fish on the ice. Armed with the right approach, you can still enjoy banner catches whether your favorite lake is high, low or somewhere in between. 
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>> "Rainbows and brown trout are shoreline-related fish from first ice to the early midwinter period, regardless of the water level," says veteran trout guide Bernie Keefe of Granby, Colorado.

Middle Park fishing report for 10-1-2017

 

The boat ramp hours are 7AM to7PM at Williams Fork. Surface temp has dropped to 55 in the morning warming to upper 50's in the afternoon. Temps in deep water are still warm. This week's Lake Trout bite has been fair to good. Vertical jigging off of the bottom in 90 to 135 foot water with Berkley grubs or metal jigs tipped with sucker meat is producing some fish. Bite is best early AM to mid AM. Shore fishing has been slow but big Rainbows are cruising the  shoreline. Kokanee are grouping up for spawn. Trolling for Kokanee is slow, as is Pike fishing. Large Northern Pike are moving into

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