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Spring Fishing

Late April or early May and lasts about 4-6 weeks

As the ice recedes from the shoreline rainbows, browns and lake trout move to the shallow warmer water. This gives us the opportunity to target all species (and lots of them). The brown trout in Granby run 14”-18” on the average, a very large brown will be 23”. Rainbows average 10”-14” with a chance at an 18” bow. Lake trout can run very large, we target fish over 30” and have caught them up to 46”. Casting lures and jigging can be very productive this time of year.

We let the weather decide how and where we are going to fish.

Control your fluorocarbon

on Mon, 02/27/2017 - 19:02

Have you ever used flourocarbon and had it spring off the reel and cause a big mess? The first way to avoid the problem is to make sure not to over fill the spool. When I do over fill, here is how I control it.

A guides life

on Sun, 04/26/2015 - 07:55
Spring fishing, summer fishing, guided fishing trips on lake granby, Lake Granby, Lake trout

  As a fishing guide I get to fish more then anyone I know. On hot bites I get to net a lot of fish, slap high fives and listen to people giggle with excitement when they get a big fish on.


 I generally get my Crestliner ready in April for ice off in May.

Working with fluctuating reservoirs

on Sun, 11/10/2013 - 04:42

Up thirty feet and down eighty feet in the same year?  If your reservoir regularly changes depth to manage water supplies or due to drought the daily, monthly, or yearly change in depth affects your fishing success.  Or simply plays with your mind and tests your ability to find the fish every day.

Lake Granby Water Cycles Explained

on Mon, 10/28/2013 - 07:46

It will be fun this year seeing Dike 3 recede back into the depths.  It rises like a beached submarine every four to six years only to dive back a couple of years later.  I started guiding about 20 years ago and I have seen it all.  High water, low water, and everything in-between.

What I haven’t

Crankbaits, Swimbaits and really big fish!!!

on Sat, 06/15/2013 - 07:35
Spring fishing


Crankbaits, Swimbaits, Single Hooks and Really Big Fish


The sun had just began to send its rays through the peaks on the continental divide and a small chop from the morning breeze kept slapping the boat. I had the Crestliner a long cast from shore.

6-3-13 Fishing report

on Tue, 06/04/2013 - 05:18
Spring fishing


This lake Granby fishing report is brought to you by "Fishing with Bernie". This spring has been a tough one for the pelicans and osprey's until last week. The CPW stocked lake Granby with 2000 catchable rainbows.

Do You Have What It Takes to Be Part of Lake Trout Mafia?

on Wed, 05/22/2013 - 14:46
Lake Trout, Conservation, Select Harvest

A few weeks ago there was a letter to the editor in the Sky Hi Daily News concerning our local reservoirs and lakes and the fishing habitat surrounding them.  

Lake Trout Mafia stands behind the conservation of Lake Trout where our mission is the conservation of trophy lake trout fisheries,

Slip bobbers and Ice off trout

on Sat, 05/11/2013 - 08:46
spring fishing

In the early 70's my cousin introduced me to fishing. He would take me to private ponds and we would catch Bluegills, Crappies, and Bass with a bobber and Flea Flies. He taught me about varying the depth to find the fish, and to keep the jig out of the weeds.

Ice - off is getting closer

on Tue, 04/30/2013 - 18:52
Spring ishing

Last spring we were in the boats on Lake Granby April 14th. This year I fished on the ice April 28th. What a difference a year makes. Over the next 2 weeks Granby will be losing it's ice. Looking up into Rocky Mountain National Park (above Grand Lake) I see a lot of snow.

April 2013 Fishing with Bernie Newsletter

on Tue, 04/30/2013 - 08:44
Spring Fishing

It's hard to believe that this time last year I was able to be on my Crestliner fishing on Lake Granby. This year spring fishing has been delayed because of the weather and all of the snow the mountains have gotten from the last two storms.