Weekend fishing report
August 19, 2016
Surface temp is 64 degrees with the temps rising to 68 degrees in early afternoon. Current flow rate is 89cfs in, 241cfs out. The water level is dropping. Windy conditions can be expected early to mid afternoon on most days. Fishing pressure is less Tuesday through Thursday. Lakers are still being caught on jigs tipped with sucker meat at 70 feet and deeper. Lake Trout bite is slow but they are very catch-able by the patient angler. Small Lakers are being caught by trollers while trolling for salmon. Small numbers of three to four-year old Kokanee salmon are being caught trolling at slower speeds. Bank fishing for Rainbows is slow. The lake was last stocked with catchable size Rainbows on May 10. Subsurface temperatures are at the summer-high. Larger Northern Pike have moved from the shallows to deeper water. Suspending or diving jerk baits, slow moving spinner baits, and spoons run at depth are producing some hits. Small Northerns can be caught along the shorelines with small lures. Fishing for Northerns is best under overcast skies. –
Randy Hall, Guide – Fishing with Bernie
Fishing has hit full late-summer pattern. Surface temperatures of the water is 69 degrees by mid afternoon. The lake trout have moved deep and can be found off the drop offs and suspended over deeper water. The best fishing for Lakers have been early and late and when there is less boat traffic on the water, working vertical jigging presentations. Rainbows and Browns are active in the low light periods close to shore and in the channel to Shadow Mountain on small jerk baits, small spinners, and night crawlers. Be prepared for suddenly changing weather in the afternoons. Be safe and get out and enjoy the rest of the summer! Dan Shannon, Guide – Fishing with Bernie
Bernie Keefe has been a fishing guide in Grand county for over 20 years. For more information please check out http://www.fishingwithbernie.com.