Grand County Fishing Report: There’s still room to work with bites waning in warm weather |

Grand County Fishing Report: There’s still room to work with bites waning in warm weather

Bernie Keefe
Fishing with Bernie

Lake levels

Recorded on Monday

Williams Fork: 7,806.74 feet (7,811 full)

Green Mountain: 7,941.97 feet (7,950)

Lake Granby: 8,274.74 feet (8,277)

Here is this week’s Grand County fishing report.

Grand Lake: Fishing is still slow, as weather has remained hot and dry. Lake trout are hanging in 35-70 feet. Fishing with 3.5-5 inch jigs tipped with sucker meat has been producing the most bites.

Lake trout typically come while working the jig very slow on the bottom. Rainbows and browns are rising at the surface early in the morning. However, they are going deeper shortly after the sun hits the water.

Williams Fork: Water capacity is 93% and dropping. Ramp hours are 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. Surface temp is 65 degrees warming to 67 on a sunny day.

The lake trout bite has been good on some areas of the lake. Jigging small rubber grubs or tubes tipped with sucker meat on the bottom is producing hits in 80-90 feet of water.

Northern pike fishing is slow, but they are catchable if you work hard. Working the west bays with any lure on a slow to medium retrieve is your best bet.

The shallow bays around the campgrounds are warming to 70 degrees, which has made bottom fishing for rainbows slow. Fish the cooler, deep water drop-offs. Casting small lures at the inlet is producing a few fish. Kokanee salmon trolling is slow due to low population, but a few are being caught in 40-50 feet along with small lake trout.

Lake Granby: Rainbows are getting tougher along the shorelines. Evenings and mornings have been best. A few nicer browns are being caught at night. Large flies and minnow baits have been the bait of choice. Lake trout are still easting small jigs tipped with sucker meat.

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