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Lake trout spawn; brown trout bite

Lindsey B. shows off her catch during a recent trip with Fishing with Bernie.
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Here is this week’s Grand County fishing report. Remember, the mornings are getting cold, so make sure to dress for them.

Lake Granby: The lake is fishing very well for lake trout. They are spawning in rocky areas in 30-50 feet of water. Small white grubs, spoons and hair jigs tipped with sucker meat are getting bit. Nighttime brown trout fishing is very good right now, and floating minnow baits are working well. Rainbows are around the shorelines hitting spoons and bait.

Williams Fork: Surface temp is 51 degrees warming to 53 degrees on a sunny day. Water capacity is holding at 84%. Ramp hours are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The inlet is open for fishing. Jigging for lake trout is very good.

Mixed age groups are hitting grubs, spoons or tube jigs tipped with sucker meat in 50-80 feet of water. Surface temps have dropped enough that shore fishermen casting from the rocks by the ramp are catching a few Lakers on spoons or spinners.

Lake trout are very close to spawning. Rainbow fishing has slowed, but we are seeing some big rainbows break the surface. Casting spoons, spinners or minnow baits at the rises may produce some hits. Northern pike and kokanee fishing is slow. — Randy H Guide

The fishing report is brought to you by Fishing with Bernie. Bernie Keefe and his team have been fishing guides in Grand County for more than 25 years. For more,

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