Middle Park fishing report: Rainbows plentiful in the evenings
For the week of June 25.
Lake Granby: Rainbows are up in the shallow bays eating bugs in the evenings. A small spoon or fly cast to rises will elicit bites. During the day powerbait and worms fished near the bottom should catch a few fish. Browns are still cruising the shorelines early and late in the day. The key is to fish deeper for them. Deep diving crank baits like a flicker shad or marabou jigs fished through 8′-10′ of water should get bit. Lake trout are being caught in depths of 40′-100′ of water. Spoons, tube jigs, twister tails and trolled crank baits will all produce bites.
Grand Lake: Rainbows are being caught near any moving water and in a few spots along the shorelines. Spoons and power bait are working well early and late in the day. A few browns are being caught on minnow style baits along the shorelines. Lake trout are being caught 30 to 60 feet deep. Tube jigs, twister tails, and spoons tipped with sucker meat should get bites.
Williams Fork: Surface temp is in the AM is in the low 60s warming to mid 60s in the afternoon. Will Fork is at 99 percent capacity. She’s already going down! The Lake Trout bite is good. We are catching fish in 46 to 76 feet of water on rubber jigs tipped with sucker meat. Some jiggers are catching fish in 100 to 150 feet of water. Small stocked Rainbows are cruising the shoreline. They should be catch-able with small spinners or flies. Pike bite is slow but improving as the water warms. Slow moving jerk baits may produce some hits in the AM. Spinner baits cranked just fast enough to move the blades should produce some fish in the PM. Kokanee trolling is slow. I’m hearing the catch rate is one to two fish per hour.
Bernie Keefe has been guiding the Middle Park area for over 25 years. For more info on fishing the area or on booking a guided trip please check out http://www.fishingwithbernie.com.
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