Keefe: Weekend fishing report
Fishing With Bernie
Grand Lake has been fishing well. The water temperature has been in the mid 60s by early afternoon. Rainbows and Browns are biting well in the inlet areas, casting or trolling Rapalas and various jerkbaits during the low light periods of the day has been consistent. The Lake Trout are reacting to the warmer water and are being found in water as deep as 100 feet. They have been selective on the baits they are after, so don’t be afraid to throw the tackle box at them, but when you find the bite, it’s been good. A few key notes for planning your Grand Lake fishing trip; the lake gets busy during mid-day with water skiers and boat traffic, and the afternoon thunderstorms/wind have been consistently showing up just about every day. Get out there and enjoy this great fishing and beautiful time of year in Grand County! Dan Shannon, Guide – Fishing with Bernie
Water temperatures are 64-68 degrees. Rainbows are being caught early and late along the shorelines with power bait.As the lake trout move deeper presentation is the key. Lake Trout are being caught all around the lake in depths of 50 feet and greater. Small jigs tipped with “Gulp” or sucker meat are getting limits of fish.
Surface temperature at 6 a.m. was 65 degrees rising to 70 degrees late afternoon. Water level is full. Windy conditions can be expected late morning on most days. Recent winds have mixed warm surface water with sub-surface water driving Lake Trout deeper. Lakers are being caught on jigs tipped with sucker meat at 90 to 120 feet. Lake Trout bite is slow but they are catch-able. Small lakers can be caught trolling. A few Kokanee Salmon are being caught trolling at slow speeds. Bank fishing for Rainbows is slow. With sub-surface temps rising large Northern Pike have moved from the shallows to deeper water. Suspending or diving jerk baits, and slow moving spinner baits run at depth are producing hits. Small Northerns can be caught along the shorelines. – Randy Hall, Guide – Fishing with Bernie
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