Middle Park fishing: The bite is still on | SkyHiNews.com

Middle Park fishing: The bite is still on

Bernie Keefe
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The Colorado River in Rocky Mountain National Park is fishing very well for brookies. Dry flies in the evening have been awesome.

The Colorado and Fraser rivers are fishing very well with a hopper dropper combo in the afternoons. Area lakes are fishing well and lake trout continue to hit small jigs and power minnows. Gulp produced very well last week.

Rainbows and Browns are hitting small spoons near the shore in the evening. As the fish are rising cast your spoons to their ring. Powerbait along the lake shores have been catching lots of 12- to 14-inch rainbows. Grand lake is fishing very well for 15- to 20-inch lake trout along with an occasional large fish. Browns are still cruising the shorelines, crank baits are working well.

Pike at Williams fork continue to hit topwater baits in the evening, Three- and 4-inch ripple shads on 3/8 ounce jig heads are getting a few throughout the day. Trollers are catching a few rainbows and browns long lining small crank baits over deep water and lake trout 60-80 feet deep with silver and gold spoons.

The fishing report is brought to you by “Fishing with Bernie” (www.fishingwithbernie.com).Bernie Keefe has been a fishing guide in the Middle Park area for more than 20 years.

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