Outdoor profile: Mark Murphy:
Mark Murphy of Granby moved to Grand County in 1975, the year he got out of the Army. He heard about the big fish in Granby and got “the bug”.
He was successful, at first.
“I tried different things and lost a big lake trout, then I was really hooked,” he said.
In the ‘80s a group of people started ice fishing for lake trout, Murphy said.
“And we got successful.”
He and his fishing buddy Brent Park have been fishing together for over 25 years now.
Now, he is completely addicted to fishing in all seasons.
In summer, he fishes for lake trout on a boat and loves to take kids and older people fishing with him.
“It’s a way to connect to the outdoors,” he said.
He started meeting people in the parking lot at the boat ramps around Grand County and shared information about the best places to fish. Lake Granby is one his favorite places to fish.
“I’ve talked to people from Canada, Mexico and South Africa in these parking lots. I just enjoy showing people visiting Grand County how to catch a fish.”
Look for Mark next time you head out on the water and maybe he will give you fishing tip.
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