Grand Lake – Ice conditions are holding up, we had some cool mornings last week, but check as you go with spring upon us things can change fast. Bite has been fair with lake trout being caught in 30 to 85 feet of water on various jigs, spoons and bait. Rainbows are up cruising the shores during low light parts of the day small jigs tipped with wax worms are producing bites, being mobile and covering lots of water has worked when the bite gets tough.
Williams Fork – The ice is still holding at 12-18” and fairly solid but some dark spots are forming along the edges. Take your cleats if you head up this week. Most of the snow has melted and the slush has re-frozen so there are some very slick areas, particularly near shore. Fishing has been good for lake trout in 40-80’ of water. The best bite is early in the morning. Tube jigs in the 2-4” range tipped with sucker meat are the top producer, with spoons getting a few aggressive strikes. Most of the rainbows are being caught on various smaller baits in less than 15’ of water back in the bays. Pike action is hit or miss but they can also be found in less than 15’.
Lake Granby is fishing excellent for rainbows, small jigs tipped with wax worms in less than 10’ of water worked well. Kokanee have been caught 20’ deep and deeper water with bright colored spoons and jigs. Lake trout are being caught all over the lake. Deeper water appears to have the best bite.2”-4” Jigs tipped with sucker meat have been very productive.
Bernie Keefe has been a fishing guide in the area for over 25 years, for more information please check out his facebook page https://www.facebook.com/FishingWithBernie/ http://www.fishingwithbernie.com