Fishing Report

This lake Granby fishing report is brought to you by “Fishing with Bernie”.  Bernie Keefe has been a fishing guide on Lake Granby for 15 years.
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The ice is off and the fishing is very good. The hazards on the lakes are not marked so be careful. At Wolford, Williams Fork, Willow Creek, Grand Lake and Granby  the rainbows and browns are close to the shoreline small crank  baits early in the morning. After the sun comes up try jigging 2″ “Gulp” minnows, marabou’s or spoons. The pike in Williams Fork will eat a very slow lure or fly in the afternoons, fish where the wind is blowing into a shallow bay. The lake trout in the area can be caught along the shore or out in deeper water. They are all over the water column. Please be careful and release any larger fish, these fish can be over 40 years old and could use our protection.


Rich Morrow with a nice Granby lake trout.

Leesa Keefe is pictured with a Rainbow Trout below Shadow Mtn Res.

Leesa Keefe is pictured with a Rainbow Trout below Shadow Mtn Res.


Updated 5.06.2014

The ice is breaking up all over, and the fishing is great. Lakers, Browns and Rainbows are cruising the shallows, lures are working very well. The suckers are spawning in the muddy inlets. Worms on the bottom are catching lots of fish. The rivers are getting blown out but Shadow Mountain spillway is still fishing very well. Browns are hitting jerk baits while rainbows are eating small jigs tipped with wax worms. The is open water in spots along the edges of all the area lakes.

IMG_2854The pic is Clayton Karr with a very healthy 35″ Lake Trout

Updated 4.22.14

The ice is getting very soft in the afternoons, this is a good time for me to put my ice gear away for the season and get my open water gear ready. The rivers are starting to get very high and off colored. Rapalas, big streamers, egg and worm patterns will work up until the water gets to muddy. Shadow Mountain, the pump canal and the inter connecting channel are all fishing very well for rainbows with an occasional brown. Shadow mtn  spillway is fishing well for browns, rainbows and an occasional kokanee. Jigs under bobbers, spawn sacs and worms are all producing.








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