This spring has been a tough one for the pelicans and osprey’s until last week. Colorado Parks and Wildlife stocked lake Granby with 2,000 catchable rainbows. Some of the ospreys were thinking about moving south for the summer while the pelicans were starting to look slim and trim. The bird world is now fat, sassy and happy.
As far as the fishing, the rainbows are biting well along the shoreline on various baits. Browns are hitting crank baits, spoons and small tube jigs with reckless abandon along the shorelines on all 3 lakes. The lakers in Grand and Granby are continuing their pilgrimage to the abyss, but they are still biting a variety of spoons, plastics and crank baits. The “fore bay” between Willow Creek and Granby is fishing well for rainbows as well as Willow Creek itself. The rivers in the area have cleared and runoff is starting to show signs of slowing down. Those fish still have to eat and they can be caught very close to the bank and down in the deeper holes.
Bernie Keefe has been a fishing guide on Lake Granby for 15 years.
Contact him through his website www.fishingwithbernie.com