The weather has cooled off a little bit while the fishing has gotten a little better each week. The Kokanee in Wolford reservoir are starting to school up and a few are being caught by trolling lead-core or down riggers. PK spoons and Dodgers with squid imitations caught a few last week. Rainbows, Kokanee and browns are biting spoons and flies at Shadow Mountain — fish them just above the weeds in the evening and morning periods. The lake trout in Granby and Grand lake are still biting, the trick is finding them. Tube jigs and twister tails tipped with sucker meat or a small piece of “Gulp” baits seem to trigger a few more strikes then a bait of less presentation. One of the keys to deep water jigging is a sharp strong hook. TroKar hooks have been responsible for landing 90 percent of the fish in my boat this summer. The streams in Rocky Mountain National Park and Winter Park are fishing very well during the afternoon wins with Grasshopper patterns.
Bernie Keefe has been a fishing guide on Lake Granby for 15 years. Contact him through his website www.fishingwithbernie.com