Fishing Report

Grand Lake, Colorado Fishing Report

Know before you go and check our Grand Lake, Colorado fishing report for the up-to-date fishing information on our local fisheries like The Grand Lake, Lake Granby fishing report, the Colorado River fishing report, Rocky Mountain National Park, and more.

Rocky Mountain National Park timed entry reservations (9 a.m. - 3 p.m.) begin May 26. Book with us for easy access to fish the park!
Rocky Mountain National Park- Water levels are rising, though still fishable

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Nymphs: #16 Rubber Legs Pheasant Tail, #18 Black Zebra Midge, #16 Gummy Worm

Dries: #16 Red Chubby Chernobyl, #18 Brook's Sprout Baetis, #16 Extended Body BWO

Streamers: #8 Black Wooly Bugger, # 8 Copper Thin Mint


Colorado River (Parshall)- Water clarity is low, though fishing well in the sun

Current River Flows Here


Nymphs: #14 Coffee Rubber Legs, #18 CDC PT, #20 Chocolate Foam Back Emerger

Dries: #12 Chubby Chernobyl

Streamers: #6 Galloup's Mini Dungeon Cream, #8 Black Wooly Bugger


Colorado River (Pumphouse)- Water clarity is low, though fishing well in the sun

Current River Flows Here


Nymphs: #8 Coffee Pat's Rubber Legs, #18 CDC PT, #18 Copper Ribbed RS2

Dries: #12 Tan Chubby Chernobyl, #14 Black and Tan Chubby Chernobyl

Streamers: #6 White or Cream Mini Dungeon



Grand Lake/Shadow Mountain- Look for lakers in Grand Lake between 35-90 feet. Most active fish being found suspended near large drop-offs/humps. Jig with white/tan glitter tube jigs tipped with sucker meat. Trolling deep for lakers with nightcrawlers and spoons has been producing fish. Shadow mountain has fished well trolling/casting rapalas and tasmanian devils with the colder water temperature. Due to the heavy rains a lot of ash and debris have been coming down the inlets, but has not affected the fishing.

Lake Granby- Find the hills and jig tubes and heavy spoons, troll needlefish and flatfish around 50 feet for lakers, and Rapalas around 5-20 feet for browns and rainbows. Using electronics to find suspended fish and jigging for them specifically has produced the most bites.

Williams Fork Reservoir- Find the structure, find the fish! A jig n' rap tipped with a little bit of sucker meat has worked well. Warmer water temperatures have been pushing fish further down the water column.


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