Even if you're not big on fishing, there's nothing better than hanging out with your friends all day.

Looking to catch some fresh trout? This might be the place to get it! If it's your first time fishing Lake Granby, here's some pointers:

Those of you coming from Denver, take US 40W past Winter Park, Fraser and Tabernash until you hit Granby. After you pass through the town of Granby, turn right onto US Highway 34. Once you get close to the lake, hang a right onto US 6. You can park on the left hand side of the road for the next few miles.

Choose an open parking spot, grab your fishing equipment and food/beverages, make sure you're wearing warm clothes and head to the lake.

You'll want to start by checking the ice thickness and slush on the lake. As I type this (March 5, 2016), Lake Granby has ice that's 18 inches thick with no slush. Trout are commonly fished here and some fisherman boast returns that are 32 inches long.

Start by making a hole with your auger. Keep drilling until you break through and see water. Use an ice fishing scoop (or your hands if desired) to remove excess slush at the top.

Post up a chair, grab your beverage of choice and keep an eye on your rod. But more importantly, have a good time!

Pack List

  • Fishing rods
  • Fishing auger
  • Fishing ice scooper (not necessary)
  • Bait & fishing licenses
  • Chairs
  • Water
  • Adult beverages (if desired)
  • Snacks
  • Blankets (if desired)
  • Cooler (if desired)
  • Lots of layers
  • Winter boots
  • Gloves/hat/coat
  • Sunscreen
  • Games, such as a Frisbee, football or cards (if desired)
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Activities Chillin, Fishing, Photography
Skill Level Beginner
Season Winter
Features
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Groups
Lake
Scenic

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