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Name: josephp Date: November 26, 2016 Rating:
 
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Sorry for the late report:

Hit Rufus Woods for the first time this colder season, caught our limit on trout though. We had a slow start from the upstream launch then moved down towards the island on the south side looking for marks and was pretty slim. We tried the slack side with spoons and spinners for a bit since it worked out OK last year but after an hr or so nothing so we pulled anchor and moved on. We moved only a little farther downstream and noticed a small cove on the north side so we moved in for a look and marked loads of fish. We decided why not and tossed the anchor. Shortly after we decided a powerbait rod needed to be tried and succeeded. Had our first bite of the day 10 min after it hit the water. Shortly after that we decided to toss out a bobber with a bit of crawler and some salmon eggs which had another bite in less then 10 min. shortly after that we had 6 fish in the boat and 4 or so misses in the process. Nothing huge but on the ultralights they fought like hogs and we loved every minute of our 3 hrs on the lake.

We had good luck with the orange powerbait
The bobber had about 10' of slip then just the crawler and 2 shrimp flavored salmon eggs
The hottest and fastest hitter was the one with red power marshmallows with an " of crawler and an egg
All rigs were sprayed with R-Juice

I would have tried some more stuff but had our limit

Good Luck everbody

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Name: lohans4 Date: April 21, 2016 Rating:
 
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Fished Rufus on both the 21st & 22nd. Non stop action, but nothing huge. Largest was close to 3 pounds, but what a lot of fun. We were close to the pens in 15' to 20' of water & drifting with the current. We used a black wooly bugger on one pole and a black squid on the other. Did catch one nice walleye on the squid, but he didn't put up the fight like the triploids. Only saw 3 other boats while we were there. Kept 2 nice fish each day for the bbq & released all others.

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Name: Honda Date: April 16, 2016 Rating:
 
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Launched at Seatons Grove and headed down to the first set of net pens. Mainly fished the edge of the bar on the pen side. Were using mainly white tubs and just drifting with the current. Managed 5 trout and lost another 4 right at the boat. Biggest was about 3.5lbs! Also we landed a walleye that weighed in at 6lbs 11ozs! Was very happy for that. Nice day to be on the river.

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Name: COPENSLAYER Date: March 19, 2016 Rating:
 
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Fished all day and caught three triploids. Used a death hook/green blade and worm. The 9.5 pounder made up for the slow day!

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Name: josephp Date: January 31, 2016 Rating:
 
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Fishing was slower then last time but was still good. all fish were on either Red/White/Blue Powerbait or Nightcrawler and white marshmallow rig. We were casting spoons and rooster tails with no luck. Lost some nice ones boated 4. Biggest was 4# smallest was 2.5#.

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Name: hkempter Date: November 02, 2015 Rating:
 
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Spent the day on Rufus looking for Triploids and wound up with a cooler of amazing Kokanee. Wedding Rings tipped with white power maggots did the trick. Of all the things I've read about Rufus the first is to always "troll the can line" and boy were they right.

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Name: Honda Date: October 13, 2015 Rating:
 
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Sorry for the late report!!!

We launched at Seatons Grove and headed down to the top net pens. We started fishing around 7:30 and landed 7 smaller but nice triploids by about 1:00 pm!!! fishing was really good rite off but then the bite turned off and we had to work for the last 3.

We were fishing with tube jugs mainly in white color just 2 feet off the bottom and just drifting down with the current. The first drift we hooked 3 fish!!! So that got us really excited! The average size was about 2 1/2 lbs. Mainly fished the edge of the bar on the net pens side.

GOOD LUCK EVRYBODY!!!!!!

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Name: BigWallysGS Date: June 23, 2015 Rating:
 
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In between my walleye trips to Moses Lake, Potholes, and Banks Lake, I have had a few trips on Rufus Woods. The fishing has simply been outstanding at Rufus. Most of the rainbows have been running 2-3 pounds, but we have got a few that have topped the scales at 8 pounds.

Rapala Shad Raps have been the go to bait for me.

On all of my trips to Rufus I also target walleye. The great thing about Rufus walleye is the fact that every fish you get is a quality fish.

Rufus Woods is an amazing body of water. Not only is the fishing fantastic, but the scenery is off the charts. Mule deer, bald eagles, turkeys, you name it, you see it while fishing Rufus Woods.

This fishery will not slow down. It will continue strong all through summer.

I have trips available in July if you would like to experience Rufus Woods fishing and the awesome scenery is has.

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Name: Larry3215 Date: May 20, 2015 Rating:
 
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Took a break from slow fishing at Banks and tried Rufus Woods for the first time. Launched at the Seaton Grove ramp. The ramp is usable but the area around the ramp is torn up and there is heavy equipment all over. We had to cross some construction tape to beach the boat next to the ramp. No one was working while we were there. The fish checker said the construction was on hold for some reason.

We drifted, jigged and trolled our way to the upper pens looking mostly for walleyes or bass with not a single bite. We spent a good while all around the island/bar area on the way down with no luck there either.

When we got to the pens it was a different story. They were feeding the fish in the pens and that must trigger the trout in the river to go into a frenzy. We had 2 1/2 limits in 10 exciting minutes using Mepps spinners and a fly. I dont think it would have mattered what we threw in though. They were hitting the lures almost instantly.

Nothing huge - I think they were all maybe 3-3 1/2 pounds - but they fought well and were fat. We cooked one of them up that night and the flavor was excellent.

The bite turned off almost instantly when the feeding machines were turned off.

We buzzed down river to the next set of pens but got nothing after an hour so started trolling back to the launch. We finally caught the last of our trout limit just up river from the upper pens on a fly. Not a single walleye or bass at all. We only saw two or three other boats but couldnt tell how they were doing. Didnt see any nets flying though.

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Name: Walleye4ever Date: April 16, 2015 Rating:
 
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Rufus is low and had never seen it like that, bite was slow or I just did not know where to fish. Caught 6 awesome fish, 3 over 22 and all over 16. Makes the smalleyes in Roosevelt look sad. Wish I could say best color or depth but caught from 10 to 40 feet and never caught more than 1 on the same thing or place. Only 2 other boat out of Seaton Grove all day.

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