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Rufus Woods Lake Report
Douglas County, WA

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01/30/2010
Bottom Fishing From Boat
Rainbow Trout
Worms
Jig
All Day
01/31/2010
4
2030

We had to work for them today, but patience and persistence paid off. We were tied up inside the first set of net pens all day. All fish were caught on 1/8th ounce jigs tipped with worms. Color didn't seem to matter. I was trying several other tactics and never switched to jigs, that's why I'm not in the picture. As you can see though, my friends did very well. The fish were 10.5, 10, 9.5, 7, 6.5, and 4.5 pounds. Awesome day!


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raptorschild
1/31/2010 8:31:00 PM
When we went last weekend there were big signs that said you couldnt fish within 100 feet of the pens. They seemed fairly permanent, but they must have removed them when you guys fished eh? lol.
raptorschild
1/31/2010 8:37:00 PM
My bad....my reading comprehension is bad.....I thought it read that you were tied off to the pens. Nevermind!
Big D
2/1/2010 6:52:00 AM
Great Lookin crew and the guys don't look bad either. Thanks for the report & Photos.
Kahuna
2/1/2010 5:52:00 PM
Nice Fish! We chose Spring Canyon that day and got fishless. As far as I know there are 3 net pens on rufus, does #1 start at coulee dam or Chief Joseph? Hope you can un-confuse my old brain. Thanks
spinnerbait89
2/1/2010 6:33:00 PM
Thanks Kahuna. I saw a lot of boats down there in the spring canyon area when we went by, I figured you all must've been knocking 'em dead down there. I always launch at Seaton's Grove just below Grand Coulee, so I call that set of net pens the first set. I don't want to misinform you though, because I really don't know how they are labeled. Good luck next time out! I'm done with trout for the winter, time to start hunting the marble eyes.
Big D
2/1/2010 7:02:00 PM
I like to describe the pens as lower (closest to Chief Jo) Middle (Nespelem) and Upper (closest to Grand Coulee) because describing them this way also has to do with the river flow and that never changes.
blufin loui
2/1/2010 9:17:00 PM
Wooo Hooo spinnerbait89, that's a nice batch of fish ya'll got there. Rufus continues to put out good fish. Kepp up the great work and posts
FredWeiser
2/14/2010 10:17:00 AM
Is that fish on the top of the pile in the cooler (with the very white underbelly) a triploid like the others? I caught several trips there a while back which tasted delicious except for one fish that had completely different (and whiter) meat. I didn't notice a species difference when catching or cleaning but we sure could taste a difference when eating. And ideas what that was?
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