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Rufus Woods Lake Report
Douglas County, WA

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01/29/2012
Bottom Fishing From Boat
Rainbow Trout
Other
Afternoon
01/29/2012
3
1659

Had some free time today, so Cindy and I headed up to Rufus Woods. Got on the water 1030-1100 and fishd for a couple of hours. We launched at the Corps launch at the lower end, and ran up to the cabin hole, a couple of duck hunter set-ups there, so we flushed some waterfowl while cruising upriver a bit, then ran back down to pump Three area. Bank fishers there, so we drifted the deeper water (15-20' deep) out beyond their cast range, then ran on down to pump 1 area. We fished from shoreline out to about 25 feet deep, and got bites mostly in the 8-12 feet depth. SLow presentation was the key. We got bit on jigs (dark color) and Super rooster tails. We didn't get any hits on spoons or any follows. The bites were scatered, and no more than one in an area. We brought 5 to boatside and had some long distance releases plus several hits. The fish were in the 2 1/2 - 3 pound range. Since we were using single barbless hooks and artificial lures, we were able to C&R. No fish to clean tonite :). Surface water temp ranged from 36* - 39* depending on the location.
Stay warm, stay safe, and enjoy the great outdoors


Comments

charlie h.
1/29/2012 7:05:00 PM
Hi loui
Good to hear you and Cindy were exercising the Trips at Rufus today . Thanks for the report !

Charlie H.
MarkFromSea
1/29/2012 7:13:00 PM
Way to practice what you preach! I'd find it hard to release every fish...... Great detail to your report.
blufin loui
1/29/2012 9:09:00 PM
Thanks for the comment charlie. It has been awhile since we were on the water. Cindy is still recouping from flu/cold symptoms, but she did OK today. Warmer temps helped in that respect. We want to try the upper end of the Rufus fisherie in a couple of weeks or so. Haven't had a chance to fish up there in a while.
blufin loui
1/29/2012 9:12:00 PM
Hey ya MarkFfromSea, Some times I can C&R with no qualms, but I'm still a eat what you catch kind of guy at heart. LOL
afk
1/29/2012 9:31:00 PM
I look forward to your report from the upper end. Keep it up.
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