Cindy and I was curious about the fishing in the lower end of Rufus Woods Lake, so this Morning we hooked up the boat and headed north. Put in at the Corps launch above Chief Joseph dam around 0900 and motored up to the Pump #1 area. The lake level was down and a slight current was running. We tossed jigs (marabou, hair, plastic) in a variety of colors and weights, spinners, and spoons (crocodile, Kast master, & Thomas among a few others) toward shore and out to about 15-20 feet of water depth. Along a quarter mile stretch we had no follows and didn't see any surface activities. We then motored another 1/- 3/4 miles up stream to an area that had produces in years past. Same results. No action. A short run up a small cove across the river from Pump #3, cast a multitude of selections in there , and was able to get one hit and catch a 12-14 inch RB. After covering the cove , we moved across to Pump #3. Fished the area from shallow to 20 feet of water depth. Cindy got no hits, just a few grass tugs. I was tossing a 1/8 oz Black jig into 4-6 feet of water and working it back to the boat when I felt a snag (grass I thought). The line went tight and started up river then around the boat. Hmmm. No head shakes just start and stop movements. Heavy and solid. Got to remember I was using 4# line on an ultra lite rod so no real backbone here. Fought the fish around for a couple of minutes AND during this time we noticed several carp moving out of the shallows. Just when we decided it was acting "carpish", the line went slack. Broke the line at the hook. Oh well. No more action, so we motored up river several miles to the Cabin hole and drifted with the current down along where the water dropped off from shallow to deeper. We got a couple hits and I was able to hook a couple with the largest around 16". All fish were full finned and from the shape may have been native trout. They were in good shape and full of energy. A Very slow catching day on the lower end, but a great day on the water and now our curiosity is satisfied. Only saw one other fishing boat, and they were working the Can line. Surface water temp 62. Everyone stay safe out there and enjoy the fall weather.