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17 - Rufus Woods Fishing Reports

Posted: 12/13/2017
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 1
Fished: 12/13/2017
Hot Spots: 0
Fished Tuesday and Wednesday at the net pens and it was deader than dead. Fish checker said it’s been really slow. 3 fish caught in two days nothing bigger than 2 lbs. I also counted 30 full servi...
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By: morrow50
Posted: 11/29/2017
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 5
Fished: 11/27/2017
Hot Spots: 0
This is for Monday thru today till 11am. Headed over from Marysville to Grand Coulee this past Sunday Eve to do some trout fishing from shore. Started out Monday morning and headed to Spring Canyon to...
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Posted: 8/20/2017
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 3
Fished: 8/15/2017
Hot Spots: 0
I went to Rufus at the upper end from Seaton's Grove. It was almost 90 and the water 65. Marked triploids and walleye at 28' to 40'. I used small Rapala minnow shaped lures (3-4") in the very clear ...
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Posted: 5/23/2017
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 3
Fished: 5/23/2017
Hot Spots: 0
Ok my first report!. At 8 am or so I launched at the Boat Launch above Chief Joe dam, one other boat trailer was there. . I rigged up and started fishing 100 yards from the boat dock. I sta...
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Posted: 5/2/2017
Species: Walleye
Rating: 4
Fished: 4/29/2017
Hot Spots: 0
No Walleye. Then we went to crank baits and the bite was on....for Rainbows. Limited out in less than 2 hours for 3 of us. Biggest was caught by Susan...she has a knack of getting the big fish. M...
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By: avex
Posted: 4/25/2017
Species: Walleye
Rating: 2
Fished: 4/23/2017
Hot Spots: 0
Was trying for Walleye up and down the reservoir. Mainly using slow death rigs and smile blades. Caught some nice triploids and a 17" 3.5 lbs Kokanee while jigging.
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By: CCTMark
Posted: 4/24/2017
Species: Walleye
Rating: 5
Fished: 4/22/2017
Hot Spots: 0
Had another great day on the Columbia although it is becoming quite crowded. launched at about 0600 and we were off the water by 1400, right when the rain started. 50+ fish day, kept 18 eaters, with b...
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By: mlgetbent
Posted: 4/6/2017
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 5
Fished: 4/3/2017
Hot Spots: 0
Just returned from an epic Eastside adventure with my sons and dad. We headed out at 04:00 for a 7 hour commute to my dad's hunting property in the Aeneas valley outside of tonasket. Our mission at ha...
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By: fishindoc
Posted: 2/7/2017
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 1
Fished: 2/7/2017
Hot Spots: 0
CF and I went for a long truck ride today. There was 3-4 inches of ice for at least 100 feet in front of the launch at Seton Grove. We checked the unimproved launch below the first net pens. From th...
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By: josephp
Posted: 12/1/2016
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 4
Fished: 11/26/2016
Hot Spots: 0
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 islan...
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By: lohans4
Posted: 4/22/2016
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 5
Fished: 4/21/2016
Hot Spots: 0
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 curr...
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By: Honda
Posted: 4/18/2016
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 3
Fished: 4/16/2016
Hot Spots: 0
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 tr...
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Posted: 3/20/2016
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 3
Fished: 3/19/2016
Hot Spots: 0
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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By: josephp
Posted: 2/5/2016
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 4
Fished: 1/31/2016
Hot Spots: 0
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 luc...
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By: hkempter
Posted: 11/3/2015
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 4
Fished: 11/2/2015
Hot Spots: 0
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 f...
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By: Honda
Posted: 10/23/2015
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 4
Fished: 10/13/2015
Hot Spots: 0
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 wa...
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Posted: 6/27/2015
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 5
Fished: 6/23/2015
Hot Spots: 0
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...
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By: Larry3215
Posted: 5/24/2015
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 4
Fished: 5/20/2015
Hot Spots: 0
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 equip...
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Posted: 4/17/2015
Species: Walleye
Rating: 3
Fished: 4/16/2015
Hot Spots: 0
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 c...
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Posted: 4/14/2015
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 2
Fished: 4/12/2015
Hot Spots: 0
Arrived Sunday afternoon and fished below Seaton Grove for 2+ hours, no bites. Got up early the next morning and went down to pens. Caught 1 - 2# the first hour, then everything went dead. We tried ev...
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Posted: 3/26/2015
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 5
Fished: 3/1/2015
Hot Spots: 0
Sorry this report is so late. My son and I took a couple of buddies to Rufus Woods for their first time and we weren't disappointed. Arrived about 8am. Caught a couple recently released 1 pounders the...
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By: fishindoc
Posted: 3/24/2015
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 4
Fished: 3/24/2015
Hot Spots: 0
CF and I took Ken to Rufus to get his first Triploid. It rained heavy for the near 2 hour trip to the Seton Grove launch.The rain finally stopped as we dropped lines at Nespellum Bar at 7:30. We dri...
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By: fishindoc
Posted: 1/2/2015
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 5
Fished: 1/2/2015
Hot Spots: 0
Al, CF and I decided to start the New Year by chasing Triploids at Rufus Woods. It felt colder than the 25 degrees we had in the open boat today but the hot fishing made it all worthwhile. We conce...
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Posted: 12/28/2014
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 4
Fished: 12/25/2014
Hot Spots: 0
Fished Rufus Woods near Elmer City from the shore. We fish this nearly weekly and consistently limit out by sinking power bait a foot off the bottom. Christmas was no exception. The hardest part is th...
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By: fishindoc
Posted: 12/22/2014
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 5
Fished: 12/22/2014
Hot Spots: 0
Dick joined CF and myself to see if Rufus could produce another great day for us. The weather certainly cooperated with sun, little wind and temps in the upper 40s. We fished the upper pen area drif...
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