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Rufus Woods Fishing Reports

Posted: 9/28/2019
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 4
Fished: 9/26/2019
Hot Spots: 0
Fished Rufus for the first time this year. I love fishing this part of the Columbia, so scenic and wild. Fishing was not red hot but steady. There was no current so I trolled both up and downstream....
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By: ElliottM
Posted: 12/14/2018
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 1
Fished: 12/14/2018
Hot Spots: 0
I went out to Brand'ts Landing on Rufus Woods early this morning but had no luck whatsoever. I was fishing two poles, one with shrimp and one with nightcrawlers. I had a fish on briefly on a nightcraw...
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By: flydoc
Posted: 10/25/2018
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 2
Fished: 10/20/2018
Hot Spots: 0
Hey Gang; Don't know what's wrong at Rufus but something isn't right. Water temp: 61*. Pretty prime. Fished hard all day above Nespelum Bay. Not near the net pens. Fished all the areas that we ...
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Posted: 10/29/2017
Species: Walleye
Rating: 1
Fished: 10/28/2017
Hot Spots: 0
Great weather nice boat ride. The water was way down and it wasn’t getting pumped in. Zero current no wind and spooky fish. Couple trout. one 6.8 lbs but not what we were after. Banks lake wasn't gre...
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Posted: 7/17/2017
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 5
Fished: 7/16/2017
Hot Spots: 0
Launched the boat late at 10 . Tossed and twitched marabou jigs 1 oz and caught and released 48 rainbows between two of us. Trout ranged from 2.5 to 4 lbs . Managed a limit of Walleye each on jigs as...
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Posted: 5/10/2017
Species: Walleye
Rating: 3
Fished: 5/1/2017
Hot Spots: 0
This is for those who want to know before making a long trip to Rufus Woods. I went twice this Spring. First was late April for three days. I launched at Seaton's Grove. I went about half way to t...
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By: hewesbob
Posted: 4/21/2017
Species: Walleye
Rating: 4
Fished: 4/21/2017
Hot Spots: 0
In my last report I said I was going to fish my new collection of OldGoat Lures. We launched at Seaton Grove Launch about 8;30 and headed for number 1 net pen, the current was running a little differe...
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By: hewesbob
Posted: 4/21/2017
Species: Walleye
Rating: 5
Fished: 4/19/2017
Hot Spots: 0
With the water running fast and murky it seems that about every little backwater eddie is holding large numbers of pre spawn walleye. The main technique is jigging about any plastic tipped with a worm...
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By: hewesbob
Posted: 4/17/2017
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 5
Fished: 4/16/2017
Hot Spots: 0
We had been hearing so much about the net pens at Rufus we decided to give it a try, all of our other Rufus fishing has been the lower part of the lake down by Bridgeport. We had never launched at Sea...
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By: Anonymous
Posted: 4/15/2017
Species: Walleye
Rating: 3
Fished: 4/15/2017
Hot Spots: 0
Nice day fishing rufus woods between the first net pen and Elmer City. Fished the eddies and pockets, between 3 of us we caught one 5.5 pound female in 18 fow, and a smaller male at the same depth jig...
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By: hewesbob
Posted: 4/14/2017
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 5
Fished: 4/13/2017
Hot Spots: 0
Just a short report about a fantastic trip to Rufus unlike my last 4 or 5 trips. The water was extremely hi and running very fast and dirty but thanks to a fellow that showed me a new technique we cau...
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Posted: 3/13/2017
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 5
Fished: 3/11/2017
Hot Spots: 3
SHORT REPORT: Hit Rufus in search of some big trout, and we found them. Started the day at 7:30, after 30 mins of fishing, we found the fish and had nonstop action. Fished all day pulling rapala’s a...
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By: bob
Posted: 8/13/2016
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 3
Fished: 8/9/2016
Hot Spots: 0
We stayed at Bridgeport state park Monday and Tuesday nights. Fished the lower lake Monday evening. Got nothing. Went up to the upper pens Tuesday morning and fishing was slow. Managed to get our two ...
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By: bedawes
Posted: 1/12/2016
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 1
Fished: 1/12/2016
Hot Spots: 0
Went out and tried my luck shore fishing at Bridgeport State Park on Rufus Woods. It was my first time out there. I knew I would likely have little to no action from the shore, but I needed to get out...
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Posted: 1/3/2016
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 5
Fished: 12/31/2015
Hot Spots: 0
Received a report of some decent Kokanee fishing on Rufus and decided to check it out. Decent was an understatement. Not knowing how to fish this lake I started out doing the basic Kokanee thing. 25 f...
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Posted: 11/8/2015
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 4
Fished: 11/3/2015
Hot Spots: 0
I live in Snohomish but, I went to Rufus Woods because they've closed our rivers. Thought I would try fall walleye and triploids. It was a good choice. Caught my limit of football shaped triploids for...
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Posted: 11/4/2015
Species: Walleye
Rating: 5
Fished: 11/2/2015
Hot Spots: 2
Rufus Woods is my play area as a guide! You need to have a Core of Engineers license to guide these waters. That being said, "the Colville fish checker at the Seeton Grove launch is rather lonely th...
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Posted: 10/15/2015
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 5
Fished: 10/12/2015
Hot Spots: 0
This will be a two day report. Monday was a day to remember! We limited in a little over two hours, with three Kokanee and one triploid. My wife caught the fish of the day, an 18 inch Kokanee. I u...
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Posted: 9/30/2015
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 1
Fished: 9/30/2015
Hot Spots: 0
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 an...
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Posted: 6/17/2015
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 4
Fished: 6/16/2015
Hot Spots: 0
I have always wanted to get a record fish and yesterday I think I did! I caught a triploid of 15 inches and I am positive that is a record for the smallest triploid ever caught! I also caught a Koka...
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By: Ganno
Posted: 3/12/2015
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 5
Fished: 3/10/2015
Hot Spots: 0
Must have been behind the hatchery truck for fishing was incredible. Fishing black 1/16 oz marabou barbless jig produced fish after fish. Fish were one and one-half pounds to two and a half pounds, no...
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By: Ganno
Posted: 11/21/2014
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 5
Fished: 11/19/2014
Hot Spots: 0
Put the boat in at ten AM between the two upper pens and motored to the upper pen. Fishing a 1/16 oz black jig down stream behind the pens. First cast two hits on the retrieve but no hook ups my reac...
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By: gramps53
Posted: 11/10/2014
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 4
Fished: 11/8/2014
Hot Spots: 0
This report is for 11/8 and 11/9. Fished Rufus Woods in the afternoon of 11/8. Caught our limit in abut 4 hours (4 fish for two anglers). Method was trolling with downriggers 15 to 20 feet on the w...
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By: JAYDOG
Posted: 4/7/2014
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 1
Fished: 4/5/2014
Hot Spots: 0
First time to Rufus Woods, stayed at Cabin by the River. Was a learning curve to fishing here, would probably been better served with going there with somebody with experience. Thanks to all for your ...
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By: gramps53
Posted: 1/23/2014
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 5
Fished: 1/22/2014
Hot Spots: 0
Second trip to Rufus this month. Wife had to work so made this trip with the good doctor. Arrived on 1/22 at 11:30 AM. Took a full 5 hours to land 4 nice triploids - 4, 4.5, 5 and 6.5 lbs. Needlef...
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