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Rufus Woods Fishing Reports

By: Big D
Posted: 4/19/2009
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 3
Fished: 4/19/2009
Hot Spots: 0
My wife is out of town on business so I hit RW early this morning. I was on the water at 6:30 am. The water was smooth when I first started trolling the south bank moving up river from the corps boat ...
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Posted: 4/19/2009
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 3
Fished: 4/18/2009
Hot Spots: 0
Warmer water temps at the Rufus Woods. Noted the surface (18" deep) was running from 41 to 43 degrees depending on location. In some locales the water had the opaque run-off color and debri. Made a ru...
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Posted: 4/15/2009
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 2
Fished: 4/14/2009
Hot Spots: 0
I thought I would get the pulse on Rufus. Like previous reports said it is slow due to cold weather. We got a little bit going when the weather was sunny and mild. When the next front pushed in, it...
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By: Anonymous
Posted: 4/15/2009
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 3
Fished: 4/15/2009
Hot Spots: 0
Julie and I decided it was time to give Rufus a try. We packed or gear and grub, loaded the car topper, hooked up the trailer and off we went. We spent 3 cold windy days on Rufus fishing for hours w...
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Posted: 4/10/2009
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 4
Fished: 4/10/2009
Hot Spots: 0
A beautiful day on the Rufus Wood. Got on the water around 1030ish and ran up to the lower pens. only one hit, and I missed it, at the pens. We then motored down to the cabin Hole, picked up several t...
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Posted: 4/9/2009
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 4
Fished: 4/3/2009
Hot Spots: 3
Hit the water a bit late, had to take care of a few things around the place before we left but got started about 10 am. Water temp. is still fairly cold, although its nice not to see ice forming...
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By: TroutPro
Posted: 4/8/2009
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 4
Fished: 3/25/2009
Hot Spots: 0
Went to Rufus on the 25th of March. I started off fishing right near the dam on the disabled platform and off the bank on the other side of the rocks. I got there at 5am and expected to get my limit...
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By: Ganno
Posted: 4/8/2009
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 3
Fished: 4/7/2009
Hot Spots: 0
Started at Timms ranch 7.30 in the morning. Fished jigs along shorline up to the lower pens and then back to the launch ramp. We managed fourteen fish for three people fishing. All released to fight ...
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Posted: 4/7/2009
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 3
Fished: 4/4/2009
Hot Spots: 0
My father, little brother, and I spent the weekend on Rufus Woods. On Saturday we trolled for about half the day running wedding rings below a flasher and didnt get a bite. We trolled all around the...
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Posted: 4/6/2009
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 3
Fished: 4/4/2009
Hot Spots: 0
Well it was a fun trip. Fished Rufus on Friday and Saturday and got to see both ends of the lake. My truck was acting funny on Friday so I choose the short trip to the east end of the lake. We trolle...
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By: Big D
Posted: 4/5/2009
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Rating: 4
Fished: 4/5/2009
Hot Spots: 0
I was able to talk my wife into hitting Rufus Woods with me today for her first time. Water temp 37 degrees. Air temp 60+ & "NO" wind. The water was like glass. Reports from several different fisherme...
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Posted: 4/5/2009
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 3
Fished: 4/5/2009
Hot Spots: 0
A great day on the water, but didn't catch many fish. Ended the day with 5 fish caught and released, with the largest estimated around 2.5 - 3#. Fished various spots on the lower end of lake using ji...
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By: Ganno
Posted: 3/31/2009
Species:
Rating: 3
Fished: 3/31/2009
Hot Spots: 0
We arived at Timm ranch about ten thirty launched and headed up to the lowe pens trolling everything from flys to plugs,not a bite, we fished jigs at the pens same result.It was time to to head home b...
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Posted: 3/29/2009
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 3
Fished: 3/29/2009
Hot Spots: 0
Another trip to Rufus Woods. Pulled into the launch area around 8:00 and no other rigs were there. Headed up to the lower pens, hit rough water in the area of the launch below the pens and it was whit...
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Posted: 3/27/2009
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 4
Fished: 3/27/2009
Hot Spots: 0
Hit RW around 11ish, overcast light breeze, mid 50s air temp. Water temp 39-41 degrees. Used Plastic minnow and grub imitations on 1/16 & 1/8 oz plain jig heads, the B-2 Squid, AND the New & Improv...
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Posted: 3/22/2009
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 3
Fished: 3/21/2009
Hot Spots: 0
Managed to make it to Rufus on Saturday...Pulled into the launch at 7:00am and was shocked to not see another boat launching...Started trolling along the can line and did not mark many fish..Moved up ...
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By: Big D
Posted: 3/19/2009
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 5
Fished: 3/19/2009
Hot Spots: 0
((Rufus Woods, The memory maker)) Today was awesome. It was the last full day I had to spend with my daughter until she returns from Afghanistan and we made the most out of it. We were on the water at...
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By: Big D
Posted: 3/17/2009
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 4
Fished: 3/17/2009
Hot Spots: 0
Hit Rufus Woods this morning from 10:00 until 3:00 this afternoon with my daughter that's home on leave from the Air Force. (Check out her Gortex) Water temp was 35 degrees. Launched and went strait t...
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By: Malottguy
Posted: 3/9/2009
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 2
Fished: 3/9/2009
Hot Spots: 0
Well was a dang slow day only one caught and that was right before we left about a 2 pound native rainbow. My buddy did a good job hooking it right in the corner of the mouth for a easy release to ge...
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Posted: 3/8/2009
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 1
Fished: 3/8/2009
Hot Spots: 0
I heard from a reliable source the shore fishing was slow on Rufus near the Nespelem. A few hits here and there but no fish. I guess if they would have landed those few hits it would have been a nic...
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By: Bodofish
Posted: 3/3/2009
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 4
Fished: 2/28/2009
Hot Spots: 0
Another day Rufus. Fished around the pens, the boys were working on the pens so we moved away from them. Threw everything but kitchen sink at them, the new pellet fly, squid jigs, worms, you name it...
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Posted: 3/3/2009
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 4
Fished: 3/3/2009
Hot Spots: 0
I have been waiting and waiting for Rufus to light back up.. well I can say it is getting better even though the water is still coooolld.. Went up Sunday just to check it out not really expecting to ...
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By: stonefly
Posted: 2/26/2009
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 4
Fished: 2/21/2009
Hot Spots: 0
Not a bad day at the lake. I took a couple buddies out that haven't fished Rufus before and we got lucky and nailed em. The first fish on the boat was a 14.5 pounder with a 8 pounder to follow. We too...
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By: Malottguy
Posted: 2/24/2009
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 2
Fished: 2/24/2009
Hot Spots: 0
Was a warmer day but still cold as temps in the lower 30s. Water was still cold not sure of temp but I am sure in the low to mid 30s like it has been. It should start warming soon as the weather warms...
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Posted: 2/23/2009
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 3
Fished: 2/22/2009
Hot Spots: 0
Hit up Rufus from sat to mon. The fishing was slow, just as expected. We had a good trip and did land some fish. We were using grub type jigs and fishing near the net pens. The water was cold 33-3...
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