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Rufus Woods Fishing Reports

By: Anonymous
Posted: 2/13/2009
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 4
Fished: 2/11/2009
Hot Spots: 0
Morning was cold and clear arrived at the launch at 9.30AM ,We used the one just below the first set of net pens. Several people fishing from shore with some fish to the bank We decided to fish out f...
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Posted: 2/8/2009
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 2
Fished: 2/8/2009
Hot Spots: 0
Another cool day on the water Launched in AM, and puttered around the lower end for a change. Put a new electric on the bow, so tested it out. Only got 4 hits, and one 3-4 pounder to the boat where...
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By: guyara
Posted: 2/7/2009
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 2
Fished: 2/7/2009
Hot Spots: 1
BRRRRRRR, we got to RW at 8 am and went to the 'Rock" which, I know, describes most of the lake....but it's a few miles past the Chief Joseph dam parking lot and next to an irrigation pump on Old High...
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By: Anonymous
Posted: 2/2/2009
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 2
Fished: 1/30/2009
Hot Spots: 0
Went to rufus woods for the 1st time, glad that I went but we only managed 2 fish, my GF caught 1 14" rainbow, and my buddy caught a 2" sculpin, I got a bite but it drug me into something and got hun...
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By: Big D
Posted: 1/25/2009
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 3
Fished: 1/25/2009
Hot Spots: 0
We launched at the Corps boat launch on Rufus Woods at 10:00 am this morning with plans of heading up the lower net pens. Wind was blowing very hard and it was very cold outside. Water temp was 35 deg...
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Posted: 1/22/2009
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 3
Fished: 1/22/2009
Hot Spots: 0
Another cool day at RW. Cindy and I went fishing on RW today, We tried four different spots, and caught fish in three of the four spots. We had to go deeper and slower today to entice strikes. The s...
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By: Anonymous
Posted: 1/20/2009
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 3
Fished: 1/17/2009
Hot Spots: 0
Fished Rufus off the bank at the net pens near Nespelam on Saturday. My brother and I got there around 10 AM and stayed til 3:30 PM with only one 4lb. 12oz. rainbow to the net. Didn't see any triploid...
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Posted: 1/20/2009
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 4
Fished: 1/17/2009
Hot Spots: 0
Did trips to RW Thursday and Saturday. Thursday typical day with fish cooperating well. Fished at the lower most Pen area, limit taken home. Brown plastic squid with metalflake, and Black and yellow ...
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Posted: 1/19/2009
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 3
Fished: 1/18/2009
Hot Spots: 0
We are finally home after our three day trip. A BIG Thanks to Blufin (Lewis) for helping fix my boat. That definitely save the trip in itself. I was able to but some faces to names, as mentioned Blufi...
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By: Malottguy
Posted: 1/17/2009
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 4
Fished: 1/17/2009
Hot Spots: 0
Great day on the lake a little slow at times but well worth the cold wind blowing straight down the river. Daughter caught two trips about pound and a half each and I caught two one trip right at five...
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By: jdawg
Posted: 1/15/2009
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 4
Fished: 1/9/2009
Hot Spots: 0
Great weekend of fishing on magical Rufus Woods. Headed up to the mighty Roof last weekend with the magnificent seven talked about in earlier posts. Sorry for the delay in posting Blufin I've been bu...
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By: DannyP
Posted: 1/13/2009
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 3
Fished: 1/10/2009
Hot Spots: 0
Hi all, Went to Rufus and arrived on Friday afternoon. There were 7 in our party and we brought two boats for a weekend stay at "Cabin by the river." The cabin is great as well as the hosts. Had no...
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By: Anonymous
Posted: 1/11/2009
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 4
Fished: 12/9/2008
Hot Spots: 0
Well headed out to the infamous rufus woods alllllllllll the way from renton WA.. Showed up to the lake around 10ish, nice clear day and a little chilly, just what i was looking for. Started with a c...
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Posted: 1/11/2009
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 3
Fished: 1/11/2009
Hot Spots: 0
Well it has been a wild ride the last few weeks with the snow and flooding on the westside but I am glad to say that I managed to get to Rufus on Saturday.. The fishing was great but the catching w...
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By: tmac03hog
Posted: 1/11/2009
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 3
Fished: 1/10/2009
Hot Spots: 0
Well this is the second posting. For some reason my first report did not post? My wife and I arrived at RW around 6:30am to fish it for the first time. The weather was chilly in the mid 20's and overc...
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Posted: 1/11/2009
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Rating: 3
Fished: 1/10/2009
Hot Spots: 0
Hello everyone I've had several inquires on how we use the squid. We just slide the body on a jig and go for it. We prefer a 1/16 oz jig head, and it is sometimes difficult to find a hook big enough...
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Posted: 1/10/2009
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 4
Fished: 1/10/2009
Hot Spots: 0
A Snowy day on Rufus Woods. Hit the water around 1000, and headed up river, Once again saw Waterfowl galore, Deer on the hillsides, and Eagles. Fished the lower most pens today, caught "several" fi...
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Posted: 1/9/2009
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 4
Fished: 1/9/2009
Hot Spots: 0
Another limit for the smoker. Went to RW this afternoon, hit water around 1130, motored up to the lower most pens to get a few tripps for the smoker. Trollers were catching fish with spinner style ...
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Posted: 1/5/2009
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 3
Fished: 1/3/2009
Hot Spots: 0
Another fine day on Rufus Woods. The day broke clear and sunny AND COLD. Waited until temp was approaching 10 or so the hooked up the boat and headed to RW. When we arrived at the launch (Chief Jo...
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Posted: 1/3/2009
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 4
Fished: 1/1/2009
Hot Spots: 0
First day of RW fishing in 2009. Launched at Chief Joe launch around 10ish and headed up to the lower pens. was a beautiful run, Snow, no traffic, Snow, beautiful scenery, and did I mention Snow. Co...
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By: mothug33
Posted: 1/1/2009
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 5
Fished: 1/1/2009
Hot Spots: 0
Happy New Years! The Triploid slayers were at it again up at old Rufus Woods. We left Medical Lake at 5:30 am and were on the water by 8 am. We took to the "boat launch" at the tribal headquarters ...
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Posted: 12/16/2008
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 5
Fished: 12/13/2008
Hot Spots: 0
Does Rufus Woods have big fish???? YESSSS!!!! The big fish are definitely in now and biting better than ever!! Boy oh Boy....do I ever love the cold weather!! My wife and best outdoor part...
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By: mothug33
Posted: 12/9/2008
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 4
Fished: 12/6/2008
Hot Spots: 0
Went down to Rufus Woods on Saturday Dec. 6th. We fished the two net pens below Nespelem. Started fishing the upper pen and we had no luck. Fish were jumping all around us but we were only able to ...
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By: Anonymous
Posted: 12/7/2008
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 5
Fished: 12/7/2008
Hot Spots: 0
Well, the weekend is over and all is great. The fishing on Rufus the past few days was great as usual but the catching was slower Saturday . Friday we could not keep the fish off our hooks. The ...
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Posted: 12/7/2008
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 4
Fished: 12/6/2008
Hot Spots: 0
High Adventure on the Famed RUFUS WOODS. Launched at Bridgeport corps boat launch around 10:30ish, and Went up to the pens to start fishing. No current at the pens, flat water, And slow fishing. Seve...
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