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Rufus Woods Fishing Reports

By: ndn
Posted: 4/16/2008
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 4
Fished: 4/12/2008
Hot Spots: 0
Trolled four hours (11 Am to 3 PM). Three rods in the water. Two Grandsons and Son in Law. One fly rod using a sinking line and a Green Woolybugger. The other two rods used ooo Dodgers with a double h...
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By: jbd482
Posted: 4/14/2008
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Rating: 5
Fished: 4/12/2008
Hot Spots: 0
We were using a black jig guy there let us borrow. Worked great for catch an release. A friend and I were there between 2:00-6:30pm an caught 6 rainbow.1 4# rainbow and the rest were 1.5-2#. When we w...
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By: ripper
Posted: 4/9/2008
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 4
Fished: 4/6/2008
Hot Spots: 0
Took my 8 y.o. son out on Rufus for some triploid fishing, then we were going to try for walleye. It was a nice sunny morning although a little chilly. We launched at Seaton Grove and motored on down ...
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By: Fish On!
Posted: 4/7/2008
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 5
Fished: 4/7/2008
Hot Spots: 0
I fished Rufus Woods at the net pens shore fishing up and down the river all last week and knocked em silly. C&R easily 50 plus fish a day. Fish all ran from 14-20 inches. Largest was one about 3.5-...
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By: gpc
Posted: 4/7/2008
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 5
Fished: 4/7/2008
Hot Spots: 0
Fish Rufus on Friday from about 9:30 am - 1:30 pm, with Gringo Pescador. The fishing was pretty much non stop the whole time we were there. The only problem was, the fish weren't monsters. I caught 15...
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By: Fish On!
Posted: 4/1/2008
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 5
Fished: 3/29/2008
Hot Spots: 0
My first time on the reservation and net pen area of Rufus Woods near Nespelem. Weather was not the best the past 3-4 days. Snow, wind, and sun. I had it all. Once I found the pen area I did some ...
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By: ChrisH
Posted: 3/17/2008
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 4
Fished: 3/16/2008
Hot Spots: 0
Excellent day on the water, spent the morning pulling spiners and wolly buggers. Caught and released more than a dozen good size trout.
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Posted: 3/17/2008
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 4
Fished: 3/14/2008
Hot Spots: 0
After I and my subs completed some work today, it was time to cast at a few of the fish that were rising. Even though the water was 200 feet deep, and near the log boom, there was a small midge hat...
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Posted: 3/7/2008
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 3
Fished: 3/5/2008
Hot Spots: 0
Launched at Bridgeport about 10:00 a.m., rowed the drift boat uplake across from state park. Caught a nice trip' on a marabou jig and switched to fly rod. Between the 3 of us probably brought to ha...
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Posted: 3/5/2008
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 3
Fished: 3/5/2008
Hot Spots: 0
fished rufus woods Sunday morning, started about 7:30 am. caught a nice small triploid about 3 lbs casting to backwater side of a point. little silver sinking rapala. nothing more for 3 hours. tried ...
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Posted: 3/3/2008
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 2
Fished: 2/29/2008
Hot Spots: 0
Another day of work, but I planned on fishing after the work was over. I trolled for about two hours, threw lures for about an hour, and had one lost fish and one 3# released to show for it. I not...
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Posted: 3/3/2008
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 2
Fished: 2/26/2008
Hot Spots: 0
After I completed work at the Dam today, I took a short fishing troll up from the Mitigation Boat Ramp. The fishing for most seemed a little slow, but I hit a quick 5# on a Black and Silver Zonker, r...
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By: caskillet
Posted: 2/27/2008
Species: Walleye
Rating: 4
Fished: 2/24/2008
Hot Spots: 0
Went to Rufus for walleye Thursday thru Sunday. Walleye bite was a little slow, managed to get a few nice fish and just enough eaters. The triploids, on the other hand, are still just ridiculous. I...
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By: Anonymous
Posted: 2/26/2008
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Rating: 1
Fished: 2/23/2008
Hot Spots: 0
was up at the fish pens also. Lots of people most fish were all small. Well fishing has slowed not due to lack of fish but heavy pressure being put on the fish from all the people. Have fun fishing w...
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By: northfork
Posted: 2/25/2008
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 3
Fished: 2/23/2008
Hot Spots: 0
Tough fishing at Rufus this trip. Fished below the lower net pens. Not much currant this time. They hardly released any water from the dam all weekend. Lots of small fish were being caught 12-16" F...
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By: gpc
Posted: 2/19/2008
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 4
Fished: 2/15/2008
Hot Spots: 0
Fished Rufus Woods from Friday to Sunday. The entire place was packed. There was a t least 120 truck and trailers at the 2 launches we saw and the net pens were lined with people. It was a pretty slo...
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By: Anonymous
Posted: 2/13/2008
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Rating: 1
Fished: 2/8/2008
Hot Spots: 0
fished Friday through Sunday very cold and icy lots of snow. Couldn't find any fish bigger than 12 inches all three days. Went to potholes Tuesday and went ice fishing caught a nice 6# rainbow on red ...
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By: TroutPro
Posted: 1/30/2008
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 5
Fished: 1/12/2008
Hot Spots: 0
went to rufus early and threw a blue fox spinner for an hour or so hoping i could catch and release all day but got no hits on the spinner at all. switch to worm and marshmallow and had these two with...
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By: TroutPro
Posted: 1/30/2008
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 5
Fished: 1/22/2008
Hot Spots: 0
3 friends and I started the trip up to rufus at about 4am and got there about 6:20. As soon as we got there we set up are poles with 1 ounce slip sinkers, about a 5-6 foot leader and worm and marsh...
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By: Bodofish
Posted: 1/28/2008
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 4
Fished: 1/26/2008
Hot Spots: 0
Well It was a fun trip. Ranged from +5 to +17 and we had everything from sun to snowing sideways and 20' vis. But for those who must fish we did. OK the boat is covered and heated but ya still have...
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By: Anonymous
Posted: 1/21/2008
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Rating: 1
Fished: 1/18/2008
Hot Spots: 0
Went fishing for three day at Rufus woods net pens. Terrible fishing all the fish we caught were small 6-10 inch fish. It's a ok place to fish if you like combat fishing with 75 other people shoulder...
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Posted: 1/17/2008
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 5
Fished: 1/16/2008
Hot Spots: 0
All I have to say is wow........... this lake is off the hook.
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By: gpc
Posted: 1/14/2008
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 5
Fished: 1/14/2008
Hot Spots: 0
Just got back from my first trip to Rufus and all I can say is WOW. The fishing is unbelievable. We stayed in Grand Coulee at the center lodge (great place and the people that run the office are re...
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By: northfork
Posted: 1/13/2008
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 5
Fished: 1/12/2008
Hot Spots: 0
Went to Rufus Woods 1-11/12. Arrived at Rufus around 11. Fished just below the net pens on the reservation. There was a good bite going on when we arrived, lots of fish being caught and lots of fish...
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By: bob
Posted: 1/12/2008
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 4
Fished: 1/12/2008
Hot Spots: 0
another long drive to Rufus woods today. Cloudy and 28 degrees when we got there at 8 am. Fished until about 10 am keeping four fish. The biggest we landed was 5 lbs. with the other three from 3 to 4 ...
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