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Rufus Woods Fishing Reports

By: Anonymous
Posted: 12/10/2006
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Rating: 3
Fished: 12/9/2006
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The weather was perfect for winter fishing; cold with light snow fall. The bite was average with the three in my boat catching our limits of triploids from 5 to 8 lbs. If you are having problems findi...
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By: Anonymous
Posted: 12/6/2006
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Rating: 3
Fished: 12/6/2006
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Fished Rufus Woods for 3 days. Cold, but when the fog burned off, beautiful. Caught 2 limits. Best fish was 8.5 lbs. Afternoons slow as the current picks up. Also got a walleye at 17 in. yielding...
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By: Anonymous
Posted: 11/20/2006
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Rating: 3
Fished: 11/20/2006
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Went fishing 11-19-16 at Rufus Woods. I finally caught a fish here. It was about 3 Lbs.My brother in law Greg caught 2 fish slightly bigger than mine. We were using rainbow power bait and marshmellows...
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By: Anonymous
Posted: 7/15/2006
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Rating: 3
Fished: 7/8/2006
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Well finally got disgusted with the salmon fishing at the Brewster pool. It reminded me a lot of last year when all the water was getting spilled over the lower dams for the fish due to the judges ord...
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By: Anonymous
Posted: 7/5/2006
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Rating: 3
Fished: 7/5/2006
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Just spent a week at Rufus Woods, very hot weather and not so hot fishing. Early mornings at the net pens was good for trout. We never did find any Walleye.
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By: Anonymous
Posted: 6/18/2006
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Rating: 3
Fished: 6/7/2006
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Left midnight on Tuesday, 6/6/06, for Rufus Woods Lake getting there by about 5:30 that morning. I've always wanted to fish it, but never had a chance to try it. Its the lake where state record rainbo...
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By: Anonymous
Posted: 5/14/2006
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Rating: 3
Fished: 5/6/2006
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5lb. "trip" caught on a Rapala Lure. Trolled the banks for 2 days. Fellow fishing buddy caught a native fish, about 3 - 3.5 lb., but sent it back into the water.
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By: Anonymous
Posted: 5/7/2006
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Rating: 1
Fished: 5/4/2006
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My neighbor went out trolling and reported back to me that the fishing was really slow. He was out four hours and didn’t even get a hit. He’s fished this lake a lot and knows all the gimmicks. At this...
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By: Anonymous
Posted: 5/4/2006
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Rating: 3
Fished: 5/4/2006
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Tried the "Pens" today. A 30 mile boat ride for little action. My fishing partner got skunked and I got 1 Triploid of about 4 pounds on an Orange plug behind a small dodger. Of the several people we s...
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By: Anonymous
Posted: 3/13/2006
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Rating: 4
Fished: 3/10/2006
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Started from Bridgeport ST park Friday 09:30. Trolled around the dam and up river 1 to 2 miles. Hit 1 small trout on X-4 flatfish (green pirate) in the morning. Hit 2 Trips between 5 to 6 lb around 2p...
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By: Anonymous
Posted: 2/20/2006
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Rating: 2
Fished: 2/17/2006
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trolled all day in the wind ( it was really bad ) with everything but the kitchen sink. finally at 4:00 landed an 8-1/2 pound trip on an orange split back rapala 200' behind the boat on mono. had s...
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By: Anonymous
Posted: 2/15/2006
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Rating: 4
Fished: 2/13/2006
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My buddy and I headed up to Rufus about noon. We fished from the bank across from the park. We had our lines in the water by 1:45 and the first fish on by 2. It was about 3 or 4lbs. We each caught one...
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By: Anonymous
Posted: 2/6/2006
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Rating: 5
Fished: 1/28/2006
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Myself and two fishing buddies left Spokane at 4am and drove through winter white out conditions to meet our guide at 7am. Timmmmy started the day with the first two and our guide helped Greg and I ho...
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By: Anonymous
Posted: 1/20/2006
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Rating: 2
Fished: 1/12/2006
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Fished from shore just above the Dam. We didn't get a bite and out of 4 other fisherman only saw two small rainbows cought. We used the usual marshmallow and worm and some powerbait but had no luck at...
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By: Anonymous
Posted: 12/12/2005
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Rating: 5
Fished: 10/29/2005
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spent 3 days with girlfriend fishing from shore not to far from chief joseph. We limited out every day. smallest 4lbs. Bobber & worms.
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By: Anonymous
Posted: 2/21/2005
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Rating: 5
Fished: 2/21/2005
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Started late, about 10am, turned out that any earlier might have made trolling pretty difficult as ice near the barrels above Chief Joe had not melted enough to get very close. Lost a fish trolling aw...
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Posted: 2/21/2005
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Rating: 1
Fished: 2/21/2005
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After reading the two reports below I guess I'm the tie-breaking. Well, our boat was skunked. Five lines out fishing 8am to 2:30pm. Trying all types of combinations and depths - and speeds. I can't bl...
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By: Anonymous
Posted: 2/21/2005
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Rating: 2
Fished: 2/21/2005
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Cold! Water temp was 36 Degrees with ice floating on the surface. Trolled all day and cought 1 12" rainbow. Of the several boats fishing we only saw one other boat land a fish, A big Triploid. I am w...
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By: Anonymous
Posted: 1/11/2005
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Rating: 4
Fished: 1/11/2005
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The deep freeze and winter storms have made it difficult to get out. However, the fish don't care. The lower basin winter fishery of Lake Chelan just keeps perking along. Pull plugs within 10' of t...
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By: Anonymous
Posted: 12/15/2004
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Rating: 3
Fished: 12/15/2004
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12-15 to 12-20 We are having great early winter fishing on both Lake Chelan and Rufus Woods. Lake Chelan continues to pump out 2 to 6 pound lakers with some bigger fish on Mack Bar and in th...
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By: Anonymous
Posted: 11/10/2004
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Rating: 3
Fished: 11/10/2004
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With this wonderful November weather I and a buddy decided to give Rufus Woods a shot. We started quite a bit later than we would have liked, mostly because of the time it took us to drive from the E...
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By: Anonymous
Posted: 6/5/2004
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Rating: 3
Fished: 6/5/2004
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Started out bottom fishing near Chief Joseph Dam and was nonproductive. We noticed everyone else was trolling so we did the same. We trolled at 30' - 60'. We caught two at 30' and had 2 more but los...
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By: Anonymous
Posted: 3/21/2004
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Rating: 4
Fished: 3/21/2004
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Launched from Seaton's Grove around 7:15 A.M. and headed down to the first set of pens. We trolled the hump until around 11:00 A.M. with rapalas and didn't get a bite. We then headed down to the other...
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By: Anonymous
Posted: 5/6/2003
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Rating: 3
Fished: 5/6/2003
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Water temp was at 49-51 degrees. Sunny and warm. Started about 6:30 am both days and quit at 5PM on the 30th and 2PM on the 31st. Tried a new method of fishing for me, trolling a fly. Used a Black W...
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By: Anonymous
Posted: 5/6/2003
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 3
Fished: 5/6/2003
Hot Spots: 0
Fishing has slowed some but still big triploids to be taken. I took an 8 pounder on a flasher with worm and corn. Some being taken on slow troll of wooly buggers near surface when fish are rising. ...
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