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Rufus Woods Fishing Reports

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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Posted: 1/17/2014
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 3
Fished: 1/17/2014
Hot Spots: 0
We made it to Bridgeport at 0645, made a left turn off the highway just after crossing the bridge below Chief Joseph Dam, and just about got sideways! The Highway was fine but with out being treated, ...
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By: afk
Posted: 1/4/2014
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 4
Fished: 1/1/2014
Hot Spots: 1
I hooked up with Mcfisherson13 at 0600 and off to RW we went. Upon crossing the bridge below the dam I could tell there was very little water moving. We headed upriver to start trolling at pump #1. We...
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By: gramps53
Posted: 1/2/2014
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 4
Fished: 1/2/2014
Hot Spots: 1
Decided to bring in the New Year right and take a trip to Rufus Woods for some winter triploid action. Day one was a total bust. 3 hours and not a single bite. Talked to several other fishers and t...
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By: Alaska316
Posted: 12/29/2013
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 5
Fished: 12/28/2013
Hot Spots: 1
Weather has been getting colder, so I figured I'd give Rufus a try. Had to also break in the new rods Santa brought me. 9'6 Lami..... Wait, I am losing focus. Got to the First set of pens. The ones cl...
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By: afk
Posted: 12/22/2013
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 3
Fished: 12/21/2013
Hot Spots: 1
Launched at the Corps launch above Chief Joe around noon. Only 2 rigs in the lot. Sunny,crisp, windless day. Prior to arrival at the launch I could tell there was no water movement because the can lin...
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Posted: 12/18/2013
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 5
Fished: 12/17/2013
Hot Spots: 0
Rufus Woods and Lake Chelan both have been Great Catching over the last week! Trolling Flies on the surface and casting Spoons and spinners to the shorelines have been a blast at Rufus. Lake Chelan La...
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Posted: 11/30/2013
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 5
Fished: 11/30/2013
Hot Spots: 0
Rufus Woods and Lake Chelan have been real good catching for me over this reporting period. Rufus Woods has produced good numbers of Triploids in the lower 15 miles of the reservoir and we are pickin...
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Posted: 11/21/2013
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 3
Fished: 11/20/2013
Hot Spots: 0
Had a good day on the water, Cold but Fun. We caught several smaller fish trolling with Rapalas, Made it up river to a spot we enjoy bank fishing from. Built a fire and proceded to enjoy the day. We f...
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By: afk
Posted: 11/10/2013
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 3
Fished: 11/9/2013
Hot Spots: 1
I managed to slip in an hour of fishin' after doing some work at my mothers place up the Okanogan. I launched at the Corps. launch around 3:50. I opted to fish with barbs for the short amount of time ...
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By: Alaska316
Posted: 11/4/2013
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 3
Fished: 11/2/2013
Hot Spots: 1
After hearing bad reports on Rufus. I had to just try it. What I found was no one fishing the first net pens on Saturday. Anchored up close to the pens. 100ft away to stay legal. Using power bait whil...
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By: bob
Posted: 6/28/2013
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 5
Fished: 6/24/2013
Hot Spots: 0
My wife and I went to Rufus Woods on Monday the 24th. We stayed at Bridgeport st. park . We fished Monday afternoon around the lower lake and caught a few smaller fish. On Tuesday morning we ran up to...
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Posted: 6/17/2013
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 5
Fished: 6/16/2013
Hot Spots: 0
Long time No post, but we're back. As a Father's day outing, Cindy and I went up to Rufus Woods for a sunday evening "Boat Ride". We launched at the Corp Launch above Chief Joseph Dam around 1030-1200...
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By: jpjames14
Posted: 5/13/2013
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 2
Fished: 3/10/2013
Hot Spots: 0
Forgot to post this one up... I wanted to post this as someone might have some more insight. Are these wild rainbows popular as far as catching goes? This definitely was not one of the triploids fro...
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Posted: 4/1/2013
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 1
Fished: 3/31/2013
Hot Spots: 0
Day three - got to the lake at 6am, only person there and fish rising all over the place, water almost boiling. I frantically threw everything I had at them and no takers. About 7 they abruptly stop...
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Posted: 3/31/2013
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 3
Fished: 3/30/2013
Hot Spots: 0
Found the bed at the Motel to be really comfortable and so I slept in this morning. Didn't get down to the net pens until about 8am. Already 6 people there plunking PB but no fish on the shore yet. ...
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Posted: 3/31/2013
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 1
Fished: 3/29/2013
Hot Spots: 0
Wife and kid were at the in laws until next week and I needed a little break from work so I took the day off, packed the gear and the dog this morning and headed east. Stopped at Coulee Playland ...
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By: Trent
Posted: 2/20/2013
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 3
Fished: 2/16/2013
Hot Spots: 1
We camped out along the river near the middle net pens. Brought plenty of firewood, had killer campfires and roasted Costco dogs. The fishing was really tough for us the first three days. Saturday we ...
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Posted: 2/3/2013
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 3
Fished: 2/2/2013
Hot Spots: 0
Put the boat in at the Corps launch above chief Joseph Dam around 0830, and headed up river. hit a couple spots on the lower end with no bites, and there were bank fishers in a couple other spots I us...
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Posted: 12/14/2012
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 5
Fished: 12/6/2012
Hot Spots: 0
Quick trip to Rufus Woods to get our limits for the Smoker! Hit my lower lake spots to get Quick limits using Spoons and the Joe Fly. Back home early!!!! Smoker is loaded and Smoking away..Thanks Bobb...
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Posted: 11/23/2012
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 5
Fished: 11/21/2012
Hot Spots: 0
Rufus Woods is still Kicking out limits of Nice Triploids for me in the lower basin between pumps 1 and 4. Trolling the Joe Fly and pitching Spoons is what works for me. Thanks so much to my Crew toda...
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Posted: 11/15/2012
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 5
Fished: 11/15/2012
Hot Spots: 0
Rufus Woods Reservoir was outstanding catching for us today. We got into some real Slab Rainbow between Pumps 2 and 4 today! The Joe Fly caught the Big fish today at 9lbs. 1 oz. and the Spoons casting...
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Posted: 11/14/2012
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 5
Fished: 11/14/2012
Hot Spots: 0
We hit Rufus Woods today for some Triploid Rainbow Action. The Joe Fly and Spoons produced. We caught and released a bunch and ended with 3 person Limits!!!! We found fish hiding in the weed beds clo...
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Posted: 11/8/2012
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 5
Fished: 11/8/2012
Hot Spots: 0
Today a change in pace for me getting to hit Rufus! We fished the lower lake between pump 3 and 4 and ended up keeping 3 but released 22. Trolling worked well with Wooley buggers(Joe Fly) and also cau...
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Posted: 10/28/2012
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 5
Fished: 10/28/2012
Hot Spots: 0
Today Was my lucky Day. While fishing in the lower most pens area I had the good fortune to meet a fellow WA Laker, GANNO. Nice to meet ya ganno and it was a pleasure to watch you educate some of th...
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