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Rufus Woods Fishing Reports

By: Fishalot
Posted: 3/28/2011
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 5
Fished: 3/28/2011
Hot Spots: 0
Fished the upper pens with bait. had a blast fishing wasnt all that hot and heavy but the fish were all 5 lbs or bigger.used power bait all the fish were caught on the drop off right next to the bank ...
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Posted: 3/27/2011
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 3
Fished: 3/27/2011
Hot Spots: 0
Finally got back up to RW. Cindy and I launched at the corps launch at the lower end of the lake around 8:30 or so. water temp running 39*. We headed upriver to the lower pens, tossed the usual assor...
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Posted: 2/26/2011
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 5
Fished: 2/23/2011
Hot Spots: 0
Well, with the weather front moving in, it was challenging to say the least. Mike Flotrie of Ferndale and fishing partner Traci Todd of Blaine were nice enough to come fish with us. With a stiff upl...
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Posted: 2/17/2011
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 4
Fished: 2/17/2011
Hot Spots: 0
Pete Cunningham was nice enough to fish with us today. With cold surface water temps and low flow, it was a day to motor up to the lower pens and get some powerbait down there. The bite was steady. ...
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Posted: 2/15/2011
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 4
Fished: 2/15/2011
Hot Spots: 0
Andy and Jeff took lifelong friends and fishing partners Albert Stubbs and Paul Batton fishing up at Rufus. With very cold water temps and not much flow they decided to motor up to the lower pens and...
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By: Big D
Posted: 2/13/2011
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 2
Fished: 2/12/2011
Hot Spots: 0
My son and I had a chance to get some North Idaho family members out on Rufus Woods today. My sister in law and her boy friend showed up Friday night with rods in hand wanting to go fishing. They real...
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Posted: 2/11/2011
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 2
Fished: 2/11/2011
Hot Spots: 0
Hit RW around 09:30. Headed up lake to Pump #1 area. Cast jigs and spoons, and caught a small native rainbow (c&r). Headed on up to the lower most pens. Fished there for 2 hours without a single bite...
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Posted: 2/8/2011
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 4
Fished: 2/8/2011
Hot Spots: 0
Dave Matulka of Cle Elum and fishing partner John Jensen of Easton were nice enough to go fishing with us up at Rufus. Conditions were difficult. Surface temps under 35 and low flow. The air temp w...
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Posted: 1/28/2011
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 3
Fished: 1/28/2011
Hot Spots: 0
After appointments in wenatchee this morning, Cindy and I headed up to Rufus Woods in the afternoon. Our plan was to make a run up to the pens, and catch the afternoon bite. When we arrived at the low...
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By: Ganno
Posted: 1/28/2011
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 3
Fished: 1/25/2011
Hot Spots: 0
I fished 24th 26th and 27th and had to work hard for all the fish i caught. I put in at Timm ranch and fished my way up towards the lower pens fishing a 1/8 oz black jig.Water temperature was 34 degr...
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Posted: 1/24/2011
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 5
Fished: 1/24/2011
Hot Spots: 0
Bob Robelia of Chelan Falls was nice enough to bring his son-in-law and 2 grandkids out with us on Rufus for some triploid rainbow fishing. The goal was to catch limits of triploids as quickly as pos...
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Posted: 1/20/2011
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 5
Fished: 1/19/2011
Hot Spots: 0
Dale Rees of Tacoma had been out with us on Chelan to fish for Mackinaw (Aka: Lake Trout) before and wanted to try a multi-venue trip. We decided to have him fish for Steelhead in the AM and move to...
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By: fishdoc
Posted: 1/18/2011
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 3
Fished: 1/15/2011
Hot Spots: 0
Well, after a 2 year absence, I finally made it back to Rufus. Things sure have changed a lot in regards to the fishing regs and spots. First off a big thanks to Blufin and Malott Guy for the info a...
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By: Malottguy
Posted: 1/17/2011
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 1
Fished: 1/17/2011
Hot Spots: 0
Was a good day and a long day, just wasn't great for fishing. Finally got to meet up with the Jigmiester. He is one awesome dude and along with him he brought his sweet lady who is about as polite as ...
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By: Malottguy
Posted: 1/15/2011
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 2
Fished: 1/15/2011
Hot Spots: 0
Was a breezing start to the morning but wind calmed down. It was rather warm with temps in mid 30s. Had good water movement from 7am to about 10am. Was a nice little benefit the current and wind fough...
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By: zaskar
Posted: 1/12/2011
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 3
Fished: 1/9/2011
Hot Spots: 0
(Fished January 9-11th) Three day trip to Rufus produced some fish and some fun. The water temps were right around 41.5 and there was decent current at the upper pens monday and tuesday. Our most s...
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Posted: 1/10/2011
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 2
Fished: 1/9/2011
Hot Spots: 0
The plan (mine...) was to run to the lower pens to dunk some bait and slaughter quick limits. The fish Gods rewarded my arrogance by giving me the toughest bite I've had this season. We had a tough ...
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Posted: 1/9/2011
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 5
Fished: 1/9/2011
Hot Spots: 0
Just my .02 worth on Jigmeister and My trip to Rufus. The wind was calm in some stretches of the river and white capping in others. we ended up going down from the upper pens all the way to the lower...
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By: Malottguy
Posted: 1/9/2011
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 1
Fished: 1/9/2011
Hot Spots: 0
WOW is all I have to say about today. Only got in about three casts before we decided Mother Nature won today. The three casts were out in fromt of the Tribal/ Corps dock behind the dam. I fished blue...
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By: afk
Posted: 1/9/2011
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 2
Fished: 1/8/2011
Hot Spots: 0
Hit the water at first light. Came off the water at last light. I woke to starlit skies at 4AM. The gravitational pull to Rufus was strong. Just above Brewster I drove under a fog bank that remained a...
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By: Malottguy
Posted: 12/30/2010
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 2
Fished: 12/30/2010
Hot Spots: 0
My daughter and I had the privilege to fish with Blu Fin again and it was a great time being out with such a great guy. We made a run to the lower pens from the Corps launch and started off very cold ...
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By: jtwatso
Posted: 12/29/2010
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 4
Fished: 12/27/2010
Hot Spots: 0
Launched at the Corps ramp on Sunday 12/26 at about 12:30 PM and made the run up to the lower pens (cold!). Caught two while up there, one while trolling a dark bead head wooly bugger and one jigging...
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Posted: 12/28/2010
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 4
Fished: 12/28/2010
Hot Spots: 0
We fished Rufus Woods today..It was tough catching but the fishing and Company was great!!!We did manage to catch a Really nice Triploid Rainbow Trout which tipped the scales at 13lbs. We pitched Spi...
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By: Malottguy
Posted: 12/21/2010
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 3
Fished: 12/21/2010
Hot Spots: 0
Was a great day today overall. Decided since kid and I both had the time off we would hit Rufus. Left in a decent snow fall and got to our spot behind the dam and got the fire going and then coffee fo...
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Posted: 12/18/2010
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 4
Fished: 12/18/2010
Hot Spots: 0
Launched at the Corps launch above Chief Joseph Dam around 11ish, and as I was rigging up and warming the engine, Cindy was casting a Crocodile. She was getting a couple of follows, and had one hooked...
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