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Rufus Woods Fishing Reports

By: Malottguy
Posted: 12/18/2010
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 3
Fished: 12/18/2010
Hot Spots: 0
We hit our normal hole behind the dam again today and started out real slow and a little wind and snow made for a cold couple hours to the start. We used a float with shrinp on a size 1 hook. The lead...
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By: afk
Posted: 12/13/2010
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 3
Fished: 12/11/2010
Hot Spots: 0
Started out the day with my 12 year old backing out on me at 6AM. (Can't blame him, he was snuggled with his Ma Ma.) Then I realized 20 minutes away from home that I forgot to put in life jackets! So ...
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Posted: 12/10/2010
Species: Walleye
Rating: 1
Fished: 12/9/2010
Hot Spots: 0
An outstanding December day in the Seaton's Grove area. I met up with Malottguy at Brewster and headed over to the Seaton's Grove launch. We got on the water around 9:30 or so. We dropped down to the...
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Posted: 12/4/2010
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 3
Fished: 12/4/2010
Hot Spots: 0
Launched at the corps launch above Chief Joseph dam around 10:30-11ish. A little bit of ice on the ramp, so be cautious. It can be Slick when you step out of the rig. We headed up stream to the "Cabin...
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By: Malottguy
Posted: 12/4/2010
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 2
Fished: 12/4/2010
Hot Spots: 0
Today was a break through. My buddy and I finally each caught a fish. Though not huge, well barely even small, they were 11 inches and 8 inches but big enough to fry up and at least they were fish. Ou...
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By: afk
Posted: 11/28/2010
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 3
Fished: 11/27/2010
Hot Spots: 0
After getting skunked for walleye below Wells we were ready for some action. We actually left the sunshine and drove back into snow flurries to fish. My fishing buddy had invited me along to try out h...
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By: Malottguy
Posted: 11/20/2010
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 1
Fished: 11/20/2010
Hot Spots: 0
Day was a bust but we did get a few bites and I lost one, so things are improving. We also thried bobber and jig tipped with shirmp, but the wind was just to much. As for the wind a word of caution...
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Posted: 11/19/2010
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 4
Fished: 11/19/2010
Hot Spots: 0
BRRRRRRRRRRRRR it was chilly out today. Cindy and I thought we would hit the Rufus before the temps plummented to the single digits, so after watching the morning pass with a cup of joe, we got on the...
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By: Ganno
Posted: 11/16/2010
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 4
Fished: 11/14/2010
Hot Spots: 0
Arrived at Timm Ranch boat launch at 8 AM nobody there no boat trailers or anybody fishing from shore.made me wonder about my decision to fish R.W since not many favorable reports have been posted fro...
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By: Big D
Posted: 11/15/2010
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 3
Fished: 11/14/2010
Hot Spots: 0
I took my son on his first Rufus Woods trip today. He is freshly discharged from the Air Force after several trips to the Iraqi desert. We put in at the Corps boat launch at about 10:30 am and headed ...
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Posted: 11/5/2010
Species: Walleye
Rating: 3
Fished: 11/5/2010
Hot Spots: 0
First time out using Bottom Bouncers. Cindy and I have been wanting to do the walleye thing in the Upper Rufus Woods after reading reports for several years. I asked some of the members for some ins...
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By: Malottguy
Posted: 10/30/2010
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 1
Fished: 10/30/2010
Hot Spots: 0
Did a early season trip to fish behind Cheif Joseph Dam and only had a couple bites. Tried different powerbait colors and the bites came one Fl Red nuggets with Charteause eggs. Was good to sit and...
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Posted: 10/23/2010
Species: Perch
Rating: 4
Fished: 10/22/2010
Hot Spots: 0
Sorry there are no Pics. Cindy and I had the day off, so up to RW we went. We launched at the corps launch (Chief Joseph) and headed up to the lowermost pens. The surface water temp was 60* at the ...
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By: afk
Posted: 10/12/2010
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 1
Fished: 10/10/2010
Hot Spots: 0
Well as the old saying goes, If it don't fit don't force it. I guess I need to wait for lower water temps. I launched at the Corps. launch at 9:00 & pulled off at 5:30. Had an enjoyable cruise up to t...
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Posted: 10/3/2010
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 3
Fished: 10/3/2010
Hot Spots: 0
Woooo Hooooo, October is here and cooler weather to follow. Man I love this weather. Sunshine (eastside anyway) moderate temps, and fall is upon us. Cindy and I took a trip to Rufus Woods to explore t...
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By: tcorrell
Posted: 9/1/2010
Species: Walleye
Rating: 4
Fished: 8/29/2010
Hot Spots: 0
Well we finally got out on RW's this summer. We usually fish it quite abit but have this summer. So Sunday after work we went out from seton grove. We fish for about 2 1/2 hours. Weather was blowing a...
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Posted: 8/30/2010
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 3
Fished: 8/29/2010
Hot Spots: 0
With the dropping temps, Cindy and I made a Sunday boat ride at Rufus Woods. The Air temp was in the upper 60s when we launched at the corps launch at Chief Joseph Dam, and the water temp at the dock ...
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Posted: 8/1/2010
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 3
Fished: 8/1/2010
Hot Spots: 0
Cindy and I made another one of our Sunday rides (boat that is) up to the lower pens. It is a great way to get out and relieve some stress. With salmon running, there isn't much of a crowd at the lau...
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Posted: 7/18/2010
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 3
Fished: 7/18/2010
Hot Spots: 0
Cindy woke up this morn with a gap toothed smile and a desire to go fishing. Somehow she lost a filling during the night (didn't swallow the filling), and will have to make a run to the dentist for so...
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Posted: 7/16/2010
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 4
Fished: 7/16/2010
Hot Spots: 0
Cindy had the day off, so up to Rufus Woods we went. Launched at the corps launch at Chief Joesph Dam, and arrived at the lower most pens around 0900. The ride up river was spectacular. Smooth water ...
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By: dave g
Posted: 7/16/2010
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 4
Fished: 7/10/2010
Hot Spots: 0
Everything finally fell into line and i was able to get over and fish rufus for a few days. we fished both saturday and sunday, from about 0600 til noon or so with the temp getting pretty close to tri...
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By: Malottguy
Posted: 7/9/2010
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 5
Fished: 7/9/2010
Hot Spots: 0
Was just a nice day to hit thew lake so good ole BluFin Loui took my daughter and I up to the lower pens on Rufus Woods. Day started off cool and comfortable. We used a couple different jigs and BluFi...
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By: Alanger
Posted: 6/14/2010
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 5
Fished: 6/10/2010
Hot Spots: 0
So we made another excursion up to Rufus Woods for Thursday-Sunday afternoon. It was the best weekend ever, caught and released many on Rapala's, flatfish, spoons, and we ended up with the big ones wi...
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By: Anonymous
Posted: 6/6/2010
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 5
Fished: 6/5/2010
Hot Spots: 0
WOW, what a weekend. This trip was a special request from my mother to get the family together and spend the weekend fishing for her 70th birthday. We arrived 6-3-10 in the afternoon, set up camp and ...
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By: Splitshot
Posted: 6/4/2010
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 1
Fished: 6/2/2010
Hot Spots: 0
Fished from the south shore a few miles up from the dam. Stayed for a a couple of hours and threw everything at 'em but no bites. Nothing like last year. At least it wasn't raining.
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