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Rufus Woods Fishing Reports

By: fishinwes
Posted: 2/18/2010
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 3
Fished: 2/17/2010
Hot Spots: 0
Fishing with the fishin fever crew. Windy day but caught some fish. Fished from 9:30 until dusk.6 fish for 4 people. Not bad for a windy day. Biggest fish was about 15#
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By: Lundegard
Posted: 2/14/2010
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 3
Fished: 2/13/2010
Hot Spots: 0
A friend and I took our daughters up to Brandt's Landing for a day of plunking, maybe to catch some fish, but mostly to let the girls have a good time. We set out our rods, and then got a fire going....
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Posted: 2/13/2010
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 3
Fished: 2/13/2010
Hot Spots: 0
Started the morning watching the rain while having a cup of joe with cindy, After awhile the skies lightened and a spot or three of sunbeams hit the snow capped hills, and Cindy said, looks like a go...
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By: bob
Posted: 2/8/2010
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 3
Fished: 2/6/2010
Hot Spots: 0
We went to Rufus Woods over the weekend. Fished Sat.and Sun. We launched at the corps launch by Bridgeport about 8:30 am Sat.and ran up to the upper pens. There was some current running in the morning...
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By: afk
Posted: 2/6/2010
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 3
Fished: 2/5/2010
Hot Spots: 0
Today I had the opportunity to fish with the legendary Blufin loui! I cannot begin to say enough as to what a kind, knowledgable, gracious host he is. The water temp. was approx. 38 degrees & air temp...
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Posted: 1/31/2010
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 4
Fished: 1/30/2010
Hot Spots: 0
We had to work for them today, but patience and persistence paid off. We were tied up inside the first set of net pens all day. All fish were caught on 1/8th ounce jigs tipped with worms. Color did...
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By: tredfish
Posted: 1/19/2010
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 4
Fished: 1/18/2010
Hot Spots: 0
Fished Rufus on Monday, fog made it difficult to get going but once we got our bearings we headed up to the shoreline between the lower pens and the rough launch below them. Hit the 15 lbr right off ...
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Posted: 1/18/2010
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 2
Fished: 1/18/2010
Hot Spots: 0
Boy oh Boy what a tough catching trip. Started in the lower lake on Saturday due to the fog. It was so thick that trolling along the shoreline I nearly ran the boat ashore not once but 2 times..had 3...
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By: afk
Posted: 1/18/2010
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 2
Fished: 1/17/2010
Hot Spots: 0
Went up to Rufus to try it some more. I upgraded from 36LBS thrust electric to a 1969 MERC 4HP(Look out now I can really range!) We fished from the can line on up to above pump #1. My youngest picked ...
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By: Big D
Posted: 1/18/2010
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 1
Fished: 1/17/2010
Hot Spots: 0
Rufus Woods, Some days…You eat the bear and other days the bear eats you or should I say the "FISH" eats you. Last weekend my wife decided that four months of remodeling our new home plus working full...
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By: Malottguy
Posted: 1/17/2010
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 1
Fished: 1/17/2010
Hot Spots: 0
Well what to say. Was very slow and heard of no one even getting bites. Listened to people talking that even in the boats it was a no go. They are marking fish but no bites and talked to a creel check...
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Posted: 1/16/2010
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 3
Fished: 1/16/2010
Hot Spots: 0
Cindy and I Made a run over to Seaton's Grove This Am to fish the upper pens area. We met hewesfisher, his lovely wife, and their fishing partner Amber in Grand Coulee, and went on down to the launch...
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Posted: 1/15/2010
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 4
Fished: 1/15/2010
Hot Spots: 0
4:00 in the AM, Eyes wide open and restless. I roll over and close my eyes anyway, dozing off and on till 5:30, and she says, "are ya ready for coffee"? As the old saying goes, When Mama don't sleep, ...
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By: zaskar
Posted: 1/11/2010
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 3
Fished: 1/10/2010
Hot Spots: 0
Fished 8th-morning of the 10th. Stayed at Cabin by the River (it was great!). Fished the lower pens with black jigs with moderate success. The hottest jig was the black Mirabeau with green head jig...
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Posted: 1/9/2010
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 2
Fished: 1/9/2010
Hot Spots: 0
Rufus Woods this last week has been a challenge to get the Big Bows to bite. But managed to catch a few casting Super Roostertails in Black and also Trolling rapalas has been real affective when the f...
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Posted: 1/9/2010
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 1
Fished: 1/7/2010
Hot Spots: 0
Fished Rufus for the first time, left spokane at 6am or so and after missing a turn a few times ended up on the water at about 9ish. Tried trolling and castings, csr 7 raps, panther martins, rostertai...
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By: afk
Posted: 1/9/2010
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 2
Fished: 1/8/2010
Hot Spots: 0
I gave RW a try for acouple of hours on the lower end. Came away with one about three pounds. Weather was great. No wind, moderate temps & good company. We pulled off the water around noon & headed fo...
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By: Malottguy
Posted: 1/8/2010
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 4
Fished: 1/8/2010
Hot Spots: 0
Well finally got to fish with the famous or infamous blufin loui. I tell you what he not only is a great fisherman but on great guy too. We got on the water a sometime after 8am and was a cold morn...
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By: tredfish
Posted: 1/5/2010
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 2
Fished: 1/3/2010
Hot Spots: 0
Fished Rufus on 1/3. Water was at a standstill as was the bite. Trolled the lower end around pumps 1 and 2 with rapalas on top and flasher and flies deep, not a single bite. Went up to the lower pe...
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By: afk
Posted: 1/4/2010
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 2
Fished: 1/3/2010
Hot Spots: 0
I tried to cure a cold today.It was low overcast,mid to upper 30's & calm almost all day. Pool was full & little to no water movement. Water temp. of 40-42 degrees.Fish were few & far between. They w...
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By: Malottguy
Posted: 1/2/2010
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 1
Fished: 1/2/2010
Hot Spots: 0
Was very slow fishing on the Lower lake. Was nice to get out for a few ours and get some fresh air. Only fish we seen caught where from a boat along the barrels. Two Triploids and one really nice silv...
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Posted: 1/1/2010
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 2
Fished: 1/1/2010
Hot Spots: 0
Launched at the Corps launch above the Chief Joseph Dam around noon. Ran up to the lower most pens. I fixed me up a couple of "Easy Fish Candies", Thanks Panfisher for the idea. Two in Smoke/red flake...
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By: Kahuna
Posted: 1/1/2010
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 3
Fished: 12/31/2009
Hot Spots: 0
Another fun day on RW. Got on the lake about 9:00 completely forgetting the fish don't bite till 11:00. Trolled Rapalas in white and blue colors, both got hits. Again I was painfully reminded that I a...
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By: jtwatso
Posted: 12/28/2009
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 4
Fished: 12/27/2009
Hot Spots: 0
Have fished Rufus many times but this was the 1st time we have gotten into double digit weight fish. Things started slowly at the upper pens (very few fish marked) but after about an hour we moved ou...
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By: Kahuna
Posted: 12/28/2009
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 4
Fished: 12/27/2009
Hot Spots: 0
Finally got on the water after thawing out the steering cable and the water pump. Launched at Seton's Grove and headed to the first pens. Tried rooster tails and jigs to no avail then switched to GSR-...
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