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17 - Rufus Woods Fishing Reports

Posted: 11/14/2018
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 5
Fished: 5/1/2018
Hot Spots: 0
I'm catching up on my Rufus Woods trips (3). This one is on Triploids. Fishing was poor in numbers but great for size. I talked to the Colville Tribe inspector and many triploids were stocked in R...
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Posted: 11/14/2018
Species: Walleye
Rating: 2
Fished: 11/8/2018
Hot Spots: 0
I hadn't been to Rufus in months. I had to troll and move around to try to find them with the water at 56 degrees. Walleye were deep. I could see them but not catch any when I went to jigging and worm...
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Posted: 10/15/2018
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 1
Fished: 10/10/2018
Hot Spots: 0
Such a beautiful day so I headed to Rufus Woods above Bridgeport and Chief Joesph Dam. Got there about 11:00 and there were a couple boat trailers at Willow Flats boat launch. I started with the usua...
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Posted: 9/26/2018
Species: Walleye
Rating: 2
Fished: 9/22/2018
Hot Spots: 0
First time on Rufus on the chief joe end. Did alot of marking and auto charting. Trolled bouncers and harness, slow death smile etc in black and gold and chartreuse. Caught 4 with 3 of them identical...
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Posted: 5/31/2018
Species: Walleye
Rating: 5
Fished: 4/18/2018
Hot Spots: 0
This report is way late- sorry. I fished mid April in water about 45 degrees. I used a worm harness with slow death hook. Orange smile blade outfished green. I caught most fish around the island, but ...
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By: CCTMark
Posted: 5/30/2018
Species: Walleye
Rating: 5
Fished: 5/27/2018
Hot Spots: 0
Went to Rufus on Sunday to avoid the crowds on Roosevelt. On the water by 1400 and had the first eye on my second cast; ended up being the biggest fish of the day at 6 lbs. She was a spawned out hen ...
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Posted: 4/28/2018
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 1
Fished: 4/27/2018
Hot Spots: 0
I launched at Willow Flats Boat Launch just above Chief Joe Dam about 10 am, there were 5 or 6 trailers but not a boat in sight they must all have gone up river. One boat launched just as I left the ...
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By: CCTMark
Posted: 4/3/2018
Species: Walleye
Rating: 2
Fished: 3/31/2018
Hot Spots: 0
Tough day for me at Rufus. My first outing of the year there and it is still a bit early for the walleye bite. The full moon probably didn't help either. I launched at Seaton's Grove and went down to ...
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Posted: 3/19/2018
Species: Walleye
Rating: 3
Fished: 3/18/2018
Hot Spots: 0
Like a previous poster, my fishing partner and I targeted walleyes. We caught none. We did catch a bunch of rainbows, including a couple wild fish. Lost a large rainbow at the boat, definitely a 7-10l...
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By: Waderjs
Posted: 3/12/2018
Species: Walleye
Rating: 2
Fished: 3/10/2018
Hot Spots: 0
Went to Rufus Woods Saturday to try to catch a few Walleye. We thought we were Walleye fishing but apparently we were trout fishing because that's all we could catch. Spent most of the day trolling ov...
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By: fishindoc
Posted: 3/12/2018
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 2
Fished: 3/12/2018
Hot Spots: 0
No Al and no big fish. The boat's first return to Rufus after Al's 18-10 fish last month. CF and I had lines in the water by 7:15 with good current on Nespelum Bar. A beautiful sunny day was the ...
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Posted: 3/9/2018
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 1
Fished: 3/6/2018
Hot Spots: 0
got on the water around 8 o'clock and had a big takedown within the first 5 minutes. apparently he wasn't real hungry as it was a one and done. put on a fresh bait and cast back out and had a bite a...
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By: fishindoc
Posted: 2/13/2018
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 5
Fished: 2/13/2018
Hot Spots: 0
It was time to give Rufus Woods another go after a couple of poor outings in December and January. Al and I launched at Seton Grove and had lines in the water at 7:30 near the upper net pens. We had...
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Posted: 12/13/2017
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 1
Fished: 12/13/2017
Hot Spots: 0
Fished Tuesday and Wednesday at the net pens and it was deader than dead. Fish checker said it’s been really slow. 3 fish caught in two days nothing bigger than 2 lbs. I also counted 30 full servi...
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By: morrow50
Posted: 11/29/2017
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 5
Fished: 11/27/2017
Hot Spots: 0
This is for Monday thru today till 11am. Headed over from Marysville to Grand Coulee this past Sunday Eve to do some trout fishing from shore. Started out Monday morning and headed to Spring Canyon to...
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Posted: 8/20/2017
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 3
Fished: 8/15/2017
Hot Spots: 0
I went to Rufus at the upper end from Seaton's Grove. It was almost 90 and the water 65. Marked triploids and walleye at 28' to 40'. I used small Rapala minnow shaped lures (3-4") in the very clear ...
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Posted: 5/23/2017
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 3
Fished: 5/23/2017
Hot Spots: 0
Ok my first report!. At 8 am or so I launched at the Boat Launch above Chief Joe dam, one other boat trailer was there. . I rigged up and started fishing 100 yards from the boat dock. I sta...
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Posted: 5/2/2017
Species: Walleye
Rating: 4
Fished: 4/29/2017
Hot Spots: 0
No Walleye. Then we went to crank baits and the bite was on....for Rainbows. Limited out in less than 2 hours for 3 of us. Biggest was caught by Susan...she has a knack of getting the big fish. M...
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By: avex
Posted: 4/25/2017
Species: Walleye
Rating: 2
Fished: 4/23/2017
Hot Spots: 0
Was trying for Walleye up and down the reservoir. Mainly using slow death rigs and smile blades. Caught some nice triploids and a 17" 3.5 lbs Kokanee while jigging.
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By: CCTMark
Posted: 4/24/2017
Species: Walleye
Rating: 5
Fished: 4/22/2017
Hot Spots: 0
Had another great day on the Columbia although it is becoming quite crowded. launched at about 0600 and we were off the water by 1400, right when the rain started. 50+ fish day, kept 18 eaters, with b...
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By: mlgetbent
Posted: 4/6/2017
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 5
Fished: 4/3/2017
Hot Spots: 0
Just returned from an epic Eastside adventure with my sons and dad. We headed out at 04:00 for a 7 hour commute to my dad's hunting property in the Aeneas valley outside of tonasket. Our mission at ha...
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By: fishindoc
Posted: 2/7/2017
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 1
Fished: 2/7/2017
Hot Spots: 0
CF and I went for a long truck ride today. There was 3-4 inches of ice for at least 100 feet in front of the launch at Seton Grove. We checked the unimproved launch below the first net pens. From th...
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By: josephp
Posted: 12/1/2016
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 4
Fished: 11/26/2016
Hot Spots: 0
Sorry for the late report: Hit Rufus Woods for the first time this colder season, caught our limit on trout though. We had a slow start from the upstream launch then moved down towards the islan...
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By: lohans4
Posted: 4/22/2016
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 5
Fished: 4/21/2016
Hot Spots: 0
Fished Rufus on both the 21st & 22nd. Non stop action, but nothing huge. Largest was close to 3 pounds, but what a lot of fun. We were close to the pens in 15' to 20' of water & drifting with the curr...
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By: Honda
Posted: 4/18/2016
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 3
Fished: 4/16/2016
Hot Spots: 0
Launched at Seatons Grove and headed down to the first set of net pens. Mainly fished the edge of the bar on the pen side. Were using mainly white tubs and just drifting with the current. Managed 5 tr...
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