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17 - Rufus Woods Fishing Reports

Posted: 6/3/2019
Species: Walleye
Rating: 4
Fished: 5/31/2019
Hot Spots: 0
Had to try one more weekend at Rufus to see of we could catch any more large fish before the spawn is over. We launched while it was still dark thinking we might be able to catch some eyes in the dark...
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Posted: 5/26/2019
Species: Walleye
Rating: 5
Fished: 5/25/2019
Hot Spots: 0
I took my buddy Jay, his truck & my boat, and his cousin Adam to Rufus. The morning started out with a bang and within the first hour we had caught 5 eyes and lost two others. I had the hot hand and w...
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By: CCTMark
Posted: 4/12/2019
Species: Walleye
Rating: 2
Fished: 4/11/2019
Hot Spots: 0
For the first time in a couple of years I got skunked; luckily my buddy Jay caught 2 trout and 1 nice 21" walleye. The water level is down about 8-10' and there is very little current; both are ba...
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Posted: 4/10/2019
Species: Walleye
Rating: 3
Fished: 4/2/2019
Hot Spots: 0
First trip of 2019, and as usual I headed to Rufus Woods, just above Chief Joesph Dam. I launched at Willow Flats public launch about 9:00 am one other truck and trailer was there. I started out tr...
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By: nc
Posted: 3/28/2019
Species: Walleye
Rating: 1
Fished: 3/23/2019
Hot Spots: 0
Jigged, pulled worm harness and plugs around Nespelem bar with not a bite, saw 3 fish caught water was 37 degrees
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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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