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November 24, 2013 at 9:05 AM

Rufus Woods offers winter time fun for walleye and rainbow trout

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Here is the latest fishing report from Dave Graybill, longtime Eastern Washington outdoor radio host and angler:

I have been trying to get up to Rufus Woods for weeks, and I finally got there on Wednesday.

Last week by the time I was done fishing for steelhead at Bridgeport, which resulted in two wild fish caught and released, the wind was blowing too hard to get out on the water on Rufus.

This week, I got my buddy Rollie Schmitten to make another attempt.  Of course we had to try for steelhead at a couple of holes before we hopped over the dam to Rufus.  Rollie did hook on fish and I got a triploid for our efforts, and then we launched on Rufus and away we went.

Rollie had his sights set on getting some walleye so we ran up the reservoir quite a ways and then started trolling along a steep bank.  Sure enough, he knew where to find them, and he landed a nice 23-inch walleye.  One the next pass he hooked another one and this one broke his line!  I had a meeting to get to Leavenworth, so we just made a few casts for triploids and then headed back to the ramp.

I still haven’t got a full day on Rufus yet, but at least it has produced a pretty good walleye dinner so far.

For details or Graybill’s weekly report visit his website at http://www.fishingmagician.com/.

 

 

 

 

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